Saturday, 16 January 2016

Road Trip - Day -3-MM Hills (Male Mahadeshwara Betta)

Male Mahadeshwara Betta is an piligrim town situated in the Kollegala taluk of Chamarajanagara area of southern Karnataka.It is around 150 km from Mysuru and around 210 km from Bengaluru.The Mahadeshwara Temple at Male Mahadeshwara Hill was constructed by Junje Gowda Rich Kuruba Gowda Landlord.The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is accepted to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.It is an extremely mainstream and sacred old temple, encompassed by 77 hills in the Eastern Ghats. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is accepted to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is an extremely acclaimed Shaiva piligrim focus. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara's supernatural occurrences are perfectly sung by the town people in Janapada Style. The tallness of the hill is around 3000 feet from the ocean level. Around 600 years prior, Sri Mahadeshwara Swamy came here to perform atonement and it is trusted that he is as yet performing repentance in the temple's Garbha Gudi as Linga. The Linga, worshiping now in the Garbha Gudi is a self created one. Sri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy was proceeding onward a tiger known as Huli Vahana (Tiger as a vehicle) and performed various supernatural occurrences around the hills to spare the general population and holy people living there.

Other Shrines to visit at Male Mahadeshwara :
Sri Nagamale
Sri Adi Madappa
Sri Indi Basavwshwara
Sri Goujala Katte Basaveshwara
Sri Bale Kallu Basaveshwara
Sri Tapasare
Sri Paada Dhare
Sri Karaiah's Boli
Sri Kanave Basappa


MM Hills is sourrounded by timberland having a place with the Eastern Ghats which is contigous with the BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.
Through this timberland district the Cauvery stream quietly spills out of Karnataka to Tamil Nadu.There is a massive measure of trekking opportunities bound to these woods.
The Forest office ( Ph:08224-252027 )have distinguished numerous trekking trails and directs trekking activites through these backwoods.The Stanley dam at Mettur in Tamil Nadu is just 30km from here.

Places nearby Malai Mahadeswara Hills
Hogenakkal
Mekedatu
Muthathi
Bheemeshwari
BR Hills
Shivanasamudra
Talakadu
Bilikal Betta
Yercaud
Kolli Hills

The temple administration runs ample amount of accomodation facilities which can be booked over phone.
Given below are some guest house names and contact numbers Guru Darshini Ph:0822-5272108 Shiva Darshini Ph:0822-5272139 Mahadeshwara Guest House Ph:0822-5272124 Mahadeshwara Kalyanamantap, Kollegal Ph:0822-5252968.