kotilingeshwara temple – Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple ( Kotilinga )

kotilingeshwara temple : Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple also known as Kotilingais located in Kammasandra (Kolar district) in Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and hosts one of the largest Shiva Lingas in the world.

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple - Kolar - Karnataka

About kotilinga -Shri Kotilingeshwara temple

The main temple or the main deity is Lord Shiva and then in the same premises there are other temples dedicated to the trinity, lord Bhramha , Vishnu and Mahesh, Lord Hanumana (Anjaneya), Devi Annaporna.

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The temple was bulit around 1980. This temple hosts one of the largest shiv linga and in front of this shiv linga there is a huge Nandi Statue.The temple was constructed by Swamy Sambha Shiva Murthy.

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple - Kolar

Why the temple is called as Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple

As the name suggest, it is supposed to have 1 crore shiva-lingas. There are around 90 lakhs shiv lingas installed already (At the time of writing this article). You can see more being installed. The temple has 2 flower trees where you can tie a yellow thread if you have any wish to be fulfilled.

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple - Kolar

More to visit in Kolar – Dakshin Kashi / Antharagange temple

Directions to Kotilinga – Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple

The temple is around 70 Kms from Bangalore. Roads are good and motorable. Can be covered in less than 2 hours one side.

Route: Bangalore – Hoskote – Bangarpet/KGF – Kotilingeshwara.

Around 10 Kms from KR Puram (Bangalore) is Hoskote.

Keep on travelling on NH7, around 32 Kms from Hoskote, you will find a railway crossing. Take the flyover above the railway crossing and be on left. You will find a detour towards KGF .

Keep on going straight and you will cross Bangarpet and you will cross BEML.

You have to keep going straight .Around 4 KM after BEML , you will find the entrance to Kotilingeshwara .

Approximately 70 Kms from Bangalore (can be covered in a single day, approx 5 hours up and down.)  

Nearest Railway Station : Bangarpet

Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Nearby Cities: Kolar, Bangalore, Bangarpet

kotilingeshwara temple timings

Shri Kotilinga or the kotilingeshwara temple is open from 7.00 AM to 9.00 PM every day.

06:00:00Temple Opens
06:10:00Abhishekam Pooja
07:00:00Maha Mangala Aarti, Naivedya
07:15:00Maha Prasad
7:15 am – 9:00 pmDarshan
9.00 PMTemple closing Hours

On special occasions, there is a huge rush and hence it is recommended to reach the temple early.

Kotilingeshwara Temple Darshan Tickets

Ticket cost: Rs.20 per person
Camera Charges: Rs.100 per camera

Kotilingeshwara Temple Pooja days

Type of PoojaOn which day
Ganapati PoojaSankaraHara Chaturthi (7.0 PM)
Maha Mangal AartiEvery Day at 7.00 PM
New year day poojaOn New year  
Vaikuntha EkadashiShukla paksha Ekadashi
Mahashivratrion mahashivratri
Lord Narasimha Swamy poojaKadri Poornima
Guru PurnimaPurnima in the month of Ashadh
Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy vishesha pooja.  Shravana Masa Saturday
Parvathi pallakki uttsava and deeparadhanaMonday’s during Karthik mas
Lakshadweep Utsav
Shiva Parvathi pallakki Utsava Garudagamana Deepotsavam.
Karthik Poornima
Durga HomaNavaratri-nine nights and ten days festival
VaramahalakshmiOn Varamahalakshmi

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple Gallery

It is a very serene and peaceful environment. It is suggested that you start early to avoid traffic. The temple is generally not much crowded, though it gets crowded on shiva ratri and other festivals. There is a nominal entry fee to the temple.

Do visit this temple when you find time!

Have a blessed darshan!



  1. I want to donate to the temple so that my name is written on that like other Shivalinga
    What is the email ID of the official of the temple with whom I can contact
    R Natarajan

  2. Visited Kotilingeshwar after a long time. The road conditions have improved a lot. It is a good and full filling trip.

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