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Ikkeri, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India



Aghoresvara is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here deity is in form of Lord Shiva.


Goddess Akhilandeswari is the consort of Lord Shiva, who is an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi.

Interesting Facts

  • A Nandi is outside the sanctum in a seprate mantapa.

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
Sagar B H Road Bus Stand
4.7 KM 9449596666
Sagara Jambagaru
6 KM 139
Shivamogga Airport
90.8 KM 0836-2237921


The word ‘Aghoresvara’ means “The lord of 14th night of the darker half of the month of Bhadrapada”, this is to honor the good deeds performed by Lord Shiva in protecting the universe. Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple is facing in North and built in Hoysalas, Vijayanagara and Chola style of architecture. The temple has a magnificent entrance to the Garbhagriha, which has a giant pedestal occupying around three-fourth of the entire area. This pedestal has around 32 seated female figures. Its stone ceiling has geometrical patterns inscribed on it. Muka Mandapa is consists of 6 pillars and Artha mandap is the vehicle of Lord Shiva, Nandi is housed in an open mandapa made of stone. This sculpture is huge and is made of white spar. There are some stone pillars depicting a mythological animal being ridden by a human. There are number of carvings and sculptures found on the temple walls such as figurines, old Kannada manuscript, sculpted elephants and erotica among others. Muka Mandapa, Shrine is made of Hard Black Basalt Stone.


This temple is built in 15th century by Nayakas.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 05:00 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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