Yediyur Sri Siddalingeshwara Swami Temple


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Yediyur Sri Siddalingeshwara Swami Temple is the tomb i.e., Nirvikalpa Shivayoga Samadhi of Tontada Siddhalinga a great Vireshaiva teacher and author who flourished at the end of the 15th century.

He traveled far and wide preaching Sharana faith which is predominantly praying with ISHTA LINGA as envisaged by Basavanna, Allama Prabhu, and a vast group of learned men and women from all walks of life. He performed 12 years of penance at a garden belongs to Vokkaligara Nambiyana (Thota) and hence came to be known as Thontada Siddalingeshwara Swamy.

Yediyur is the final destination of Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy. He was not born out of a mother’s womb but, appeared as an infant to a childless couple, Mallikarjuna and Jnanambe. He traveled extensively in his life preaching eternal truth.

He is a renowned Virashaiva teacher and author. Shathsthala Jnana Saramrutha, a collection of 701 Vachanas (poems), is his literary contribution. He was also a chief of Murugi Mutt. Abode of Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy’s large number of disciples, some of whom have also written on Virashaiva faith and philosophy, Yediyur is considered to be a seat of awakened spiritual consciousness.

The Siddlingeshwara temple faces north and is a fairly large Dravidian structure. An inscription near the entrance says about the spiritual greatness of the teacher while scenes from the life of Sidhalingha are depicted on the Gopura. There is a small shrine for Veerabhadra Swamy in the basement. It is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is known to perform miracles on a large number of people belonging to different castes and creeds. Many sick and suffering people are believed to be cured by his divine powers.

Sri Siddalingeshwara Swami Temple-Yediyur

Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple Dasoha Timings

Thontada Siddlingeshwara Kainkarya Seva Samithi” an independent committee provides free food known as “Anna Dasoha” for Devotees visiting the temple.

Break Fast: 8:00AM – 10:30PM, Lunch: 12:30AM – 3:30PM, Dinner: 7:30AM – 10:00PM

Timings to visit

04:30 AM – 08:30 PM

Maha Mangalarathi: 07:00 AM | 01:30 PM | 07:00 PM

Break Fast: 8:00AM – 10:30PM, Lunch: 12:30AM – 3:30PM, Dinner: 7:30AM – 10:00PM

Entry Fee: Free

Important Festivals

Every year the temple holds a 15 day Jatra, from the 7th day after ‘Ugadi’. The Jatra is conducted to mark the attainment of Samadhi by Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy.

During Maha Shivarathri, a Hindu festival, Sahasra Rudrabhisheka is performed at the temple. Besides, the last day of Karthika masa is celebrated by lighting Laksha Deepa around the temple.

How to reach Yediyur Sri Siddalingeshwara Swami Temple

By Air: Bangalore International Airport – 114 km 

By Train: Kunigal Railway station – 21.7 km

By Road: Shravanabelagola – 53 km, Hassan – 90 km, Bangalore – 94 km, Magadipalya Bus Stop – 9.3 km.


Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple Kunigal, Taluk, Yadiyur, Karnataka 572142.

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