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Kurudumale Ganesha temple

Ganesha temple at Kurudumale Village, located approximately around 10 kms from Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district, Karnataka state ,India attracts thousands of devotees from all over south India.

Mythology of Kurudumale Ganesha temple

According to mythology this idol of Ganesha has been on earth since four yuga [epochs], Kritha (Sathya) yuga, Tretha yuga, Dwapara yuga and Kali yuga. The idol is around 12 feet in height and around 6 – 7 feet wide made of Saligrama stone. It is believed that this idol of Ganesha was installed by the trinity themselves, the Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The coming together of these three super powers along with Devas and Devathas at this place was reffered to as ‘Koodu male’ or ‘Kootadri’ (koodu/ koota – together,  Male-Mountain, adri-mountain), As time passed the wold ‘Koodumale’ was mispronounced by the locals as “Kurudumale’. 

In Krita (Sathya) yuga, it is believed Lord Shiva had worshipped Lord Ganesha before exorcising (Samhara-Kannada) demon Tripurasura. Later in Tretha уuga when Sita was  abducted by Ravana, it is believed Rama and Lakshmana had worshipped Lord Ganesha here before going to Lanka to kill Ravana. In Dwapara yuga when Krishna was accused of stealing the Shamantaka mani, he is believed to have come to this place and worshipped Lord Ganesha to ward off the blemish and disgrace on his character. It is also believed that the Pandavas had visited this place before the Mahabharatha war.

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History of Kurudumale Ganesha temple

The temple of this Kurudumale Ganesha is believed to be around 650 years old. The idol of Ganasha is believed  to have seen all four Yugas. There was no temple built for this Ganesha, which was in the forest at the foothills of the mountain. In the Kaliyuga, a few hundred years ago people saw that this idol was very different. When it used to rain it would not fall on the idol and when it was sunny it would not fall on the idol, when people noticed such miracles they felt that this idol would have been worshipped by Gods and godesses hence had some special power. People and sages who noticed this went to King Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagar empire and reported about this wonder. Later Krishnadevaraya visited this place and after seeing this idol, ordered that homa and abhishekha to be done with Shaivagama paddathi ( procedure). Later a temple was constructed to this Ganesha.  The temple looks very simple with no carved pillars and gopura (tower) or Kalasha or even a  Dwajasthamba (flag mast).


Beliefs and Rituals of Kurudumale Ganesha temple

It is believed those who are suffering with “Ketu dosha’ will be ward off by the melefic effects of ‘Ketu’ if they visit this temple. People after getting their wishes fulfilled give for ‘Bennealankara seva (Butter applied on the idol). Also those suffering with ‘Sarpa dosha’ visit this temple and offer prayers to ‘Lord Subramanya’ which is there in the temple premises (prakara). There is an idol of ‘Mooshaka’ (Mouse) of lord Ganesha which is also given equal importance. Those who will have seen the moon on Ganesha Chaturthi will come here to ward-off the ill effects. 

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Kurudumale Ganesha temple Darshan
Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹20 & ₹50 (Available During Special Days)

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Timings 
Mon – Sun: 6:30am – 1pm & 3pm – 8:30pm

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka timing :  8:30 a.m. 
Mahamangalarathi :  10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Best time to visit Kurudumale Ganesha temple 
Brahma rathotsava and Pushpa palakki seva during the 5 days  celebration of Ganasha Chathurthi. And special poojas on  every Wednesday ,and Sankashtahara chathurthi.

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Website
No official Website

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Email  
No official email address  

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Phone Number
KP Karthik – +91 9741004581

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Address 
Ganesha temple
Kurudumale, Mulbagal,
Karnataka 563131

Kurudumale Ganesha temple Accommodation
There is no accommodation available for visitors inside or near the temple
There are hotels available in Mulbagal or at Kolar.
Online room booking is available in all below listed hotels. 

Sai Nandhini A/C Lodge
Harsha Residency
Hotel Saidham
GK Hill View Resort 
Thavaru Homestay

Near By Places to Visit Kurudumale Ganesha temple

Garuda temple – Mulbagal
Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple – Mulbagal
Someshwara temple – Kurudumale

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Kurudumale Ganesha temple Distance
Bangalore to Kurudumale Ganesha temple – 100 kilometres 
Kolar to Kurudumale Ganesha temple – 36 kilometres 
Mulbagal to Kurudumale Ganesha temple – 11 kilometres

How to reach Kurudumale Ganesha temple 

BMTC (Bus)

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to Mulbagal (fare: ₹80/-), you can opt for direct bus to Mulbagal or can take buses that go to Tirupati, get down at Mulbagal Junction or at the bus stop from there you reach temple by auto or private bus which is 11 kms from here (fare: ₹40/-).


Express train is available to Bangarapet Junction from Bangalore (fare: ₹85/-), From Railway station you can take a taxi or Auto (fare: ₹200/-).

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing


Nearest International Airport (Kempegowda International Airport) is 105.00 Kms from Kurudumale Ganesha temple Drivetime approximately 2 Hours 10 min – 2 Hours 25 min

Bike / Car
Majestic (kempegowda bus station) – Indiranagar– Krishnarajapuram – Konadasapura – Hoskote –  Kolar – Chikkamadenahalli – Doddagurki – Rachabandahalli – Kurudumale Ganesha temple

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