Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu – Near Bangalore & Hosur – Must visit!

Hidden somewhere near the Bagalur locality of Kirshangiri distirict in Tamilnadu there is a place called as Gudichuattlu. This place is very near to Hosur and sarjapura area of bengaluru.. There is a very beautiful temple of Lord Vishnu.. known as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple.

In this article and video you will find information on this beautiful temple ( Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu ) which you must visit if you are in the region. It is one of the ancient temple in the region.

So friends today I will take u to Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple near Baglur. The temple is quite well known in the locality. One of the famous Lord Vishnu Temples in the region.

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu
Temple Entrance

About the temple

The temple is said to be an old temple, but renovated lately. The temple premises is huge and is beautifully maintained.

Painted in golden color the temple looks very good. As soos as you reach the temple premises you are welcome by a huge gopuram and when you entet you will se a big dhwaja stambh .

The main dielty of the temple is lord Balaji or lord Vishnu worshipped as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy. We could not find much hsitory of the temple, tried asking people around there but could not find much infoirmation.

But this is such a beautoful temple, that it is a must visit if you are staying around the region. Apast from lord bajali you will also find shrines of Lord Anjenaya, Lord Ganesha, Navagrah etc.

A very beautiful temple of Lord Vishnu.. known as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple.
Beautiful park at the Gudichetlu temple

Just next to the the main temple is a small area looks like a garden which has hude idols of Lord Krishna , lord Vishnu , Lord Rama and Hanuman etc .. The whole environment around is so calm and you feel an eternal peace here.

Seva options – Gudichetlu temple

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Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu Address

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple, Gudichetlu, RVJR+328, Gudichuattlu, Tamil Nadu 635105

How to reach Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple ?

So reaching the temple is quite reasy. If you live in Bangalore you can take Bangalore -> Sarjapur -> Bagalore – > Gudichuattlu route.

Please follow the directions in the link below from google maos and yiou will reach there with out any problems.

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/FTqdJKHmcCBQgASQ8


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Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

5000 year old Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai – Near Hosur and Bangalore

Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai . This is one of the famous Cave temple near Bangalore and Hosur and one of the oldest Lord Narashimha temple.

Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple located at Denkanikottai is a temple not very far from Bangalore and Hosur. The legend talks about the existence of this temple being 5000 years old, around the time of Mahabharata. It is said that Arjuna established this temple inside this cave and they have stayed here for some time during their vanwas perod.

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Denkannikottai is located in krishnagiri district in the state of tamil nadu .it is around 27 km hosur and 65 km bengaluru.

Why the name Denkanikottai? Legend behind Denkanikottai

There was a demon by name Devakandan who worshipped lord Brahma. Lord Brahma was happy with his tapa and gave him boon of immense strength.

He started troubling the sages as well as the Deva. To kill the demon, Lord Vishnu ( lord Narashimha ) took the form of hunter and killed him with the help of the weapon named as Denkani.

And hence people started calling this place as Denkanipuram. Then it was named as Denkani kottai (fort). Over a period of time people also started calling it as Thenkanikottai.

Story of Shri Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai

Gavi means cave in Kannada. The temple as the name suggests is a cave temple. The temple is dedciated to Lord Narashimha. Of the 10 avataars, Lord Narasimha is the intense avatar of Lord Vishnu.

It is said that Oandavas during their exile period visited this place. It is said that Arjuna has carved the idol of Lord Narashimha at the cave here in Denkanikottai.

With time temple got lost in the jungles around.

Later in time there was a king named Dharmavarma who ruled this area. He visited this forest for hunting. On his way back to his palace, he noticed this small hill lock. In search of an animal he ventured inside the cave at this small hilllock.

He did not find any animal there, but he did see the idol of Lord Narashimha. He was surprised to find an old Lord Narashimha temple inside the cave in this dense forest.

Sage Kanva used to live nearby and did penance there. He approached sage kanva and took him to this hilllock.

Sage Kanva then told the story of Lord Narashimha and how he killed Hyrunaksahyapa and also how one of the pandavas visited this place in past and has established this cave temple.

The temple today has been renovated and temple gopuram is coloured in golden. It is five tier strucure.

The sanctum sanctorum with the main diety is a cave temple. On the pillars of temple you will find various inscriptions of lord Vishnus various avataras.

Just before the entrance, outside the temple wall there is a stone marked with lotus feet of the lord.

As soon as you enter the temple you will see some stairs gioing down. That is the way to go down to the cave and the main temple is inside the cave as you can see.

How to reach Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

Address of temple: Sri Gavi Narasimha Swamy & Betaraya Swamy temple, Denkanikottai, Krishnagiri.

The temple is situated on a hill. you can drive up the hill.

There are also stairs going till top so you can also park your car little bit down and then take the stair.

  • Denkanikottai is 16 Kms from Thali
  • Denkanikottai is about 27 Kilometers from Hosur.
  • From Krishnagiri one can reach Denkanikottai via Rayakottai or via Shoolgiri ( around 70 Kms)
  • From Bangaore its is around 70 Kms
  • 5 km Denkanikoti bus stand
  • Regular bus from Bangalore and Krishangiri, salem to Hosur and from Hosur to Denkanikottai

This is a elephant prone area as this jungle lies in elephant corridor so it is advisable not to stay late in the area.

Temple is open only from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.


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Iravadeswarar Temple

Sri Iravadeswarar Temple Athimugam , Shoolgiri , Tamil Nadu

Hidden somewhere in a small hamlet near Bangalore and Hosur a place called as Athimugam, there is a temple, known as Sri Iravadeswarar Temple is of immense importance.

Athimugam is located in Shoolagiri Taluk in Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu State, India.

Sri Iravadeswarar temple in Athimugam, Hosur is believed to be a 1800 yrs old temple.

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Legend of Sri Iravadeswarar Temple Athimugam

This is the temple where Indiran (King of Devas) and his vahana Iravadham got relieved of Brahmahathi dosham.

As the Iravadham or the wahana of lord indra worshipped the Lord shiva here in this temple, it is said the Shivalinga has that image on the face.

Hasthi means Elephant in Sanskrit and mugam means face. The village is also known as Hasthimugam which later got changed to Athimugam.

You will also find the small shrine of Mother Kamakshi Amman standing behind the Iravatheswar lingam within the same sanctum’s sanctorum (Garba graha).

Since we were not allowed to go very near to Shivainga in the temple we could not see the face of Iravadham on the shiva linga.. but the legend behuind this temple was enough for us to visit this temple and pay our repect to lord iradeshwara.

At the outer coridor of the temple you wil find lord Ganapathy and lord dakshinamurty.

The temple has two presiding deities. Besides the one mentioned above, Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Alageshwara Swamy graces with Mother Akilandeswari in a different sanctum in this temple.

This temple is an Irratai sannithi temple ie. there are two moolavars. The Iravatheswar shrine has Appar and Thirugnana Sambandar statues. So it is believed that this temple should have been visited by them.

This is also a temple of Sun Worship. Nandhi (Vahanam of Lord Shiva) is seated slightly away in front of Lord Iravatheswar leaving way for the Surya puja. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord during the first week of Tamil month of Thai (mid January to mid February). As Nandhi is on a side to facilitate Surya puja, other planets (navagrahas) are also in a calm and sitting form. The Navagrahas in this temple are in a calm and seated position.

There is a pancha lingam sannidhi with 5 Shiva lingams in 5 sanctums in a row with Nandhi in front of each Shiva linga.

The Sthala viruksham is Vilva tree. Vilva tree in this temple is about 1800 years old and it is said to be the very oldest, tallest and biggest in the world. The tree is still very lively and majestic.

Lord Murugan is seen with his consorts Valli and Deivanai. Lord Murgan’s vahanam peacock is seen facing the left side of Lord Murugan and it is a rare thing to see.

The temple is specifically beneficial for education and career growth. People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage , for child boon, achievements in education and career growth.

The Iravadeswarar Temple has immense religious as well has historical importance.


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Temples near Bangalore – beautiful temples of Shoolgiri

We have talked about Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple before, which is a very very old and mythologically important temple of the area. This post Temples near Bangalore – beautiful temples of Shoolgiri, is another attempt to bring you the temples around Bangalore and Hosur area.

When we visit Shoolgiri, we also find Sri Vardaraja Perumal temple and 2 other beautiful temples around which are worth a visit.

So friends do plan to visit Shoolgiri over any of the weekends and be blessed.

Shoolgiri Temple Video

In case you are interested, you can have a look at this video as well:

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

This is the temple we talked about in our previous post. The temple is a very old one and said to exist from Dwapar Yuga. It said that Arjuna worshipped here during the exile of Pandavas.

The temple is open from 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM during mornings and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM in evenings.

Sri Kashi Vishwanath temple

Below is the video on the beautiful Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple at Shoolgiri

This temple is located near to Vardaraja Perumal temple and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The goupram is quite impressive, though it looks to be newly created. The main temple premises has other god temples as well.

Sri Ayappa Swamy temple

This temple is just in front of Kashi Wishwanath temple. Another beautiful temple with a beautiful idol of Lord Ayappa. There is also a huge standing idol of Lord Hanuman.

Sri Ayappa Swamy temple Shoolgiri

What we have found is that all these temples close at around 11.00 AM in morning time and reopen at 5.00 PM and are the open till 7 to 8.00 PM.

Hence plan your trip accordingly.

The way to reach Shoolgiri is very easy. You have to take the road to Hosur and keep going straight to reach Shoolgiri.

These temples are hardly 1.5 Kms from the national highway. You will see the exit markings for Shoolgiri. Do not take that. Take the flyover after that and exit to service road after the flyover.

Please note that once you enter the village, the road is called as dam road, after around 1 kms , you will see a small road going in. The google map will ask you to turn right. But since there is no concrete road, we tend to get confused and miss that. If you miss this turn, then google will re-roue to another 2 kms. So please keep a note of this.

Friends hope you will like this trip. Do visit and provide your feedback.

Hope you liked our post, Temples near Bangalore – beautiful temples of Shoolgiri. Have a blessed darshan!

-Kumar

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu. A very very old temple of immense importance near Bangalore.

Friends, if I tell you about a temple which is said to exist from the times of Dwapar Yuga, won’t you be interested? Well let me take you there today.

The temple I am talking about is Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri which is right on the national highway connecting Bangalre – Hosur – Salem.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

The temple we are talking about today, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, is an ancient Vishnu temple. Located at the foothills of shoolgiri hills, this temple is said to exist from Dwapar Yuga.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Varadaraja Perumal Temple History

The temple history dates back to Mahabharata times ( which was in Dwapar Yuga).

The legend is that the Pandavas lost their kingdom to Duryodhan in the game of gambling and as per the terms set during the game, they were supposed to spent their time in exile. Most of us are quite aware of this incident of Mahabharata.

It is said that during their exile they wandered at many places and also came to shoolgiri. It is said that when they were here, Arjuna established this temple and worshipped Lord Vishnu.

This temple is called as ‘Dakshina Vaikuntam Hasthashyla Sree Kshethram’ (Vaikunatam of the South).

Here Lord Vishnu is know as Sri Varadaraja Perumal.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

What is unique about Varadaraja Perumal Temple?

Being associated to Mahabharat times, this itself makes this temple a must visit, but few more important points to note is that

  • Lord faces west in this temple
  • Goddess Mahalakshmi faces east in a separate sanctum
  • During Utharanyana period (mid jan to mid july), the sunrays falls on the feet of Lord Varadaraja Perumal during sunset.
Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Timings

Please note that temple is open from 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM in morning time and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM in evenings.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

How to reach Varadaraja Perumal Temple Shoolgiri

The route is pretty straight forward.

  • Bangalore = > Hosur => Shoolgiri
  • Just 1.2 kms from National Highway 48
  • Take the service road at the next left after crossing shoolgiri board
  • Food options – lots on the way.

Please note that once you enter the village, the road is called as dam road, after around 1 kms , you will see a small road going in. The google map will ask you to turn right. But since there is no concrete road, we tend to get confused and miss that. If you miss this turn, then google will re-roue to another 2 kms. So please keep a note of this.

Alternatively you can take a bus from Bangalore or Hosur to reach Shoolgiri and then take an auto.

Conclusion

Overall , this is a temple worth visiting.

We were thrilled to visit a temple which is said to be associated to the great Arjuna and Pandavas.

However I was sad to see that the temple is not well maintained.

The approach to the temple is narrow and during festivals or special occasions parking can be an issue.

This is avery famous Vishnu temple as I mentioned before temple is also called as ‘Dakshina Vaikuntam.”

There are 2 more temples near by. Called as Kashi Vishwanath temple and Ayyappa Swamy temple.

You can also visit these temple during your visit.


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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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