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Teru Malleshwara Temple
Teru Malleshwara Temple is located in heart of the Hiriyur town. Teru Malleshwara Temple is also called as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South)
Teru Malleshwara Temple is situated on the banks of River Vedavathi at Hiriyur Taluk of Chitradurga district in Karnataka state.
The walls of the 500 year old Teru Malleshwara Temple are decorated with paintings and Attractive Ancient Sculptures.
Teru Malleshwara temple features a tall tower along with a 45 ft high lamp and that is lit just once a year. The lamp includes eight lamps which store 10 seers of oil.
Legend of Teru Malleshwara Temple:
It is believed that famous devotee of Lord Shiva, Belavadi Mallamma who was residing in the town used to travel to Varanasi every year by walk. As she become older and weaker, she could walk to Varanasi to offer her prayers. So one day she prayed to Lord Shiva and told that because of her old age and weak, she could not visit Varanasi. Pleased by her prayers, lord Shiva appeared in her dream and told her that 'Don't come to Varanasi, I myself will come and reside in Hiriyur.
As promised lord Shiva was believed to have incarnated in the Oralukallu (a cylindrical shape stone which used in the households for grinding purpose). That stone which was worshipped by Mallamma later became known as Teru Malleshwara.
Annual Car Festival takes place for about 15 days in the Teru Malleshwara temple during the month of February. During this event, the large images of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, and Uma-Maheshwari seated on Nandi are taken out in procession.
Distance from Hiriyur:
Bangalore : 161 Km
Tumkur : 91 Km
Chitradurga : 42 Km
Davanagere : 104 Km
Shimoga : 142 Km
Hassan : 146 Km
Mangalore : 296 Km
Chikmagalur : 142 Km
Bellary : 147 Km
Hubli : 272 Km
Gadag : 220 Km
Mysore : 215 Km
How to get there (Hiriyur Teru Malleshwara Temple)
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport
Road: Hiriyur is well connected by Road network. Hiriyur is situated along NH-4.
All buses from Bangalore going towards Hubli, Belagavi, Davanagere, Bellary, pass via Hiriyur.
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