Kalaseshwara Temple Kalasa

Kalaseshwara Temple Kalasa, History, Timings, Darshan

As per the Legend, Indra ordered Agni and Vayu to Kill Kaalakeya Asuras. In the war, they killed many and some Asuras flew from the battleground and took shelter under the Ocean. Agni and Vayu returned to Indra and narrated the story. As they didn’t fulfil the order, Indra cursed them to take birth on the Earth. Mitra and Varuna did penance for Lord Siva. Indra, God of Heaven ordered Urvasi to disrupt Tapas. Mitra and Varuna attracted to the beauty of Urvasi and dropped the Lust Drops in a Pot. Agatsya and Vasishta took birth from the pot (Kumba).

Sage Agastya offered prayers to Lord Siva for years with flowers and Halu Payasam. Impressed Lord Siva appeared before him and named as Kalasheshwara.

From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Vidarbha King Srutha Bindu. Temple exists between 1154 -1157 AD and locals used to worship the deity. This temple received huge contributions from Somashekhar Nayak.

Kalaseshwara Temple Kalasa Timings

Morning Hours: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Evening Hours: 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Temple is heavily crowded during Sivaratri, Girija Kalyana and Jatara days.

How to reach Kalaseshwara Temple Kalasa?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Mangaluru which is 120 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Shimoga which is 120 Km away.
  2. Mangalore station is 120 km from the temple.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Chikmagalur which is 97 Km.
  2. Temple is 65 Km from Sringeri.

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