Kotilingeshwara Temple Kolar: Timings, Entry Fees, Facilities, How to Reach


The Kotilingeshwara Temple is located in the quaint village of Kammasandra in the Kolar district. Renowned for housing the world's largest and tallest Shivalinga, it attracts numerous visitors. The inaugural Shiva Linga was consecrated in 1980. Since then, the temple has witnessed the installation of countless lingams.

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Temple Timings

7 AM - 9:30 PM


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Kotilingeshwara Temple Timings 



Temple Opens 

7 AM

Abhishek Pooja & Maha Mangalarthi

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Anna Prasadam (Free Meals) Afternoon

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Anna Prasadam (Free Meals) Evening

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maja Mangalarthi & Temple Closes

9:30 PM

Kotilingeshwara Temple Tickets



Entry Fee

INR 20 per person

Camera Fee

INR 100 per camera

Parking Charges

INR 30

Linga Installation Fee

Starts from INR 6,000

About Kotilingeshwara Temple

Maha Shivaratri holds special significance, drawing a multitude of devotees to the temple on this auspicious day. The temple is conveniently accessible from the gold fields of Kolar.

Located in Kolar, the Kotilingeshwara Temple boasts a towering Shivalinga standing at 33 meters, making it the tallest in the world. Accompanying this remarkable feature is an 11-meter-tall Basava statue, surrounded by numerous Shivalingas scattered throughout the area. The project aims to establish one crore Shivalingas, hence the name Kotilingeshwara, with approximately one hundred lakh Shivalingas currently in place.

In the area, there are several temples including the Goddess Annapoorneshwari Temple, Goddess Karumaari Amma Temple, Lord Venkataramani Swamy Temple, Lord Panduranga Swamy Temple, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana Temple, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy Temple, Lord Anjaneya Temple, and Goddess Kannika Parameshwari Temple. Additionally, there are two special flower trees named Nagalinga and Cannon Ball where many unmarried women pray for a happy married life.

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Availabilities at Kotilingeshwara Temple

At Kotilingeshwara Temple in Kolar, there are accommodation facilities available for devotees with rest houses within the temple premises. Additionally, the temple hosts free mass marriages annually, conducted by priests accompanied by drums, music, and chants. Presently, approximately twenty weddings take place here each week. Moreover, there is a meditation hall provided for devotees seeking a tranquil space for meditation. 

How to Reach Kotilingeshwara Temple

By Road: Distance: 80 KM from KR Puram / Whitefield. Kolar is at a distance of 2.5 hours from Bangalore.

By Bus: Regular buses ply from Majestic and KR Puram bus stop every few hours.

By Air: The nearest airport is Bangalore Airport. Travelers arriving at the airport have the option to hire cabs or utilize public transportation to reach Kolar.

By Rail: The nearest railway junction is Bangarpet, approximately 15 km away.

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