Chandra deva had once performed an austere penance to get absolved from the curse of his Daksha Prajapati his father-in-law. During the course of his penance Chandra deva made a Shivalinga and worshipped it. Finally lord Shiva appeared and agreed to dwell in that particular Shivalinga as per the request of Chandra deva. There is a reservoir situated to the south of Someshwar temple which is believed to liberate a man from all his sins. In course of time this place became famous as Someshwar linga.