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 Hours 7:30 AM

Ekadashi Rudra Homa

Satyanarayana Pooja

8:00 AM
Kshirabhisheka 11:30 AM
Tulbhara Seva 12:00 PM
Close 1:00 PM
Temple reopens 3:30 PM
Ekavara Rudrabhisheka 7:00 PM
Chikkaranga Puja 7:30 PM
Prakarotsava 8:00 PM
Deepotsava 8:30 PM
Temple close 9:30 PM




Amba tirtha Uthsava Chitra bahula amavase
Nagathirthothsava Vaishaka shudda Ashtami
Shatarudrabhisheka Shravana masa
Gokulashtami Shravana bahula Ashtami
Sri devi saptashati parayana Navaratri
Girija Kalyana Kartika shudda ekadshi
Laksha deepotsava Karthika bhula amavase
Pratha puja Dhanurmasa
Chikka Rathotsava 2 days at Dhanu sankramana
Rathotsava Aridra at Magha masa
Special pooje At shivaratri Shivaratri
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Special Poojas




Mangala Arathi 5/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Astothara 10/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Sahasranama 50/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Nandadeepa 30/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Ekavara Rudrabhisheka 160/- 11.30 Am to 12.30 pm, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Ekadashi Rudrabhisheka 400/- 11.00 Am to 12.30 pm
Shatha Rudrabhisheka 750/- 10.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Chikkaranga puja 250/- 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm
Prakarostava 1500/- 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Ekavara Rudrahoma 4000/- 8.00 am to 11.00 am
Maharanga puja 1000/- 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Kshirabhisheka 100/- 11.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Ekadashi Rudrahoma 7500/- 8.00 Am to 11.30 am
Tulabhara seve 200/- 12.00 pm to 12.30 pm
Mruthyunjaya Japa 20/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Prasada (Asking prasada) 20/- 12.30 pm
Tirtha snana 20/- 11.30 Am to 12.30 pm
Kayi Cheeti 1/- 7.30 Am to 1 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Satyanarayana Puja 1000/- 8.00 Am to 10.00 am
Deepostava 1500/- 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Mosaranna Naivedya 100/- 8.00 pm
Mrutyunjaya Rudrahoma 5000/- 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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