A fort, a hill and a small and beautiful 500 year old temple

Today we take you to a small and beautiful temple situated on a small hill-top near Bangalore. Today we are talking about Thimmarayansway temple situated on a small hilltop in an old village just behind the electronics city, a famous…

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Akshardham temple – A must visit if you are in Delhi

Delhi has a lot to offer to it’s visitors. There are a lot of historical and religious places in Delhi to keep you occupied. We recently visited Delhi and had half a day in hand to go around and we…

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Someshwara Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

We have covered a lot about Kolar in our many of previous posts. There are many beautiful temples in and around Kolar which are of great religious and historical importance. We have written about Kolaramma temple, Sri Kotilingeshwara Temple, Avani…

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Kolaramma Temple – Kolar – Karnatka – a beautiful 1000 year old temple

The area of Kolar in Karnatka is home to many temples of religious and historical importance. Whenever I visit these temple, I feel proud that I am part of a place which has such a rich cultural heritage. Kolaramma is…

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Planning for trip to Shridi during summer holidays – Some tips to help you plan

There is hardly anyone who does not know about the Shri Shridi Sai Baba, and Shridi , the land of Sai. We were fortunate to visit Shri Shridi Sai baba temple and below are some of our experiences which might…

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Temples dedicated to Sri Venkateswara Swamy ( Lod Vishnu) – similar to Tirupathi Venkateswara temple

Don’t have time to visit Shri Tirupathi Venkateswara temple @ Tirupathi. We have 3 temples around Bangalore, dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara Swamy. Bangaru Tirupati Temple – Kolar – Karnataka You can read more about this temple here. Chikka Tirupati –…

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Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai – Tamil Nadu

It has been long we wanted to visit this temple. Has always been on our mind. One of the most grand and most famous Shiva temple in this world. After visiting this temple, we felt why didn’t we paid a…

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A small but nice temple on Kanakpura Road – Trimurti Temple

Around 25kms from Bangalore on Kanakpura road, there is a small temple worth visiting. This temple is just after Sri Sri Ravishankar ashram. We have seen this many a times while travelling on this road, but this time we visited…

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Kurudumale Ganesha temple – Kurudumale, Karnatka

Lord Ganesha is one of the most worshiped god in Hinduism. Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and signifies intellect and wisdom. He is invoked before starting anything new. This temple is located in Mulgabal district near Kolar. A…

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Shri Parshwa Padmavathi Jain Temple – Krishangiri – Tamilnadu

A nice one day trip to Krishnagiri Shaktipeetham if you have a day in hand. This temple is dedicated to Sri Padmavati devi and hence the name. The temple was founded by Sri Vasanth Gurudev Ji.        …

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Dakshin Tirupati , Hosur – A must visit for people seeking lords blessing

This is a small temple near Hosur dedicated to lord Vishnu. It’s also called as Sri Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple or Dakshin Tirupati. Very nice place to spend a couple of hours. At the top of a hill,  very calm…

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Sri Someshwara temple – Sarjapura

There is a very nice and old temple in Sarjapura, Bangalore. Sarjapura is place on the outskirts of Bangalore city. This temple is situated on Sarjapura Ittanagur road. Its called as Sri Someshwara temple and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Though…

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Lord Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy temple – Chikka Tirupathi – Malur – Bangalore

We have written about Tiupati Balaji temple and Bangaru Tirupati temples before. Today we will talk about another beautiful and religiously important temple called as Chikka Tirupati temple which is situated very near to Bangalore. Situated at around 10kms from Sarjapura,…

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Hampi – A historical and an ancient religious center

It was long overdue. Hampi has always been on our mind! And who dosen’t know Hampi. You talk about the world heritage sites in India and the first thing that comes to our mind, is Hampi. Hampi is spectular. Just…

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Kurunji Andavar temple – kodaikonal – Tamil Nadu

Kurunji Andavar temple is a small, beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Muruga (also called as Lord Karthikeya), situated in the beautiful tourist town of Kodaikonal. In Tamil, Kurunji means hill and Andavar means god. Hence Lord Muruga is also called…

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills – Chikkaballapur District

Living in Bengaluru (Bangalore), one of the first thing which comes to our mind we think of a weekend trip is Nandi Hills. What most of us do not know that Nandi hills is also known for two ancient temples.…

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Sri Saibaba temple – Avalahalli – Yelahanka Doddabalapur Road – Yelahanka – Bangalore

Om Sai Ram! Today we are going to write about Sri Sridi Saibaba temple located at north bangalore on yelahanka doddabalapur road. We visited the Sri Sai baba temple in yelahanka last week, located at Avalahalli on yelahanka doddabalapur road.…

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Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple – Gokarna – Karnatka

Do you know Sir Mahabelshwara temple in Gokarna is the only temple where you can go inside, offer milk and water on the shiva lingam and offer your prayers by actually touching the shiva linga which is beneath the earth…

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Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (Rangasthala ) – Chikkaballapur – Karnatka

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha ( another name of Lord Vishnu). It’s an old temple situated in Chikkbalapur district in Karnatka not very from Bengaluru (apporx 60 Kms). There is a very interesting fact about the the…

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Vir Anjaneya temple – Chikkaballapur – Bangalore – Karanataka

A newly built temple located at the entrance of Chikkballapur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) and temple architecture is similar to other temples of South India. However it is a grand temple and a good visit.…

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Sri Murudeshwar Temple – Murudeshwar – Karnataka

Murudeshwar is a small town of North Karnataka, located on the west coast of India. It is famous for Murudeshwara temple which and a very tall Shiva statue. Infact this statue is second larget Shiva statue in the world. The…

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Sri Ramalingeshwara temple – Avani – Kolar – Karnatka

Sri Ramalingeshwara is an ancient temple built during Chola Dynasity. Avani is a small village on NH4, just before Mulgabal. There is a small road which goes to Avani betta. Avani, is a sanskrit name which means “earth” and this…

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Bangaru Tirupati – Kolar – Karnatka

Karnataka has lot to offer for travelers and if you are the one who likes to travel to temples, Karnataka has many jewels hidden. It’s all for us to go out and explore. Kolar is one such place. Kolar has…

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Naga Devatha temple – Vidurashwatha – Gauribidanur – Karnataka

Another beautiful temple located near Bangalore. Naga Devatha temple as the name suggests is dedicated to Naga Devata. People here install Naga Silas to ward off Naga Doshas. However this Vidurashwatha and Gauribidanur as a place has their own importance.…

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Sri Someshwara Temple – Shivanasamudra – Karnatka

In our previous blog we have mentioned about Shivanasamudram and presence of Lord Ranganathswamy temple there. There is another ancient temple known as Sri Someshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the Barachukki falls road. Sri Someshwara temple along with…

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Shri Ranganthaswamy temple – Shivanasamudra – Karnatka (Madhya Ranga)

  In one of our previous blogs we have written about Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapatna. We have mentioned that there are three important temples of Lord Vishnu (called as Sri Ranganathaswamy) on the banks of river kaveri, the first…

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The temple town of Tirupati and SrikalaHasti – Tirupati – Andhra Pradesh

  We have been looking for this day. To write about the Sri Tirupati Balaji and Sri Kalahasti, two of the most important pilgrimage centers across India. But we wanted to visit the place first, before we write it. And…

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Sri Ardhagiri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple – Aragonda – Chitoor – Andhra Pradesh

This is another important temple in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh which relates to the period of Ramayana. “Ardh” means “half” and “Giri” means “Mountain”. This place is famous by the name  “ArdhGiri”. People also know this place as…

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Bheemalingeswara Temple – Kaivara – Chikballapur – Karnatka

Mahabharata is one of the greatest epic of this world. It is the longest known epic poem known to the world. It is the story of Kaurava’s and Pandava’s and this place and this temple is related to the period…

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Hoysaleswara and Kedareshwara temple – Halebidu – Hasan Karnataka

As we mentioned in our previous post, visiting the temples of Belur and Halebidu is an life time opportunity. Temples of Halebidu are equally grand and are mesmerizing. There are two temples at Halebidu which are equally beautiful. The fist…

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Sri Chennakeshava temple – Belur – Hassan – Karnatka

t’s a life time opportunity to see such remarkable temple structure that exists in Belur and neighbouring Halebedu. A temple known for its grandeur and dedicated carvings.Belur is a historic town and is an important tourist destination in Karnataka. It…

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Sri Gommateshvara Bahubali temple – Shravanabelagola – Karnatka

Many a times we start towards a destination for a casual weekend visit and return back home feeling very very happy , with a peaceful mind and (also) feeling astonished by the grandeur and vastness of what we have just…

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Veerabhadra swamy temple – Hullukudi Betta – Doddabalapur – Karnatka

Hullukudi Betta ie. Hullukudi Hills, a calm, quite and serene place near Bangalore on Doddabalapur-Dobbaspet road. The place has been famous for a small, but very old cave temple dedicated to Sri Veerabhadra swamy. There is also a some remains…

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Shri Ranganthaswamy temple – Srirangapatna – Karnatka – Adi Ranga

What makes Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapatna so important? There are 3 very important temples of Lord Vishnu where he is worshipped as Lord Ranganathaswamy . All these temples are located on the banks of river Kaveri. This temple at…

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Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple – Mysore – Karnatka – Shakti Pitha

Shakti or mother goddess is worshiped in her various manifestations by millions of Hindus. Shakti Pitha’s are places of worship dedicated to goddess Shakti ( Sati/Durga/Parvati).  There are 4 Adi Shakti, 18 Maha Shakti and 51 Shakti Pithas in our…

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Veerbhadra temple – Leepakshi – Anantapur District – Andhra Pradesh

Just one word describes this ancient temple – awesome!! Leepakshi is a small village located in Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh. But it is on Karntaka and Aandra Pradesh border and is approx 140Kms from Bangalore city center. It’s very…

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills – Chikkaballapur District

We all are quite aware of Nandi hills. A very popular weekend destination for many Bangloreans. However many of us don’t know that there is a very old temple dedicated to lord Shiva at the foot of Nandi hills. This…

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Savan Durga – Magadi Road – Bangalore – Karnatka

60 Kms from Bangalore and off Magadi, Savandurga is another popular one day outing destination around Bangalore. The hill of Savadurga is considered to be the largest monolithic hills India and one of the largest in world. The Arkavathi river…

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Devarayanadurga – Tumkur – Karnatka

You have got a day in hand and would like to take a break from hectic metro life ad would also like to visit a nice temple, Devarayanadurga near Tumkur can be a good option. Devarayanadurga is actually a hill station…

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Devi Patan – Tulsipur – Uttar Pradesh

Devi Patan is a very famous temple situated in Tulsipur, which is around 25 Kms from the district headquarters of Balrampur. It is the temple of Ma Pateshwari and goes by the name Devi Patan. The temple is one of…

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Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Parshwanth Jain Temple – Devanhalli – Karnatka

Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Parshwanth Jain temple is a beautiful Jain temple situated on the outskirts of the city of Devanhalli. DISTANCE/ROUTE MAP Situated around 30 Kms from Hebbal, Bangalore, Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Parshwanath Jain temple is visible from…

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Shri Venugopalaswamy Temple – Devanhalli (Bangalore) – Karnatka

Shri Venugopalswamy temple is a very ancient temple located just at the entrance of Devanhalli fort, (in Devanhalli town), outskirts of Bangalore (just after Bengaluru International Airport) The presiding deity is Lord Venugopalswamy ( Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu). The idol…

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Sri Navaneeta Krishna Temple – Channapatna – Karnatka

Sri Navaneeta Krishna Temple is a beutiful and ancient temple situated on Bangalore-Mysore highway and is around 60 Kms from Bangalore. The place is called as Channapatna and this temple of around 3 Kms from Channapatna city center. The village…

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Ghati Subramanya

Shri Ghati Subramanya – Doddaballapura – Karnatka

An ancient temple built in dravidian style, dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. This is also one of the oldest temple in the region dedicated to snake worship. The idol of the Lord is said to be swayambhu i.e both the idols are…

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Chandra Choodeswarar Temple – Hosur – Tamil Nadu

Sri Chandra Choodeswarar temple is situated in Hosur, a city in Tamilnadu, near Tamilnadu- Karnatka border and hence is very near to Bangalore. This famous temples presiding deity is Maragadhamba Sametha (along with) Shri Chandrachoodeshwarar (a name for Lord Shiva) and…

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