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.

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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!

sanjeev

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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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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

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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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Temples near Bangalore – beautiful temples of Shoolgiri

We have talked about Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple in our previous post, 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.

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

Sri Kashi Vishwanath temple

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

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

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

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. welcome to our new post “Temples near Bangalore – Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu.

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

The temple we are talking about today 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

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 this 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

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?

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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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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Shri Chandra Choodeswarar Temple – Hosur

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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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 – Malur – Bangalore – Karnataka

You can read more about the temple here

Dakshin Tirupati – Hosur – Tamil Nadu

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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. The Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai.

After visiting this temple, we felt why didn’t we paid a visit to Lord Annamalaiyar earlier. It magnificent just magnificent!

In a departure to my practice of giving the route information in end, let me give it at the start this time. We drove down to the temple from Bengaluru, but it is equidistant (almost) from Chennai.

How to reach Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai

Distance from Bangalore: Approx 200 Kms one way via NH48 and NH 77. Basically head towards Hosur and follow the marking. It is actually on half way through Pondicherry.
Distance from Chennai: Approx 200 kms froom Chennai as well. Via NH32 and NH77.
Just put google map. You are not going to get lost. It is a very straight forward route.
Road conditions: Very good
Eating options: Many on the way

Lord Annamalaiyar temple - Tiruvannamalai - magnificent Gopuram

Ok, now coming back to the temple, this temple is located at the base of Annamalai hills. The temple itself is spread across 10 hectares. It is just huge and one of the largest in the world. The it has four entrance one of each side and each entrance is a “gopuram” which is more than 11 stories. So you can imagine how big these gopurams are.

Inside this premises, the main temple is Sri Annamalaiyar temple and then there are numerous other temples.

The significance of this temple is that Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Agni Lingam. So this temple is part of Pancha Bhoota Stalam ( i.e set of five temple dedicated to lord shiva each representing five elements of universe that is earth, fire, water, air and space).

As such this temple is always full of devotees, but specifically during the full moon day between November and December each year a festival is celebrated here called as Karthikai Deepam. Where a fire is lit at the top of the hill and is seen and worshiped by millions of people who gather around the hill on that day (from across the world).

Apart from this there is ritual of Grivalam which is going around the hill. This is specifically performed by devotees during full moon and the total distance is around 14Kms.

Visit the official website => http://www.arunachaleswarartemple.tnhrce.in/ and you can get more information

Please note that full moon days and Karthikai Deepam days are days with huge rush. Devotees from all over the world come to Thiruvanamalai on this day and hence plan in advance as hotels may not be available.

There are lots of hotels around the temple and provide comfortable stay. You can walk down to the temple from these hotels and from my perspective it is a better option. But if you want a 3star+ hotel you have to look a bit away from temple and you need to drive down and parking can be an issue. So better hire a taxi or rikshaw. As fat as food is concerned, lots and lots of options there.

Sri Ramashree Ashram is also very near to temple and I would say its a must visit if you are there and there are many more temples around which could be visited. Unfortunately we did not had time and hence could not visit them.

But we will definitely go again with more time in hand!

Do visit once you have some time. You will find lots of peace there!

Have a good time!


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