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Shathasrina Hills(Kolar Betta)

LocationKolar district,Karnataka

Religion and Mythology

The Shathasringa parvata (hundred peaked mountain) is famous for the Shiva temple situated on it. The temple has a pond which is fed by a perennial spring called antaragange that comes out of the mouth of a basava (stone bull).Antaragange literally means ‘Ganges from deep’ in Kannada. Pilgrims come here for a dip in the pond. Though much water gushes out nobody knows the source of water or the place from where it originates. Be it summer or monsoon,water is seen gushing in all the seasons. Thousands converge here on the occasion of Mahashivaratri .

The hill is also associated with Lord Parasurama and his son of Jamadagni. The killing of Kartaviryarjuna by Parasurama and subsequently murder of Jamadagni by the sons of Kartaviryarjuna and self-immolation of Renuka are found on this hill. The oath taken by Parasurama to whole Kshatriya race are said to have taken place on the hills. It is said that the Kolahala on the death of Kartaviryarjuna gave its name to the town later become Kolar.

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