Sunday 16 September 2012

Kotilingeshwara Ride

Since from 2010 shivarathri festival I was thinking to visit Kotilingeshwara temple after watching sandalwood movie SRI MANJUNATHA. Earlier also I have seen that movie but I was not aware that it is a place near Kolar.  We planned a short bike ride only to Kotilingeshwara temple not nearby places.

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How to Reach Kotilingeshwara Temple 

Kolar is about 68 km from Bangalore. Buses ply on regularly from Bangalore. Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport. Bangarapet Railway Station and Marikuppam Railway Station are the nearest railheads to reach Kotilingeshwara Temple. Passenger trains are available from Bangalore to Marikuppam.

Way to Temple

How we Reached Kotilingeshwara Temple

Jayanagar 9th Block  à Old Madras Road àBangarupet à Kotilengeshwara Temple 

Kotilingeshwara Temple Features
A huge Nandi (Nandishwara – the Vahana of Shiv) which is 35 feet (11 m) tall lies in front of this huge Shiva Linga. The Nandi stands on a platform which is about 4 feet in height. About eleven small temples of various deities are constructed within the premises of the Koti Lingeshwara Swamy Temple. There are temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, followed by the main deity temple Lord Kotilingeshwara. Other important temples are Lord Venkataramani Swamy Temple, Goddess Annapoorneshwari Temple, Lord Panduranga Swamy Temple, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy temple, Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita Temple, Lord Anjaneya Temple, Goddess Kannika Parameshwari Temple and Goddess Karumaari Amma Temple.

Sacred Tree

Huge ShivaLinga
Nandi & Shiva
Till date as per sources 90 Lakhs Shiva Lingas is been installed. Hope to hear 1 Crore. The cost of installing a linga is 5000Rs including everything.

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