Kolaramma Temple, Karnataka

More than a thousand-year-old, Kolaramma temple resides at the town of Kolar in the Karnataka estate. The deity of this temple, Kolaramma is worshipped as goddess Durga and the temple itself was structured by the Cholas in the Southern Style architecture.

As per the locals, the royal family of Mysore made frequent visits to this place to get the blessings of the goddess. After closely observing the style of architecture, it can be made evident that the temple is built in the Dravida Vimana style of architecture with complex cravings made on the granite stones inside the temple. The inscriptions found dates back to 1012 A.D. Another idol that’s worshipped in this temple is “Chelamma” known to be the goddess of the scorpions. Many people come here with the belief that worshipping the scorpion goddess would guard them from scorpion bites. Another unique aspect of this temple is the presence of a shrine of the “Sapta Matrikas”, the 7 divine mothers who came to rescue of Lord Shiva. The Kolaramma temple is constructed in an ‘L’ pattern with a 20 ft. stone entrance. The main aspects of the temple are the compound & the Dwaja Stambha, other small mantaps can also be seen around.

The historic Kolaramma temple lies at a distance of about 80Km from Bangalore with nearest airport being Bangalore and nearest railway station being Kolar. The temple timings include 7AM to 11AM during week days and extended till 1PM on Tuesdays. On Fridays and Sundays, the temple also remains open in the evening between 5:30PM to 8:30PM-9:00PM.

Timings

Kolaramma Temple open at 07:00 AM to 12:30 PM and then 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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