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Shri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Kuruvathi

Karnataka, Bellary

The Mallikarjuna temple is located in the town of Kuruvatti (Kuruvathi) in the Bellary district of Karnataka state, India. The temple was constructed in the early 12th century during the rule of the Western Chalukya Empire. According to an inscription at the temple, it was constructed in service of the god "Abhinava Someshvara" and that the temple also went by the name "Ahavamallesvara". The temple was constructed in the memory of the King Vikramaditya VI by his heir.



The building material used for The Mallikarjuna temple is soapstone. The temple consists of a sanctum (garbhagriha), an antechamber which connects the sanctum to a sabhamantapa, two mukhamantapa on either side, and indedpendent of the main temple complex and to the east, a hall (nandimantapa) containing a sculpture of Nandi. Inside, the entrance to the antechamber has a highly decorated lintel with motifs of aquatic creatures. The Rangamantapa ha...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Temple timings : 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (All days of the week)

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Darsan Dresscode

Clean and conservative clothing is advised.( Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops)


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 surrounded by ancient temples.

Location and Contact

Shri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Kuruvathi, Bellary(Dist.), Karnataka 583217

Road :
Kuruvatti is accessible by road from Ranibennur and as well as from Guttal

Rail :
Devaragudda/Ranibennur is the nearest railway station

Airport :
The nearest Airport is at Hubli. International Airport is at Bangalore

Additional Info

  1. Hotel ALLUM (+91 83926 51515)
  2. Vijaya Bank ATM, Union Bank ATM, Corporation Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and harathi at 7:00 AM
Archna and sevas are conducted from 8:00 AM onwards

Regular Offerings

Holige and ghee are served as Naivedya to Lord Nandi

Special Rituals

There are some special pooja performed during the time of festivals and during Maha Shivaratri. In Kartika a special pooja to the Lord Nandi and Mallikrjuna Swamy is performed.

Famous Festival

The maha Rathothsava is celebrated on Maha Shivaratri Amavasya (new moon) day during February / March.

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