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Kadu Malleshwara Temple / Sri Kaadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple


The Kadu Malleshwara Temple Kannada is a 17th-century A.D. Hindu temple dedicated to the Shiva located in the Malleshwaram locality of Bengaluru, India. The word 'Kadu' literally means forest, referring to the thick vegetation that marked the surrounding places. Malleswaram, the suburb gets the name after this historic temple.

About The Temple

Kadu Malleshwara Temple is one of the most seasoned temples of Bangalore situated in Malleswaram. Kadu MalliKarjunaSwamy or Kadu Malleshwara temple in Malleshwaram which is around 4-5 kms from the downtown area. The temple is committed to Lord Shiva. Kadu Malleshwara Temple is developed utilizing Dravidian engineering amid the reign of King Venkojirao Bhonsle of Thanjavur. Shiva is adored as Mallikarjun. One a player in the temple, Nandishwara Teertha Temple (Basava Theertha), is before the temple. It is said to be the primary source or origin of the Vrishabhavathi River.This temple is accepted to exist since seventeenth century and blessed by the considerable Chatrapati Shivaji , the Maratha sovereign's sibling Venkoji . It takes after the dravidian style of development. Divinity loved is Lord Shiva - as Linga. Likewise alluded as "Malleshwara" - the design amid its arrangement is additionally named after this place as "Malleshwaram". As amid the season of development, the symbol might be submerged in the thick timberland range it is affixed with "Kadu" which means backwoods in Kannada. This is quite recently nearby the busiest Malleshwaram showcase street and draws in numerous guests .

The temple has right around 3-4 doors. The fundamental passageway is at the flip side of the principle street , encompassed by a temple complex - Gangama , Nandhi Teertha and the Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temples. The principle linga of Malleshwara is by all accounts old, while alternate icons going with Ganesha , Parvathi , Subramanya appear to be as of late blessed. The principle place of worship passage is completely covered with Brass material with lovely outlines. The stone columns say a story on the age of this temple. The principle linga is about a feet tall and is one of the short linga we had run over. Temple surroundings is very much kept up , there is an excellent stop with rich green plants , blossoms and trees with stone seats which pulls in many love couples getting a charge out of the shade and smoothness of the spot!


Thousands of devotees from and around Bangalore visit Kadu Malleshwara Temple in Malleswaram during the holy day of Shivaratri festival. The main annual festival is Shivaratri. The locality of Malleshwaram is named after this temple

How To Reach Bangalore

One can reach Bangalore via air at Bangalore International Airport which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city. Bangalore railway station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bangalore which includes Mysore express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi and Udyan express from Mumbai which covers many major cities in between. Bangalore by road is approximately 350kms whereas from Madikeri it is 250kms. From Goa to Bangalore if one prefers to drive, the distance is approximately 600kms en route National Highway 4.

Temple Address

Kadu Malleshwara Temple,
Bengaluru, Karnataka


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


The temple is open from morning 6.30 AM till noon 12.30 PM and in the evening between 04.30 PM to 07.30 PM.

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