Kolaramma Temple, Kolar

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Travellers on a trip to Kolar District 'must visit' Kolaramma Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi (Kolaramma). This is an L-shaped pilgrimage site that was built in the Dravida Vimana architectural style.

It is around a 1000 year old site that was constructed by the Cholas. The earlier Kings of Mysore used to visit this pilgrimage site in order to get blessings of the presiding deity, Devi Kollaramma.

Upon visiting the temple, tourists would be instantly struck by the carved designs and statues that were completed using granite stones. Chelamma, the scorpion goddess, is another deity of the Kolaramma Temple.

As per local beliefs, offering prayers to Goddess Chelamma would protect devotees from scorpion bites. A Hundi (in Kannada) or well is a part of this pilgrimage site, which is used to accumulate offerings from devotees. As a part of tradition, devotees have to put one coin into an opening lying on the floor of the site.

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