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Malleswaraswami Temple

Malleswaraswami Temple
The Malleswaraswami Temple which is well worth a visit, is located in close proximity to the Kanakdurga Temple on top of the Indrakiladri hill.The deity worshipped in the temple is Mallikarjuna or Malleswara as he is popularly known. Even in the ancient Hindu religious texts - the Puranas, he is referred to as Malleswara. Legend has it that the idol was installed by Yudhishthira, the eldest of the five Pandava brothers. He established it to commemorate his victory in the south. To this day, the idol is worshipped with a lot of devotion.

The Malleswaraswami Temple is a rock cut cave temple. There is a pillar and a slab within the temple. The pillar contains admirable inscriptions.

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