Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum – The Dakshin Kashi

If you live in the southern part of India and are unable to visit Kashi Vishwanath as it is too far, bless yourself at the Kapileshwar Temple in Belgaum as it is the Kashi of Southern India.

Didn’t you know? Then keep on reading as I’ll be sharing every possible detail about the Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum.

Where is Kapileshwar Temple

Kapileshwar Temple is situated in Belagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka, which is also known for its beauty and spiritual significance. But let me tell you, apart from Belgaum, there are some other cities in India where Kapileshwar Temple is situated.

Kapileshwar Temple is in Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Varanasi, Raisinghpur, etc. But the one in Belgaum is called the “Dakshin Kashi” or Kashi of the South due to its historical significance.

Kapileshwar Temple History

Now let me take you on the historical journey of the ancient Kapileshwar Temple of Belgaum. It is said that the journey of the 12 Jyotirlingas is incomplete without visiting here.

It is said that the Kapileshwar Temple was self-incarnated which means Lord Kapilshwar, incarnation of Lord Shiva, emerged in the form of Linga, called Swayambhu in the local language, and it might have opened for the public in 1000 AD according to the inscriptions found in Kamal Basti.

Over time, the Temple has gone through a lot of transformation, and now apart from the Lord Kapileshwar, there are idols of other Hindu deities including, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Sri Sai Baba, Lord Dattatreya, and Nav Graha (Nine Planets).

It is also said that the Temple was established by Maharishi Kapila and that is why the Temple is known as Kapileshwar.

Opening and Closing Time of Kapileshwar Temple

The Kapileshwar Temple opens for the general public at 6 am and closes at 9 pm every day. You can visit any time between 6 am to 9 pm of the day to take the blessing of Lord Kapileshwar.

You’ll find the rush majorly in the morning and evening during the Aarti, but if you are visiting for the first time, you must experience it.

Best Time to Visit Kapileshwar Temple

Being a local of the city, I feel lucky that I’m able to visit the temple daily, but if you are visiting for the first time, the best time to visit the Kapileshwar temple is during Shravan and Shivratri, as the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

You’ll see a lot of devotees come to take blessings of Lord Kapileshwar during Shravan and Shivratri. The energy and vibrations of the place at that time are on the next level which can’t be described in words.

The place feels heavenly, you just can’t miss this, it’s a must-visit.

Hotels Near Kapileshwar Temple

If you are thinking about where to stay near Kapileshwar Temple and visit other places nearby, there are a few good hotels near the Temple.

  • Treebo Trend Surya Yatri Nivas
  • Hotel Renuka
  • Hotel Anupam Lodge and Cafeteria
  • Hotel Satkar
  • Hotel Samudra

I have listed just 5 nearest hotels to the Kapileshwar temple to stay, however, there are many other good hotels too.

Kapileshwar Temple Belgaum photos

These are some of the recent photos of the Kapileshwar Temple in Belgaum, but I bet it won’t justify its beauty.

Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum
Kapileshwar Temple, Belgaum

To Wrap Up

See, all I can say is you need to visit the place to feel it, experience it, and take the positive vibes and blessings of the Lord Kapileshwar. I bet you will want to visit the Temple again.

If you have any other queries, you can ask in the comments below.

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