Male Mahadeshwara Hills, located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka is a pilgrim town of high religious significance. Easily accessible from Bengaluru (210 km) and Mysore (150 km), the sacred temple of Male Mahadeshwara is a famous Shaiva centre of pilgrimage. This beautiful temple draws hordes of devotees from the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and sprawls across 155.57 acres (0.6296 km2). This temple also has properties at the Haleyuru, Talabetta and Indiganatha villages.
Built by Junje Gowda—a rich landlord belonging to the Kuruba Gowda community, this temple is a preferred destination for nature enthusiasts and worshippers alike. It stands tall on a hill located 3000 feet above sea level and boasts of a history that goes back to 6000 years. As per historical evidences, Saint Mahadeshwara had resided in the precincts of this temple in the 15th century. The presiding deity, Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is worshipped with a lot of fanfare by the tribes of Jenu Kurubas, Soligas, Kadu Kurubas, Vokkaligas and Kuruba Gowdas (belonging to Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts)
|Good For||God Lovers Photo Fanatics |
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours |