Sahasralinga, Sirsi

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If time permits, tourists travelling to Sirsi can choose to visit Sahasralinga, which literally means a thousands lingas. This site is situated 10 km away from the town of Sirsi on the banks of Shalmala River, which flows amidst a sprawling forest. The temple is usually not frequented by many people except during festivals like Mahashivaratri, when pilgrims visit this site in large numbers.

Devotees of Lord Shiva come to this temple to offer prayers throughout the year. Apart from offering prayers, tourists visit this temple in order to view the Shiva Lingams that are carved on stones amidst the flowing river. Each linga present at this site is present directly opposite an engraving of Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.

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