Male Mahadeshwara Hills

Male Mahadeshwara Hills

Male Mahadeshwara Hills History, Timings, Route info

Malemahadeswara betta is one of the pilgrim’s places which is located in the Kollegal Taluk, Chamarajanagara district of southern Karnataka. It is 150 km away from the Mysore and 210 km from Bangalore. It is one of the ancient temples and the deity which is prayed by the pilgrims are called “Malemahadeshwara”. It is believed that incarnation of Lord Shiva as a “ Lingayat saint”. and here we can see the self-manifestation of linga.According to the Historical evidence in 15th-century Mahadeshwara lived in this place and performed penance. It is said that Mahadeshwara is performing Tapas even now in the Garba Griha. He used “Tiger” as his vehicle (Huli Vahana) and resided in the hills which are dense forest area surrounded by the seventy-seven peaks in seven circles. Hence he is named as a  Malemahadeswara. This temple not only attracts the devotees but also the nature lovers.

Good time to visit the temple during Mahalaya Amavasya, Dasara, Diwali, Karthika Masa, and performing Jathra during this festivals.


Temple Timings:  5:30 am – 8:30 pm

Sevas and Timings

Abhisheka In General Days :

  • Morning 5:30 am –  7:30 am
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Abhisheka During Jathra And Special Days:

  • 4:00 am – 6:00 am (only 2 Abhisheka poojas available)
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (only 1 Abhisheka pooja available)


Maharudrabhisheka Sevas: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm ( only Thursday available and not available during special days)

Places Nearby :

  • Sri Saalur Mata
  • Sri Kodu gallu kshetra
  • Sri Paadadaare Kshetra
  • Sri Kombudiki Kshetra
  • Sri Tappasare Kshetra
  • Sri Nagamale Kshetra
  • Hoganekal Falls

How to reach Malemahadeshwara Temple?

By Road

The nearest bus station is Kollegal, which is 72.6 km away

By Train

The Nearest Railway station is Mysore which is 150 km away

By Air

The Nearest Airport is Bangalore which is 210 km away


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    Is there any special day to perform vibhuti seva at the temple. Should we bring the vibhuti or is it available at temple. What will be the cost for pooja/seva

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      It will be available at the temple counter only , you need to get the tickets directly at the counter,
      Thank you.