Teru Malleshwara Temple is located in heart of the Hiriyur town. Teru Malleshwara Temple is also called as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South). Teru Malleshwara Temple is situated on the banks of River Vedavathi at Hiriyur Taluk of Chitradurga district in Karnataka state. The walls of the 500 year old Teru Malleshwara Temple are decorated with paintings and attractive ancient sculptures. Teru Malleshwara temple features a tall tower along with a 45 feet high lamp and that is lit just once a year. The lamp includes eight lamps which store 10 seers of oil.
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.