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Betta Byraveshwara Temple


This 600-year-old ancient black beauty gets immense attention from the locals. The dark tone attributed to the temple is complemented by the brighter shades of green.

Sakleshpur has a luscious surrounding and possesses the Jenkal Gudda or Jenukal Gudda - A must-visit trekking spot in Karnataka. The temple is just 8 km away from this peak and 40 km away from Sakleshpur.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and holds an important stature within the western ghats. Situated at just 35 km from Sakleshpur in the Hassan district of Karnataka, the milieu around this small temple is surprisingly calm and serene.

Tourists come here to get blessings of Lord Bhairava (a fierce form of Lord Shiva) to excel at their physical limits and acquire incredible strength.

History of Betta Byraveshwara Temple :

The temple is more than 600 years old and many experts believe that this temple was visited by the Pandavas of Mahabaratha during their period of exile.

Specialty of Betta Byraveshwara Temple :

  • The temple has big grinding stones close to the temple complex.
  • The temple has a beautiful motorable road connecting the enchanting structure.
  • “Deepadha Kallu” and “Jenukallu Gudda” Peak are nearby popular tourist attractions.
  • Mildly ruined steps connecting the temple is a favorable route to admire nature in the post-monsoon season.
  • Bettada Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple is another name for this temple.

Temple and Pooja Timings:

General Time : 6.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Temple Festivals:

Varshika Abhisheka : This sensational festival once in a year unites the people from different parts to get blessings from Lord Bhairava. This happens in January month.

Dress Code :

Any decent clothing is fine to enter this temple.

Nearby Temples :

  • Sakleshwara Temple (1.5 km from bus stand)
  • Hoysaleswara Temple (53 km from Sakleshpur)
  • Shravanabelagola Temple (89 km from Sakleshpur)

Best Time to Visit Betta Byraveshwara Temple:

November to April is the best time. The temperature in Sakleshpur ranges from 21-23 degree Celcius throughout the year. The zone has low precipitation levels and receives rainfall from May to October. However, occasional showers happen at least every two weeks even in the dry season. January is an ideal time to visit this temple since the Varshika Abisheka is celebrated.

How to Reach Betta Byraveshwara Temple :

By Air : Bajpe Airport (IXE) in Mangalore is the nearest Airport which is at a distance of 136 km from Sakleshpur. Take a cab, car, or bus from Bajpe Aiport to reach Sakleshpur.

By Rail : Sakleshpur (SKLR) is the nearest railway station. It connects major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore.

By Road : From Bangalore, it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 223 km distance. Chikmagalur is just 60 km away and from Mysore, it is 151 km. Both state and Volvo buses run from Bangalore to Sakleshpur and it takes around 5 hours.

Address : Near Batramane Homestay, Sakleshpur, Karnataka 577132.

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