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All reviews shiva lingas kms from bangalore temple premises day trip entry ticket kr puram nice place famous temple big nandi carry food short trip long drive. Hotels near Kotilingeshwara Temple, Kolar on TripAdvisor: Find traveller “It is really one of the nice lodge where we can get comfort stay in Bangalore. My original plan was to visit most of the temples in and around Kolar. Location: Bangalore Kolaramma Temple: This temple is in Kolar and is a very ancient temple and has inscriptions dating to the Chola period and the.
That was the first sign that something was wrong. But we didn't ask anyone till we had covered around another 10 kms it didn't help that with my limited knowledge of the Kannada script, I read 'Kolar' as 'Malur'. By then, it was too late to turn back and we decided to go to Kolar and then take the Bangarpet route.
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Ultimately, this is the route that we took I think. Finally, we reach Kotilingeshwara around 11 AM. There is a good amount of parking space here and it is surrounded by a boundary wall too. That was the good part. They charge around 20 Rs for the parking which i think is quite ok.
The speciality of this temple is that there are a lot of shiva lingas inside the temple koti linga means 1 crore lingas. The main attraction is a Foot shiva linga.
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This can be viewed from a long distance away. There are a number of smaller lingas with the names of the people who installed them. We could find a number of them installed by famous personalities in Karnataka like Veerappa Moily, Rama Krishna Hegde etc when they were Chief ministers. The problem with this place is that it is completely commercial.
The price for carrying your camera inside is Rs and the entry ticket is 10 rs per person which is acceptable and additional tickets for coconuts. As a result, we left the camera inside the car and didn't take any pics here. Once inside, we did try to sneak a few pics with our phone cameras but there was one guy who caught us and snatched my phone. Luckily for us, that guy had bitten more than he could chew.
He had just snatched a few phones from a group of guys and they started arguing with him heatedly. The guy got outnumbered and he finally returned our phones. There was what seemed like a decent restaurant near this place called Aishwarya Restaurant. We did not try it out but it looked decent. We couldn't find any other decent place to eat nearby. Once we left this place, we continued on this road to reach Bethamangala and then we continued on the road to Guttahalli.
There is left turn on this road and there is a milestone stating that Bangaru Tirupathi is 3 kms away. We took the left turn and then found ourselves in a small village and the road had turned very bad. We asked the villagers if we were on the correct road and they said that the road improves once we cross the village. They were correct, the road was much better after that. It was only a couple of kms to Guttahalli from this point though.
Half Day trip to Kotilingeshwara and Bangaru Tirupathi - Team-BHP
The Bangaru Tirupathi temple is located on the top of a small hillock. The temple is quite small and the speciality of this temple is that you have to look at the idol of Balaji from a window with a few holes in it. The idol faces towards the window instead of the door.
There is some good parking space on the roads near the temple but they do charge 10 Rs for the parking although you have parked beside the road. A few pics from the temple: After spending a little time here, we started on our way back. We wanted to take a different route this time, so we took the Bethamangala-Kolar route after asking for directions a little.
We passed by hills strewn with huge boulders which were a stark contrast to the blooming marigold fields while on our way to the temple. The roads were nice and we relied on Google Maps for directions.
We were at the temple in an hour or so. We bought our tickets as we entered the temple. The temple houses millions of Shiva Lingas of various sizes and designs placed all over the temple. Unlike other South Indian temples, this temple is quite a peaceful place to be, with no guides running behind you or a long queue to enter the temple premises. By the time we reached the main temple, afternoon Aarti was about to begin. The Aarti was accompanied by the beating of drums and then the priest distributed prasad and offered Aarti to all of us.
This courtyard is also a host to the tallest Shiva Linga in the world measuring a whopping 33 metres. But as of now, only 9 Million Shiva Lingas has been installed. The statue of Nandi is installed over a platform which is 60 feet 18 m in length, 40 feet 12 m in width and 4 feet 1.