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Temples

Mylara Lingeshwara Temple

Karnataka, Bellary

Mylara Lingeshwara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Mailari, a form of the god Shiva in Mylara. Located at center of Karnataka, it is in the extreme south-western corner of Hoovina Hadagali taluk, Bellary. The River Tungabhadra flows just two kilometres away from this temple.
The Mylara temple is managed by the Woodeyar family. These people are called Guru or Swamy. They are responsible for continuing the pooja, traditions which were carried from past generation. It is believed that the totem of the Mylaralinga is a dog.

Legend

Once Mallasura, the demon and his brother performed a severe penance extracted from Lord Brahma. Pleased with the penance, Lord Brahma gave them a boon that they will never be harmed by any human being. Soon the demon began to harass the sages, who then requested Lord Shiva to protect them. Lord Shiva took the form of Mylara and took the forces of the seven crores goravas with him and had a furious battle with Mallasura and his brother Manikasura...View more

Architecture

Mylara lingeshwara temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.The most important part of a temple is the garbhagriha (translated as womb-chamber) where Lord Shiva is located in the form of Mylara lingeshwara swamy in standing posture, the statue is located in a small window-less shrine room located at the very heart of the temple. Worshipers consider that energy flows out in all directions from the garbhagriha and this is reflected i...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Morning 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (All days of the week)

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Darsan Dresscode

Clean and conservative clothing is preferred (Avoid shorts).

Culture

The temple is located in small village in Bellary district. The place is surrounded by green forest, the climate is modest with lots of green tress surrounding the temple. One can see lots of temples near to this place. The gorava dance(gorava kunita), a dance of the Lord Shiva cult, is popular in areas of the North Karnataka.

Location and Contact

Mylara Lingeshwara Temple,Mylara,Bellary(Dist.), Karnataka 583217

Pramod Bhat: 9880640257

The nearest airport is located at Bellary, and the nearest railway station is Devargudda railway station. There are no direct buses to Mylara, but there are buses to nearby points like Ranebennur, Neelgunda etc. From these places, you can get another bus to Mylara, or an auto-rickshaw. One can also hire local taxis from Bellary.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and harathi to Lord Shiva at 7:00 AM
While worshipping Mylara Linga, the Goravas used to wear the costume of a black woollen rug, hanging bag made out of skin on the shoulder. Some of them wear a black coat and white dhoti.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

Karanika Utsava (bow-climbing and prophecy-uttering ritual) and Pavada (body piercing ritual) are the rituals that are followed during the Mailara Jatre(fair). 
Karanika Utsava is performed by the Karanika Gorava, who fasts for 12 days, after which he climbs a 12-meter bow and utters a euphoric prophecy regarding regional agriculture, animal husbandry, and politics.

Famous Festival

Mailara Jatre
Karanika Utsava

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