Shishila is an island temple town situated amidst lush Western Ghats of Karnataka on the banks of the sacred Matsya teertha (Kapila river). Lord Shishileshwara is the presiding deity here. The Udbhava Linga of Lord Shishileshwara is a very ancient in Dakshina Kannada district. It is believed that, taking bath in the holy Kapila river and performing pujas at Shishila will help cure skin diseases. Devotees take up performance of many types of Shantis, Homas and many pujas here, being a ‘Teertha Kshetra’.
Sripati Nellittaya, a renowned Purohit has been performing many Parihara related Pujas, Homas and Shantis in the Shishila Kshetra, to devotees seeking remedial action to Kundali related issues.