Kalimath Temple is located 3 km from Yellapur. It was constructed during the 12th century and has number of pillars that have beautiful carving and inscriptions in Kannada. The temple has a Shiva Lingam made of soft stone and an idol of Nandi. Kalimath temple is one of the most famous temple with culture and tradition.
How To Reach Yellapur
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport connecting Yellapur to major Indian cities. Hubli Railway Station is nearest railhead to Yellapur, situated at a distance of about 71 km. Hubli is well connected to major cities of India, such as Mangalore and Bangalore, to name a few. Travellers can hire air conditioned taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Yellapur from here. Yellapur is well connected to major cities and nearby areas via regular bus services that are frequent, comfortable and cheap.
Uttara Kannada district,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Protection from evil
- Destruction of ego
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah
Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.
Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha
Meaning -Om, I offer my salutations to Her, the first one, dark within her existence, the ultimate primal feminine, who discards illusion to the whole truth of existence.
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te
Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.
Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat
Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.