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    History – The temple at Nittur is said to have been built in the year 1175 A.D. It was famous as the Ayyahole of the south. At first the idol of Bhagawan Adinatha was the main deity in this temple. But with the passage of time it was ruined and the present idol of Bhagawan Shanthinatha was installed on 26th of January 1969. We can find very artistic and attractive carvings on the ceiling of the temple. We can also find the carvings of the tirthankaras and the yaksha and yakshi on the ceiling. The idols of Goddess Jwalamalini and Goddess Bhuvaneshwari found in the temple are very attractive. People from different parts of the state visit this temple every year to offer special prayers to yakshi Jwalamalini. Every Sunday special pooja is being conducted for Goddess Jwalamalini.

    How to Reach – Nittur is situated in Gubbi taluk of Tumkur district. It has good transport facilities from Tumkur and Gubbi.

    Main Deity – White coloured idol of Bhagawan Shanthinatha in the Kayotsarga.

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