Sri Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple

Sri Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple

Karnataka , Bangalore Rural

Shrine: Ganapathi, Kashi Vishwanatha, Mallikarjuna, Parvati, Maha Vishnu, Surya Narayana, Kala Bhairava, Arunachaleshwara, Navagraha, Channakeshava, Subramanya,Dakshina Murthy, Anjaneya

Sri Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple is located in Malleshwaram,in the suburbs of Bangalore City and is one of the oldest temples in the city. This six hundred year old temple complex is spread amidst a sprawling garden and it is believed that the locality of Malleshwaram was built around this 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. History shows that the temple belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji's stepbrother Venkoji, who came upon a 'Shivalingam' in 1669 and consecrated the temple around it.

Origin: Constructed in 1669 A.D by Venkoji (Ekoji), Chatrapati Shivaji’s stepbrother.


Legend has it that in the 15th Century, a betel-nut merchant Sri Siddalinga Shetty was camping in the forest that is now Malleshwaram. He is said to have experienced a miracle while trying to use the Linga, which he then took to be an ordinary stone, as a stovetop, to cook on, and thereafter, he constructed the temple around this very powerful Udbhava Murthy.



The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kadu Malleshwara Temple is constructed using Dravidian architecture during the rule of King Venkojirao Bhonsle.

Darsan Info

Temple timings : 7.00AM -12.00 PM and 6.00 PM- 9.00 PM

Darsan Dresscode: There is no particular code. Devotees are advised to dress conservatively.


The city of Bangalore has beautifully blended its rich cultural heritage with modern culture which makes it one of the most happening cities in India. The city though being considered the IT Capital of the country is undergoing a revival of age-old traditional art forms. This fusion of the old and the new can be seen in every aspect of Bangalore culture, right from its theatre to its arts and crafts and gives the city a cosmopolitan character.

Language Spoken: Kannada, Hindi

Location and Contact

15th Cross Rd, Vyalikaval, Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru

Contact Number : +91 9845075961

Ways to Reach

The temple is located in suburbs of Bangalore City which is well connected by rail, road and airways to all parts of the country. There are bus services and other public transport available from different parts of city to the Temple.

Additional Info

  • Shakthi Hill Resort
    Green Park Resorts
    Sarkar Palace
    TAP Goldcrest
    Mystique Ville
    Meadows Residency
    Silver Oak 
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 29.6oC 32oC 27.6oC 27oC
Min-Temparture 17oC 20.6oC 19oC 17.3oC

Temple Rituals

Daily Pooja and Aarti at 7.30 A.M

Special Rituals

The best time to visit this temple is during the festival of Mahashivratri. Devotees throng the temple to perform religious rituals and seek blessing of Lord Shiva.

Pooja Timing

Aarti, Pooja and Abhishekam at 7.00 A.M everyday
Temple timings : 7.00AM -12.00 PM and 6.00 PM- 9.00 PM

Regular Offerings

Aarti, Pooja and Abhishekam at 7.00 A.M everyday




Notable festivities include the 9 different Alankaras on the days of Navaratri, the seven-day-long Utsava during Shivaratri, and the special Poojas during the month of Kartika.

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Malleshwaram 15th cross bus stop
  • Nearby Airport

  • Kempegowda International Airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Railway Station
  • Taxi Stand

  • Rajaji Nagar

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