Situated in Somvar peth, this massive, old Malikarjuna temple belongs to the Lingayats. Over 28 solid pillars support the mandap that has an Anandi image in its traditional pose. An idol of Gajanan, placed in a specially prepared wooden frame, is present near the image chamber. A brass image of Ganapati with a Nandi on its left and a small ling on its right is present on the gabhara lintel. The door of the 12 sq ft gabhara is plated with brass. Well-painted images of Sankar and Parvati form the background for the marble ling in the gabhara and a brass hooded cobra shelters the ling. The temple has an 18 ft high dipmal outside.
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.