Temple: Uttameshwara Temple
The Uttameshwara Shiva temple is located in Koppa Taluq in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka.
Uttameshwara Temple – Overview
The Uttameshwara temple in Koppa is a Shiva temple. Set in the cool backdrop of the Malnad region, this is a relatively less known temple. It is very near Sringeri.
According to the Sthala Purana, this is one of the temples in the area consecrated by Sage Agasthya in the Dwapara Yuga. This temple has idols of Shiva, Durga and Ganesha. This temple is believed to be the one where Rukmini worshipped Durga before she was supposed to proceed to the marriage hall to wed Sishupala. But she thought otherwise and it was from here, it is said, that Krishna came to her rescue and she eloped with him.
Uttameshwara Temple – Facts
This temple is run by a Brahmin couple Sri. Sripathi Bhat and Smt. Poornima Bhat. They are the fourth generation from the family to be in charge of this small temple.
How to Reach Uttameshwara Temple
You have to travel to Sringeri and then mostly arrange for auto-rickshaws or private vehicles. Bus services are rare here.