Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Chamrajnagar.

One of the famous temple in chamarajanagar, Biligiri Ranganna temple, also known as Sri Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, is perched on the top of a hill and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. It is a must visit temple if you are on travel to the place or region.

The hills are said to belong to Bilikal’s Thiru Venkatanatha (white rock). On the pillars of the Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple are notable and breathtaking sculptures of Saraswathi, Krishna, and Anjaneya.

Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

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The temple is at a height of approx 1500 metres / 5100ft from sea level. There is a hundereds of year old Champak tree there which is also a attraction which you should see if you are visiting the temple.

The temple is surrounded by a thick forest popularly known as BR Hills or biligiriranga hills and temple is also know as BR hills temple or Biligiriranga hills temple.

During February-March every year, a car festival is arranged on BR hills and attracts lot of devotees across all Southern states of India. During the celebration, it’s usual to see scenes of goat and chicken offerings.

The names Biligiri and Rangana refer to the Lord Ranganatha, Balaji, or Venkatesha, respectively, and hill, respectively.

Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this temple. The idol, which is standing and sporting a hunting outfit and a knife in its belt, was established by the sage Vasishtha.

Sri Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple History

According to history, a copper plate with the date 1667 is located at the Biligiri Ranganna temple.

This copper plate tells the story of the Biligiri Ranganna temple ( sri biligiri ranganathaswamy temple ) and belonged to Mudduraju, son of Trimalarajanayaka of Hadinadu.

The temple’s original name was Venkatanatha temple, however it was later renamed to Biligiri Ranganna temple.

The Biligiri Ranganna temple is historically significant and has a strange history and tale associated with it. Visitors to this shrine may notice a sizable pair of sandals.

It is thought that Lord Ranganatha, the ruling deity, wore these sandals. The sandals were worn by Lord Ranganatha while he walked through the forests. The pair of sandals is also reported to travel every day, and it is the responsibility of the villagers to replace it as is customary.

Other legends of Sri biligiri ranga temple

On these hills, it is said that Lord Ranganatha is supposed to have been worshipped by Lord Shri Rama and the sage Parasurama.

Lord Gangadhareshwara has his own shrine as well. The idols of Shri Biligiri Ranganatha and Mata Ranganayaki are found in the temple.

For many Vaishnavites this temple as lots of importance. On Fridays, a special pooja is done to the gods..

Biligiri rangana betta temple timings

Below are the Biligiri rangana betta timings:

Monday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Tuesday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Wednesday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Thursday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Friday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Saturday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Sunday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM

Biligiri rangana betta distance

The Sri Biligiri ranganathaswamy temple is at the distance of

  • 24 Kms from Yalandur the Taluk head quarters town
  • Aabout 48 Kms from Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka
  • Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple is about 200 KM from Bangalore
  • Biligiri ranganatha temple is around 100Km from Mysore

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