The Jalakanteshwara swamy temple is located near to Kalasipalya bus stand.
Nine stone pillars in the temples features Navagrahas carved on them. The three sanctum sanctorums of the temple houses Jalakanteshwara swamy at centre, Goddess Parvati to his left and and Lord Kailashnatheshwar Swamy to right. The temple also has a rare Natya Ganesha idol.
An interesting feature of the temple is the placement of Goddess Parvati idol, when seen from the entrance half of the idol is only visible which is also known as Ardhanarishwari avatar of Lord Shiva.
One of the belief followed in the temple is to meditate under Kurma (tortoise), Mathsya (fish) and Sarpa (snake) carved ceiling to enhance positive and goodness in a person.
Another belief followed is worshiping rare idol of Goddess Durga standing on a ball by unmarried girls to get husband of their wishes within 48 days.
A popular form of offering prayers at the temple is by creating a necklace of 108 bengal grams (chickpeas) and offering to Medha Dhakshina Moorthi to enrich their Gurubala.
Devotees from long distances and others can take holy bath at the large pushkarani which is located at the north side of the temple.
Though the temple is located at one of the most crowded areas of Bangalore, it offers peaceful atmosphere inside.
Kargothsava is celebrated every year a day after Maha Shivaratri.