Yediyur Sri siddilingeswara swamy temple :

God and Godess :

Sri Siddalingeswara swamy

Location :

Yediyur Sri Siddhalingeswara Swamy temple,
Yediyur (Village), Kunigal Taluk,
Tumkur district-572142,
Karnataka.

Timings :

4.30 AM to 8.30 PM

Temple History :

The Yediyur, Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy temple, an ancient shrine, is one of the eminent pilgrimage centers in Karnataka and also South India. Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy is the temple’s deity. Although known as a temple, it has a Nirvikalpa Shivayoga Samadhi (tomb) of Sri Tontada Siddhalinga, a well known Virashaiva saint belonging to late 15th century. Yediyur is the final destination of Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy. He was not born out of a mother’s womb but, appeared as an infant to a childless couple, Mallikarjuna, and Jnanambe. Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy is a great revered Sharana saint in the path of Shiva Sharana Parampara of diffusion of ‘Thatva of life’ called “Vachanas”. He traveled far and wide preaching Sharana faith which is predominantly praying with Atma Linga as envisaged by Basavanna, Allamaprabhu and a vast group of learned men and women from all walks of life. He performed 12 years of penance at a garden belonging to Vokkaligara Nambiyana (Thota) and hence came to be known as Thontada Siddalingeshwara Swamy. He headed the Murugi mutt and had a large number of disciples, some of whom wrote on Veerashaiva faith and philosophy. Hence Yedeyuru is deemed to be a seat of awakened spiritual consciousness.

He has written Shathsthala Jnana Saramrutha, containing 701 Vachanas (poems) which are directing Sthalas (way) to attain moksha. He traveled far and wide, preached the eternal truth and performed many miracles for scores of people irrespective of their caste or creed. His life and values held by him demonstrated the divine powers attained by him to heal the sick and suffering. He is regarded as one of the greatest saints of the Sharana sect in the Hindu religion. Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is known to perform miracles on a large number of people, belonging to different caste and creed. Many sick and suffering people are believed to be cured by his divine powers. The temple is a large Dravidian structure facing the North. The temple houses a ’Gaddige’ (tomb) of Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy, a lump of Vibhuthi, is covered by Shiva Linga form. Placed on top of this is a metallic sculpture (Utsava Murthy) which is used during the procession. The metallic image bears a resemblance to the stone sculpture at the main gate. The temple has a large wooden chariot. Near the temple’s Mahadwara (main door) are some inscriptions which describe the spiritual greatness of the teacher. There is a huge Raja Gopura for this temple which depicts various incidents of Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy’s life. One can find certain inscriptions even on temple’s bells, jewels, vessels etc.

At the basement of the main sanctum is a small shrine of Shri Veerabhadra Swamy worshiped by people, similar to Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy. Every year the temple holds a 15-day long ‘Jathara’, starting from the 7th day after ‘Ugadi’ (Hindu calendar). The ‘Jathara’ is conducted to mark the attainment of Samadhi by Shri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy. During Maha Shivaratri, a Hindu festival, Sahasra Rudrabhisheka is performed at the temple. The last day of Karthika month is celebrated by lighting Laksha Deeposthava (one lakh lamps) around the temple. During the month of Shravana, special poojas namely Sahasra Kamala pooja (one thousand lotus flowers) and Laksha Bilvarchana pooja are performed. On every new moon day, Kumbhahisheka is performed in the temple. The annual car festival is held by the temple on the 7th lunar day of the Chaitra masa (March-April). Lakhs of devotees arrive during the above mentioned special days to witness the event.

Festivals :

  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Ugadi
  • Shravana masa
  • Kumbhabhisheka
  • Deepavali 

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka
  • Bilvarchana
  • Ksheerabhisheka
  • Deeparadhana

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kunigal – 24.00 km
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  • Tiptur – 60.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Yediyur – 1.00 km
  • Kunigal – 22.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. 118.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 256.00 km
  • Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore – 266.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport, Coimbatore – 289.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode – 357.00 km

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