Hoysaleswara Temple and Kedareshwara temple – Halebidu – Hasan Karnataka – glory of ancient India

Glory of ancient India , visiting the temples of Belur and Halebidu is an life time opportunity. Temples of Halebidu are grand and are mesmerizing. There are 2 temples – Hoysaleswara Temple and Kedareshwara temple. These two temples of Halebidu which are equally beautiful. The fist one and  most famous …

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Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple – Hiremagalur – Chikmagalur – Karnataka

Friends, if I tell you about a temple which is related to Lord Rama and Lord Parshuram, wouldn’t you like to visit visit it. I am talking about Shri Kodandarama Temple which is situated at Hiremagalur village in Chikmagalur town of karnataka.

Kondand means bow and arrow. And since lord Rama’s idol is with bow and arrow, this temple is called as Kodandarama Temple.

Kodandarama Temple gopuram
Entrance gopuram

Shri Kodandarama Temple is a thousands of year old temple, but the legend behind the temple goes back to the times of Lord Rama and Lord Parshurama.

Entrance

It is said that the idol of Lord Rama here with Ma Sita and Lakshman is from that time and the worship tradition followed here is more than thousands and thousands of year old.

This beautiful Lord Rama temple is a must visit Lord Rama temple in country and one of the prominent temples of the region.

The construction of this temple seems to have been done during different times and different dynasties. And hence you can see both Hoysala architecture and Dravidian Architecture.

The village pond is known as Siddha Pushkarini because it is said that nine siddhas performed penance here.

Since Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, Parashurama, is said to have lived here, the town is also known as Bhargavapuri.

Legend behind shri Kodandarama Temple

As per local legend , Lord Rama subdued  bhagwan Parshuram at this place of Hiremaglur.

Lord Parshuram requested Lord Rama to show him the scene of his (Lord Rama’s) marriage. Lord Ram granted him this wish.

And this is why we see here that Ma Sita is on the right hand side of Lord Rama, as it is in Hindu marriages.

This is probably the only idol where you see Ma Sita on the right hand side of Lord Rama.

Kodandarama Temple
Deepam Stambh

Kodandarama Temple Architecture

The temple premises is surrounded by brick and mortar wall. The temple is a very ancient one and what we see today is the main temple where pooja is done.

The Garbhagraha i.e the main place where Lord Rama, Ma Sita and Lakshmans idol is placed was constructed during Hoysala times while others during Chola and Chalukyas times. The navaranga and mukhamandapa  were constructed later.

Inside the sanctum, on a Hanuman pedestal, there are the figures of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Inside the temple

Figures of Vishnu in various forms, such as Hayagriva, Narasimha, and Krishna, are sculpted on the outer walls of the Garbhagraha and Sukhanasi. Lakshmi, Hanuman, Garuda, and Ganapati are also depicted.

Shri Kodandarama Temple timings

The temple is open from 5.00 AM to 12.00 in the noon. Temple is closed till 4.00 PM and then again remains open from 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM in the evening.

How to reach Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple is in Hiremaglur locality of Chikmaglaur.

Chikmaglur is very well connected to Bangalore / Mangalore and many other cities. You can take bus to reach Chikamaglur or you can also drive down.

The Bangalore – Mangalore highway is a nice drive and if you are travelling from Bangalore it will not take more than 5 to 6 hours and from Mangalore, it can be covered in 4 hours.

The temple is approximately 9 kms from KSRTC bus stand. You can easily get an auto from bus stand to the temple. The fare is approx Rs 80 /- to and fro.


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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills – Chikkaballapur District

Today let me take you Shri Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, which is at the foothills or Nandi Hills. We all are quite well 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 …

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Temples dedicated to Sri Venkateswara Swamy ( Lord Balaji) – Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore

Don’t have time to visit Shri Tirupathi Venkateswara temple at Tirupathi. We have 3 temples around Bangalore, dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara Swamy or Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore. Let us look at these beautiful temples.

Bangaru Tirupati Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

In the list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore, first I will take you to Kolar.

This temple called as Bangaru Tirupati temple which is based in the Kolar region of Karnataka. The temple is not very far from Bangalore. So this temple is around 100 Kms from Bangalore and will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Roads are very good throughout and what more, kolar has so much to offer that you can visit so many temples around Kolar.

Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore
Bangaru Tirupati Temple

Apart from Bangaru tirupati, you can visit Kotilingeshwar Temple, Avani Temple, Anthargange temple, Someshwara temple, Kolaramma temple, Kurudumale Ganesha temple, Kanipakkam temple.

So you see there are many temple around Kola which you can visit. For all the temples near Kolar you can read more at this blog. ( Temples in Kolar = > Click Here )

Anyway do read more about Shri Bangaru tirupati temple , You can read more the temple here.

Also we have a small video on this temple which you can visit here.

Chikka Tirupati – Malur – Bangalore – Karnataka

So in my list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore I will bring you back to Malur location of Bangalore. This location is around 10 Kms from Sarjapura and you can say it is near to Whitefield , sarjapura and Hoskote area.

Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore

The temple is a very beautiful temple with a very interesting story around this temple. I have written another blog post after I have visited this temple and you can read about this temple here – You can read more about the temple here

This is a very famous temple in this area and it is said that visiting this temple is considered same as visiting Lord Balaji at tirupati.

People come here for Mundan. Temple is very near to Bangalore and a must visit temple if you are residing in Bangalore.

We have a video around this temple which you can visit as below:

Dakshin Tirupati – Hosur – Tamil Nadu

And in my list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore I will take you to Hosur. In Hosur on a small hill top there is a very small temple, called as Dakshin Tirupathi.

The temple is very beautiful and the view from the top of the hill is amazing. So do visit this temple. It is located in Hosur Tamil Nadu and is very well connected to Bangalore. The temple will be around 54 Kms from Bangalore and will take approx 1 hr 30 mins.

The good thing is that you can also club your visit with Shri Chandra Chiodeswarar Temple which is also a very famous temple of the region.

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Bheemalingeswara Temple – Kaiwara – Chikballapur – Karnatka

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Ramadevara Betta

Ramadevara Betta – Ancient Rama temple from Ramayana times – Ramanagara Hills

A sacred hill located at 50 kms from Bangalore, known as Ramadevara Betta has this ancient temple called as Lord Pattabhirama temple.

It is said that the idol of Lord Rama exists here from the times of Ramayan and the idol was installed here by no other than the monkey king – Sugreeva. Hence this place is called as Ramadevara Betta.

Ramadevara Betta Location ( Ramanagara Hills )

Ramadevara Betta means Ramadevara hill and the hill gets its name from Lord Rama and hence the village at the foot hills is known as Ramanagara.

But, Ramanagara is also famous for two other things. Ramanagara Hills is famous for

  • Ramanagara is known as silk city of India and this area id famous for silk production
  • And Ramanagara Hills – this place also got its fame due to the film Sholay. The village depicted in movie Sholay is at this foot hills and the movie’s scene were shot on these hills.

But let us more concentrate on the history of Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills )

Legend of Lord Pattabhirama at Ramadevara Betta

There are 2 stories which talk about this place.

The end of Sukhasura

As per one of the stories, after defeating Ravana, Lord Rama, along with Ma Sita and Lakshmana, returned to Ayodhya.

A grand ceremony was held in Ayodhya after Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya.

Lord Rama was king of Ayodhya and a grand celebration took place. The monkey king sugreeva was also present there and saw Lord Rama sitting on the throne with Ma Sita on one side and Lord Hanuman and Lakshman standing on other side.

Sugreeva wished that he could capture this moment and worship lord Rama in king form throughout and hence he got the statue of his diety lord Ram carved in a stone with Ma Sita on the left hand side and Lakshman and Hanuman on the other side.

While taking this idol back to his Kingdom Kishkindha, when he reached this place, he was attacked by a demon named Sukhasura and a strong fight erupted between them. To fight the demon Sugreev had to keep the idol on the ground.

In the fight , Sukhsura was defeated, but after defeating Sukhasura when Sugreev tried to lift the idol, it did not move.

After some time a akashwani was heard ( accouncement from sky) that Lord Wished to be here. Hearing this Sugreeva installed the idol here and since then this place is called as Ramanagara and the hills is called as Ramadevara Betta and Lord Ram is called as Lord Pattabhirama.

End of Kakasura

As per another legend, during their exile, Lord Rama and Ma Sita visited this place and Lord Ram was resting, while Ma Sita was sitting next to him.

Lord Ram was in sleep when the king of crows name as Kakasura attacked Ma Sita. Not wanting to disturb Lord Rama, Ma Sita tolerated the pain. But a drop of her blood fell on Lord Rama.

This disturbed Lord Rama and he woke up. Seeing the wound of Ma Sita, he got very angry. He got some darbha grass and made a arrow out of it and shoot it on Kakasura.

Kakasura got scared and approached Lord Bramha and Lord Shiva for help. But they advised Kakasura to go back to Lord Rama and ask for his forgiveness as he only has the power to stop this arrow.

Kakasura then approached Lord Ram and asked for forgiveness. Lord Rama, forgave the crow, however he asked the crow to sacrifice a part of his body to the arrow to stop it.

Kakasura sacrificed his left eye and it is said that since then all the crows cannot see from left eye.

As per local legend from that time , no crow has been seen in this region.

How to reach Ramadevara Betta ( Lord Pattabhirama temple )

The temple at Ramadevara Betta is in Ramanagara, the silk city of India.

Ramanagara is around 50 Kms from Bangalore. It is on Bangalore Mysore highway.

If you put Ramadevara Betta google maps it will take you straight to the parking lot.

You can also map – Sholay Shooting Point, Ramanagara. It will also lead you there.

This region lies in a vulture sanctuary and hence this place is also called as Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary or RamanagaraVulture Sanctuary. At the gate of sanctuary you need to by an entry ticket which will be around Rs 75 / – ( four wheeler)

Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills ) climb

The climb from bottom to top of the hill is around 600 steps.

The climb is not steep and the steps are well paved and painted colorfully. It might be that during summer times this becomes a challenge hence there are shades and sitting places provide.

But there is greenery all around and view from top is just amazing.

Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills ) climb

It takes around 30 mins for the climb.

On the way you will pass a small temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman.

Opposite to main temple there is a elevated rock on which another small temple is built which is called as Shri Rameshwara Swamy temple. There is a view point next to this temple.

The sorrounding view from this view point is just amazing.

Sita Devi Pond

There is a pond below the main temple. It is a huge and a very beautiful pond,

But this pond is barricaded and no one can go near the pond.

Sita Devi pond at Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills )

it is said that the depth of the pond is not known.


Over all, it is a very sacred and interesting place to visit. The idol of Lord Rama is from times of Ramayana and hence it makes this hill and sacred place to visit.

The existing temple around the idol is said to be more than 1000 years old.

Watch our video about this temple on youtube

So friends, do visit this temple when you find some time.

Jai Shri Ram!

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Vidurashwatha Temple – Naga Devatha temple – Gauribidanur – Karnataka

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Srirangapatna Ranganathaswamy Temple – Srirangapatna – Karnatka – Adi Ranga

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Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore )

Are you looking for a one day temples near Bangalore. Below are temples near Bangalore and these are temples in Chikkaballapur.

Chikkaballapur or also called as Chikkaballapura is a small town not very far from Bangalore.

It is very near to Bangalore International airport in Devanhalli. The drive to Chikkaballapura is around 1 hr 30 mins from Bangalore.

There are many temples in chikkaballapur which are of religious and historical importance. Below are temple in Chikkaballapur which you can plan for.

You can cover all the temples in single day as well if you plan well.

What our video on this topic on youtube

These temples which I talk about below are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore .

Famous temples in chikkaballapur

So let us look at some important temples of this region which you should visit.

Vir Anjaneya temple

temples in chikkabalapura

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.

The goupram of the temple is quite impressive and as soon as you enter the temple premises, you will find the main temple with Lord Hanuman idol.

The Lord Anjaneya idol is a old one, but the temple has been built new. So it looks new, but the temple existed well before.

Inside premises of the temple is quite big, it is a grand temple and a good visit.

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Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (Rangasthala )

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha and is one of the very important Temples in Chikkaballapur.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Ranganatha here. The temple is also called as Rangasthala.

The idol of Lord Ranganatha is 4.5 feet in length with Bhoo devi and Neela Devi sitting near the leg.

Lord is in Yoga Nidra and his Shesha (Lord Vishnu’s Snake) is spreading his hoods like an umbrella and Vainatheyan is sitting below.

There are many very important temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Karnataka. This temple is one of them.

The temple architecture is very impressive as with all other historical temples of South India.

The temple premises is quite huge and the main temple is inside the premises. The gopuram ( or the main entrance is quite big).

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

If you are in Bangalore you are not unaware of Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills is probably the most visit tourist places near Bangalore and offer a beautiful view of the city from the top. But Nandi hills region is also famous for two very old and important temples.

One of them is called as Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple which is at the bottom of the hill, while the other one is called as Yoga Nandeeshwara , which is at the top of the hill.

These two temples are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple as mentioned before is a very old temple dedicated to lord Shiva at the foot of Nandi hills.

This is one of the oldest temples of Karnatka and is more than a 1000 years old.

The temple premise is huge and has 3 main temples –

  • Arunachaleswara,
  • Uma Maheshwara and
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara.

The temple premises is actually very big with a huge lawn in front of temple and hence it is very good place for kids as well. Then can run around and have some good time.

But the temple is very old and beautiful and one should visit this temple, if you are planning for a trip to Nandi Hills.

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Yoga Nandeeshwara temple is situated at the top of Nandi Hills. As I have mentioned before, out of the 2 temples, Bhoga and Yoga Nandeeshwara, this is the second one located at the top of the hill.

This is another very old and beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples in the region.

The temple was built by cholas.

The temple is supposed to be more than 1000 years old. The presiding deity of this temple is lord shiva.

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So friends, I hope that you liked this information – Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore ). This place is not very far from Bangalore and very well connected to all parts of Bangalore city.

Hope you are able to find some time and visit these beautiful temples which are also historically significant temples.

Have a blessed trip!

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

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Shri Ranganthaswamy temple – Shivanasamudra – Karnatka (Madhya Ranga)

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Vir Anjaneya temple – Chikkaballapur – Bangalore – Karnataka

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Thimmaraya swamy temple anekal

Thimmaraya swamy temple anekal – An ancient temple near Bangalore – Karga festival

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Devarayanadurga temple

Devarayanadurga temple – Yoganarshimha & Bhoganarshimha temple at Tumkur – Karnatka

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Sri Gommateshvara Bahubali temple – Shravanabelagola – Karnatka

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Rangasthala ) – Chikkaballapur – Karnatka

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills- Chikkaballapur District

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famous Jain temple on Hosur Road

Sri Parshwanath Sushil Dham and Sri Suswani Mataji Dham – Famous temples on Hosur Road – Bangalore

You would have crossed Hosur road many a times and would have noticed a beautiful temple made in white stone and marble and if you go a little bit further you will notice another newly built temple in red stone. Friends we are talking about Sri Parshwanath Sushil Dham and Sri Suswani Mataji Dham, the two famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore.


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Famous Jain temple on Hosur Road – Bangalore – Near Electronics City

Sri Parshwanath Sushil Dham – Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

This beautiful Jain Teerath Dham, was built in 1990’s and has since been a landmark on Hsour raod. This place is around 15 mins from Electronics city, the famous IT area of Bangalore.

This Jain teerth was built by the Surana family, and the central deity of this temple is Shankeshwar Parshwanath Ji and a Dadavadi of “Sushil Suriji” marasaheb.

Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

The temple is built in beautiful white stone and marble and the architecture is beautiful one which is seen in all the Jain temples across the country.

Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

There is a Bhojan Shala where you get tasty food. As with Jain tradition, the food is served till 7.00 PM only. Also there is a Dharamshala with in the premises.

Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

There is also a small measeum in the premises.

It is a must visit temple if you are in city.

Sri Suswani Mataji Dham

This is the second Jain temple, just 500 meters from the Sri Parswanath Sushil dham. Again a beautiful temple, built in red stone the temple is dedicate to Suswani mata ji and also have idols of Sri Osiyan Mata, Sri Ambe ma.

There is also a beautiful Shiva temple is premises.

Famous Jain temples on Hosur Road Bangalore

Its a newly built temple is worth a visit.

How to reach Sri Parshwanath Sushil Dham temple

  • The temple is on main Hosur road.
  • If you are travelling towards Hosur, it will be on your side (ie. left hand side)

So friends, do take some time out over the weekend and visit these 2 beautiful temples.

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Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple and Sri Lakshmi Narshimha Swamy temple – Banerghatta – Bangalore

How many time have you visited Banerghatta National Park / Zoo. If you are in Bangalore, I am pretty sure that you must have visited Banerghatta once during your stay here. Today I am going to tell you about a very famous temple in Bangalore near Bannerghatta. Called as Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple ( or champakadhama temple ) is a very special temple.

Did you know about this temple ? It is a very old temple built during Hoysala dynasty situated just before the Banerghatta zoo?

Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple also known as sri champakadhama swamy devalaya is a very very famous temple in bannerghatta.

Champakadhama temple is a historical temple which we tend to miss. A must visit temple near Banerghatta Zoo.

So let us talk about this bannerghatta temple today. It is one the oldest temple, situated just before the huge granite hill.

Infact you will see two temples one at the starting of the hill and one at the top of the hill.

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Granite hill

The one below is called as Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple and once at the top of the hill is called as Sri Lakshmi Narshimha Swamy temple.

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Front View – Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple
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Gopuram of Lakshminarashimha temple

The temple was built in 12th Century during the rule of Hoysala Dynasty and hence this temple is of historical importance as well. Apart from being a important place for worhsip, this temple also plays a impoartant role in community building.

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Side view – Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple

Please note that photography is not allowed with in the Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple

OK, how to reach Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple?

Temple is just before the Banerghatta National park. While travelling from Bangalore, you can take Banerghatta Road to reach Banerghatta.

If you are staying in Electronics City / Anekal or Sarjapura area, you can take NICE road and this way you can avoid city traffic. You can exit at Banerghatta.

As soon as you reach Banerghatta junction (“Y”), you have one road , the left one going to Zoo. You need to take the right one. You will see an arch. Take that road. The temple gopuram is visible from far, so you cannnot miss it.

Go straight and you will reach the temple parking area. Enough place to park there.


The temple gopuram itlself is majestic. This is Sri Champakadhama Swamy temple. Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Sri Champakadhama Swamy here. The lord is called Sri Champakadhama Swamy because it is a tradition here to offer Champak flower (Sapinge flower) to lord. There is also idol of ma Lakshmi inside the temple.

As soon as you come out of temple, from backside of the temple, there are steps which goes to top of the hill. There are around 200 steps and not very steep. Easy to climb. These steps lead to Sri Lakshmi Narashma temple at the top of the hill.

Starting of steps leading to Sri LakshmiNarashimha temple

The view from top is amazing as well. It is also said that around 2 kms from here is Suvarnamukhi pond (kalyani) and water here has medicinal properties. But we could not go there. We will plan for it next time.

Steps leading to Sri Lakshmi Narashimha temple

sri champakadhama swamy devalaya timings / bannerghatta temple timings

Then temple timings are 6 to 12.00 and then 4 to 7.00 PM so plan accordingly.

The zoo opens at 9.00 AM and hence you can plan to reach this place by 8.00 AM.

Spend an hour or so at the bannerghatta temple and then you can visit zoo as well.

Some views from top of hill:

Backside view of sri Champakadhama temple
Backside view of Sri Champakadhama swamy temple
Banerghatta from top
Sri Lakshmi Narashimha temple

This is such a beautiful temple, just before the zoo and we tend to miss it.

Please do visit this temple once and you will want to visit it again and again. It is such a divine feeling here!

So do share you experience. Have a blessed visit!

Sanjeev@mytempletrips!

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kotilinga – Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple – Kolar – Karnataka is located in Kammasandra (Kolar district) in Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and hosts one of the largest Shiva Lingas in the world. About kotilinga -Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy temple The main temple or the main deity is Lord Shiva …

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Five famous temples in Bangalore you should not miss

Bangalore, the IT city, called as silicon valley of India is a big commercial hub. But namma Bengaluru has a rich cultural heritage. Apart from the famous IT parks, Bangalore also has many old temples dating back to thousand of years. Today we look at the five famous temples in Bangalore which you should not miss if you are visiting the city.

Below are our list of five famous temples in Bangalore (old and new)

So below is our list of famous temples in Bangalore which you are definitely going to love. Wish you a very happy darshan !

I) Bull temple bangalore ( Dodda Basavana Gudi temple) & Dodda Ganesha Temple

Bull temple bangalore, one of the most famous temples in Bangalore, this temple is dedicated to Nandi, the vahana of Lord Shiva. The Nandi statue in the temple is almost 15 feet and is one of the largest Nandi Statues in the world. The interesting fact about this statue is that it is carved out of single rock.

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image courtesy: sarvagnya (link to wikipedia)

Every year during the last Monday/Tuesday of the month of Karthik a huge groundnut fair is held at this temple. This fair is also called as Kadalekaye Parishe Festival.

In the same premises we also fine Dodda Ganesha temple, also called as Shakti Ganapthi is also one of the largest Ganesha statue in Bangalore.

So do visit this temple in Basavangudi when you find time.

Location: Basavangudi, Bull Temple Road
Visiting Hours: 6 am to 12 pm & 5.30 pm to 9 pm

II) Kempfort Shiva Temple – shiva temple in bangalore

This is a fairly new temple, but a famous shiva temple in bangalore. This temple was built in 1995 and is one of the main attractions on old airport road in Bangalore. The temple is located near the locality called as Murgeshpallya. The Shiva statue is quite big and there is also a cave in the temple premises which has miniature statues of 12 Jyotirlingas.

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Kempfort Shiva Temple – old airport road, Bangalore

You can also do some good shopping at the shopping mall in the front of the temple.

Location: Old Airport Road, Behind Kemp Fort mall, Bengaluru.

III) Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

One of the oldest and famous temples in Bangalore, this is also one of the most visited temples in Bangalore. It is a cave temple and is said to be built in 16th century. People say that this temple is made up of a single rock.

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
image courtesy : Pavithrah link to wikipedia

The interesting thing about this temple is presence of stone discs which is an architectural marvel. It allows the sun rays to pass through and fall on the shrine during certain day of the year.

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
image courtesy : Pavithrah link to wikipedia

This temple is also famous for idol of Lord Agni, which also is a rare idol with 2 heads and 3 legs.

Location: Gavipura, Kempegowda Nagar
Visiting Hours: 7.30 am to 12 pm &5 pm to 8.30 pm

IV) Bangalore Iskcon temple

This is again a fairly new temple. Bangalore iskcon temple is a large an imposing structure, this temple was built in 1997. ISKCON bangalore is one of the largest ISKCON temples in world. This temple is located in Rajajinagar area of North Bengaluru and is one of the must visit temples, if you are in town.

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Dedicated to Lord Krishna, you will find beautiful idols for Lord in the temple and you can participate in various temple activities. Do visit bangalore iskcon temple when you find some time!

Location: Rajajinagar
Timings: 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8.30 pm

V) Halasuru Someshwara Temple

Located in Ulsoor locality of Bangalore, this is also one of the oldest temples of Bangalore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was created during Chola rule and hence is one of the oldest temples of the region.

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All these temples are so nice to visit. Both new and old we have tried to give you list of temples which you should try to visit if you are in town!

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Have a blessed darshan!

kumar@mytempletrips

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Antharagange Temple – The Dakshin Kashi

Antharagange Temple – The Dakshin Kashi, Antharagange is a word in local language (Kannada) which means Ganges from Inner Deep. Why this place is called by this name is a interesting to know, but this place is for great religious important and this place is also referred to as “Dakshin Kashi” or the “Kashi of the South”. Antharagange Temple is a very famous temple of this region and attracts a lot of visitors.

And hence the temple at the foothill is called as “Kashi Visheshwara temple” and the presiding diety of this temmple is Shri Kashi Vishveshwara.

Antharagange Temple - The Dakshin Kashi

What Antharagange temple ( The Dakshin Kashi ) famous for?

The place is called as Anthargange and as I mentioned before it means Ganges from Inner deep. This place is famous for a natural spring which is a perennial spring and comes out of a bull carved in stone and falls into the pond. The source of water is unknown and people believe that this eternal water spring comes from the Ganga in north and hence this place is called as Antharagange.


The water flows through out the year.

Antharagange Temple - The Dakshin Kashi
steps to Antharagange temple

How to reach Antharagange Temple – The Dakshin Kashi?

Antharagange Temple (The Dakshin Kashi) ? is in Kolar district and is around 3 to 4 kms from Kolar itself. Kolar is around 70 Kms from Bangalore.
If you are self driving, the best route will be
Bangalore => Hoskote => Kolar => Anthargange

Road conditions are quite good through out, though the last 3 to 4 kms are a bit patchy.

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You need to climb around 300 steps to reach the temple. Climb is not steep though. Just before the place from where you start climbing, there is a parking lot. But during weekends due to rush parking can be a challenge so plan accordingly. You need to pay a nominal parking fee.

Anthargange, apart from temple is famous for volcanic rock formations and natural caves and hence is it a very well known trekking destination.
Just behind the temple, there is a way gooing to the top of the hill and this trekking can be challenging for kids and older people.

When to visit Anthargange temple ( Dakshin Kashi )?

If you are going to visit just the temple, then anytime of the year is fine. But if you also want to trek to the top then summer can be a big challange. Also plan trekking early in the morning. But this hill is quite popular among trekkers.

Antharagange Temple - The Dakshin Kashi

So do visit this temple and take the blessings of Shri Kashi Visheshwara.

Do let us know your feedback!

trek to top of hill

Have a blessed day!

Kumar

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Ghati Subramanya

Shri Ghati Subramanya – Doddaballapur – Karnataka

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. Friends welcome to our post – Shri Ghati Subramanya – Doddaballapur – Karnataka Significance of Shri Ghati Subramanya temple In Shri Ghati Subramanya temple, …

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Namdroling Monastery

Namdroling Monastery | Golden Temple | Bylakuppe | Karnataka

The Namdroling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetans settlement in India after Dharamshala. This Buddhist Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Coorg.

The Namdroling Monastery is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of tibetan buddhism in the world .

We recently visited this temple .located near Coorg this place is an amazing place to visit. We hope that this video will increase your interest towards visiting this temple

How to Reach Namdroling Monastery

The best route to reach Namdroling Monastry is via Mysore.

Bangalore -> Mysore -> Kushalnagar – Bylakuppe -> Namdroling Monastry

Road conditions are very good throughout.

Distance From Coorg: 34 Kms

Distance from Mysore: 90 Kms

Have a nice trip!

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Talakaveri – and other beautiful temples in Coorg

Coorg is a very beautiful hill station near Mysore / Bangalore. It is also called as scotland of India due to is scenic beauty. Coorg offers its visitors unmatched scenic beauty , greenery all around, lush green coffee estates, water falls, trekking destinations and lots more. But Coorg also offers its visitors beautiful and mythologically important temples which are a must visit if you are visitng Coorg. Friends welcome to our post ‘Talakaveri – and other beautiful temples in Coorg”

Talakaveri is one of the most important and known destination because this is the place where river Cauvery originates and it has a beautiful temple at this place. We have visited Coorg recently and below are the temple which can be planned in any trip to Coorg

Remember Coorg is area which has many small towns. For all practical purposes Madikeri is best and you can book hotels / homestays here. All these temples are near by Madikeri.

How to reach Madikeri? There are 3 routes

Route 1: Banglore -channapatna -mandya-mysore-kushalnagar-madikeri

Route 2: Banglore-nelamangala-kunigal-yadiyur-channapatna-kushalnagar-madekeri

Route 3: Banglore- nelamangala-kunigal-yadiyur-nelmangala-bettadapura-kushalnagar madekeri

Talakaveri

Talakaveri is one of the most important pilgrimage center in this area and also a very popular tourist destination. Talakaveri temple premises has temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Agasthya and Mata Caveri.

River Cauvery is one of the seven holy rivers of India and is also called as Ganga of south. A the temple premises, there is a small tank which is also called as Bhrama Kundike or Cauvery Kundike and this is where the river Cauvery originates as a perennial spring and then again disappears underground. It remerges again at Bhagamandala where it is joined by 2 other rivers, Kannike and Sujyothi. This place hence is called as Triveni Sangam and is also another important pilgrimage center.

talakaveri temple

Near the Bhrama Kund, there is a small temple. The most important day of this temple is Tula sankrama of Makar Masa. It is said that on this day goddess Cauvery appeared on this earth. It is said that during this day the water level of the Bhrama Kund suddenly increases. This is a sacred place for all the Hindus and devotees from across country come here to take a dip at this holy kund!

sage agashtya

After taking bath in the kud, there are rooms where you can change the clothes. Other facilities like place where you can keep your shoes, bags etc is present. You can also have nice prasadam at the annadanam there.

Talakaveri is at the foothills of Bhramagiri hills which is altitude of 1276 m above the sea level. There are around 600 steps which can take you at the peak of the hills and view from there is awesome.

steps leading to top of the bhramagiri hills

Talakaveri temple timings

6 am Temple Open
6-7 am Darshan
7-7.30 am Abhisekh
7.30-5.30 pm Darshan timings
5.45- 6pm Maha Arti
6 pm close

Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple , Bhagamandala

Another beautiful temple and important pilgrimage center of this area, Bhagamandala is the place where river Cauvery meets the other 2 rivers Kannike and Sujyothi and this place is called as Triveni Sagam. Devotees take dip in this holy Sangam.

bhagamandala temple entrance

Just next to this Sangam is an important temple of the area call as Shri Bhagandeshwara Temple.

triveni Sangama

This temple is built in Kerala Style with red tiled roof. The courtyard is huge. This place is around 8 Kms before Talakavveri.

Sri Omkareshwara temple – Madikeri

Sri Omkareshwara temple is also one of the important temple of the area. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is located near Madikeri fort. The temple was built by the king Linga Rajendra II and is unique in the sense that the architecture is heavily influenced by Islamic and Gothic architectural styles.

Sri Omkareshwara temple - Madikeri

The temple is open throughout the year and has no restriction on timings. An important temple of this area is a must visit of you are in Coorg/Madikeri.

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Have a good day!

-Kumar

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Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple – Attibele – Bangalore

I have seen “Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman temple – Attibele – Bangalore”, every time I have crossed Attibele and always wanted to visit it.

I was fortunate enough to visit this temple this weekend.

Attibele is suburb of Bangalore. Located on Bangalore Hosur highway, this place has got superb connectivity from Bangalore and connects Bangalore to Anekal and further to place like Thally in Tamil Nadu.

Anekal, itself is home to many important temples, which I will write more about latter.

The temple I am going to show today is a newly renovated temple. Painted in full golden color this temples looks so impressive that you are not going to miss it if you are crossing Attibele town.

This temple complex is actually a big one and features Lord Hanuman temple, Devi temple and Sri Shani temple.

Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore

At the left hand side of the temple premises there is a huge gopuram with a huge Hanuman Statue. All painted in golden color, looks majestic.

Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore
Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore

The first temple behind this huge gopuram is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

The next temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her various manifestations.

Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore

And the last temple in the premises is dedicated to Lord Shani. Since it was Saturday when we went, we would see a lot of people visiting Shani Maharaj temple.

Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore
Rajarajeshwari & Hanuman Temple - Attibele - Bangalore

As I mentioned before the temple premises is quite big. There is a good parking place inside the premises. On some special occassions I ahve seen a good riush there, but in that case there are good options to park your vehicle outside.

Over all it is a very calm and quite place, though its on the main road. If you are living in Bangalore, this can be a good half a day trip for you.

I understand that the temple itslef is quite old, but has been renoavted recenlty and hence looks new.

Do visit when you find time and take blessings from all three gods!

Have a blessed darshan!

-mytempletrips

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

Friends are you looking for beautiful temples around Bangalore.

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 area in Bangalore. This village is called as Bettadasanapura. Today we have lots of development around this village.

But the hill itself is a granite hill, with a bit flat top and temple on that.

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It offers an excellent view of the area around.

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The temple is a fort temple. As you can see this temple is built inside a small fort inside the temple. The arch towards the fort is around 500 mts on the foothill and as you go up, you will see the fort.

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The fort itslef is built just using the stones and there is a small entrance at the fort which will lead you to the temple.

There is no much history available around this temple, but it is said that temple is around 500 years old. Local legends say the Marrhisi Gautham meditated here and temple is built at this spot.

There are 2 temples here. First one is Sri Thimmarayansway temple. Shri Thimmarayansway temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu. And then there is a adjacent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, called as Kashi Vishwanath temple.

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Inside the temple, there is also a small Kalyani.

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This granite hill offers an excellent view around.
It is also said that some episodes of Malgudi days were shot here, but I am not really sure.

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But, I would say please do visit this small, but beautiful temple.

I was very impressed and I am sure you will like it to.

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How was your trip. Do let us know your comments!

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Arch for the temple entrance

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Kumar

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Someshwara Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

Today we take you to Sri Someshwara Temple Kolar. 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 temple, Sri Kurudumule Ganesha temple, Sri Anjenaya Swamy temple (ardhigiri), Sri Bangaru Tirupati temple all of which are in / Around Kolar and are must visit. Follow the link to read more about them.

Sri Someshwara temple Kolar is also one of the very old temples of Kolar region. More than 1000 years old, this temple was also built during Chola , Chalukya and Vijanagara dynasities. A good example of Vijayanagra style of architecture.

The goupuram, ie, the entrance of temple is huge. It looks just majestic.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
The Majestic Gopuram of Sri Someshwara Temple

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva ( worshipped as Lord Someshwara here). This temple is at walking distance from Kolaramma temple and hence you can club both the temples during one visit.

The view from temple entrance is equally impressive. The “Dhwaja Stambh” can be seen from outside.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar
Another view of Dhawaja Stambh

As you enter inside you will find that the main temple structure. A classic example of dravidian temple architecture. The square sanctum is surrounded by narrow passage way for people to do parikrama.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar
The narrow passageway

The carvings on the pillar are also worth seeing.

There are a lot of carvings on the pillar of temples. Various mythological characters are depicted along with animals like horses.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar

The main temple premises has Kalyan Mantappa and Vasantha Mantappa, apart from Mukha Mandap.

Someshwara Temple Kolar

It would be a nice trip, I assure you. If you are in Bangalore, it takes around 90 mins to reach there and an hour or so for both Someshwara temple and Kolaramma temple. Hence can be covered in a half a day trip.

Directions to Someshwara Temple Kolar:

You need to reach Kolar. The temple is very near to the national highway (approx 2 to 3 kms). Google maps are best. But below are my comments on 2 main routes. ( The directions are same as Kolaramma temple directions and both the temples are at walking distance from each other)

  • Bangalore -> Hoskote -> Kolar -> Someshwara temple
  • Bangalore -> Sarjapura – >Malur -> Kolar – > Someshwara temple

Remember, the temple closes at around 1.30 PM and then reopens at 4.00 PM and hence it is very important that you plan accordingly.

So do plan to visit and let us know your experience!

Have a wonderful trip

Sanjeev@mytempletrips

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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. Kolaramma Temple Kolar is one of the oldest in the region!

Whenever I visit these temple, I feel proud that I am part of a place which has such a rich cultural heritage.

Kolaramma is a beautiful , 1000+ year old temple and is a protected monument under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Kolaramma temple Kolar

There are actually 2 very prominent temples located in Kolar. These are kolaramma temple and Someshwara temple. I will write about Someshwara temple in my next post.

Kolar gets its name from Kolaramma temple. Goddess Kolaramma is the presiding deity of this town. Ma Parvathi is worhsipped as goddess Kolaramma.

Kolaramma Temple
View of temple premises

The temple is more than 1000 years old and is built in Dravidian Style of architecture similar to most of the other temples in this region.

The temple was built during chola period and the granite stones of the temple has carving from that period.

Kolaramma Temple
Kolaramma Temple
Carving on the walls

Another deity in the temple is known as Chelamma or the scorpion goddess. It is said that by praying to goddess Chelamma a person is gaurded from scorpion bytes.

Another interesting thing about this temple is that there is an underground hundi. And a small hole from where you can put a coin. It is a tradition to do that. It is said that one can still hear the sound of coins which has accumulated in this large underground hudi for the last many hundred years.

Also note that you can worship the goddess by looking at the mirror placed at the opposite side of the idol of goddesss.

Outside there is a small Ganesha temple which you can visit as well.

Kolaramma Temple
Ganesha temple (near kolaramma temple)

Kolaramma Temple Timings:

Monday to Thursday : 8.00 AM to 1.30 PM, 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM

Friday: 8.00 AM to 2.30 PM , 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM

How to reach Kolaramma Temple Kolar:

Reaching Kolaramma temple is quite easy. You just need to reach Kolar. The temple is very near to the national highway (approx 2 to 3 kms). Google maps are best. But below are my comments on 2 main routes

  1. Bangalore -> Hoskote -> Kolar -> Kolaramma temple : Mainly on national highway (NH75)
  2. Bangalore -> Sarjapura – >Malur -> Kolar – > Kolaramma temple

So, do visit the temple when you find time. Club it with Sri Someshwara temple. You can also visit Sri Kotilngeshwara temple , Sri Anjaneya temple, Avani, Bangaru Tirupati or Kurudmule which are in driving distance from Kolar. You can find our posts on above.

Do feedback your comments!

Happy Darshan!

//Kumar

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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. It is called as Trimurti Temple. Trimurti 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 it and found it …

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Shri Parshwa Padmavathi Jain Temple – Krishangiri – Tamilnadu

Shri Parshwa Padmavathi Jain Temple Krishangiri is 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 also called as chinna tirupati hosur. Dakshin Tirupati is a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. At the top of a hill,  it is …

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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 I was not able to get much history of this …

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Legend and Temples of Talakadu – Karnatka

Temples of Talakadu – Talkad (also called as Talakadu) is a small town in the Mandya district of Karnatka. It is around 136 Kms from Bengaluru and 45 Kms from Mysore. Karnatka as I have mentioned before has many places which has some kind of relation to our greatest epic, …

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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 doesn’t know this place. You talk about the world heritage sites in India and the first thing that comes to our mind, is Hampi. Why visit Hampi ? Hampi is spectacular. Just amazing. It is a 1500+ …

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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 as god of hills. Kurunji is also name of a …

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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. It’s a beautifull temple located on the main road with a …

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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 surface. This is the shiva lingam which is an “Atma …

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Sri Murudeshwar temple – Murudeshwar – Karnataka – One of the Atma-Linga temples

Murudeshwar is a small town of North Karnataka, located on the west coast of India. It is famous for Murudeshwar temple which and a very tall Shiva statue. In fact this statue is second larget Shiva statue in the world. The temple itself is very old and said to be …

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Bangaru Tirupati – Kolar – Karnataka

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 a very significant place in our mythology. It is closely …

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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 Lord Ranganatha Swamy temple and Vanadurga Devi temple, form the three …

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Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

Sri Chennakeshava temple – Belur – Hassan – Karnatka

It’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 is im Hassan district and is approx 200 Kms from …

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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 of an old fort. There is some history around this …

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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 country. Sri Chamundeswari devi temple is one of the 18 …

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SavanDurga – Magadi Road – Bangalore – Karnatka

60 Kms from Bangalore and off Magadi, Savandurga , also called as shravana durga, is another popular one day outing destination around Bangalore. Two temples which you can visit here are Sri Savandi Veerabhadraswamy Virabhadra temple and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple. The hill of Savadurga is considered to be …

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