Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple – Kolar – Karnataka is 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.
About kotilinga -Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy 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.
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.
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.
|07:00:00||Maha Mangala Aarti, Naivedya|
|7:15 am – 9:00 pm||Darshan|
|9.00 PM||Temple 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 Pooja||On which day|
|Ganapati Pooja||SankaraHara Chaturthi (7.0 PM)|
|Maha Mangal Aarti||Every Day at 7.00 PM|
|New year day pooja||On New year|
|Vaikuntha Ekadashi||Shukla paksha Ekadashi|
|Lord Narasimha Swamy pooja||Kadri Poornima|
|Guru Purnima||Purnima in the month of Ashadh|
|Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy vishesha pooja.||Shravana Masa Saturday|
|Parvathi pallakki uttsava and deeparadhana||Monday’s during Karthik mas|
Shiva Parvathi pallakki Utsava Garudagamana Deepotsavam.
|Durga Homa||Navaratri-nine nights and ten days festival|
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!
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