ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara is located in South
end of India, that is, it belongs to Chamaraja Nagar District, Karnataka State
in India. It is a very popular & holy ancient temple, surrounded by 77
hills in the Eastern Ghats. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is believed to be
the incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is a very famous Shaiva piligrim centre.
The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara's miracles are beautifully sung by the village folk in
Janapada Style. The height of the hill is about 3000 feet from the sea
level. About 600 years ago, Sri Mahadeshwara Swamy came here to perform
penance & it is believed that he is still performing penance in the temple's
Garbha Gudi in the form of Linga. The Linga, worshiping now in the Garbha
Gudi is a self developed one. Sri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy was moving on a
tiger known as Huli Vahana (Tiger as a vehicle) & performed a number of
miracles around the hills to save the people & saints living there.
area of the temple surroundings is 155.57 acres. In addition, the
temple has lands at Talabetta, Haleyuru & Indiganatha Villages.
: SRI MAHADESHWARA SWAMY
Sri Adi Madappa
Sri Indi Basavwshwara
Sri Goujala Katte Basaveshwara
Sri Bale Kallu Basaveshwara
Sri Paada Dhare
Sri Karaiah's Boli
Sri Kanave Basappa
Statue (Stone) :
Sri Veerabhadra at the door of the Garbha Gudi - 2
Statue (Pancha Loha): Sri Uma Maheshwara
Sri Mahadeshwara on Tiger - 2
Silver-tiger chariot - 1
Silver-Basava chariot - 1
Bronze chariot - 1
Rudrakshi-mantap chariot - 1
: Tiger chariot, Cobra chariot, Bird chariot,
Horse chariot, Elephant chariot
Chariot - 1
Diwali, Maha Shivaratri & Ugadi
Shravana, Mahalaya, Dasara, Diwali, Mondays of Karthika,
Maha Shivaratri & Ugadi
Silver-tiger chariot, Silver-Basava chariot & Rudrakshi Mantap chariot
There will be poojas & Archana thrice a day, the first worship of the day
starts at 5.30 in the morning & Rudrabhisheka is performed between morning 6
& 8 and again between 10.30am and 12 noon. The evening poojas
will take place between 6.30 and 8.00.
There will be special poojas on Sankashta Chathurthi, Amavasya & Pournami.
The most special pooja is known as Maha Rudrabhisheka will be performed only on
Thursdays on behalf of the devotees who contribute for that.
After the morning pooja, the special procession of the deity will be done with
all temple honours. The Government has fixed the rates of the sevas.
(The rates are subjected to periodical changes.)
Bhavana: At present everyday nearly 4000 people who are
visiting the temple are provided with free food in Dasoha Bhavana building.
It has been constructed at a cost of Rs.1 Crore. Devotees may contribute
for Anna Dasoha Seva. If any devotee pays one Rs. 1501 or more for Anna
Dasoha, it will be kept in eternal fixed deposit & its interest
amount will be utilised for Anna Dasoha Seva. Devotees can also contribute
in Cash or vegitables or corns or paddy or rice etc..