Kotilingeshwara Temple


Local legend claims that a sage named Gautama was cursed by Lord Indra, and to rid himself off the curse, the sage placed a ‘Shiva-lingam’ (representation of the Lord Shiva) and prayed to the Lord. He anointed the lingam with waters of 10 million rivers. The same ‘Shiva-lingam’ now rests in the precinct of the temples. The Kotilingeswara Temple is popular with believers of Lord Shiva and the festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated in the temple with a lot of fervour.