This temple is located in Virupakshapura Village in Mulbagal taluk of Kolar district, Karnataka. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Shiva Linga. There are two Shivlingas in this temple Athma Linga and Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga. According to mythology Sage Atreya was doing penance in front of Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga for several decades. The lord pleased with his devotion gifted him the Athma Linga which he installed in the temple. The temple also has a shrine for Goddess Bagalamukhi.
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.