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was endowed liberally by Bhima, one of the enlightened rulers of the
Chalukya dynasty. Later during the Virasaiva rulers of Vundi
dynasty, the temple became popular when many additions were made and
lured bhaktas in unending streams. The same town houses two more
Sivaalayas with tall Sivalingas built and patronised by Chalukyas in
the tenth century and they are called Someswaraalayam and
Bhimeswaraalayam. Their origin is recent when compared with one
housing of the big Sivalinga installed by Soma. In addition, the
temple tank called Somagundam or Chandrapushkarini lies to the
eastern side of the prakara. There are grand shrines here in the
temple complex, for Janardhanaswamy, Kumaraswamy, Anjaneyaswamy,
receiving regular worship. So this deserves to be called a Harihara
kshetra housing Saivate and Vaishnavate gods as well in one campus.
this the pancharamakshetra darsan comes to an end and we have to
visit Amarnath in the high Himalayas.