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KUDUMALAI

Kudumalai in Kolar district of Karnataka, has a religious as well as a historic importance. There is an old idol of Lord Ganesha which is more than hundred years old and approximately 19 feet tall. This is possibly the largest Ganesha Idol found in India. According to the priest of this temple, the Lord Ganesha idol is more than a thousand years old. There is a story that explains the existence of this place. It says that in dvapar yug, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh carved this idol and hence this place got itself the name - Kudumalai. Every Sankashtahara Chaturthi, people throng this place. People believe that if prayed here, all the wishes come true. Best time to visit this place is between the months of January and December.

How to Reach Kudumalai
By Road: Form Bangalore its 70 kms to Kolar and from there it is 30km to Mulabagal and from Mulbagal its 10 km to Kurudumale. One can take buses going towards Thirupathi or Kalahasthi get to Mulbagal.

By Rail: Near By Railway stations are Bangarapet (33 km), Marikuppam (34 km) and Chintamani (39 km).

By Air:Nearest airport Bangalore at a distance of 72 km.

Bangarapet

Bangarapet is a town in Kolar district of Karnataka. Bangarpet was originally called Maramootlu before it changed to Bowringpet, named after an officer working in the Kolar Gold Fields. Bangarapet came into existence as the connecting point for the traffic between the gold fields and Bangalore.