Bheemalingeswara Temple – Kaiwara – Chikballapur – Karnatka

Kaiwara a small town in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka has lots of places of historical and religious significance. Today I will take you to Sri Bheemalingeswara Temple situated in this beautiful town of Kaiwara.

Bheemalingeswara Temple , Kaiwara, overview

Mahabharata is one of the greatest epic of this world. It is the longest known epic poem known to the world.

It is the story of Kaurava’s and Pandava’s and this place and this temple is related to the period in Mahabharta when Pandava’s went into agnathavaas.

During this period Pandava’s stayed at a place called as Ekachakrapura. Yes the same place where Bheem killed Bakasur, the demon who terrified the people of this place.

This place in today’s time is called as “Kaivara”

Bheemalingeswara Temple , Kaiwara

Bheemalingeswara Temple kaiwara history

So how did this temple came into existence?

After killing Bakasur, Bheen was burdened with Bramhahatya dosham and hence he did the penance by establishing a shiva linga here.

Latter a temple was built around this and hence this place is known as Bheemalingeshwara Swamy.

Kaiwara is also famous for Saint Narayanappa. He was a great poet who lived during 18th and 19th century.

He wrote in Telgu and Kannada languages. He wrote poems in the praise of Lord Amara Narayanaswamy ( Lord Vishnu ).

Places near Bheemalingeswara Temple kaiwara

There are some other places in Kaiwara which can be of interest.

Thatayya Ashram

Dedicated to Kaivara Thatayya as he is popularly known, he is one of the greatest poet of south India named as Narayanappa. A very knowledgeable person in Kannada and Telgu language, he composed poems in the praise of Lord Vishnu.

Amara Narayana temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the temple is here from the time of Satyuga and is the idol of Lord Amaranarayana is supposed to installed by Lord Indra. It is also said that Lord Indra defeated Vritrasura and after that performed the pooja.

Kanyakaparameshwari temple

Dedicated to goddess Vasavi, this temple is considered to be very sacred by Vaishya community.

Hilltop where Bheem killed Bakasur

This is the place where Bheema killed Bakasura. You need to trek to reach this place

How to reach Bheemalingeswara Temple kaiwara

So how far is Kaiwara from Bangalore?

Kaivara is around 70 Kms from Bangalore and can be reached via Devanhalli.

  1. Take NH7 (new airport road) towards Devanhalli.
  2. Once you reach Devanhalli, take SH96 for Vijayapura.
  3. Keep moving on SH96. Cross Vijayapura, but keep on moving onto SH96.
  4. After around 28 Kms on SH96 you will hit Hoskote-Chintamani Road.
  5. Take left on this road and keep driving straight for 10KMS. You will reach Kaiwara.

Bheemalingeswara Temple Photos

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