About Kotilingeshwara Temple Kolar
- Kotilingeshwara Temple or Koti Lingeshwara temple is a popular temple located in Kammasandra village of Kohlar district of Karnataka, India. Kotilingeshwara temple of the district of Kolar has attracted thousands of devotees. The Kotilingeshwara temple in the Kolar district The Kolar district is one of these temples, although it is not that old, yet it attracts many devotees and tourists. Due to Kotilingeshwara Temples popularity in Kolar, devotees visit it to worship Lord Shiva and to offer prayers to Him for His blessings.
- Apart from a big Shiva linga, the Kotilingeshwara temple houses also a big Nandi statue (the mount for the vehicles of Lord Shiva). The main attraction at the Kotilingeshwara Temple in Kolar is the idol of Kotilingeshwara, which stands 108 feet high, the number one spot amongst largest Shiva lingas worldwide. More than 86 lakh shivalingas were established from the year 1974, but Kotilingeshwaras main attraction is the 108 feet which is largest amongst them. The temple which has the highest Shivalinga in the world is installed here, with another 90+ lakhs of other Shivalingas of various sizes.
Inside Kotilingeshwara Temple
- Today, Kotilingeshwara temple houses has ninety lakhs Shivalingas, as well as being home to the tallest Shivalinga in the whole world, standing 108 feet high. Kotilingeshwara temple is the one and only temple of Lord Shiva, in which you will find approximately 10 Million (1 Crore) Shiva Lingas. Kotilingeshwara Temple is famous for having the biggest Shiva Linga in the world, measuring 108 feet (33 meters), which is unique. The Kotilingeshwara temples chief attraction is a massive Linga
measuring 108 ft (33 m) high, with 35 ft (11 m) tall Lord Nandi idol, which is surrounded by thousands of smaller lingas, which cover a surface of 15 acres (61,000 m2), with the 35 ft (11 m) tall Lord Nandi idol.
Devotees of Kotilingeshwara Temple
- The Government has designated the Kotilingeshwara Temple a Tourist Attraction, which allows hundreds of visitors from around the world to offer salutations to one of Asias largest Lingas. The government has designated The Kotilingeshwara temple as a tourist attraction, allowing hundreds of visitors from all over the world to pay their respects to one of Asias largest Linga. The entrance of Kotilingeshwara Temple leads into the inner courtyard, where the temples of several other deities are located, such as Lord Venkataramani Swamy, Goddess Annapoorneshwari, Lord Panduranga Swamy, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy, Lord Rama, Lakshmana, and Goddess Sita, Lord Anjaneya, Goddess Kannika Parameshwari, and Goddess Karumaari Amma. The exit from the
Kotilingeshwara Temple leads to a courtyard which houses temples of many other gods like Lord Venkataramani Swamy, Goddess Annapoorneshwari, Lord Panduranga Swamy, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy, Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita, Lord Anjaneya, Goddess Kannika Parameshwari and Goddess Karumaari Amma. The temples end with the Goddess Kannika Parameshwari temple. The temples include Goddess Annapoorneshwari Temple, Goddess Karumaari Amma Temple, Lord Venkataramani Swamy Temple, Lord Panduranga Swamy Temple, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana Temple, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy Temple, Lord Anjaneya Temple, and finally Goddess Kannika Parameshwari Temple. The premises also contain smaller temples of other deities including Goddess Annapoorneshwari, Lord Sri Panchaganapathy, Lord Rama, Lord Sita Devi, Sri Venkatramani Swamy, Sri Venkatramani Swamy, Lord Anjaneya and Goddess Kannika Parameshwari, Goddess Kannika Parameshwari, and Goddess Kannika Parameshwari, Lord Kannika Parameshwari, and Goddess Kannika Parameshwari.
- A Shiva linga called Siva Panchayathi is installed within Goddess Kannika Parameshwari Temple. Kotilinga also has statues of all the three Trimuties together, this is the only place we get to see them all together, Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.
- By Air – Nearest Airport for Kotilingeshwara Temple is Kempegowda International Airport. From airport the temple is 43 km. far. You can easily take bus from there.
- By Train – If you are going by train you have to arrive at Coromandel Railway Station. From station the temple is 3 km. far.
- By Road– Kotilingeshwara Temple can be easily reached by public transports like bus and cabs.