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Government of Karnataka
Hindu Religious Institutions & Charitable Endowments Department
Regional Commissioner, Mysore Division     Website:

History of Melukote

Melukote is one of the holy and sacred pilgrimages of South India in Karnataka.The holy city is located on the hillock called as NARAYANAGIRI, Which is towards North of River Cauvery (about 35 KMs). Melukote is 3000 feet’s above Sea level capper).This place is also rich with Natural & Environmental beauty attracting hundred & thousand’s of pilgrim’s daily.

The main presiding deity SRI CHELUVNARAYANA SWAMY was worshipped by lord DATTATREYA in kritayuga, and acquired the name VEDADRI. In TRETAYGA it was Known to NARAYANADRI followed by the name YADAVADRI since the Deity was worshipped by SRI KRISANA & BALARAMA. Again in KALIYUGA the Deity was worshiped by the great Srivaishnava Saint Sri Ramanujacharya well known as Yathiraja Sarvabhowma (king of Yathis ) who renovated the temple after the deity and hence the city became famous by the name of Ramanujacharya as Yathishaila (mountain of yathi). Melukote is praised as Badarinath of South India.

Useful Info

Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Darshana Timings -

  • 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Special Days [Saturday, Sunday & Govt Holidays] -

  • 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sri Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple Darshana Timings -

  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM