Chinmalli Mallikarjuna Temple is a charming place of worship located at Chinmalli, around 50 km from Gulbarga, in Karnataka. This twelfth century altar is settled on the banks of Bhima River. Chinmalli Mallikarjuna Temple reveres Lord Shiva as the managing divinity. A wonderful Shivling is mounted in the sanctum sanctorum of the sanctuary. The sanctuary has a wonderful octagon lobby.
As per an engraving, the Yadava dynasty lord Ramachandra's better half Mahamandaleshwari Mayi offered charities to the sanctuary. Another engraving portrays the technique for offering puja to Mallikarjuna.
The annual festival usually held in January is a major attraction. The ‘footwear procession,’ held once in three years on the previous day of Sankranti, attracts thousand s of devotes from far a near.
How To Reach Chinmalli
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad (214 km).
Gulbarga Railway Station on the Mumbai-Bangalore main line is the nearest major railway station.
Most of the places in Karnataka are well connected with KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Service as well as private bus services. National Highways No. 4 and No. 13 are the two major highways. KSRTC with about 110 bus stations operates its services to all villages in the state which have motorable roads. It operates 5100 schedules with 5400 vehicles.
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.