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Virupaksha Temple


Ruler Virupaksha temple is arranged in Virupakshapura in Mulabagilu. This town is pleased with having the rarest of the rarest Shivalingas in India. The Atmalinga is uncommon supernatural thing to be seen here. It changes its shading thrice a day.Mulbagal is in Kolar locale of Karnataka state in India.It 's around 100 km from Bangalore and 30 km from Kolar on the Bangalore-Chennai National Highway. Additionally, it's one of the taluks in Kolar region.

Mulbagal was initially called Mudalabagilu, signifying 'eastern passageway' as it was the portal to the past Mysore state in the Vijayanagara kingdom. Later on, it got to be Mulubagilu, lastly Mulbagal.

Mulbagal is a temple town. It has a few must-see old temples. Among them are: Anjaneya temple - The Anjaneya icon here is high accepted to have been introduced by Arjuna after Mahabharata war as a sign of appreciation to Hanuman, who was the image of his banner (Hanuman dhwaja) on the chariot. Later, the temple was remodeled and augmented by Raja Todar Mal who was the money pastor in Akbar's court. Todar Mal's statue is in the temple. The temple likewise houses the divinities of Srinivasa, Padmavathi, and Rama-Sita-Lakshmana. It has now turned into a custom for the travelers going to Tirupati to get down at Mulbagal, visit Anjaneya, and after that continue. Someswara temple - Another antiquated temple having fanciful significance.

Avani close Mulbagal is known as the Gaya of the south and it bears a group of temples known as the Rameshwara, Lakshmaneshwara, Bharateshwara and Shatrugneshwara, going back to the time of the Nolamba tradition.

Around 16 kms from here, is a spot called Byrasandra which is in the middle of Tayalur and Vkota. This spot has an exceptionally well known temples like Shiva on top of the slope, Venugopala swami temple in the heart of Byrasandra.

Furthermore there is a vyasaraya mutt, it is glad to realize that there was a college for which Vyasaraya theertha was himself the chanceller. In examination of temples, Mulbagal is a superior town than Kolar however Kolar is the region headquarter. At Mulbagal you can see Anjenaya temple, Subramanyeswara temple, Vittaleshwara Temple, Sripadaraja Matt and Baba Hyder Vali Dargah. Close to Mulbagal you can see Kurudamale Maha Ganapathi Temple, Narasimha Teertha and Sri Virupaksheshwara Swamy temple. At Avani you can see Ramalinga temple, Shankar Mutt, and Lava Kusha hill.

Brief presentation of Kolar district

The renowned Gold mine that existed in India was at KGF, Kolar locale in Karnataka. This spot has reference to Ramayana and Mahabharata. Ruler Rama stayed here after his successful return from Lanka for the best approach to Ayodhya. Kaiwara in Chintamani Taluk is connected with Mahabharata. Pandavas spent their outcast in this town in the wake of getting away from wax-house. Bhima executed evil spirit Bakasura on the slope called Bakasura shake near Yogi Narayana Yathindra Ashram, who is prevalently known as 'Kaiwara Thatha'. He has made "Kalgnanamu" and numerous Telugu and Kannada works. His mainstream Thathvas uncover the life logic. Aside from these attractions there is Lord Bhimeshwara Linga accepted to have been introduced by Bhima. Temple of Lord Amaranarayana is another vital place of worship here.

Viduraswatha is well known religious focus in Gowribidanur taluk. Viduara lived here and planted the blessed Aswath tree which exists even today, where a great many enthusiasts visit each day. This tree, encompassed by several icons of snake-divine beings, is found on Bangalore Hindupura railroad.

One should not miss to visit "Koti Lingeswara" a complex of Shivalingas of various sizes in Bangarpet Taluk.The author Swamiji has wanted to plant at least "One Crore" Shivalingas. Subsequently it is called Kotilingeswara.

Kurudumale in Mulabagilu taluk is a well-known slope resort for trekkers and religious individuals. There is renowned temple of Lord Ganesha. The truly presumed Virupaksha temple is another religious holy place in Mulabagilu. Ruler Anjaneya temple is of unique fascination in this town.

Initially called "Guttahalli" is perceived as Virupakshapura as a result of the temple of Lord Virupaksha. It is at 2km from Mulabagilu, going back to Vijayanagara period. It is a complex of vestiges of post encompassing temples. This old holy place, on the edges of town, is very much secured by solid dividers. There is some forming of fishes, winged animal and human on fortification dividers. Columns portray various frameworks of creatures, verdure, human and legendary persons. There are three Story's in the temple gopura.

This temple was worked by Chieftain Lakkana Dandesha of Muluvai area under Devaraya II of Vijayanagar administration.There are two Shivalingas in sanctorum. One was worshiped by Atri Maharshi and other one is Atmalinga of Lord Shiva.

There in one other such icon of Lord Shiva in Kantheshwara temple in Mangalore having comparable character.There is a pit before Garbhagudi which is said to give divine vibration.

Few more temples where sources mention color-changing phenomena in Shiva Linga are-

1. Pataleswar Temple, Talakad,
2. Kantheshwara temple, Mangalore
3. Sri Kalyana Sundarareswarar Temple, Thirunallur

Master Nandi is confronting fundamental divinities.There are etched pictures of a few different Gods in the temple and Kannada engraving of 1481. Goddess Bagalamukhi is additionally found in the sanctum.

Mulabagilu is 100 km from Bangalore the state capital. Kolar is at 30 km.The guests from outside can stay in Bangalore or Kolar where they can get decision settlement and sustenance.

About The Temple

Virupaksha temple, worked amid Vijayanagara tenet is encompassed by post dividers. Initially the fortification had seven rounds. Presently just initial two rings can be seen and demolishes of the third ring can be seen on the town edges. The temple has 3 level Gopura, a Kalyani and a Kalyan Mantap. The temple's Garbhagriha confronting the East has two Lingas, not one next to the other but rather one behind the other. The Linga in the front is the Atma Linga. Other than Gokarna, Virupaksha temple close Mulbagal is the other temple with Atma Linga.

Around 6 kms of Virupaksha is Avani, the origin of Rama's children Lava and Kusha. Avani is known for Seetadevi temple on the stone slope. Avani is likewise known for Ramlingeswara gathering of temples.

Virupaksha-Guttahalli is arranged 2 Km south-west of Mulabagilu town. The town is known for Virupaksha temple complex going back to Vijayanagara period, and remains of a fortification encompassing the complex.

Virupaksha is a tired little town. On the town edges is this antiquated temple secured by solid walls. Across the road are remnants of a portal of the same period. It looks inadequate.

The temples inward divider, Gopura and pioneers' residence. The Gopura has three levels. Hampi Virupaksha temple Gopura has nine levels.Floor sections are missing uncovering the soil. Columns delineate distinctive types of creatures, vegetation, human and fanciful animals.

By this temple was worked by a chieftain Lakkana Dandesha of Muluvai area under the principle Devaraya II of Vijayanagar administration. The temple engineering is normal Dravida style. Other than Gokarna Mahabhaleshwar temple, Virupaksha temple is the main other temple to have two Shivalinga. Of the two Lingas, one is accepted to be worshiped by Atri Maharshi and the other one is Atma-Linga.

Another claim to fame of this temple is the spot before the Garbhagudi where one can feel divine energy.The spot is a 2’ x 2’ x 6’ pit. When you remain in the pit, closes eyes, joins hand at the palm and extends them straight over the head stop for couple of minutes, you would feel vibrations brought on by infinite vitality. It’s best to do that early mornings, after a shower and attired in crisp white clothes.Also inside of the dividers of this temple is a Kannada engraving dated 1481 CE. The engraving gives points of interest of commitment made by Heggadedeva an authority of Vijayanagara domain amid Devaraya's guideline. The commitment was made towards development of temples, compound dividers, a gold Kalasha, a Pushkarani and a Kalyana Mantapa.

Architecture of Virupaksha Temple

Architecture of Virupaksha temple achieved its peak of fame from the mid-fourteenth century to the mid sixteenth century, that is, from the establishment of the kingdom till the rule of Krishnadevaraya. The temple was organized and profoundly extended with numerous increases made to it of mandapas, sub-hallowed places, pillared exhibitions, gopuras etc.The design of Virupaksha temple was integrated to the point that the first pre-Vijayanagara temple probably been encased by the working of a shut circumambulatory section and one or more waiting rooms and additionally an open, pillared entry on the three sides of the vimana. The shut rangamandapa, which has four entryways, was worked before the sixteenth century. Amid the fifteenth century, the stone bit of the northern "gopura" is likewise developed and the level pilasters on it are run of the mill of the pre-sixteenth century 'gopuras'. Amid the rule of Devaraya II, the Virupaksha temple was explained in genuinely extensive and rich way. By late sixteenth-century artistic work, the 'Narasimhapuranam', 'Prolunganti Tippa', an administrator of Devaraya II, added a gopura to the temple of Virupaksha at Hampi.

In the blink of an eye the temple has three gopuras: a vast external eastern one, a little inward east and a northern one. The internal east gopura was said to be built by Krishnadevaraya, yet the present external east door is, on complex grounds, clearly not a fifteenth-century structure. The east gopura is the main route to the patio of the Virupaksha Temple. The temple has a nine storied tower with lower two levels of the surviving tower and this level is decked with aesthetic stone work. The Bhuvanesvari place of worship inside of the Virupaksha complex has exceedingly fancy schist mainstays of the machine turned assortment, cut roofs and door frames, furthermore expand stone screens with cut-work plan. These all elements qualities of later Chalukyan engineering.

The internal east gopura of the Virupaksha complex is the model of the later sixteenth-century gopuras. It is not the most established of the gopuras at Hampi as four prior ones are surviving: two, with an east-west section, at the northern and southern finishes of Hemakuta slope, one in the 'Underground Temple' and the north gopura of the Virupaksha temple. The greater part of the gopuras existed in the Virupaksha temple, need block and mortar superstructures. In any case, the Virupaksha temple's north entryway superstructure is a much later expansion. These pre-sixteenth century gopuras have the "upapitha" and "adhisthana" with moldings that are not enlivening. The dividers have pilasters and 'kumbhapanjaras', all cut in exceptionally shallow help. The Virupaksha temple's east 'gopura', worked by Krishnadevaraya, additionally has the "upapitha" and 'adhisthana', one set once again from the other. In any case, the moldings, particularly of the last mentioned, are more improving. The divider surface has projections, characterized by pilasters, and breaks with 'kumbhapanjaras'.These are all the more profoundly cut and the pots of the "kumbhapanjaras" are balanced and fluted.The dividers end in a "kapota" cornice. The pyramidal block tower above has three stories and is topped with an extensive "sala" that shows the run of the mill horseshoe-formed finishes.

In 1509-10 A.D., on the event of his royal celebration, Krishnadevaraya fabricated the elaborate "maharangamandapa" (the front hub pillared-corridor) which has composite-columns and the "gopura" toward the east of this lobby, and had likewise repaired the immense gopura before the corridor. Composite-columns are a sixteenth-century highlight in temple design of Vijayanagara.The vicinity of such columns demonstrates that the pillared exhibition around the inward yard and the pillared corridor in the south-west corner of the external patio are additionally of the sixteenth century. The long chariot-road, 732 meters in length and around 10.6 meters wide, with mandapas on either side, was in presence by 1520 AD. The road was depicted as a wonderful road outfitted with excellent houses with overhangs and arcades, in which are shielded the travelers that go to the temple. It has been said that the mid sixteenth century the Virupaksha temple was a vast complex, involving an external and internal patio, three gopuras, pillared lobbies, a kitchen, displays, a temple tank, a chariot-road, the central sanctum and various sub-holy places.

Engineering of Inner Courtyard of Virupaksha Temple during the Vijayanagara period, the significance of the Virupaksha is showed in the setting up of temples committed to this god in different parts of the city and the kingdom. The most punctual of these in the capital was the temple committed to Prasanna Virupaksha, these days alluded to as the Underground Temple. Situated inside of the imperial focus of the city, it presumably served the ruler and court, however its significance is demonstrated by its critical area, as well as by the progressive periods of its development, spreading over practically the whole Vijayanagara period. The core of the temple goes back to the fourteenth century.

The key Virupaksha temple consolidates two goliath yards and the temple is east-bound.The main patio houses a 100-section corridor which is a pillared lobby, Kalyanamantapa at the most extreme right corner, the ticket counter, a police station, managerial workplaces and an old well. The mass of the 100 pillared lobbies has a limited entry that prompts a kitchen. Here one will go over a statue of the triple headed Nandi and the lines of columns that are formed with legendary animals are likewise seen. The temple has the colossal craft of Vijayanagara including the painting board that depends on legendary and awesome subjects with embellishing themes. The icon of Lord Virupaksha lies in the internal sanctum of the lobby. The type of the symbol is "linga" and the sanctum is encompassed by a passage.

The temple houses the places of worship of Virupaksha with other loving divinities that incorporate Goddess Pampa, consorts of Lord Shiva, Bhuvaneswari, the sanctums of planetary gods that are known as the Nava Grahas, hallowed place of Pataleswara which is one of the types of ruler Shiva. Encourage east is the temple of the planetary gods. The engineering of Virupaksha temple was anticipated as planned and the religious convictions of the rulers and the leaders of the period were uncovered through the design developments. Indeed, even the structural points of interest additionally confirm the patronization of the rulers towards craftsmanship and society.


An inscription dated 1481 BC is found on the base of the second shrine of the temple.The inscription provides details of an officer under Devaraya’s rule, Heggadedeva belonging to ‘Vishnu’ gotra having contributed to construction of the temples, compound, a gold ‘kalasa’, ‘pushkarani’, ‘agrahara mantapa’, and a mutt for the devotees.

About The deity

The Shiva linga here, it is said, is like the one in Varanasi. In the consecrated sanctum, there are two shiva lingas. One of them is an athma linga, called Virupaksha athma Linga.The claim to fame of this Linga is it changes its shading thrice a day. This Athma Linga is crimson in shading in the early mornings, in evenings it is white, and in the nights it takes nectar shading. This is one of not very many Lingas that progressions its shading thrice a day, one other being Kantheshwara (linga) temple in Mangalore. Nobody can disclose the shading marvels to this date. This still remains a puzzle to the science group. In the same sanctum, there is another Linga slightingly greater than the Virupaksha athma linga called ''Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga''. It is trusted that effective radiations are transmitted from the sacrosanct sanctum.

The purpose of inception of this radiation is the Athma Linga. The force of the radiations change according to time. High radiations are transmitted early morning and in the nighttimes, i.e amid sun rise and sun set. These radiations are capable. The radiations repress and counterbalance other negative radiations. There are extraordinary qualities connected with these radiations. At the point when presented to these radiation, it is as far as anyone knows enacts the right mind, which is about expressions and inventiveness. Other than sharpening ones imagination, these radiations likewise help youngsters to enhance memory power furthermore enhances their I.Qs. Youngsters influenced by extreme introvertedness can be cured by presenting them to these beams, each day. These radiations can make a youngster coordinated, can offer a quiet kid some assistance with speaking. There are numerous kids in the region of the temple who remains as a confirmation.

The school kids are always made to open to the beams, and accordingly they have colossally enhanced in the scholastics. Truth be told students from the close by schools made it a point to invest a great deal of energy in this temple, amid school hours, accordingly these youngsters stands first in the state exams. These radiations can likewise cure incessant maladies like growth, Tuberculosis, infirmities which can't be cured by the science are cured here. Actually the force of the radiation is strong to the point, that it will thump any individual who remains in its way. Anyone presented to these beams for couple of minutes, will begin shaking, as though somebody shaking them forward and backward. In the process one would not lose their equalization and excursion. Individuals presented to such beams has special experience, for some it makes them feel light, for others it gives them adrenalin high. Every persons encounters is as one of a kind as their DNA structure. The radiation begins from the Athma Linga, and closes at the otherside of the temple called "suruli"

In this temple complex, there is a consecrated sanctum for Goddess Bagalamukhi, radiations from this symbol can offset all the negative vibes brought about by dark enchantment and by different means. These beams can cure a considerable measure of emotional sicknesses as well. This temple was ad-libbed by KrishnaDevaraya. This temple is exceptionally novel and one of its sorts; it is one of those not very many temples with high dynamic vitality fields. Anybody can check it for themselves. Consequently, this spot is most loved for otherworldly enlightment seekers.

Legend And Stories

The Virupaksha temple is situated in Virupakshapura Village in Mulbagal taluk of Kolar dst, Karnataka.This is an exceptionally extraordinary Lord Shiva Temple. The story goes back to numerous 1000 centuries.Atreya Muni did retribution to masters shiva before Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga for a long time. Master Shiva satisfied by Artreya's dedication, appeared to him and gave the Virupaksha athma linga as token of appreciation. Athreya Muni, set up the linga in the same sanctum.

Devi Padmavati Sadhna is essentially to attain riches however individuals searching for employments or new pursuit can likewise profit by her Sadhana. Tirthankara Parshvanatha was a ruler in the kingdom of Kashi. He was known as ruler Parshva then. When he went to see an austere who was lighting so as to perform some compensation the logs of wood. On the edges of the city this austere, whose name was Kamath, was performing the custom of retribution. Parshva had divine vision and no one but he could see that there were two snakes (male and female requested that Kamath evacuate that log yet Kamath couldn't see anything and blamed Parshva for attempting to break the compensation. Parshva was the main individual there who recognized what was happening. When his solicitations were rejected, Parshva requested one of his workers to exasperate the fire and evacuate the log being referred to. Hireling did as he was told and everyone saw that there to be sure were two snakes in the log. The snakes sadly did not survive and passed on. Be that as it may, before their demise Parshva presented Namaskara Mantra and the snakes kicked the bucket in peace.

These snakes in their next conception were conceived as Dharnendra (one of the Indra Gods with the name of Dharan) and Padmavati. Kamath was exceptionally irate however he couldn't do anything, as he was demonstrated wrong. After couple of years Parshva left everything and left looking for interminable bliss and turned into a priest. One day Parshvanatha (Parshva) was remaining in a reflection in one park where an evil spirit called Meghmali arrived this Meghmali was no other yet Kamath who had passed on and had taken conception as Meghmali. Meghmali needed to take revenge as a result of what had happened in the past life.

Meghmali made a wide range of impediments to break the reflection. He made overwhelming downpours to fall on Parshvanatha with severest power. Parshvanatha proceeded in his reflection. He was not moved or bothered by this serious cataclysm. Water began rising and it came up to the knees of Parshvanatha and it was all the while rising. At this point Dharnendra and Padmavati came and made a major lotus, which lifted Parshvanatha over the water. Dharnendra made a hood (snake hood) to anticipate Parshvanatha as head getting wet. Parshvanatha was still in profound reflection. Meghmali finally surrendered his abhorrent demonstrations and apologized. Parshvanatha pardoned him.

This account of obstructions made by Meghmali is much acclaimed. Dharnendra and Padmavati spared Parshvanatha and individuals trust that regardless they come and spare any individual who in is trouble. However it is important that Padmavati is adored more than Dharnendra. Actually she is the absolute most famous goddess in Jains. She is, as expressed before the devoted divinity of Lord Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara. Her shading is brilliant and her vehicle is the snake with a roosters head. Padmavatis icons are found in situated position wherein her right leg is laying on the ground and the left leg is lying on the right thigh. A few pictures are found in a lotus position too. Most pictures have snake hood overhead. She has a red appearance and has four arms and her two right hands hold a lotus and a rosary. The two left hands hold a foods grown from the ground rein. There are distinctive types of goddess Padmavati. Shvetambaras normally have her venerated images with four hands. Digambra picture of Padmavati has upto 20 hands.

The Sadhna of Devi Padmavati is essentially a Jain Sadhna with the end goal of achieving riches and flourishing. On the eve of Diwali. Each Jain Sadhak performs the sadhana of Devi Padmavati to get favored with riches and success. It is very clear that Jain Society is truly prosperous and rich and that is a direct result of the astonishing impact of sadhna of Devi Padmavati.

According to Jain scholars words, Devi Padmavati sadhna is fruitful to the point that each individual independent of religion or group ought to attempt it and increase thriving. For Devi, there is no religion or station boundary and she offers her gift on every single one who adores her with commitment, dedication and immaculateness of heart.

The accompanying temple is situated in rich green woodland of kaannathur, kasargud dist in Kerala. The temple is called Nalwaru, which litreally implies 4 persons. Notwithstanding, the four persons at the temple are 'lords of phantoms'! The four divinities are Ugramurthy, Panjurli, Raktha-Chamundi and Vishnumurthy. This temple is extremely sacrosanct, and individuals fear the gods of the temple. The temple is loaded with a considerable measure of tantric forces, extremely run of the mill to any Keralite temple. The principle motivation behind this temple is that it servers as an individuals' court. The greater part of the question is settled in the temple patio, this has been the practice for a long time now. An offended party with truth on his side can give an appeal to the temple powers. What's more, litigant will get a notice (like a court's request) from the temple. In the event that the respondent declines to obey and chooses not to react to the requests from the temple, and chooses not to appear for hearing at the temple, such persons will be confronted with sudden incidents, and sudden passing in their crew. Facilitate more, It is likewise trusted that such persons souls will be held by these 4 phantom divine beings.

Individuals in the locale and in and around Mangalore, Karnataka are exceptionally frightened of these 4 divine beings and don't talk about these divine beings calmly. Consequently they regularly appear to evade the anger of the apparition divine beings. It is to be noticed that one of Mangalore's air crash casualties soul was held by one such Ghost divine beings, and after a ton of asking and persuading by the casualty's relatives the apparition divine beings discharged his spirit, yet did tell that every one of the casualties soul from that crash is still held by them, they additionally admitted that it was not them that created the mischance, but rather a pilot's blunder. Mangalore Airport's runway was worked subsequent to moving a Ghost divinity temple.

This current pilot's blunder was later affirmed by the examination group. The prevalent view in this area is the point at which a spirit is held by an apparition god/s, the nourishment arranged on their "teethi" is untouched by the crows or whatever other animals. Although, they are not the run of the mill temple we see somewhere else, they are to be sure effective by all methods and extremely sacrosanct to this part of the nation. No dark enchantment will work in this temple, and anybody with sick goal can't enter the temple. They are mercilessly rebuffing the wrong practitioners. Individuals from all confidence adore these divine beings and regularly visit the temple to get quick equity and to discover conclusion to their issues. It is firmly prompted that anybody with no truth to his/her story ought to abstain from offering request to the temple, in the event that they do they too will confront the rage!

Rare Facts

There are two shiva lingas in this temple. One of them is an athma linga, called Virupaksha athma Linga. The strength of this Linga is it changes its shading thrice a day. This Athma Linga is crimson in shading in the early mornings, in evenings it is white, and in the nights it takes nectar shading.


This temple is approached with prayers to be successful in arts and creativity, to help children to improve memory power and also improves their IQs. Children affected by autism can be cured by exposing them to these rays, every day.These radiations can make a child agile, can help a mute child speak. There are many children in the vicinity of the temple who have tremendously improved in the academics. People visit the temple to seek cures for chronic diseases like cancer, tuberculosis, ailments which cannot be cured by the science are cured here. Radiations from this idol cancels out all negative vibes caused by black magic and other means. These rays cure a lot of mental illnesses too.


Mulbagal is in Kolar region of Karnataka state in India. It’s around 100 km from Bangalore and 30 km from Kolar on the Bangalore-Chennai National Highway. Likewise, it's one of the taluks in Kolar region.

Temple Address

Virupaksha Temple,
Kolar, Karnataka, India,
Pincode - 563131.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • 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.

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