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Malleshwara Temple   Malleshwaram

About Malleshwara Temple

On the busy Sampige Road, Malleswaram besides the Prasanna Sai Mandir is the historically famous Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy temple. The temple was also known as ‘kadu malleswara’ referring to the jungle like territory in which it was built. The land for the temple and the surrounding area came to be known as Malleswaram.

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy temple located in Malleswaram, is one of the oldest temples in the city. There is no document of exact date or period of this temple. History shows that this temple had a relation with the period of the Great Maratha leader Shivaji.KaduMalleshwara

Bangalore was a village (Grama) that belonged to the Bijapur rulers. It was given to Shivaji’s father, Shahji who ruled Bangalore as a jagir. It was then inherited by his youngest son Venkoji (Ekoji), Shivaji’s stepbrother.

In the year 1669 A.D., Venkoji on a visit to this region with his minisEntrance of the temple ter Baji Rao Peshwa for implementing taxes (Chouthaya), visited Mallapura’s Mallikarjuna Swamy and came across a shivalingam, which was believed to be a ‘swayamboo’.

Malleswaram is well connected by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transportation Corporation (BMTC) buses with the downtown and other localities in Bangalore


Dakshina Mukhi Nandi Theertha Kalyani temple: Another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Malleshwaram. Here water comes out of Nandis mouth and no one knows the origin of this water.
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