sports of Lord Maheswar are quite thrilling both to Saivates and
Vaishnavates. Hence visitation by all. As in the Saivite shrines,
here too several types of prayer services are offered. Being the
household deity of several lakhs of persons in the State of
Karnataka, there is an unending steady influx of pilgrims throughout
the year. Tonsorial operation is performed and Orthodox Hindus offer
pindas to the manes on the banks of river Kapila flowing nearby. The
periodical festivals, particularly Mahasivaratri is the star
attraction, when devotees in lakhs congregate and offer several
kinds of prayers. Being the premier Saiva shrine with royal
patronage, its pull is on the ascent, and the bliss it affords to
the visitors, is to be only felt than described. A visit pays rich
dividends to the regular devotees, besides instant solace to both
theists and tourists at the very sight of the holy archamurthi and
other adorable deities.
It lies 15 km off Mysore and enjoys all transport facilities.