India | Karnataka

Bijli Mahadev Temple

Built in the Ladakish style, Bijli Mahadev is located at the top of Mullaiyanagiri, at 6,317 ft above sea level, the highest peak in Karnataka. A flight of 300 stone steps lead to this temple. Lord Shiva is said to have come here to protect the people from a lightning strike. It is said that lightning breaks the shivling installed here into pieces every year, within a 3 month period. And the temple priest brings the pieces together and allows it to heal itself within closed doors.

To reach here the nearest railway station is Kadur (36 km).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Chikmagalur


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