Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Pilgrimages 50

  Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy : Malleswaram – Hindu Temple

MadanMohan Tarun

This huge temple is situated on a hillock in Malleswaram.

 It is believed that this place was searched by Venkoji, the step brother of Shivaji in 1669. This is one of the oldest temples of Bangalore . In those days Bangalore was a village and belonged to the Bijapur rulers.

Once venkoji, stepbrother of Shivaji came with his Minister Baji rao Peshwa to iplement tax on this area he visited Mallapura’s Mallikarjun swami  temple and  he came across a  swambhu Shivalingam  there.

He was so much influenced by this place that he declared this area as an area of dharma and granted  all taxes earned from Medharanignahalli village for this temple.
I visited this temple on 16th of January 2013.

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