Sri kalasheshwara Swamy temple – Chikmangalur


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It is known that Sri kalasheshwara Swamy temple was built during the reign of Vidarbha King Srutha Bindu. Temple exists between 1154 – 1157 AD and locals used to worship the deity.

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 fulfill 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. Agastya 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 Kalasheshwara.

Timings to Visit

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pooja Details

Puja/ Darshan details


Temple Opening Hours7:30 AM

Ekadashi Rudra Homa

Satyanarayana Pooja

8:00 AM
Kshirabhisheka11:30 AM
Tulbhara Seva12:00 PM
Close1:00 PM
Temple reopens3:30 PM
Ekavara Rudrabhisheka7:00 PM
Chikkaranga Puja7:30 PM
Prakarotsava8:00 PM
Deepotsava8:30 PM
Temple close9:30 PM




Amba tirtha UthsavaChitra bahula amavase
NagathirthothsavaVaishaka shudda Ashtami
ShatarudrabhishekaShravana masa
GokulashtamiShravana bahula Ashtami
Sri devi saptashati parayanaNavaratri
Girija KalyanaKartika shudda ekadshi
Laksha deepotsavaKarthika bhula amavase
Pratha pujaDhanurmasa
Chikka Rathotsava2 days at Dhanu sankramana
RathotsavaAridra at Magha masa
Special pooje At shivaratriShivaratri

Special Poojas




Mangala Arathi5/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Astothara10/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Sahasranama50/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Nandadeepa30/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Ekavara Rudrabhisheka160/-11.30 Am to 12.30 pm, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Ekadashi Rudrabhisheka400/-11.00 Am to 12.30 pm
Shatha Rudrabhisheka750/-10.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Chikkaranga puja250/-7.30 pm to 8.00 pm
Prakarostava1500/-8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Ekavara Rudrahoma4000/-8.00 am to 11.00 am
Maharanga puja1000/-7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Kshirabhisheka100/-11.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Ekadashi Rudrahoma7500/-8.00 Am to 11.30 am
Tulabhara seve200/-12.00 pm to 12.30 pm
Mruthyunjaya Japa20/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Prasada (Asking prasada)20/-12.30 pm
Tirtha snana20/-11.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Kayi Cheeti1/-7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Satyanarayana Puja1000/-8.00 Am to 10.00 am
Deepostava1500/-8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Mosaranna Naivedya100/-8.00 pm
Mrutyunjaya Rudrahoma5000/-8.00 Am

How to reach

By Air: Mangaluru – 120 km
By Train: Shimoga – 20 Km, Mangalore station – 120 km.
By Road: Chikmagalur which is 97 Km, Sringeri – 65 km.


Sri kalasheshwara Swamy temple, kalasa, Chikmangalur Dist.-577124, Karnataka, India.

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