Shambhulinga temple lies in the district of Gadag. The principal deity worshiped in the Shambhulinga temple is Bhimambika. This temple is located in the state of Karnataka. The closest city is Davangere. The Shambhulinga temple is about 1, 000 years old and it was under the control of a Chalukya king. The temple's Garbhagriha has a Shivalinga and as per mythology it is supposed to be an Udbhavalinga. The annual car festival or jatra is held in the temple of Shambhulinga during the months of February or March. The images of the deity are taken on a palkhi. The festival is celebrated every year with great pomp and splendour. People flock here in large numbers to see the entire celebration. Prasadam (Annadham) is distributed here during festival time. This is an ideal time to visit the temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be blessed with happiness
- For prosperity
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.