The deity of God Ganesh is worshipped at the holy Kurudumale Mahaganapathi Temple that is located in Kurudumale at Kolar district of Karnataka. This exceptionally beautiful temple was constructed by the Vijayanagar kings. As per a legend, the Devas came to earth from heaven with the purpose of fun. The devotees consider this temple very auspicious and prefer visiting this temple to gain the blessings of God Ganesha before inaugurating any new activity or work.
God Ganesha is known as ‘Vighnaharta’ which refers to the one who unblocks the hurdles. There is another temple nearby called the Someshwara temple which is dedicated to God Shiva. The architecture of Kurudmale Ganapathi temple is quiet unique as it constructed out of a single stone. The temple is located at a prime location, attracting a lot of devotees as it is only 10 kilometres away from a tourist spot known as Mulbagal.
About The Temple
The temple was established during the era of the Cholas. The temple building depicts different kinds of architecture within the sites of temple as it was completed by renowned artists Dankanachari and Jakanachari. The idol of God Ganesha was enshrined in the temple when King Krishnadevaraya built this temple and millions of devotees have come over the century to ask for God’s blessings.
According to the mythology, God Ganesha’ deity was enshrined in this temple by God Brahma, God Vishnu and God Mahesh who are also known to be the maker, destroyer and sustainer of the world. The idol of God Ganesha is about thirteen and a half feet in height and is a major tourist attraction. This temple is known to be a holy place as Gods came from heaven for reformation.
The temple was earlier known as Koodu-Malai which means ‘meeting hill’ in Tamil. As per the legend, the Gods descended from heaven and it is believed to be the place where the Gods relaxed. The temple is believed to be the abode of purity and bliss. The devotees feel the holy vibrations and calm environments as they enter the temple.
The devotees feel blessed while worshipping in this temple due to the positive vibes all over the temple. It is also believed that the Gods shower blessings of good health and prosperity on those who worship with pure heart. The priests of the temple conduct a huge pooja for God Ganesha by the trimurthis.
Best Season to Visit
It is recommended for the devotees to visit the temple anytime between the months of July and October.
The devotees can arrive at the nearest airports of Hubli or Bangalore.
The railway station of Kolar is nearest to the temple as it is located only 2kms away from the city centre. The tourists can also hire a taxi or cab at the railway station to visit the tourist attractions.
The temple is easily accessible as it is only 110kms away from Bangalore and frequent road transport is available for the tourists. The tourists can opt for the State Road Transport Corporation buses that commute between Bangalore and Mulbagal or the passenger trains moving between Bangalore and Mulbagal.
Kurudumale Mahaganapathi Temple,
Kurudumale, Mulbagal Taluk,
Kolar District, Karnataka,
India, Pincode – 563131.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For auspicious beginnings
- For good health and prosperity
- For happiness
- For peace of mind
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.