Every year during the month of October / November during deepavali time, the beautiful city of Hasan comes alive with lakh of people visiting the city and the highly revered Ma Ambe temple known as Hasanamba Temple.
And there is a reason for that. This temple is open only once a year and devotees are allowed to get darshan of Ma Hasanamba and seek blessings.
Ma Hasanamba is the presiding deity of the beautiful city of Hasan. It is believed that Hassan got its name after the presiding deity of this place, Ma Hasanamba.
With a with a host of miracles and legends surrounding this temple, it attracts lakhs and lakhs of devotees from across the country during this time.
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Legend of Hasanamba Temple
Once the Seven Maatrukes (Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vyshnavi, Varahi, Indrani, and Chamundi) were crossing the city of Hassan.
They were taken aback by the beauty of Hassan and decided to make it their home for the rest of their lives.
Ma Indrani, Ma Varahi, and Ma Chamundi chose the three wells in Devigere Honda, while Ma Maheshwari, Ma Kaumari, and Ma Vyshnavi chose the three anthills inside the temple.
Ma Brahmi chose Kenchamma’s Hosakote.
Hence the city of Hassan has a very important religious significance in the region and the this temple is one the most important temples of the region.
Miracles of Shri Hasanamba Temple
- Nandaa Deepa or the ghee lamp, burns through out the year, with the ghee never depleting. This is really amazing.
- The anna naivedya (which is the rice offering) offered at the time of closing the door stays warm and unspoiled when the door is open again, a year later.
- The bale kandu ( banana stem is called as Bale Kandu in local language ) and flowers offered to the goddess ( before closing the door ) remains fresh through out the year.
How to reach Hasanamba Temple
- The temple is right in the heart of the city of Hassan, around 2 Kms from KSRTC Bus stand in Hassan.
- The temple is around 2.5 Km from Hassan junction railway station
- If you are driving by your own then you need to reach Hassan first which is very well connected with all the major cities of Karnataka
- The temple is around 180 kms from Bengaluru
- The temple is around 170 kms from Mangalore
- Hasanamba temple to Chennakesava Swamy Temple belur – 38 kms
- Hasanamba temple to Someswara Swamy Temple Haranhalli – 35 kms
- Hasanamba temple to Sri Lakshmi devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli – 14 kms
- Hasanamba temple to Iswara Temple , Arisikere– 45 kms
6.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Remember, the temple is only open for a few days in a year around Diwali time. So make sure if you want to visit, this time will be great.
You can check the official notification of opening dates at below link:
For other temples in Hassan – you can click here