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Sakleshpur Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Timings, History and Best Time to Visit

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple is located on Pandavar Gudda Hill, near Mekanagadde, Sakleshpur in the Indian state of Karnataka. The temple is around 600 years old and believed that it was built by Pandavas during their exile.

The temple deity is Shri Byraveshwara, a form of Lord Shiva known as Bettada Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple. This ancient temple is unknown and best for trekkers as the view uphill is mesmerising.

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Location

AddressMaragunda, near Batramane Homestay, Mudigere, Karnataka 577132

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Timings

The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day. Prefer to come in the morning as the temple’s inside view is beautiful.

Monday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Places to Visit Near Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple

There are many beautiful places you must visit during your trip. A list of the top sights near Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple is given below.

  • Manjarabad Fort Sakleshpur
  • Ettina Bhuja
  • Sri Sakleshwara Swamy Temple
  • Magajahalli Abbi Falls
  • Manjehalli Falls
  • Devaramane Viewpoint
  • Devaramane Betta
  • Kadamane Tea Estate
  • Ombattu Gudda Peak
  • Charmadi Ghat View Point

Best Time to Visit Sakleshpur Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple

The best time to visit Sakleshpur’s Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple is from November to February.

Places to Stay In Karnataka

Looking for the best place to stay in Karnataka near Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple? Check out! We have lots of options for Dharamshala and Hotels within your budget in Karnataka. Whether you want a comfortable Dharamshala or a luxurious hotel in Indore, has it all.

Booking with YatraDham is very easy, so you can focus on enjoying your trip to Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple without any worries.

Best Accommodation options in Karnataka

Shri Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple History

Located in the Western Ghats about 35 km from Sakleshpur, the temple top on a hill is surrounded by several other hills and verdant greenery. The temple as seen today is about 600 years old. It is built of black stones, in what is known as the Kadamba style of architecture.

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Sakleshpur can be reached by a 2.5 km trek to the top. Steps have been made to make the climb easy. There is also a slightly steep motorable road that goes almost up to the temple.

The short trek or drive offers incredible views all around with clouds floating about and the fragrant mist almost in your face.

Large rocks are strewn about on the hillside. There are two viewing points from where the entire countryside below can be seen in all its mesmerising beauty.

The utter peacefulness and tranquillity will leave you with lasting memories, making you want to return again and again.

The temple has no priests nor any rituals performed regularly, but the temple is not entirely neglected either. An Abhishekam Puja is performed once a year in January. On this occasion, many people from the adjoining villages gather here, besides the visitors.

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple & Agyatvasa of the Pandavas

The well-known story about the Pandavas’ exile is directly connected with this temple. After losing in a dice game with Duryodhana, the Pandavas were forced into 12 years of exile and an additional year had to be spent by them without getting recognized.

If they were found out, the circle would repeat. This period of one year is known as Agyatvasa.

During the Agyatvasa, the Pandavas stayed here for some time. As the Pandavas were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, they built a temple here to worship Lord Shiva. This place is one of the numerous temples built by the Pandavas across India during their 13 years of exile.

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Photos

Also Read: The Famous Places to Visit in Madurai.

How to Reach Sakleshpur Temple

By Road

By Road

You have to reach the Sakleshpura bus stand which is 36 km from the temple.

By Train

By Train

Sakleshpura Railway station is the nearest one to the temple at 32.4 km. You can get direct trains to Banglore.

By Air

By Air

Mangalore International Airport is 135 km from Sakleshpura. You can get your domestic as well as international flights from here.

Bettada Byraveshwara Temple Distance

Sakleshpur 35 km
Bangalore255 km
 Hassan74 km
Mysore188 km
Dharmasthala80 km
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