Koti Koti Pranam

Kotilingeshwara Temple in the quaintvillage of Kammasandra, Karnataka boasts of one of the largest lingams in theworld at 108 feet (33 meters). Manjunathasharma (CE 788-827) or BhaktaManjunatha, an atheist brahmin is said to have insulted Shiva ten million timesin his lifetime, and to acquit himself of his past sins, Bhakta Manjunatha establishedten million lingas. The name “Kotilingeshwara” denotes ‘a crore ligas’. There are eleven small temples in the premises for various deities, alongside awater tank for Abhisheka. The height of the idols varies between 1 foot (0.30m) and 3 feet (0.91 m). The place also houses is a rest house, marriage hall,meditation hall and an exhibition center.

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