Shalmala is a river is situated in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. more precisely it is a place between Sirsi & Dharwad. First time in history the water level of river Shalmala has reduced and then the amazing scenario has came out to us. Thousands of Shiva Lingas were seen under water. It is said that this was built by the Swadi King, Atasappa Nayaka, as recommended by his royal priests. This place is popularly known as Sahasralinga.