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Trip to Kotiligenshwara and Bangaru Tirupati

Participants:

1. H.S.Venkataramana and Family
2. Wife (Chumki) and Myself

Date: 20th March, 2011

Mode of Transport: Tata Indica

The Kotilingeshwara Temple is situated at Kammasandra near Bethamangala, Bangarpet Taluk, in Karnataka. As the name suggest, Kotilingeshwara houses 1 crore of Linga’s though as of now, it is estimated to be around 92 Lacks and still growing. The temple is being constructed by Swamy Sambhashiva Murthy. There are small temples of various deities constructed within the premises of the temple. The Lingas installed, vary in sizes, from small to big. Pooja’s are being performed to each of the Linga’s installed.

Bangaru Tirupati resembles the famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple of Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh. The Vishnu temple and the Padmavati temple is situated on small hills, you have to climb some steps for the darshan. You need to view th Vishnu idol through the window not via the door. The view from the top of the temples is awesome as you can view the greenery surrounding the temples.

Narasimha Theertha is around 5 kms from the Mulabagilu, and one of the prime mutts of Raghevandra Swamy, dedicated to Sripadaraya. As you go around the place, you locate the brindavana, his study place and a pond. It is said that Ganga flows in to the pond.

Anjaneya (Hanuman) Temple located in Mulabagilu is stated to be installed by Arjuna around 4000 yrs ago. A special flower is being offered to the deity everyday by one or the another, all round the year, irrespective of it’s blooming season.

Route Information:

Kotilingeshwara is around 100 kms from Bangalore on the old Madras road. The best route would be,

Bangalore -> Hoskote -> Kolar (bypass, take right at railway gate) -> Bangarpet (take left after 5 kms) -> Kotilingeshwara

We have not gone via this route, but went via Bethamangala. Just take right before the medical college (a large statue of Lord Rama), and go towards Bethamangala. Take left after you reach Bethamangala and after traveling around 10 kms you would find Kotilingeshwara temple on the left.

Bangaru Tirupati, is around 9 kms from Kotiligenshwara temple, from the Bethamangala bus stop. Anjaneya temple is around 2 kms from the Narasimha Theertha.

Road to Kotilingeshwara

Kotilingeshwara Temple

View from top of Bangaru Tirupati

Narasimha Teertha

Anjaneya Temple at Mulabagilu

Members of the trip

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