Legend of Hulimav Cave Temple
Hulimav Cave Temple, recounting historical events and fascinating legendary tales, generates a deep seated religious sentiment into the devout minds of the devotees visiting the temple with purpose both, spiritual and divine. As per a legend a saint once practiced penance within the cave for several years. His Samadhi can be located in the cave. One can sense the vibration upon entering the cave and standing before the samadhi.
Structure of Hulimav Cave Temple
Hulimav Cave Temple, confirming to the Shaivite customs and rituals, is said to have been found and constructed by Sri Balagangadaraswami Mutt. The temple houses three main deities in its garbhagriha. The presiding deity, a Shivalingam within a circular yonipith has been installed in the central position while on its either side an idol of Devi and idol of Lord Ganesha has been consecrated. A centuries old dhyana mantap is located on the exterior side of the cave. The cave, dating back to 400-500 years, generates an astounding vibrating sensation among the devotees meditating inside the cave for hours. Votaries of Lord Shiva visiting this pilgrimage centre can also visit the Samadhi that havs a snapshot of the saint.
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