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Yelandur, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India



Gaurishvara is main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Yelandur Bus Station
700 MTRS 08226-225999
Chamarajanagar Railway Station
20.6 KM 139
Coimbatore International Airport
153 KM 0422-2592 155


Gaurishvara temple, an illustration of the architectural opulence of the ancient period, is simple in its portrayal. The Gaurishwara Temple was built in the Dravidian style, though it does not have the distinctive Gopura or entrance tower that marks this style. The temple also has beautiful carvings on pillars and walls depicting scenes from mythology. There are carvings of Andhakasuravadha, figures of Narasimha, Sarabha, Dhakshinamurthy, Vali, Sugriva and Kalinga Mardhana Krishna. It also has the beautiful Stone Chains that mark the Chola temples of this region. Beautiful rings carved out of stone, with no joints, hang down from the corners of the entrance. These rings look like bangles, so the Mahadhwara is known as ‘Bale Mandapa’. Bale means bangles in Kannada. It has a sanctum, an open hall that is supported by granite pillars and a grand entrance without a tower known as the bangle hall. The temple walls have a lot of carvings from the Puranas and Vedas. The walls of the entrance are heavily decorated with reliefs depicting scenes from the puranic stories and the epics. The temple has the pictures of other Hindu deities like Vishnu, Mahishasuramardini, Parvati, Ganapathi, Shanmukha, Bhairava, Virabhadra and Durga. The entrance of the temple is decorated by the chains of bangles which gives an unusual look to the temple.


The Gaurishwara Temple was built by a feudatory of the Cholas, Singadepa, who ruled this region in the sixteenth century. Devabhupala, as Singadepa was known, built this beautiful temple in 1550 A.D. Somehow, this temple was not maintained well and was allowed to get into a dilapidated state within a period of 100 years. But in 1654-55, it was rebuilt by Devabhupala’s grandson Mudhabhupa.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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