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Exterior kabbalama temple kanakapura

The beautiful temple of Goddess Shakti or Kabbalama temple kanakapura is in a small village in kabbal Ramnagara district Karnataka. It is around 80 km from Bangalore. Interestingly, people call it Kabalu Durga because it is the temple of the Goddess. The temple’s location is on a rocky hill, which makes it even more beautiful. Importantly, there are around 28 villages, and it is the most important temple for all these villages. There is also a fort named after Kabbal; we can understand the importance of this shrine.

Moreover, many devotees from all villages come here asking for the fulfillment of wishes and solutions. Surprisingly, many devotees believe that people looking for marriage and want their partner’s well-being come to offer prayer in this shrine of the Kabbalama temple of Kanakapura.

Interestingly, there is also a small temple of Basaweshwara (Bull) near the main shrine of Kabbalama. If people want the blessing of a bull, they lie down, thinking that bull will walk over on them. They also tie money to the horn of the bull. According to some beliefs, the bull take offered money to God.

SIDDI HABA: It is a festival, and people burn woods to convert them into coal; they run on burning coals. They do it to stay away from evil eyes and evil spirits.

Timings: Morning 6:00 to 10:00  Noon 1:00 to 2:00  Evening 4:00 to 8:00


Shakti: She is the main deity of Kabbalama temple kanakapura and  Goddess Shakti is one of the most dominant deities in the religion of Hinduism. Indeed, she is the feminine energy representing divine cosmic energy and dynamic force moving through our Universe. Goddess shakti is in charge of creation and manifests herself to destroy demons. As a cosmic force, Shakti has different forms and names, and lots of people worship her in every part of India.

Interestingly, the other terms for shakti are Parvati, Kali, Durga, etc. As Parvati, she is the wife of Shiva and has two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya, and Durga is a fearless warrior who kills the demon mahishasur. Kali is also a form of Shakti, the goddess of destruction.

Shakti in Shaktism: In Hinduism, there are three major sects, Shaktism, Shaivism, and Vaishnavism. In Shaivism, the Supreme being is Shiva; in Vaishnavism, the Supreme is Vishnu; and in Shaktism, the Supreme being is Goddess Shakti. Interestingly, the followers of Shaktism are called Shakta, and Shree Durga Bhagwat Purana is an important ancient text of the Shakta religion.

Shakti in Shaivism: In the tradition of Shaivism, they consider Shakti as non separated from Shiva and absolute consciousness that is the ground of being. Surprisingly, We can see the union of Shiva and Shakti in the image of Ardhnarishwar, which has half women and half men. Shiva and Shakti are energy and consciousness in the eternal dance of creation, sustainment, and solutions in this particular image. Parvati is his wife in the Shiva family, and Kartikeya and Ganesha are two sons.



According to local people, Kabbali was very poor, and she got married to a man named Rangappanna. Unfortunately, she did not have any children, but one younger sister of Kabbali named Bisilamma got three children. Kabbali loved her sister and children so much. One day Kabbali was very sad, and her husband asked about the reason for being sad; she replied that she wanted to meet her sister and children.

Sadly, they were very poor and did not have money to buy sweets for her sister; after searching the whole house, she found three annas (paisa). Kabbali happily gave three annas to his husband for buying sweets so that she could offer them to Bisilamma. Her husband laughed and told her that three annas were not enough to buy sweets.

Moreover, she challenged him if she could purchase sweets in three annas? The husband of Kabbali accepted her challenge and told if she bought, he would stand in front of the house like a pillar. Indeed, it was not a serious conversation. Surprisingly, Kabbali bought sweets in three annas, and her husband decided to stand like a pillar. She insisted on him not doing so, but he wanted to do it because of his words. Kabbali thought it was God’s will.

Later, Kabbali went to her sister’s house to meet with the children, but she was very jealous and did not want her to meet them. As a result, Bisilamma decided to hide her children under the basket. When Kabbali arrived, she expressed her desire to meet with the children, but Bisilamma told her they were all outside.

Kabbala was so sad and angry when she looked at the basket; she asked Bisilamma what was under the basket.? Bislama replied they were only stones and Kabbali said, “Let there be stone” as soon as she told, children turned into stones. Her sister was crying and was very sorry, but Kabbali told her she could not change it.


Air: The nearest airport is Bangalore International airport which is 114 km from the Kabbalama temple kanakapura.

Train: Three nearest railway stations will be Bangalore Cantt, East, and the city, around 80 km from the temple.

Road: If you are coming from Bangalore, it will take 80 km to reach here. Apart from this temple is 15 km from Kanakapura and 22 km from Channapatna.


Bangalore: One of the most beautiful cities in India, of course, the IT Capital of India and Indian silly con valley is worth visiting. Indeed, there are many places to visit in Bangalore where you can enjoy.

Mekedatu: it is a small place in Kanakapura but has many nature views; there are rocks and lakes.

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