Bhoo Varahaswamy Temple is located in a tiny village named Kalhalli on the banks of river Hemavati. This is one of the prominent places near Mysore. The temple is dedicated to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Varahaswamy or the wild Boar form.The deity is supposed to have mysterious powers.The idol is 18 feet tall, is monolith made of grey stone. The god is in a sitting pose with goddess Bhoodevi seated on his left lap.The ancient Bhoo Varahaswamy Temple built by the Hoysala king Veera Ballala III was undiscovered and unprotected until a few years back. It must be either a divine intervention or that we Indians have started tracing back our rich heritage and culture that has bought this temple to its present light and glory. This temple is dedicated to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Varahaswamy or the wild boar form. The structure of the temple is very simple. It is a rectangular building built of big grey stone blocks. The temple consists of two units, the sanctum and the front hall. There are two huge wooden doors at the entrance. Inside the sanctum is the awe inspiring deity. The Pralaya Varahaswamy is in a sitting pose with goddess Bhoodevi seated on its left lap. This 18 feet high idol is beautiful and majestic. It’s a monolith made of grey stone. The horns of the deity are lighter in colour and the eyes have the red tinge. But it is difficult to establish if it was carved out or if it was self formed.