Kotilingeshwara near Bangalore happens to be a temple in the Kammasandra village in Kolar area, Karnataka, India. The managing deity of the temple is lord Shiva. The temple has probably the biggest lingam on the planet.
Before Kammasandra village was known as “Kammasandra” it was known as “Dharmasthali” and was the place where Manjunathasharma or Bhakta Manjunatha resided. Bhakta Manjunatha happened to be carried into the world in Dharmasthali to a Shaiva Hindu Brahmin family and happened to be reliably a man of decent character, nevertheless was an atheist who insulted Sri Manjunatha since the time he was nearly nothing. He ran a nearby wrestling school and took an interest in neighborhood vigilantism as opposed to working in his family’s catering business and partaking in strict practices. Later in his life, he understood the heavenliness of Sri Manjunatha and turned into a vigorous devotee of Sri Rudradeva. At that fact, one day at the time Bhakta Manjunatha and his family visited the close to Sri Manjunatha temple a couple of awful omens happened and each Deepa got dim. Different devotees blamed Bhakta Manjunatha as the reason.
Maharaja Ambikeshwaravarma, a nearby sub-ruler for the decision Rastrakuta Dynasty and another Shaiva devotee, turned out to be there at that place. He requested that Manjunatha demonstrate his blamelessness by making each Deepa sparkle once more. Bhakta Manjunatha sang the devotional song Mayakaya Deepa by Maharshi Veda Vyasa and made them gleam more splendid than at any other time. Everybody understood that Manjunatha was a changed man and was the best devotee of Sri Maheshwara. He is accepted to have insulted Sri Manjunatha ten million times in his lifetime, consequently, to vindicate himself of his past sins, Bhakta Manjunatha, under the patronage of Maharaja Ambikeshwaravarma and help of his family, made ten million lingas, subsequently the name “Kotilingeshwara” where ‘Koti’ signifies ‘crore,’ and introduced them in the zone presently known as Kotilingeshwara Temple. The temple structures themselves were worked by Swamy Sambhashiva Murthy in 1980. The whole story of Bhakta Manjunatha was caught into a widely praised bilingual component film named Sri Manjunatha by producer Nara Jayasridevi and director K. Raghavendra Rao.
The primary fascination of the temple is a colossal linga estimating 108 ft (33 m) tall and 35 ft (11 m) tall Lord Nandi icon, encircled by lakhs of little lingas spread over a zone of 15 sections of land (61,000 m2). The Lord Nandi symbol is introduced over a stage which is 60 feet (18 m) long, 40 feet (12 m) in width and 4 feet (1.2 m) in tallness. There are eleven little temples built inside the premises for different deities. A water tank is set up near the Linga, utilized by the devotees to perform Abhisheka. The symbols shift between 1 foot (0.30 m) and 3 feet (0.91 m) in tallness. There is a rest house, meditation hall, marriage hall, and a display community appended to the temple.
The individuals who wish to respect this temple in a tranquil way can maintain a strategic distance from these months when the traffic is viewed as most extreme in these months. Additionally accommodations during the pinnacle months are costly than the colder time of year seasons. As the everyday ‘poojas’ are acted on the whole the times of the year no vacationer will be disillusioned to see these sacred poojas’ during their season of visit to this sacred spot.