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Kotilingeshwara

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Address: Kammasandra Village, India

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Very Nice Day trip from Bangalore

This was a very nice day trip from Bangalore. Well connected by Road - the condition of the roads are good. Takes about 2-2:30 hours one way. The temple is on main road itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Bangalore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was a very nice day trip from Bangalore. Well connected by Road - the condition of the roads are good. Takes about 2-2:30 hours one way. The temple is on main road itself so no issue locating it once we reached the town. There are many (and many and many :-) shivlingas around the temple. Most of them with... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

"Koti" in Sanskrit means 10 million and that's the aim of the temple, to have 10 million shiva lingas of Lord Shiva, with donation from people. It's worth a visit, but if you're looking for a spiritually secluded place, you'll be disappointed. This is a commercial place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I thought of visiting Kotilingeshwara Temple when i had gone to Chikka Tirupathi temple for my daughter's mundan but couldn't since we finished late. Once again I made a plan with a group of friends to visit this place in new year. This temple is around 100 Km from Bangalore and lies in Kolar district. We started at 10:00AM and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On our daytrip to Kolar we visited Anthargange, Kolaramma and Somesvara temple and then Lord Ganesh temple in Kurudmale near Mulbagal. Since we were done early afternoon, decided to go to Kotilingehwara temple near Bethamangla, but did a mistake of taking SH234 from Mulbagal town - this road is pathetic and at points it was like a village mud road... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited this recently to figure out what it means to see a crore of lingas. It had big statues like Nandi (the Bull), ... Looks more like a lingas factory, and work in progress place, than a temple. It hardly gave a spiritual feel. Neither any architecture in place nor it was kept clean. There are all kinds of actors,... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

this place is about 100kms from Bengaluru and 40 kms from Kolar, this place is known for the Lingas (koti - crore / Linga - a idol of lord Shiva == kotilingeshwara - a place of crore shiva idols) this place has a collection of lakhs of Lingas and they are placed there by devotees. as of now there are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the spots that you can cover as part of your short trip from Bangalore. It is nice to see thousands of shivalingas along with a 100 ft tall shivalinga. There is some amount of commercialisation that you can observe. However, it is good to see such an unique temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The place which could have been developed as a perfect spot for peace and meditation is sadly turned into an over hyped commercial temple where people will start extracting money from you as soon as you enter the temple premises. Rs 30 for parking, Rs 20 per person for entry and the most shocking is Rs 100 for a still... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Know this famous Manjunatha Swamy Temple since 4-5 years but able to plan finally now and went on 25th Dec, 2014. This temple also called as Kotilingeshwra Temple since the plan was to install one crore Shiva lingas in the temple complex. According to temple pandits there 90+ lakhs lingas installed as now. Planned to start at 8 am and... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Recently my wife and I had the pleasure of going to Kotilingeshwara temple in Karnataka. The whole experience was very good. To start with, the road from Bangalore to the temple was very good except for a small patch near Bangarpet. The parking facilities and cleanliness of the temple was also very good. The time taken for the worship was... More 

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