Saharsalinga

Heighlights


Sahasralinga (Kannada: ಸಹಸ್ರಲಿಂಗ) is a pilgrimage place in the Sirsi Taluk in the district of Uttara Kannada of Karnataka state in India. It is in the river Shalmala and is famous for being the location where around a thousand lingas which are carved on the rocks in the river bank. In fact, the name Sahasralinga means thousand-lingas in Sanskrit.

History

History says all these shiva lingas were built by Sadashivaraya,king of Sirsi (1678-1718). We can also see so many Basava/bulls which are carved in front of the shivalingas.
Its a very calm and quite spot amidst the lush green nature and best place to get relaxed.There is no food available so you can pack something,eat here and spend a day with nature.Please do not throw used papers,plastic covers,hand bags which were already piled up there.You can see that some of the lingas are damaged, some of them half broken.I believe government should declare it as heritage spot and should take some actions to protect these shiva lingas.

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