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Kurudumale, Mulbagal, Karnataka, India



Sri Kurudumale Ganesha is the main deity of this temple, mesaures thirteen and a half feet in height. Here Lord Ganeha on pedestal with four hands, a big arch around ganesha sculpture.

Interesting Facts

  • The main idol is said to be continuously growing.
  • There are no other saligrama Ganesha idol as big as this anywhere on this earth.

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
KSRTC Bus Stand
8 KM 9449596666
Kolar railway station
35.9 KM 139
Kempegowda International Airport
104 KM 18001800033


Kurudumale was formerly known as “Koodi-Malai” which in Tamil means “meeting hill”. Therefore it is said that the Gods would come down from heaven to this spot, for a bit of fun and games or recreation. Kurudumale Ganesha Temple is facing in East direction, Stone carvings etched on the temple pillars depicting the stories of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. The Garbha Griha is a huge one and the swamy is in the middle on a pedestal of 3 feet. There is a large Mukhamantapa in front of sanctum, where a massive monolith mooshika idol sits facing Ganesha. There are inscriptions on the temple walls that temple was built during the rule of the Vijaynagara Kings.The inscriptions are all in Tamil and some even date back to the 13th century during the rule of the Hoysala Kings. The main deity of this temple is made of Saligrama (Black stone).

Religious Significance

In Brahmanda Purana explains the Sthala Purana(History of the Place) of the temple. It records the history of the place in all the Three Previous Yugas. In Kritha Yuga, Devathas(Demigods) came here and worshipped Lord Ganesha to grace them the boon to get rid of Tripurasura. In Treta Yuga, Lord Sri Rama visited this place and prayed for the power to demolish Ravana. In Dwapara Yuga,Lord Sri Krishna came here to escape from Humiliation and disparagement in the case of Shamanthaka Mani(Diamond) when he was accused of stealing it. The idol of Ganesha in the temple is believed to have been installed by the trimurthis. Brahma - The God of creation, Vishnu - The God of preservation and Maheshwara - The God of destruction. During the Satya Yuga, which is the first mythological era, Ganesha destroyed the demon. Tripurasura and this was the reason the Gods installed the idol in Kurudumale. They also conducted a Pooja and offered prayers to the deity. Half of the temple has different style of carving, believed to have been done by artist Jakanachari and the other half is believed to have been carved by his son Dankanachari. Lord Rama offered prayers at this spot to the idol, during his search for Sita. The Pandavas also offered prayers here before the final battle of the Mahabharata.


Gods would come down from heaven to this spot for a bit of fun and games or recreation. While wandering in the forests Panadavas visited this temple and Worshipped Lord Vinayaka. This temple is built in 13th Century by King Krishnadevaraya, Cholas and Vijaynagara Kings are contributed.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:30 AM - 01:00 PM 03:00 PM - 08:30 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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