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Siddarameshwara Temple at Yelanadu in Karnataka

Siddarameshwara temple at Yelanadu is located in Chikkanayakanahalli Taluk in Tumkur District in Karnataka. This is one of the 57 temples associated with Shivayogi Siddarama – the holy saint is said to have constructed temples at various place where he undertook penance for spreading Shaivism during the 12th century. His Holiness Siddarama is considered as one of the prophets of Lingayat Religion.

The place, where the temple currently stands, was once a thick forest and Shivayogi Siddarama during his journey of spreading Shaivism stayed at this place and performed Tapas under a tree. As time passed he was surrounded by an ant hill. Cattle of a nearby village used to give milk on its own on this ant hill which was observed by the cattle grazer and informed the fact to his master in the village.

A temple was then built on the spot. One of the most important offering in the temple is Ellu or Sesame.

The temple is around 7km from Huliyar and 50 km from Hosadurga Road Railway Station.