There is also a Male - Shankara Temple here, which is built of rough gray stone. This temple is situated on a high plinth and its carvings are quite plain owing to the rough nature of its stone. There are two inscription tablets on its northern and western entrances and a large cistern has been built in front of it. An inscription from 1109 AD present here belongs to the reign of Vikramaditya VI of the Chalukyas. However, it is said that it originally belonged to a Jaina temple of Gabbur called Brahma - Jinalaya or Nagara - Jinalaya. At that time, this place was called Gobbur or Hiriya and used to be an agrahara town.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- 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.