The Kolar district of Karnataka is preeminently
wealthy not only in rich natural resources like the deposits of
gold in the deep dark bowls of earth at KGF, but also in
spiritual glory in the form of famous temples strewn across
its vast surface area. The Kotilingalu shrine near Kolar,
Anjaneya temple at Mulabagal, Maha Ganapathy temple at
Kurudumalai, Amaranarayanaswamy temple at Kaivaram,
Lakshminarasimhaswamy temple at Konakuntla near Batlapalli are raising the
banner of theism aloft and bringing credit to the whole state. They are luring
steady streams of devout bhaktas throughout the year and lakhs of people
during annual festivals, when cattle fairs are held in some places.
The Kurudumalai Maha Ganapathy temple, by its imposing
huge image of the archamurti - Ganapathy and his liberal grant
of boons to the deserving bhaktas has established for itself an
indelible name. It is evidenced by making enviable progress with
march of Time, although mod culture is sniffing at the good old
theistic fragrance. This temple besides renovated and maintained
properly by providing amenities to the visiting yatris' has also
installed in proper mini-shrine all the adorable Saivate deities, like
the holy Sivalingam, a grand statue of Mother Parvathi and
beautiful idol of Subrahmanyaswamy to mention a few. The
Ganapathy statue is masterly sculptured and looks extremely grand.
And it is about ten feet in height. It arrests the attention of the
visitors and wrings veneration no sooner one comes into its sight.
He is known for his easy accessibility and grants boons lavishly.
Nityanaimithika worship is offered with great devotional fervour.
It lies 8 km off Mulabagal of Karnataka on Srinivaspur Road,
accessible by bus from either side.