Malleswaram Sri kadu mallikarjuna swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy
  • Lord Vishnu
  • Lord Ganesha
  • Bramarambha devi

Location :

Bangalore Kadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple,
15th Cross Road,Vyalikaval,Kondandarampura,
Malleswaram, Bengalore / Banglore city,
Bangalore urban district – 560003,

Timings :

6am to 8.00pm

Temple History :

Kadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple located in Malleswaram, Bengaluru.Sri Kadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is one of the oldest temples in the city. This is the most ancient and powerful temple of lord Shiva, There is no document of exact date or period of this temple. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple. History says that this temple had a relation with the period of the Great Maratha leader Shivaji. During that period, Bangalore was a village that belonged to the Bijapur rulers. It was given to Shivaji’s father, Shahji who ruled Bangalore as a jagir. It was then inherited by his youngest son Venkoji (Ekoji), Shivaji’s stepbrother. In the year 1669 A.D., Venkoji on a visit to this region with Baji Rao Peshwa for implementing taxes (Chouthaya), visited Mallapura’s Mallikarjuna Swamy and came across a Shivalingam, which was believed to be a ‘Swayambhu’. Venkoji consecrated the temple and its surroundings. This place influenced Venkoji to grant Medharaninganahalli, a village for this temple and enforced that there should not be any kind of unfairness against dharma. All this description can be seen even today beside the Narasimha temple that was laid by Venkoji himself.

In 1898, Kadu Malleswara and the Basavatheertha Kalyani which is related to the temple and the mandapa and walls were built and renovated by the then notable person of Bangalore, Shri Yale Malappashetty. Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple built on a huge rock is having a beautiful view of Basava Thirtha Kalyani’s main door to the east. In the south to the backside of Garbagruha there are deities of Dakshinamurthy, Subramanya and to the north is the Chandikeshwari diety. The Vimana Gopura on the Garbagruha was recently built in 1993. There is also an Anjaneya Swamy temple with a Bilwapatra tree behind it. A recently added Mukha-mandapa showing the figures of Ardhanariswara, Shiva-Parvathi, Ganapathi and Subramanya Swamy, sculpted by Tamilian artisans is really eye-catching.

One part of the temple, Nandikeshwara Theertha Kalyani (Basava Theertha) is in front of the temple. It is said to be the main source or birthplace of the Vrishabhavathi River. The Kalyani’s entrance faces to the south. The specialty here is that Basava & Shivalinga do not face to the south and there is no Basava in front of the Shivalinga but instead it is on the upper part of it. Around the Kalyani, there are much old stone mandapas where devotees used to stay. There is an old temple of Narashima Swamy below the Kadu Malleshwara that was renovated by the government in 1981. On Shivarathri, the temple celebrates Kalyanothsavas followed by Brahmarathosava on Chaturdashi. Kadu Malleshwara temple’s specialty is the Mutthinna Pallakki Utsav. On this day thousands of devotees come from different places to this temple to obtain blessings.

Festivals :

  • Maha shivatatri
  • Karthika Pournami
  • Dasara
  • Deepavali
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kempegowda Bus station – 4 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Ksr Railway station, Bangalore – 5 km
  • Yeswanthpur – 3 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Kempegowda Airport, bangalore – 4 km
  • Tirupati – 272 km

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