Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple

Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple, Sringeri

Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple

Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple
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Kumar Krishnaswamy
Bengaluru, India128 contributions
A temple many are likely to miss
Jan 2020 • Couples
Sringeri is known for Saradha Peetam and many in a hurry miss out many other great places over there. Malahanikareswara temple is one such place.everyone hesitates since it had about 100 steps without realizing that there is a motorable road now. Temple here is very old and steeped in history. Immaculately well maintained temple and a large Linga which is the main deity with Shri Bhavani as consort.the sad part is that many locals refer to this temple as Mallikarjuna and not as mentioned. If u want to spend sometime in peace before the Lord pls do visit this temple.
Written January 21, 2020
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happysmile
Hyderabad, India49 contributions
Temple on a hillock
Sep 2018 • Couples
This temple where Lord Siva is in the form of Malahanikeswara is atop a small hillock about half a kilometre from the Saradamba temple. It can be approached either by road or by steps. It is an important temple in Sringeri.
Written October 8, 2018
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TravelExplorer_2005
Bengaluru, India1,278 contributions
A very historical and important temple of Sringeri Town
Aug 2015 • Family
Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple of Sringeri Town is a very important temple of Sringeri Town and its importance is next only to Sree Sharadamba Temple of Sringeri Mutt.

This temple is maintained and run by the Sringeri Mutt. As per history, Paramarishi Vibhandaka, son of Kshyapa Maharishi, did penance here and united Lord Shiva with the linga and disappeared from the mortal world. All the Jagadgurus of Sringeri Mutt do puja at this temple.

Malahanikareshwara means destroyer of the impurities of soul. The temple is located in a decently huge complex on a small hillock in the Sringeri Town. This place is not commercialized. Thus you can sit and enjoy the serene environment of the temple. There are huge corridors inside this temple where you can relax.

Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesha are also installed in this temple. Malahanikareshwara is Lord Shiva and he is in a huge linga form here.

During Lakshadeepotsavam in November month, Sringeri Paramaguru does puja in this temple in the evening and lights the oil lamps placed decoratively inside and outside the temple complex. The whole hillock is illuminated by this decorative lamps.

After Paramaguru lights the lamps at this temple, the oil lamps placed decoratively in the route from this temple to Sharadamba Temple are also lit. The whole Sringeri town looks beautiful with this lamps specially placed during Lakshadeepotsavam. Lakshadeepotsavam is a fest to watch in this temple town.

Do visit this temple if you are in Sringeri. The temple opens by 6.30 am and closes by 1 pm. It reopens at 5.30 pm and closes by 8.30 pm. The temple has maha pooja around 12.30 pm and 8 pm. No food is served in this temple. You need to have food at Sringeri Mutt.

This temple is located on a small hillock in Sringeri Town and almost behind the Bus Stand. It is within 1/2 km radius of Sringeri Sharadamba Temple. You need to take steep steps to reach the temple. There is also a road approach to this temple. Autorickshaws take you to this place. You can drive a car to the temple.
Written February 4, 2016
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