Kansua Temple is situated on the banks of River Chambal in Kota which is one of the major cities in Rajasthan. Karneshwar temple is another name of Kansua Temple, which is famous for its four headed Shivlinga which looks unique and beautiful. It is a well known pilgrimage site for Shaivaite devotees who are the great follower of Lord Shiva. This temple is situated in the banks of the famous Chambal River and is known for its splendid architecture. Kansua Temple is believed to have been constructed by the great Pandavas during their exile.
It is also believed that the Kansua Temple along with the other temples in Kota was a gift to Jahangir from Madhao Rao, the son of Rao Deva as the Mughals were the great lover of Art and Culture. Rao Deva was Hada Chieftain and had conquered these temples. The Mughals willingly accepted all of them.
It is believed that the first ray of sun touches this magnificent Shivalinga first in the morning. There are other stories also related to it. Beautiful gardens near the temple can be found near the temple which are well maintained as well.
The temple is open from 6 AM in the morning to 9 PM in the night. It is open for all and can be visitied on the public holidays also.