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Male Mahadeshwara Hills
Male Mahadeshwara Hills, a sacred place for Hindus is located around 140 km from Mysore. It is situated in the eastern parts of Kollegal taluk in Chamarajanagar district. The height of the hill is about 3000 feet from the sea level.
Male Mahadeshwara Hills also known as MM Hills is surrounded by dense forest. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Mahadeshwara (the incarnation Lord Shiva). The temple here attracts not only the pilgrims but also nature lovers.
The ancient temple at Male Mahadeshwara is very sacred and popular, Mahadeshwara temple is surrounded by 77 hills in the Eastern Ghats. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
It is believed that, 600 years ago Mahadeshwara Swamy came here to perform penance in Male Mahadeshwara Hills. People believe that he is still performing penance in the temple's sanctum sanctorum in the form of a Shiva Linga. Sri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy was using a tiger as his vehicle and performed number of miracles around the hills to save the people living here. The miracles of Lord Sri Mahadeshwara are beautifully sung by the village folk in Janapada Style.
Thousands of devotees visit Male Mahadeshwara Hills from Karnataka and the neighboring state, Tamilnadu. Pilgrims who visit here will have a holy dip in Antaragange (Ganges from deep), near the temple, this is a peculiar water flow from the ground arises during the entire year and the origin is not yet known.
Poojas and Archana are done thrice in a day, the first worship of the day starts in early morning at 05.30. Rudrabhisheka is made between morning 6.00 and 8.00 and again between 10.30 AM and 12 Noon. The evening poojas are performed between 6.30 PM and 8.00 PM.
Special poojas are conducted on Sankashta Chathurthi, New Moon day and Full Moon day. The main festival of the temple is Maha Shivaratri (February/March). Special pooja's are conducted at this time. During Deepavali festival a grand celebration can be seen in Male Mahadeshwara Hills.
Other Shrines to visit at Male Mahadeshwara
Sri Adi Madappa
Sri Indi Basavwshwara
Sri Goujala Katte Basaveshwara
Sri Bale Kallu Basaveshwara
Sri Paada Dhare
Sri Karaiah's Boli
Sri Kanave Basappa
Accommodations at Male Mahadeshwara
The boarding and lodging with modern amenities are also to all the visiting devotees provided with sincerly. The guest houses include Mahadeshwara Bhavana, Gurudarshini, Giridarshini, Shivadarshini etc.
The average flow of pilgrims is about 4,000 people everyday. Advanced mechanized and clean kitchen provides free food for all pilgrims at the Dasoha Bhavana, the beautiful dining hall is equipped to feed people. Devotees may contribute for Anna Dasoha Seva.
Distance from Male Mahadeshwara Hills
Bangalore: 210 km
Mysore: 140 km
Kollegal: 70 km
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Nearest Railhead: Bangalore
Road: Male Mahadeshwara Hills is well connected by roads various tourist and private buses ply from Mysore to Male Mahadeshwara Hills frequently.
Route map to reach Male Mahadeshwara hills from Bangalore:
Bangalore - Ramanagar (50 Km)
Ramanagar - Channapattana (10 Km)
Channapattana - Maddur (take left towards Malavalli) (20 km)
Maddur - Malavalli (25 Km)
Malavalli - Kollegal (35 Km)
Kollegal - Hanur (25 Km)
Hanur - Kaudalli (15 Km)
Kaudalli - Male Mahadeshwara Hills (30 Km - Ghat Road)
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