The aim of Kotilingeshwar is the installation of one crore shivalingams of various sizes. In front of the main shivalingam is a 35-foot-tall statue of Nandi (mount of Shiva) set on a raised platform. Eleven smaller temples dedicate to other deities are built inside the temple complex. Two NagaLinga (Cannon Ball Flower) trees outside are covered with yellow threads tied by unmarried girls praying for a happily married life.
The temple founder, Swamy Sambha Shiva Murthy, has been performing mass marriages over the last four years; almost 15-20 marriages take place over four days with the temple charging Rs 200 for each wedding – including the cost of priest, drums, music, etc.