Kammasandra kotilingeshwara temple history
In Threta Yuga, Ramayana one of the greatest ancient Sanskrit epics, depicts the battle between Lord Sri Rama (Incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Threta Yuga) and Demon King Ravana. It was a very long and deadly battle that took many lives away. While Lord Rama triumphed in his battle against evil, as a noble gesture of providing salvation to those who perished, He travelled to Rameswaram from Dhanuskodi and installed a Linga in the banks of the River. He offered prayers to the Linga and prayed for all the people who lost their lives in the battle.
Similarly in Kali Yuga, in order to instill the culture of divinity, peace and prosperity Lord Kotilingeshwara temple was constructed over 13 acres of land in Kammasandra. The first Linga was installed in the year 1980 on October 10. Later the Sanctum for the main deity was constructed. From then on many more Lingas are being installed surrounding the temple.