Kurudumale Sri Ganesha Temple is situated in Kurudumale village, Mulbagal Taluk, Kolar District, Karnataka, India. The Ganesha idol is made with Saligram and the height is 13.5 ft. It was believed that this place was the place where the Devas would descend from heaven for entertainment on earth. It is also said that Lord Rama offered prayers on the way to Lanka and Pandavas also visited before going to war with Kauravas. Kurudumale was previously known as Koodi-Malai in Tamil, which means hill of meeting.
The hill on which this temple is located is called Kootamale and over the course of the year, this place has become Kurudumale. The idol is said to have been established by Lord Bhrama, Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva during Sata Yuga. As this idol was established by the Hindu Trinity, this place was called Kotadria.
Someshwara Temple is a Shiva temple near Kurudumale Ganesh Temple and is considered to be older than the Ganesha temple and was built during the Cholas period. Half of the temple has a different style of carving, it is believed to have been made by artist Jakanachari and the other half carved by his son Dankanachari.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a grand manner.
Kurudumale Sri Ganesha Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.30 AM to 1.00 PM
Evening: 3.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Kurudumale Sri Ganesha Temple History:
The inscriptions on the temple wall also lend evidence to the fact that the Kurudumale Ganesha temple was built during the rule of the Vijaynagara kings. The inscriptions are all in Tamil and some even date back to the 13th century during the reign of the Hoysala kings.
How to reach Kurudumale Ganesha Temple:
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is the nearest airport which is 105 km away from Mulbagal.
The nearest railway station is at Kolar which is 39 km.
The direct bus is available from Mulbagal bus stand to Kurudumale Temple, which is 8 km away. The last bus Timings from Kurudumale to Mulbagal is 8:00 PM.
Kurudumale Ganesh Temple Address: