Kurudumale Temple History, Timings, Festivals and Route information.
Kurudumale Temple History
Kurudumale was derived from Tamil Word “Koodu Malai” which means ‘meeting hill’. It is believed that gods chose this place for their recreation. From the legend, it is believed that Lord Siva, Vishnu and Brahma installed and offered prayers to the deity Ganapathi. Hence the place got the name Kudumale. It is said that Lord Rama offered prayers here while he was searching for Sita. It is also said that Pandavas offered prayers here before the final battle.
The main deity was carved on a single rock which is 13.5 ft height. This Salagrama Sila stands on a pedestal of 3 feet. It is said that this Idol grows year by year. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Vijayanagara dynasty. There are inscriptions which date to 13th Century of the Hoysala king Veera III. Temple tank is located on the North-East corner to the temple. Inscriptions on the temple walls were written in Tamil.
It is said that half of the temple was built by the great sculptor Jakkanacharya and remaining by his son Dakkanacharya. Annual 5 days will be celebrated in a grand during Vinayaka Chavithi. Rathotsavam and Pushpa Pallaki Seva attracts devotees from nearby places. Thousands of devotees throng this temple during festival days.
Kurudumale Temple Timings :
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Hours: 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
30 mins break in between.
How to reach Kurudumale Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Bengaluru which is 105 km away from Mulbagal.
- The nearest railway station is at Kolar which is 39 km away.
- The direct bus is available from Mulbagal bus station to Kurudumale Temple, which is 8 km away.
From the devotee
For Bus Travellers: Last bus Timings from Kurudumale to Mulbagal is 8:00 PM but don’t attempt to go by the last bus
Kurudumale Temple images
Reference Link: History