Contact Us
Buy Grand Theft Auto V

TEMPLES

Panchamuki Ganesha Temple

1

 

Address: 8th main, 12th Cross, Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore.
Land mark: near corporation bank

About Temple:
In 1977AD a devotee of Lord Ganesha gave a 1acre land to the Shree Ganesha Trust to construct the temple.  After seven years, Smt. Kamalamma and Shri C. L. Lakshmanaraju sponsored the cost for the Panchamukhi idol of Lord Ganesha. On 6th Feb, 1984 the Ganesh Pratisthanapa happened under the guidance of Shri Shri Shri Abhinava Vidyateertha Swami of Sharatha Peetha Shrungeri.
Panchamukhi Ganesha one of the very famous Ganesha temples in Bangalore.

 

SRI PRAGNANA SUBRAMANYA SWAMY
Located Behind panchamuki ganesha temple

2

 

 

SRI AYYAPPA SWAMY TEMPLE
Located Next to Panchamuki Ganesha Temple

3

 

 

SRI VENKATESHWARA TEMPLE MAHALAKSHMI LAYOUT, ALSO CALLED AS MARI TIRUPATHI

Address: 12th Cross Rd, Mahalakshmipuram Layout,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560086 ‎

PHONE: 080-23483482

4

5

6

7

About temple: Srinivasa temple at Mahalskshmipuram layout is called also as MARU TIRUPATHI of Bangalore it located in next to prassana veeranjaneja temple. Temple has beautiful idol of Lord SRINIVASA/VENKATESHWARA either sides of the main Altar Lord consorts SRI LAKSHMI DEVI & SRI PADMAVATHI
DEVI Altars are present and temple Houses other gods SRI DEVI SAMETHA
BHU VARAHA SWAMY,Anjaneya, Ganesha, Navagraha & one more attraction is temple Vimhana Gopuram.

VIMHANA GOPURAM of the temple is really eye catching and is viewable from a for distance.
The gopura has multiple floors inside which are accessible through elevators and have Vaishnava stories of great spiritual significance. Timing of the Vimhana Gopuram 10 am to 7pm (with lunch Break 1 pm to 2 pm)

 

On entering the main temple complex, one is engulfed in Lord Balaji's divinity. At the sight of the beautiful idol, all you could do is be mesmerized. One truly reaches a state of tranquility in the inner sanctum. Undoubtedly the richest God in the world, this idol too is adorned with precious stones, gold and diamonds. Prayers and offerings like the pooja, archana and prasadam too are well-organized for devotees who throng here.

 

ANNAMA TEMPLE (MAJESTIC)

8

 

Annamma temple is said to be bangalore's main deity, also called "nagaraa devate", almost every place in bangalore has functions in summer, where
utsava murti of this temple is taken in procession and people offer poojas.

Address: Subedar Chatram Rd, Gandhi Nagar Mejestic Bangalore

 

ISKCON SRI RADHA KRISHNACHANDRA TEMPLE

Address :Hare Krishna Hill,Chord Road,Bangalore 56001
PHONE: 91-80-23471956, 23578346
Fax: 91-80-23578625
Web address:    http://www.iskconbangalore.org
TIMINGS DAILY: 4.15 am to 5 am,
7.15 am to 12.50 pm and
4 pm to 8.20 pm
PHOTOS

9

10

 

11

12



13

Temple Architecture & History
In September 1987, ISKCON Bangalore was operating from a rented house in the city with a handful of devotees. Under the leadership of the Temple President, Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, ISKCON Bangalore applied for a 7-acre hillock from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). The BDA had described it as “karaab land” (waste land) as it was a huge piece of monolithic rock and could not be converted into sites. The BDA sanctioned
the land at a cost of Rs. 11 lakhs to be paid in 90 days. With practically no resources in hand, the team of devotees managed to collect the sum partly with the help of some donors and partly through loan. 
On Lord Balarama’s appearance day of September 1988, the Deities of Krishna Balarama moved to a temporary shed on this land.     
Primary concept 
The master plan of the project on the Hare Krishna Hill was conceived by Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, who is a qualified civil engineer from IIT (Mumbai).
The initial concept as it stood from outside was conceived by Sri Jagat
Chandra Dasa who is an architect as well as product engineer from IIT (Mumbai). The unique combination of glass and gopuram, blended modern and traditional elements. Considering the nature of the sloping rocky hillock, this unique concept was further developed architecturally into the present design as it stands by Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa and Bhakti Lata Devi.
The whole construction was carried out by the ISKCON Construction Department. Between 1990 and 1997 a total of 10 million man-hours were put by 600 skilled craftsmen, 32,000 cubic meters of stone, 131,250 tons of cement and 1,900 tons of steel were used.
Garbhagriha 
 The Deities in the main sanctum sanctorum are standing on complete piece of stone column of about 90 feet height.
The gopurams were made with special technology using Ferro cement. It was for the first time that this technology was used for temples. The basic structure is a main frame of steel and wire mesh covered with cement and concrete of around 6 inch that adds to the dynamics of the structure.  
The 36 feet high and 18 feet base, intricately designed and gold plated kalasham was placed on top by a chain pulley from the floor level to the top about 150 feet high. This was an engineering feat considering the risk of lifting 1.5 tons of gold plated kalasham going over a glass canopy to a height of 150 feet. 
Deity installation
The original simple temple design started in 1990 and estimated to cost Rs.10 crore gave way to a more stunning, unique architectural model that cost Rs.32 crores and that today represents a fusion between majestic traditional styles and bold new aesthetics. 
The prathistha ceremonies or Deity installation ceremonies was conducted in the month of April 1997. Yajnas were held for continuous 45 days non-stop. On 31st May 1997, the President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma inaugurated the Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Cultural Complex.   
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma said, “It gives me immense pleasure to associate myself with the inauguration of this Center For Advancement of Culture of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here in Bangalore. This magnificent complex, a blend of tradition and modernity, is a symbol of the dedication and devotion of ISKCON to the cause of bhakti and service. It is an architectural landmark.I congratulate all those who have worked tirelessly to set up this splendid edifice.” 

14

15

16

 

SHIV MANDIR

The RVM Foundation,
#97, Old Airport Road,
KEMP FORT Terrace / Now Total Mall
Bangalore - 560 017, India.

Mobile: + (91) - 97395 88888

E-mail: mbel@rvm.co.in
shivmandir@humanitarianhands.org
admin@rvm.co.in

Direction Map
Web: http://www.shivmandir.org.in/index.html

Temple Timings:

RVM Foundation Shiv Mandir is open to devotees for 24 hours. Devotees can visit the temple at any time and seek Lord Shiva's blessings.

17

The "Shiv Mandir" Story
It all happened one morning during RVM's 'Thought Time, a time for introspection. RVM was trying to connect with the Universal Power, when suddenly he got a Vision – a Vision to build a temple where a huge statue of Lord Shiva would stand, building Faith, Hope and Belief for generations to come. It came as if it was a voice from God and descended from above just like the mist would descend on the morning grass. The vision took shape and the thoughts became clearer and clearer.
God was telling RVM – 'Build a Shiv Temple, a temple where people can come and make their Dreams come true. The temple would have a statue of Lord Shiva with the Ganga flowing mythologically out of the head – a place of tranquility, peace, positive thinking and belief where the impossible becomes possible.' The ideas descended as a vision from God and it became a Dream for RVM.
This happened in 1993. RVM was a true believerfrom the young age of 8. He was 27 when this dream came upon him. He didn't have much wealth at that point of time. Along with his father Vashi, he was running retail stores which had grown over the last 5–6 years to a reasonably successful business.
When RVM shared this vision with his father, he found that his father too had got a similar vision, a vision to build such a temple. There was no land, no money, no architect and nobody to put this dream into shape. RVM went about trying to find the land and the sculptor who could put his dream into brick and mortar. Then as if by magic, it happened! The business became more successful and money flowed. RVM found a sculptor and the land, a joint land for both the business and the temple. Instead of it being a temple far away in the outskirts of the city, this joint land made it possible to have the temple right in the centre of the city where thousands could come and pray to God.
In 1994, the land was purchased and in a matter of months this temple of Lord Shiva became a reality. RVM always believed that it was not the work of man but the work of God because the sculptor, Kashinath, who built the statue did not even use a drawing, a blue print or a measuring tape to make it happen. He used his bare hands on marble paste and in a matter of months finished this spectacular, spiritually vibrating statue.
The landscapers then said that it was impossible to create an actual Ganga to flow from the head of Lord Shiva. RVM said, 'With God, all things are possible!' He believed that God creates miracles and therefore anything is possible especially with a Vision from God and thus the Ganga became a reality and flows out of the jata of Lord Shiva.
In 1995, on Maha Shivaratri day, RVM and his father Vashi expected about 3,000 people at the inauguration. It was as if it was the work of God that his spiritual representative, none other than theShankaracharya of Shringeri who was in Bangalore gladly accepted the offer to inaugurate and bless the temple. Lakhs and lakhs of people thronged this temple on that Maha Shivaratri day, bringing the entire city to a standstill. As the vibrations from the temple grew stronger and stronger with the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya' and 'Om Triambakam Yajamaye' sounding in the air, hundreds of priests consecrated the Linga of the temple on that morning and then the rest is history!
The Shiva Temple has become a spiritual destination, not just for devotees in Bangalore and in South India, but also for devotees from all across the country and the world. They come here and believe that God exists. They know that He has created everything. The temple has no roof and therefore one can feel and experience God's Creation. One can look up to see the sun, the moon, the stars, the birds and the flowers all across Lord Shiva who sits in front of a spectacular Manasarovar, a symbolization of where He lived in Kailash.
Yes, all this put together has made this A Temple of Faith. People come to this temple and make their dreams come true while dropping a coin in the Manasarovar repeating the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya' 7 times after making their wish with faith. They leave a lighted diya on the Manasarovar to wash away their sins. They touch the healing stone that stands in the middle of the temple, to be healed of their disease and problems. They tie a 'Vigna Haran' thread at the Ganapathi statue leaving behind their troubles. All this has made this temple a true spiritual destination and not just another religious spot where rituals are performed. Prayers here are done not out of fear but out of faith and to build a connection with God.
The RVM Shiv Mandir is a unique temple where one can truly connect with the Power we call God. It is a temple where people come as non-believers but go back as believers because the vibrations at the temple make them realize that a Power exists. Coming to this temple will make you accept the Power and connect with the Power irrespective of which religion you belong to or which God you believe in.
If you have faith, come to the RVM Shiv Mandir which is a true spiritual destination and you will be transformed. You too will Believe and Achieve, you too will Dream and make your Dreams come true.

SHANMUKHA TEMPLE - RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR

18

19

 

CONTACT:
   
Branch- in-charge Chevalier R. ARUNACHALAM

Contact Person Shri GOPALMANI

Telephone 080-28605099

Mobile 09845795796

Website : http://shanmukhatemple.com

ABOUT THE TEMPLE

 BELIEVE IT OR NOT 
It was Lord Shanmukha’s own will to choose the barren Hillock in Rajarajeshwari Nagar as His abode and He inspired His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, to appoint Dr. R. Arunachalam as His contractor to build Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple on the hillock.
Thus ordained and blessed, Dr. Arunachalam’s extraordinary visionary capacity guided him to design the entire temple structure based on the very name of Lord Shanmukha, which means a ‘Six Faced God’. In other words, the design of the whole Temple is based on ‘Star” (     ) concept. The Sanctum (Garbha Gudi) and its outer circle (Prakara), devotees’ hall, outer walls, roof design – all are ‘Star’ (      ) shape constructions. The Temple Gopuram structure is the six faces of Lord Shanmukha.
This unique Temple is situated on a hillock which is 240’ from the ground level. The total height of the temple is 123’ of which the six faced Gopuram itself is 62’ (including 19’ up to neck). The Crystal Dome above the Gopuram has a height of 42’, with 33’ Diameter and 105’ Circumference. The six faces of Lord Shanmukha are 6” thick concrete moulded structures.
The Temple is the first of its kind not only in India, but also in the world. The salient features of the Temple can be summed up thus - the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbha Gudi) is of traditional design, while the exterior of the Temple is of architectural design and the Temple Tower (Gopuram) is totally unique depicting the six faces of Lord Shanmukha. The Temple Tower is ultra modern and is being fitted with thousands of Crystals to receive and disperse an array of colorful LED & Laser lights. A laser graphic sky show is also being organized and the work is in full swing. Once completed, the Temple is bound to be a land mark tourist spot of Bangalore.
In addition to the Shanmukha Temple, a Panchamikhi Vinayaka Temple has also been constructed at the foot-hill of “Shrungagiri”. This temple is also unique inasmuch as the Panchamukhi Vinayaka is “Simhavaahanaroodha” (riding a lion). The temple complex also houses a “Nagara Katte” and plans are afoot to build a Shiva Temple and Navagraha Prathishtapana – both of which again would be unique in nature.

 

RAGIGUDDA SRI PRASANNA ANJANEYASWAMY TEMPLE
20
Location: Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple,
9th block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560 069
Timings:
The temple will be open from 8 -11.30 am and 5- 8.30 pm,
but on Saturdays and Sundays will be open till 12.30 and 9 respectively.
Mahamangalarthi:  Morning around 11, on sat around 11.30
Evening around 8 – 8.30.

Bus facility from: Market: 17,181,24, 24e
Majestic: 18, 25, 25a, 25d, all the buses terminates in  9th block terminus,
Buses in b/w Banashankari and Bannerugatta road (traveling – inner ring rd)
Buses going towards JP Nagar, 4th phase.
PHONE: 26580500, 26594255
Website: http://www.ragigudda.org/
E-mile: Ragiguddavk2009@gmail.com

History
Hanuman is the very embodiment of Bhakthi, “The Bhaktha of Bhakthas”.  His adoration of the incarnate divinity of Rama is absolute.  A very popular god among the rural as well as among the urban folks.  He is worshiped for various benefits: health, wealth, happiness, fulfillment of desires, success and magical accomplishments.  The history behind the name of the temple is as fantasizing as Hanuman Leelas.  It is believed that a big heap of Ragi (a food grain) turned out to become a stone, hence the name “Ragigudda”.   At the time of incidence The Thrimurthies, Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara who visited the place, wished to stay there permanently changing themselves into 3 big stones pillars.  Their presence here stands as a witness to all the developments so far, and for the future developments.
Back in 1969, the temple is the effort of a group of dedicated youth, influence of the situation then and the encouragement of the people around the area which gave strength and determination to bring up a small temple of lord Hanuman at the hilltop and now it is a big temple complex of Lord Sri Seetha Rama Swamy, Lord Sri Ganesha, Bhagavathi, Sri Rajarajeshwari and Navagrahas with individual uniqueness.  The temple was built in 1969 and was registered in the year 1972.  The total area of the temple is around 5 acres.  “Sri Hanumajjayanthi” is celebrated for 12 days.  Special poojas, abhishekasm, homas are the distinct feature of these 12 days.  Mahaprasada is served to all the devotees on all the 12 days and nearly 35000 devotees on the last day.

SRI PRASANNA VEERANJANEYA TEMPLEMAHALAKSHMI LAYOUT
21

22

LOCATION: Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple
Mahalaxmi Layout, Bangalore-560086
Phone: 080-23491727

One more attraction of sri prasanna veeranjaneya
temple is GRAND 19 FEET GODDESSES MAHALAKSHMI DEVI TEMPLE.
RECENTLY TEMPLE HAS TAKEN OVER BY KARNATAKA MUZRAI DEPARTMENT
TEMPLE TIMINGS: MORNING 6 AM  to  EVENING 8 PM (without Break) 

TEMPLE HISTORY:
Mahalakshmipura, Bangalore, As it is known as mahalaksmi layout, which has a very famous temple called ‘PRASANNA VEERANJANEYA TEMPLE’. When BDA was developing this area for new layouts they have changed the name of Mahalakshmipura as Mahalakshmi Layout. During the rule of Mysore Maharaja it was one of the range for shooting practice..Here there was a huge standing colossal  rock which was erected on the top of hillock. The measurement of the rock was Hight: twenty two feet, width: four feet, and breadth sixteen feet. And the rock was in the northeast corner which is considered to be very auspicious.  

A grand painting of Lord Anjaneya was made on the rock.the first pooja was performed on Ramanavami day in 1973. The Lord was named as Sree Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy, then the committee was formed  and  it was decided to have a carving of the deity of Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy in the place of the painting.The lord holding Sanjivini Parvatha in right hand.  The work was done by  Sri Shanmugananda Stapati and after  completion of the carving  the Prana Pratista was performed on 7th June 1976 in the holy presence of HH Sri Shivabalayogi Mahraj. 

PRASANNA VEERANJANEYA IDOL
the 22-foot deity Prasanna Veeranjaneya, carved out of a single monolithic rock, the temple occupies 13acres of land. In1973 people in the area began worshipping. Later the same painting was sculped into idol of Anjaneya in1975. On June 7th 1976 the idol was installed with traditional ceremony from former chief minister, Kengal Hnumanthaiah. Benne Alankara  (decoration with butter )  is done to deity Prasanna Veeranjaneya  Temple in the month August every year. 420 kilograms of butter is used. About 18,000 devotees contribute the butter required for this ritual. The day after the ritual, the butter is removed and distributed to the devotees as prasada. On Hanumat-jayanthi day the temple distributes fruits to about 5,000 monkeys in and around Bangalore. 

The huge rock depicts a simple figure of Anjaneya in a standing position holding the 'parvatha' in his right hand and the 'Ghadha' in his left hand with his palm resting on his thigh. His hair is tied up neatly and he wears a crown. On his chest is etched, the figure of Lord Sri Rama. He wears a silver earring, wears a necklace and anklets adorn his ankles. He wears an ornament with a bell shaped pendant on his right leg. Each of his arms are adorned by an armlet and a bracelet. The huge depiction of Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy is magnificent, inspiring, and at the same time pleasant on the eyes. 

Apart from main temple it houses the following temples they are,
SRI SEETHA RAMA ALONG WITH LAKSHMANNA & ANJENEYA temple (very beautiful white marble idols)
LORD GANAPATHI temple (very beautiful white marble idol)
GODESSES LAKSMI DEVI temple (very beautiful white marble idol)

The temple complex also has a separate grand sannathi for Mahalakshmi.(Apart from abouve mentioned marble idol sri lakshmi devi) The Goddess Mahalakshmi idol, which is 19 feet height, is seated on a five feet fully carved-blossomed lotus.  The idol - befitting the name of Mahalakshmi Lay Out, encompassing the entire area surrounding the hillock - is both pleasing to the eye and is very graceful. 

There is eight sided Ashta Ganapathi has been carved to right opposite to Veeranjaneya swamy and There is also eight sided Ashtalaksmi has been carved to the left opposite side to Veeranjaneya swamy.  

There is a beautiful and peaceful pleasant meditation hall with deities Lord Kodanda Rama and Sri Dhyana Anjaneya, Adjacent to meditation hall a huge library with a wide collection of religious books. 

Social Activities of the temple trust
The Trust is engaged in social activities like providing free medical facilities [inclusive of providing facilities for free eye operation and free food for patients and their caretakers till the patient is discharged. free dental consultancy and treatment. To keep alive the tradition lectures on Vedanta, Harikatha Kalakshepams, and other cultural programmes like music, traditional dances are also organised. 

Present activities of the temple trust
The temple trust had now undertaken the task of fulfilling the long cherished desire of devotees to make the temple a "Golden Anjaneya Temple", by fixing gold coated copper sheets in the vimaana Gopuram. Devotees who are interested in contributing towards this they can contact Executive officer, muzrai Department at temple premises.
RECENTLY TEMPLE HAS TAKEN OVER BY KARNATAKA MUZRAI DEPARTMENT.

SRI MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE LOWER PALACE ORCHARDS
23

Address: Sri Mahalakshmi Temple
1st Main Rd, Lower Palace Orchards,
Palace Guttahalli Road /Sadhashiva nagar
Bangalore.‎
Land mark: near Cauvery theatre
Phone: 080-23364769

ASTALAKSHMI & GURUVAYU KRISHNA TEMPLE MAHALAKSHMI LAYOUT
24

25

Address: opposite to ISKCON temple west of chord
Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore-560022
Phone: 080 23492538
Timings: Morning 6 am to 12 Noon
Evening 5 pm to 8 pm

Namely: 1.ADI LAKSHMI
      2.SANTANA LAKSHMI
      3.GAJA LAKSHMI
      4.DHANA LAKSHMI
      5.DHANYA LAKSHMI
      6.VIJAYA LAKSHMI
      7.VIDYA LAKSMI
      8.VEERA LAKSHMI

About Temple: Asta Lakshmi is the manifestation of goddesses Lakshmi Devi  (SRIDEVE ) the consort of LORD VISHNU, in eight forms
With Individual temples, only one among in the Bangalore along with this above mentioned temples, ANDAL DEVI temple is
also present .Andal Devi is the incarnation of goddesses BHUDEVI- another consort of LORD VISHNU.
The main temple is the GURUVAYU of GURUVAROOPPAN Temple; GURUVAYU is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The famous GURUVAROOPPAN Temple is Located in the Kerala state.
The ASTA LAKSHMI & GURUVAYU temple is one of the  famous & very Power full temple in Bangalore.
One more temple of vaishnava,s saint RAMANUJA temple is there.
All these 10 great temples in one place, which is located opposite to ISKCON, visit the and HAVE the blessings of the LORD.

WELCOME TO MUKTHI NAGA KSHETRA
27


Address of Temple : Big Banyan-tree Road, Ramohalli, Kengeri,
Bagalore - 560 060
Land mark: Near Big Banyan Tree
Phone Numbers
+91-80-2671 3583
Email: info@mukthinagaksethra.com
Website: http://www.mukthinagakshetra.com/index.html

About Temple
Shri Mukthi Naga Kshetra has long been home to the Serpent Deity. For the past 200 years, the residents of this region have been referring to this place as “Junjappana Bayalu” (Junjappa’s Field). In accordance with Lord Subrahmanya’s divine will, the construction of the Mukthi Naga Temple is being carried out at this place.
This place, which is a veritable abode of serpents, is a haven of peace and serenity to all who come here. Temple is situated at Ramohalli, 18 kilometers from the Bangalore bus stand. It is located 5 kilometers from the Bangalore-Mysore road, after one passes Kengeri, on the way to the Big Banyan Tree. One kilometer from the Ramohalli bus stand is the place where Mukthi Naga Temple is present.
The Biggest Mukthi Naga of the World
Naga idols five feet high are usually seen throughout the world. One can see them in Nagarkoil in Chennai, and in Singapore. But the Mukthi Naga idol at Ramohalli, measuring 16 feet in height (including the pedestal on which the idol stands), is the biggest in the world.

SRI RAJARAJESHWARI TEMPLE, RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR
28
Address:  sri rajarajeshwari temple
Sri Kailash Ashram, Rajarajeshwari Nagar,
Bangalore - 560098   
Phone: 080- 28600377,
080-28608398
About temple:
 His Holiness Sri Tiruchi Swamigal (also known as Shiv aratnapuri Swamiji) established Kailas Ashram at Kenchanalli, a remote village near River Vrushabhavathi. The Seer chosen this place to built his ashram because it was believed that Sage Athreya and his wife Anusuya lived at this place. Later, Tiruchi Swamigal constructed a beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Raja Rajeshwari. Today, the remote village Kenchanalli has been tuned out as one of the posh localities of Bangalore, RajaRajeshwari Nagar.
The temple of Raja Rajeshwari has been constructed in Dravidian style of architecture and built as per the guidelines of Agama Shastra. The temple has huge Raja Gopura (entrance tower) in the entrance which can be observed from the far distance. Raja Rajeshwari Temple is complete with an prominent sanctum (Garbha Griha), a porch (antarala), an open pillared hall (Mukha Mantapa), a wide circumambulatory path (Pradikshina patha) and an inner courtyard.

TTD SRI VENKATESHWARA TEMPLE & INFORMATION CENTER, BANGALORE
29

Address: 16th cross, Vyalikaval,
Malleswaram, Bangalore -560003
LAND MARK: Near Chowdaiah Memorial Hall,
Phone: +91 80 23315361/ + 91 80 23445432
NOTE:
1) BANGALORE TTD TEMPLE SEVAS WILL STARTS AT 5 AM
AND ALL SEVAS/PUJA BEING CONDUCTED
SIMILLER AS THE MAIN TEMPLE AT TIRUMALA.
2) ALL CONTRUBUTION DONE HERE WILL BE CREDITED
DIRECTLY TO TIRUMALA HUNDI 

2nd TTD Information Centre -
4th T-Block,Jayanagar
Bangalore-560 011
 Phone:  080-32428926

ABOUT TEMPLE:
The Pratistapana of temple deities done on may 21st  2010 .
Temple is constructed at the cost of 12 cores, with guidance of TTD architects and as per Agama Shastra guide lines .Temple has beautiful front elevation , gopurams,garuda gambha and temple houses many other temples
Namely: main deity LORD SRI VENKATESHWARA
                  SRI LAKSHMI DEVI 
                  SRI ANDAL DEVI
                  SRI SEETHA RAMA
                  SRI RADHA KRISHNA
                  SRI HANUMAN
                   SRI GANESHA
About TTD information centre:
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams TTD has two information centres in Bangalore City. Pilgrims can get the complete information about Darshan, Srivari Sevas and other facilities offered by TTD,Tirumala from any one of these information centres.
Devotees Can have booking done here for sevas, darshan and accommodations for TIRUMALA
The information centre timings are as follows:
1) Monday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday - 9AM to 4PM
2) Saturday and Sunday  - 9AM to 7PM
NOTE:  The information centres will be closed on all Tuesdays.

 

SHREE BANASHANKARI DEVI TEMPLE
30

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Banashankari Temple,
Banashankari,
Kanakapura Main Road,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560070.
Contact person
& Address:.Executive Officer,
Shree Banashankari Temple,
Banashankari,
Kanakapura Main Road,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560070.
Telephone no: .91-80-26714989


History
"Situated in S.Kariappa road, Bangalore the Banashankari temple is one of the oldest and the most popular temples of the state.
Since then, the temple has been a center of power and devotion in the city of Bangalore.
As it became difficult for Sri Basappa shetty to make trips to visit the Banashankari temple in Badami; it is said that the goddess made herself visible in the dream of the priest of the temple and stated that, only if she was installed and worshiped in Bangalore, one or the other day the city would shine as the capital of Karnataka.
A unique and special feature of the Banashankari temple is the poojas that are conducted during the rahukala. This was started by the late Sri Suryanarayana Shasthri. He served as the priest of the temple for 52 years before retiring. Devotees believe that their wishes will be granted if they glow the nimbe hannina arathi (arthi on lemon) before the goddess during rahukala (on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays) for 16 weeks.
Due to this, the number of devotees visiting the temple is increasing day by day. In 1984 the government of Karnataka took the temple under its control.
Prominent god:
Goddess Banashankari, seated on a lion is the prominent goddess of the temple. Shankari is seen situated in a forest (bana), surrounded by lions; and hence the name Banashankari. The statue of the goddess also features Sri Lakshmi and Sri Saraswathi. The goddess is seen killing the demons Shambhu and Nishambu under her feet. On either side are women at her service. The goddess possessing eight arms poses a calm look. The utsavamurthy (procession idol) of Banashankari, Sri Shakambari, Ganapathi and Parvatha Mallikarjuna Swamy are also installed as family gods. A tortoise has been installed opposite to and facing the goddess. The tortoise is one of the vehicles of the goddess.
Other gods:
Apart from Banashankari, Sri Durgaparameshwari and Sri Chowdeshwari are also omnipresent in this temple.
Utasavas (Processions):
1.Every year on the full moon of Bhadhrapada maasa, a huge procession is held on the account of the birth of the goddess.
2.Every year Dasara mahotsava is conducted from the Padyami of Ashweeja to Vijayadashami.
3.Every year Brahmotsava is held in the Shiva’s style from the Astami of pushya maasa to chaturthi.
All the three processions are conducted under the assistance of the government and with the support of voluntary devotees.
Theertha bhavi (holy well):
There is a sweet-water well in the premises of the temple. Every day, the goddess is showered with the holy waters of this well as a gesture of abhisheka. It is believed that the well would not be found dry in any season. During Vasanthothsava, the goddess is bathed with these waters (called as vasantha snana).
Various development works:
Based on the funds that flow into the Banashankari temple from various parts of the city and on the orders of the government, a development programme is taken up with a budget of approximately eight crores; funded by the temple’s treasury. The development programmes include: renovation of the temple, building of temples for Sri Durgaparameshwari, Sri Chowdeshwari, Sri Shakambari, Ganapathi and Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy. Navagraha, lodges, building of a shed for the chariot, yagashale, pakashale, foot ware stand, vegetable market, washing area, cooler and normal drinking water stand. The above mentioned programmes are in progress.

SHREE DODDA BASAVANNA TEMPLE
31

Shri Dodda Basavanna Temple,
Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 004.
Contact person
& Address:.
Executive Officer,
Shri Dodda Basavanna Temple,
Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 004.

Telephone no: .8861213814
9845155840
History
The Big Bull temple situated at Basavanagudi, southern part of Bangalore, the temple has been built by Sri Kempe Gowda in 1537. The Bull is called as Nandi, Vrishaba and as Basava in Karnataka, the concept of the sacred bull is associated with Pashupati, the lord of creatures, one of the numerous epithets of Siva in the Vedas and the Agamas. However a very slender demarcation exists between these three nomenclatures. While Nandi is an important adjunct in any Saiva temple containing the Linga in the sanctum and is a sober form of the bull, hymns of the Rig Veda describe Vrisabha as Rudra, a tempestuous god needing much supplication to humour him into a good temper. This could well be applied to Basava also as he symbolizes immense strength and male virility indicating a fertility cult and held in great reverence by the agricultural community. But rarely does he have an entire temple built just for himself and one such unique abode is the Dodda Basavanna temple of Bangalore.
It is one of the oldest temples of Bangaloe situated at the apex of Bugle Rock Hill in Basavanahalli or Sunkenahalli of bygone days now called as Basavanagudi. Such is the predominance of Basava in the locality that both the Bull Temple Road and Basavanagudi take their name after this majestic temple that can be reached by climbing a few rugged steps from the left side of Dodda Ganapathi Temple at the foot of the hill.
Kempe Gowda built the Dodda Basavanna temple to house the imposing monolithic Basava that once stood in the open field and also made several grants for its worship and maintenance. A Kannada inscription on the pedestal lends support to sacredness of the temple as the last line of the inscription reads thus "At the foot of this Basavesvara, the river Vrishabhavati originates and is flowing westwards" again asserting the link between Vrishabha and Basava. Incredibly, even now on the last Monday of the month of Karthika, water oozes on the right leg of the sacred bull authenticating the content of the inscription.
A spacious Prakara, a kalyani at the rear, an attractive monolithic Dwajasthamba in front of the temple with fine relief work on all the four sides, an imposing Raja Gopura and a very tall Mahadvara are some of the high features of the temple. The Garbhagriha with eight stone pillars houses a huge finely carved monolithic Basava in a crouching position. A narrow circumambulatory path surrounds the image of Basava with a small Linga in an insignificant cell at the back, stressing the prominence of the sacred bull. A wooden beam across the neck portion of Basava facilitates conducting anointments and has at its centre, a beautifully carved Uma Mahesvara, Tumburu Narada and Nandi.
The Dodda Basava temple of Bangalore is famous for a very popular fair by name kadalekai parishe (groundnut fair) held in the month of November and as per a narration, a bull would charge into the surrounding groundnut growing areas around Basavanagudi causing heavy loss of crop. The distraught farmers prayed to Basava to put an end to this invasion and as a return favour, agreed to offer their first crop of the year to Basava. This fair is held annually in the temple premises with the enthusiastic participation of farmers and is one of the largest of its kind held in Bangalore Apart from this fair, grandly celebrated Sivarathri and Basava Jayanthi ensure the participation of a large number of devotees
Harike
1 ) As the Basavanna is said to be the holy mount of Lord Ishwara, Basavanna is said to be very powerful, so the devotees worship God for good health and they offer a bronze bell to the lord Basavanna.
2) It is also believed that this God Basavanna helps the farmers get good harvest and farmers also worship for a female calf. If desires are fulfilled these farmers offer milk, curds, jaggery, rice, bananas and many other edible bull's favorites.

SHREE DODDA GANAPATHI TEMPLE
32

Temple Postal Address: .Dodda Ganapathi Temple,
Basavanagudi,
Bull temple Road,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 004.
Contact person & Address:.Executive Officer,
Dodda Ganapathi Temple,
Basavanagudi,
Bull temple Road,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 004.
Telephone no: .8861213814
9845155840

History
As Imposing as the nearby Dodda Basavanna temple is the temple dedicated to Dodda Ganapathi deriving its name on account of a huge figure of Ganesha engraved on a rock. The image dates back to the Pallava Period and reflects the skills and artisty of the sculptors of the era in creating an endearing figure of Ganesha on black granite rock that earlier stood in the open field. Subsequently, Kempe Gowda the local chieftain referred as Yelahanka Nada Prabhu built the Garbha Gruha and the Mukhamantapa. Frequent improvements and renovations were undertaken over the years culminating in a highly attractive Gopura in the year 1988. Now the temple is complete with a Gopura, Sikara, Garbha Gruha and a Mukhamantapa.
The importance of the temple is further enhanced due to sanctity attached to the Bugle Rock Hill said to be the place where Sage Mandavya Risi undertook tapas or meditation. Hence it is also called as Mandavya Kshetra. The belief that any prayer in the presence of the god is fulfilled has made this temple very popular not only amongst the local people but also among the student community who repose all their faith in Vidya Ganapathi for success in their educational pursuits.Ganesha Chathurthi is celebrated with piety, devotion and enthusiasm. On all auspicious daya Ganesha is decorated with flowers, Benne (pasting of butter all over the image), betel leaves etc.

SHREE KARANJI ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE
33

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Karanji Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Basavangudi,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560004

Contact person& Address:Executive Officer,
Shree Karanji Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Basavanagudi,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560004

Telephone no:.8861213814
9845812323

 

History:
Once upon a time during the regime of Shree Kempegowda, the town known as
kalyananagar (Presently called as Basavanagudi layout) was surrounded by thick forest. This town was filled with coconut, mango, banyan and tamarind trees. Also bomboo bushes were found. It looked from the outset as though they were acting as artificial fans providing breeze. From the top of the hill a small spring used to flow from the feet of Basavanna. Later this spring came to be known as Vrishabhavathi.

In front of the river there is an attractive idol of Lord Ganesha. A little ahead of this Ganesha idol there were number of small springs of water sprinkling from the foot of the hill. On account of this a huge tank was
formed. The idol standing at the back of the tank is presently called as Shree Karanji Anjaneya. The idol beholds the choodamani in both its hands and reminds us of the incidents of epic Shree Ramayana.

The big tank occupying the large area in front of Shri Karanji Anjaneya Swamy temple is called as "Karanji Kere"(Tank of Springs). The National College and most of the Gandhi Bazaar area sprang from the verandah of this famous tank. Until 1920, this entire was filled with mango gardens.

Due to passage of time kalyannagar has undergone dramatic changes and
later the entire area is identified by the name Bangalore only. The temple found near the recently constructed Beugal Rock is identified as Shree Karanji Anjaneya Swamy Temple. The idol of Shri Karanji Anjaneya Swamy was made out of a single stone and it is believed by the devotees that the idol is self born. Some believe that this god incarnated much before the Kempegowda rule.

We don't see such an Anjaneya idol having 18 ft height in any part of Karnataka state. The significance of this Anjaneya idol is that it is standing facing northern direction. On close look at the different ornaments adorning the idol, a conclusion can be drawn that this work was carried out by a divine sculptor and not by a human being.

The art style of the idol resembles that of pallava rule. Though the idol is big at the same time it is attractive, cool and calm. It is believed that long ago a nobleman Janamaraya to get rid of the evil results of his sarpayoga had paid a visit to this holy place and observed penance. Like wise there is story that sage goutama performed penance in Ghavi Gangadhareshwara temple which is sitauted near the temple.

Karanji Anjaneya Swamy has extended his right leg forward and folded his both hands. In the folded hands there is choodamani. He has bent his waist with modesty and courtesy. With external happiness he is in the lookout of his god Shri Ramachandra. Surroundings of God are covered by arch shaped structures (Prabhavali). Bracelets (Kadaga) are found in the hands and legs of Anjaneya.

By 1527 Shri Kempegowda made arrangements to flow the water of this overflown Karanji Kere by constructing trenches around the fort and this water was made available by him to the fort. Apart from this he also amde arrangemnts to identify the extent till which Bangalore will grow by constructing mantaps in four different directions. As an evidence to this stone temple the Bengal Rock is an example.

History reveals that Shivaji maharaj in his younger days had lived with his father in the years 1640 to 1642 in Bangalore. During that time Shri Raja Bhosle had performed a marriage for second time to Shivaji. History and inscriptions of the temple reveals that the newly married couple viz Shivaji Maharaj and his wife had paid visits to Kadu Malleshwara temple, Dodda Ganapathi temple of Basavanagudi and Karanji Anjaneya Swami temple and got the blessings of gods.

SHREE DHARMARAYA SWAMY TEMPLE
34

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Dharmaraya Swamy Temple,
Dharmarayaswamy Main Road (O.T.C Road),
Thigalarapete,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560002
Contact person
& Address:.Executive Officer,
Shree Dharmaraya Swamy Temple,
Dharmarayaswamy Main Road (O.T.C Road),
Thigalarapete,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560002
Telephone no:.Temple has no telephone
9343862018
9945755707
History:
The history of the temple as to the name of the builder and date of construction is not clear but it displays architectural features of different styles of the Ganga, the Pallava and the Vijayangara eras.The present temple has a later Vijayanagara style of Gopura with a central panel depicting the durbar scene with Sri Krishna , Arjuna, Draupadi, and Anjaneya. On the either side of the Mahadwara are temples of Ganapathi and Muthyalamma while the upper portion of the mukhaamantapa has niches depicting stories related to the temple with the central panel containing figures of Adi Sakti, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesvara and some Sanyasis.

From the history of this temple it is revelaed that Shri Immadi Krishnaraja Odeyar had visited the temple. To establish this fact there are written documentary evidences. Shri Immadi Krishnaraja Odeyar on 4th december 1811, by proclaiming an order of ownership started looking after the administration of the temple.

The Karaga mahothsava is celebrated every year in the ancient temple of Shri Dharmaraya Swami in Bangalore. It is not clear whether it was built during the modernisation of Bangalore by Kempe Gowda or it was in existence as a part of Bendakaloor. It is learnt that Bangalore was called as the Southern Kashi (Kalyananagar). Kalyanapura or the presently developed Bangalore is having 7 tanks viz Dharmambhudi, Kempambudhe, Siddikatte, Sampangikere, Alasurukere, Koromangalakere, 7 mutts, 7 sqaure ponds and 7 important temples.

Karagothsava is celebrated every year during the end of March and beginning of April. In other words this festival is celebrated on Chaitra Pournami day. The organising committee of the templke convene a meeting two months before the Karaga festival to discuss and chalk out different programmes. Important persons of the community will be brought together to discuss the various rituals of the Karaga Festival. After thorough discussions they will decide on the programmes to be conducted, print it and distibute the placards to the differnt people in different places. Apart from this they will discuss the details of aids to be received from the government and the measures and steps to be taken to meet any deficit by the organising committeee.

SHREE ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE
35

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Dodda Banasvadi
Dodda Banasvadi Post,
Bangalore.
Pin – 560043

Contact Person
& Address:
Executive Officer,
Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Dodda Banasvadi
Dodda Banasvadi Post,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560043

Telephone No:.91-80-25458328
9580-25458328 (For Local Dailing)
History:
The history of this temple reveals that it is about 200 to 300 years old. The deity measuring about six to seven feet height made of saligram rock (black round stone worshipped as a symbol of God). The deity faces the east direction and the body is in the southern direction. It appears as if the God faces the South direction. This is the speciality of this deity. The deity holds a bunch of unriped mangoes and blesses with the right hand. the renovation of this temple is carried out by Shri Mani Iyer and Shri Dasappa belonging to chennai.

As there was no proper transportatation in the past, devotees at that time used to visit the temple either covering the distance by walk or travelling by bullock cart. With the passage of time the number of devotees visiting the temple swelled and the transportattion facilities also increased.

The history of the temple revealed that the king of Mysore Shri Jayachamarajendra Odeyar had visited the temple to get the darshan of God. The deity is powerful as well as attractive. It fulfills the desires of the devotees who visit the temple.

The Poojas in this temple are performed in a ritualistic (Pancharathragama) way. Devotees in large numbers from places outside the state and foreign countries visit the temple. Special type of poojas are offered to the deity in this temple. A number of merchants and industrialists visit the temple, perform the poojas and seek the blessings for their progress.

This temple before 200 years was in a dilapidated and bad condition. A few devotees from other parts of the country undertook the renovation work of this temple about 80 years back. In this temple there are lot of Gods. These gods are Lord Venkatramana, Shri Devi, Shri Bhoodevi and Anjaneya. The dieties of these Gods are installed in this temple. In the precincts of this temple there are separate worshipping places for Shree Kodandarama, Laxmanaswamy and Sita devi. Some 8 years back the old idols of this temple were renovated by installing new idols. Adjacent to Shri Rama temple there is a temple of Shree Basaweswara Sannidhi.

SHREE GAVI GANGADHARESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
36

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy Temple,
Gavipuram Guttahalli,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 019.

Contact person
& Address:
.Executive Officer,
Shree Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy Temple,
Gavipuram Guttahalli,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 019.

Telephone no:
Executive Officer moblie No.: 9448393955

 

37

HISTORY The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. Legend has it that the cave temple dates back to the Tretha Yuga. For the uninitiated , the temple is called the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple and the deities are inside a cave (Gavi in Kannada). The shrine is a protected monument under Section 3 of the Karnataka Ancient and Historical Monuments, and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1961. The temple is actually a natural rock formation. Not surprising, because the whole locality is a hilly and rocky terrain. The temple dates back to the Thretha Yuga. Legend has it that the sages Gautama and Bharadwaja performed penance inside the caves.

Elaborating on the unique features of the temple, the priest points out that both the idol of Eshwara and the Nandi emerged on their own at this spot. Another unique aspect of the deity here is that the idol and the temple face the south.

But, the temple is most famous for the rays of light that fall between the two windows and the horns of the Nandi and shine on the deity. This happens on the day of Makara Sankranthi, January 14 every year. Thousands visit the temple to catch a glimpse of this unique sight.

The temple, which roughly covers an area of 300 ft by 200 ft, was renovated during the period of the local chieftain Kempegowda, who is also known as the founder of Bangalore. This dates the temple back to nearly 500 years. The 14-pillared Mantap of the temple has elements of the Vijayanagar style of architecture.

The trishula dhamaruga (a drum attached to a trident), two monolithic pillars called Suryapana and Chandrapana, the towers on the rock outside the temple and a stone wall on the adjoining Harihararaya Gudda were all said to be installed during the Kempegowda period. The most interesting feature of this temple is said to be the two paths inside the cave. It is believed that while one path leads to temple town Shivaganga in Tumkur district, another path leads to Kashi. Apart from the idol of Eshwara with the river Ganga springing from his head, there are also Durga and Parvathi temples inside the cave. If one circumvents these, one can see Sapthamathruke, Sridevi and Bhoodevi idols.

Apart from these idols, there is also the idol of Agnimurthi, which comprises two heads, seven hands and three legs. It is believed that worshipping this deity will cure one of all eye defects. Mondays see a huge turnout of devotees, he adds. Apart from that, the Shudda Pournami day in February is also a special day at the temple. A car festival is also held during that time.
In treta yuga, Maha Risis Gautama and Bharadwaja offered their morning prayers at Varanasi, the afternoon worship at Gavi Gangadhara and the evening Pooja at Sivaganga and this testifies of the Shree Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, one of the sacred landmarks of Bangalore. In tune with this sloka, the third Prakara of the temple has two paths said to lead Kasi and Sivaganga.

The Shree Gangadhareshwara temple is in a cave and underground water (Ganga) falls (dhara) at the divine base of the Linga on all the 365 days of the year. Carved out of a single rock, it is hailed as the spot where Gautama is said to have performed tapas.

Historically speaking, the temple can be considered to be pre-Pallava, through it attained totality of art and architecture under the Pallava rulers. It however gained considerable glory and importance at the hands of Kempegowda who renovated it in 1542 and built the Gopura as also the surrounding stone walls.

The architectural supremacy of the cave temple is exhibited on Makara Sankranti day in January in the evening between 5:25 and 5:40 PM when the rays of the Sun pass between the horns of Nandi in the sanctum, touching the deity's base and bathing the entire Linga (sarvanga) with golden hues. Witnessing this splendorous event is believed to wash off the sins of the human beings.

The temple is unique in other respects too. While Dakshina murthi the main deity faces south, a feature not seen in any other part of the Karnataka. The first Prakara has figures of Gautama, Bharadwaja, chandikesvara, Shanmukha and Kalabhairava besides two Ganesha figures on either side of the sanctum adding to a total of 33 such finely chiselet sculptures in the subterranean levels. Vrishabhavati River flows through the temple and the water collects in a small grinding stone.

The major festivals observed at the temple are Maha Sivarathri with diamond kavacha (tegument) decoration in the evening, the last Monday of the month of Karthika and Brahmotsava in Magha as the full moon day of the month is of special significance to the self-manifested Linga.

 

SHREE KUMARASWAMY TEMPLE
38

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Kumaraswamy Temple,
50 feet Road,
Mount Joy Extension,
Hanumantha Nagar,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 019.

 

Contact person & Address:.Executive Officer,
Shree Kumaraswamy Temple,
50 feet Road,
Mount Joy Extension,
Hanumantha Nagar,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 019.

Telephone no:.Executive Officer : 9448393955
History:
Historically speaking, Subrahmanya is a much older deity, being mentioned in stone inscriptions and shown on coins (1st Cent. to 5th Cent. AD). The sixth day of a lunar month (sashti) is considered sacred to him (as with serpent deities). He is said to have been married to a forest maid Valli Amma. The peacock is his carrier mount. His temples are usually found on hilltops.
All these factors may indicate that he was a sylvan deity connected with serpent-worship and tree worship.
Subrahmanya is stated to have been born in a forest of arrow-like grass (hence the name Saravanabhava) and reared by the six divine mothers of the constellation Krittika (Pleiades), hence the names 'Karttikeya' and 'Sanmatura'. It seems he assumed six faces to suckle the milk of the six mothers and so got the appellation 'Sadanana or Sanmukha'.
He was appointed the commander-in-chief of the gods and thus became "Devasenapati'. With his matchless weapon, the sakti or lance shining brilliantly like fire, he easily destroyed Tarakusara thus becoming 'Saktidhara' and 'Tarakari'. Being very young and virile he is 'Kumara' or 'Sanatkumara'. A forceful attacker in war, he is known as 'Skanda'. 'Skanda' also means one who has accumulated the power of chastity.
He likes holy people and is always good to them. Hence he is 'Subramanya'. Once he broke down the Kraunca-parvata (a mountain) earning the name Krauncabhetta. At the time he exposed Brahma's ignorance of the Vedas and hence got the name Brahma-Sasta.
His other names are Guha (the secret one), Gangeya (son of Ganga) and Swami-natha (the preceptor of his own father)
In icons, Subrahmanya is shown as a boy either with one head and two arms or with six heads and twelve arms. His lance and his peacock are also prominently displayed. A fowl adorns his banner.
Subramanya, the son of Siva and Sakti, represents the greatest state to which spiritual aspirants can evolve. Etymologically the word 'Subramanya' means 'one who tends the spiritual growth of the aspirants'. It is only he who reached the summit of the spiritual perfection in this life that is capable of tending the spiritual growth of others. Mythology describes him as the Son of God begotten to save the world from tyranny of the fiend Tarakasura. This is more true in the spiritual sense.
Subramanya, the Sanmukha, is depicted with six heads and twelve hands, all of them being attached to one trunk resting on two feet.
Of course, even a boy knows that biologically this is impossible even as an angel with wings is! But a concept like this can be conceded if it fits into useful philosophical postulations. His six heads represent the five sense organs and the mind, which co-ordinates their activities. When these are controlled, refined and sublimated, man becomes a Superman. This is the implication of the symbology.
Subramanya has two consorts: Valli and Devasena. The former is the daughter of a humble chieftain of a race given to agriculture and woodcraft. The latter is the daughter of Indra, the king of Gods.
This is just to show that God does not make any distinction between the humble folk and the elite. He loves both equally.
Alternatively, this can also mean that the true leader of a society will espouse agriculture and industry on the one hand, and the armed forces on the other, in order to develop the society as also to protect it.
The lance of dazzling brightness is the weapon with which the Devasenapati vanquished many an enemy. It actually stands for knowledge and wisdom with which all the ugly demons of ignorance can be destroyed.
The peacock is Subrahmanya's mount. It is shown as belabouring a snake with one of its legs. The snake stands for time. The peacock that kills it stands for what is opposed to it. By riding the peacock he is showing that he is beyond what is within time and outside it. He is beyond all dualities.
If the snake represents lust, as it often does in the symbology of psychology, the peacock signifies the power of celibacy. As Skanda, he is the very personification of the powers of chastity and hence is shown as riding on the peacock.
Lastly, the peacock, with its beautiful plumage, represents creation in all its glory. Hence he that rides it is the Supreme Lord, the Master of creation.
The Kumara swamy temple in Hanumnathanagar belongs to 16th century situated on top of the hill, it is believed that while fixing the boundary of fast growing city "Bangalore", Magadi ruler Kempegowda installed a Mruthyunjeshwara Swamy linga. That time it was a forest area. In 1901 Shree Narahari Rayaru took initiative to construct the garbhagudi. In the year 1923 Devotee of Eashwara Shivashankara Shasthry had installed Panchamukhi Ganapathi with Lion as the mount, which is the speciality of this temple. The Mysore king Shree Krishna Raja wodeyar visited the temple in 1924 and gifted a land of 126 acres to the temple.
The devotees had observed that the portions of the rock protruding like Adishesha. In 1956 Shree subrahmanya Shasthry had installed the Kumara Swamy idle which is made of Navaloha (Nine types of metals).
In 1956 the Endowment commission of Karnataka took over the administration of the temple. Annual Bharani Jathra was started on Bharani Kruthike day of the year 1978. The Shaivagama system of pooja is followed in the temple.
The pontiff Shree Thiruchi Mahaswami of Rajarajeshwari temple Kenchenahally had installed Marakatha Shreechakra. On every Adikruthike Jathra Utsava the pontiff of Kailasashrama Shree Thiruchi Swamy will preside the Bilwarchane seva to Lord Kumara Swamy.

KOTE SHREE ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE
39

Temple Postal Address:
Kote Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
KR Market,
K.R Road,
Opposite to Tippu Sultan Fort,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560002
.
Contact person
& Address:.
Executive Officer,
Kote Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
KR Market,
K.R Road,
Opposite to Tippu Sultan Fort,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560002

Telephone no:.Executive Officer mobile No.: 9448393955

HISTORY:   
Kote Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple was established by Shri Kempegowda architect of Bangalore in Krishna rajendra road about 400-500 years ago.

He worshipped Kote Anjaneya Swamy very ardently. Even now, the temple attracts devotees not only from the country but also from foreign lands in large numbers. This powerful presiding deity Shri Anjaneya Swamy protects and fulfills the desires of the devotees.

Kempe Gowda before going to the war, he used to offer prayers to Anjaneya and get his blessings and win the batttles. It is believed that there was a under pass (Tunnel) which connects Kote Anjeneya Swamy Temple, Yelahanka Gate Anjeneya Swamy Temple, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy temple, and Ulsoor Someshwara Temple. It is believed that some times the ruler Kempegowda uses this subway to visit these temples.

Recently the temple was renovated by Smt Susheelamma, Sri Venkatesh and his children. They had carried out the noble work of renovating Vimana Gopura, Garbhakana, Sukhanasika and Mahadwara of the temple. In this noble task a number of devotees had also participated. The entire renovation work was carried out under the able guidance of Shri H.S.R Iyengar. After the renovation the temple is shining with glory.

The temple is under the supervision of Endowment Commission of Karantaka.The temple is ably managed by secretary and trustees and is showing progress.

Patients visiting Victoria hospital, Vani vilas hospital, Minto eye hospital in Bangalore to get treatment for their diseases pay a visit to this temple and express their problems before the God and in turn get the favour and divine blessings from the God.

KOTE SHREE PRASANNA VENKATARAMANA SWAMTEMPLE
4041

Temple Postal Address:
Kote Shree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple,
Opposite to Bangalore Medical College,
Kote (K R Market),
K.R Road,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560018
Contact person
& Address:.
Executive Officer,
Kote Shree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple,
Opposite to Bangalore Medical College,
Kote (K R Market),
K.R Road,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560018
Telephone no:.91-80-22906022
Executive Officer mobile No.: 9448393955
History:
Kote Shree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy temple was constructed by his highness Sri Chikka Deva Raja Wodeyar, the Mysore ruler in the 15th century. Later his son Shri Kantirava Narasaraja Wodeyar endowed four villages to the daily pooja needs of the temple for nil consideration.

Opposite to the temple there was a large parade conducted by the British soldier. Behind the temple there is summer palace constructed by Hyderali Khan and Tippu Sultan. During Third Mysore war in 1971 under the instruction of Lord Cornwalis who was the Governor General of India shoot out Tippu sulthan by the British army in the Parade ground hit the temple Garudagamba and saved Tippu Sulthan's life. Both Hyder and Tippu had enormous faith and in this temple and even become the holy place for fostering the Hindu and Muslim unity.

The temple is based on Dravidian style of architecture the stone walls around the sanctum sanctrium depicts the Girija Kalyana with various idols comprising of Brahma, Vishnu Maheshwara, Saptharishis, Saptha Mathrukas and ashta dikpalakas. There are four huge pillars with incredible carvings of Navaranga sculptures. The Dhvajasthamba bear a striking resemblance to those at Thirumala.

The sanctum and sanctorium has the main deity of Shree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy, to its south. west is Shri Anjaneya Swamy and north-west Shri Mahalakshmi Sannidhis. On October 15, 1811 his highness Shri Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar former Maharaja of Mysore first performed the pooja here before conducting special Darbar at Tippus summer palace behind the temple.

The big Mahadwara at the north eastern portion of the temple has been embarked over the centuries as the gates of heaven for the most mentorious occasion of Vaikunta Ekadashi and when devotees pass through its portals after a Darshan of the Lord Shree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy.

As per Pancharathragama seva system daily aradhans are performed and every year on Vrushabha masa Pubba Nakshthra day (in the month of May-June) Car festival (Rathothsava) takes place. Special festival celebration are conducted on festivals including Ugadi, Shravana Masa, Sankranthi, Independents day, Republic day etc.

Development works in the temple:
With the help and co-operation of Endowment Dept, temple trust, and immense patronage of devotees following development works have been completed.
1978-Construction of Five storied Raja Gopura
1978-Replacement of Garudagamba
1980- Construction of Vimana Gopura of Shreei Mahalakshmi Temple
1982- Construction of Vimana Gopura of Shree Anjaneya Swamy Temple
1984-Renovation of Sanctum and Sanctorum
1987- Construction of Vaikunta Dwara Gopuram
1992- Construction of Asthana Mantapa in front of Shree Mahalakshmi temple
1996-Sanctum sanctorum and Alteration in front of Shree Anjeneya Swamy temple
1996-Renovation of Alwar Sannidhi
2000- Construction of Asthana Mantapa in front of Shree Anjaneya Swamy temple and renovation of five gopuram
2001-Construction of glass house (Darpana Mandira) and Vahana mantapa, One room provided accommodation to Sevakarthas.
2002-Construction of compound wall
2003-Providing Granite slabs for Prakara and renovation of Ashwatha Katte and provided shelter
2003-Construction of water sumps and arrangements for continuous supply of drinking water, Installation of DG Set
2003-Gifting (Samarpane) of Circlet (kireeta) Crystal armour (Kavacha)
2004-Work on silver chariot commenced
2004 and 2005- Shelter for Silver Chariot

 

SHREE LAKSHMINARASIMHASWAMY TEMPLE

MOOLA VIRAT OF THE LORD
42

PROCESSION IDOLS OF THE LORD
43
Temple Postal Address:
Shree Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple,
15th Cross,
Devasthanada Raste,
Malleshwaram,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 003.
Contact person & Address: .Executive Officer,
Shree Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple,
15th Cross,
Devasthanada Rasthe,
Malleshwaram,
Bangalore,
Pin - 560 003.
Telephone no: .91-80-23566146
9845570870
History
Shree Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, is 10th incarnation of LordVishnu. The emperors of Karnataka have built many temples in the name of Lord Narasimha. Long ago Gautama sage came to the band of Vrishabhavathi river and installed Gangadhareshwara. Later he penanced on a rock facing northwards which is infront of the forest, where he worshipped Narasimha in the form of round rock. Still now we can see round rock in the temple, where he found a round rock of Shree Narasimha Swamy. This round rock of Narasimha Swamy is present in the temple even today. The Rajagopuram is facing north. There is a pillar (Garuda Gambha) infront of the temple. When walked into the temple there is a Navarang, sukhanasi and the sanctorium. Then a vimana gopuram is present, there is a newly installed large idol of lord Narasimha swamy together with the old round stone idol of Narasimha swamy. The beauty of the idol catches the eyes of every devotee.There is one beautiful hall at the left side of the temple wherein all the cultural programmes held during festivals take place.
Many years back, Bangalore was considered as the part of the Bijapur kingdom, which was ruled by Shivaji's father Shahji. Then this was inherited by his younger son Yakoji. During the year 1699, for the development of the temple, it was gifted with a close by Village Medara Ninga halli and this information was carved on the nearby rocks.
Kadu Malleshwara temple is a historical place,which was built by Shivaji's brother Yakoji Rao. He is responsible for building the sanctum sanctorium for the Lord Narasimha and the sukanasi. Later in 1981 B.R.Laxman Rao and his wife YellaBai renovated the place and installed the idol of Narasimha Swamy in the traditional methods of 'Pancharatragama'. In the year 1983.Shree Narasimhaiyya installed the Mukha Mantap, in 1985 with the offerings of the devotees temple authorities were able to build Vimana Gopura and Smt. Tulasibai installed the Panchaloha procession idols.During the year 1990 one huge Mukha Mantap, RajaDwara Gopuram and Shree Anjeneya Swamy idol was installed. In the year 2003 the temple was gifted by a beautiful Ratha made up of 600kg of silver, by the help of the offerings of the devotees.
"nanagenu thondare nanageke chinte
Kshanakshanavu smarepenu ninnanu
Shileyellu nine yellellu nine
Jagathella thumbiruve neenu

Bhakti enda ninnannu kugidare
Kshameya sagara aguve ninu
Ninnannu nambi munde nadedare
Koduve ellavannu neenu

Nambide ninna charana kamalava nanu
Thumbide nanna manadalli ninu
Kai mugidu mukti bedide nanau
Karunisi kapadu ba ennanu"

The above words mean:
"I have no sorrows, no pains
I worship you every second
You are in every thing and everyplace
You are filled in this world

If you are called with faith and trust
You forgive your devotees
If people step forward with your name
You grant them with all their desires

I believe in you pure feet
You are filled in my heart
I begyou for my salvation
Come to me, I need your mercy and care"

 

SHREE VENU GOPALAKRISHNA SWAMY TEMPLE
44

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Venu Gopalakrishna Swamy Temple,
11th Cross,
Malleshwaram
Bangalore - 560 003

Contact person & Address: .Executive Officer,
Shree Venu Gopalakrishna Swamy Temple
11th Cross,
Malleshwaram
Bangalore - 560 003
Telephone no:.91-80-23312649
9886439732
History
Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple , located in Malleswaram between the 10th and 11th cross flanked on either side by the East and West Park Road, Bangalore was consecrated on the 22 August, in the year 1902, with the efforts of prominent Sri Vaishnavites of Malleswaram, like Sri Setlur Venkataranga Iyengar, Sri Rao Bahadur Narasimhachar, Sri Prof. M.T. Narayana Iyengar, Sri H.S.Krishna Iyengar, Sri Kalki Narasimhachar, Sri S.K.Venkatranga Iyengar and others. The consecration ceremony of the temple took place with the help of Bhattars from Thirunarayanapuram (Melkote) based on the Pancharatra Agama (a school of deity worship).
The heritage of the temple deities dates back to 997AD wherein regular Aradhanam and Pujas for Sri Venugopala [Moolavar] at Thirukoodalur (a place now in Thanjavur/Kumbakonam) were believed to have been performed. Due to constant invasions, the Moolavar deity is said to have reached the Wodeyar Mysore Palace Treasury.
In the year 1904 a school for reciting and learning the Vedas, Divya Prabhandas and Puranas known as the 'Sri Veda Vedanta Mandira' was started in the premises of the temple, and later in 1920, a separate building was constructed in the temple compound for the same. The temple electrification took place in 1911 and the temple witnessed its very first Brahmotsavam in 1979. The Brahmoutsavam (a 10 day festival) in which the Rathaotsavam takes place for which the Ratham (chariot for pulling) was renovated in 1987 and a shed for it was constructed.
The temple is located on a sprawling area of 3,882 square meters. The temple walls were constructed in 1906 with regular stone blocks and mud. Facing Northwards is the MahaDwaram (entrance) with a 20 feet high Rajagopuram (a towering structure) which was constructed in 1951, comprising of three storeys and has seven Kalashas at the top.
East
Mantappadi Mantapa where the Mantappadi Seva takes place for the Utsavas alongside Ubhaya Nacchiars amidst the chanting of the Nalayira Divya Prabhandangal (the compilation of celestial songs sung by the mystic alwars). Next to the Mantappadi Mantapa, is the Sthoopa Mandira an octagonal pedestal wherein Sri Vishnu bearing the Shanka Chakra Gadadhara, with a peacock feather adorning his head and surabhi (a cow) standing in front, giving the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna himself. This Mandira was built to commemorate the completion of 1008 yagnas performed by His Holiness Sri Tridandi Narayana Jeeyar.
Further going onward, we behold the Azhwar Sannidhi which houses Azhwars ('Azhwar' meaning in Tamil 'One who is deeply immersed in God') namely Bhuttatalwar, Poigai Azhwar, Pey Azhwar, Nammazhvar, Thirumangai Azhwar, Periy Azhwar & Nathamunigal. Seated amidst among the Azhwars is 'Yatiraja' (prince among ascethics) with his palms folded offering his salutations, alongside with the Azhwars and Acharyas are Pillai Lokacharyar, Swamy Vedantha Desikar (Kavitarkika Simham), and Mannavala Mahmunigal (Periya Jeeyar)
Moving a bit further is the Darpana Mandiram (a hall of mirrors), a heptagonal shaped hall built during the year 1992. On special occasions, the Utsavas with Ubhaya Naachiars are ceremonially placed in this hall and are suitably adorned with Pushpams. During Shayanotsava (where the Lord is rested on Adisesha in a sleeping posture) the Darpana Mandira gives an all endearing sight with more than 275 reflections of the Lord, visible due to the mirrors.
Madappalli (the Lord's kitchen) is located further to the Hall of Mirrors wherein the Nitya Kaninkaryam's for the Lord takes place. The Madapalli plays a prominent place in the temple and is constantly kept clean. Cooking is done in traditional way, by the usage of fire wood. The Madapalli houses various vessels of huge sizes which is used for cooking on a mass scale.
North
Acing northwards is the Deepa Sthamba a stone pillar on which the lamps are lit on special occasions like Vishnudeepam, Deepavali. Facing the Deepastambha, is the Baliharana Peetha (a stone on which rice is offered to the Dighpalakas). and 12' feet high Dwajasthamba (pillar of Garuda) mounted on a 4' feet high stone pedestal can be seen.
Since the Dwajasthamba erected during the founding of the temple was falling apart, a new Dwajasthamba was built using Nagasampige wood during the year 1958 and was covered with copper plated metal. Beyond the Dwajasthambha is a small Garudar Sannidhi, where Lord Garuda is seen with folded palms offering his prayers to the Lord.
Moving further, is the Kothara Mantapa (also called Adhyeyana Mantapa) which is flanked by 24 pillars. This Mantapa is used for the Utsavas and his consorts to grace the stage of the Kothara Mantapa, amidst the chanting of Vedas and Nalayira Divya Prabhandangal. In this Mantapa music festivals such as the Gokulashtami Music Festival, Kothara Utsavam and other festivals take place.
Further to the south of the Kothara Mantapa is the Navaranga Mantapa (also known as the Sthupika) wherein the entrance of which is flanked by the two celestial door keepers namely Jaya and Vijaya, on each side. In front of the Navaranga Mantapa is the Shukanashi (the outer of the inner sanctum sanatorium ) and in rear of this is the Garbhagraha( sanctum sanatorium).
(the Sanctum Sanatorium)
According to the Vasthu Sastra of the temple, the main sanctum Sanatorium is towards the north and the presiding deity Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy [Moolavar] can be seen holding his Venu (flute) in his hands with his left leg on the Peetham. This Moolavar Vigraha is said to have been brought from ThiruKudaalur dating back to 997 A.D which is said to have been worshipped from the time of the Chola Kings.
To the right of Sri Venugopalar, is the sannidhi of Rukmini Thayar [Moolavar] shown, giving her blessings with lotus held in her hands giving her eternal Abhayahastam to her children. This deity is believed to have been brought from the Wodeyar Mysore Palace, which is said to be originally from the Varadaraja Temple of Therakanaambi (now called Gundlupet).
To the left of Sri Venugopalar is the moola Vigraha of Sri Nambi Narayanar which was originally believed to have been the presiding deity until Sri Venugopalar became the presiding deity.This deity is seen with the Shankam in the right hand and Chakram on the left performing the Pancha-Samskaram (embossing of the sacred Shankam & Chakram on the shoulders)The Utsavas of Nambi Naryanar is taken out with the sounding of Nadaswaram with full temple honors.
West
Moving Westwards, is the Andal Thayar Sannidhi, wherein the attractive deity of Andal Thayar is seen in a standing posture with a parrot held in her hand. Andal Thayar Sanndhi was consecrated in the year 1946. The Dwaram of the sannidhi is covered with copper carved plates depicting events from the Tiruppavai.
Moving further there is a Yagashala (a place where fire sacrifices are performed) which is used for the performance of yagnas on Bramhotsavam and Pavithrotsavam . The Yagashala, being quite spacious various Utsava Vahanas like Aswha Vahana, Garuda Vahana, Gaja and Sesha Vahana are housed.
Next to the Yaghashala is the Sri Kodandaramar Sannidhi with the Moolavar Deities of Sri Ramachandra , Sri Lakshmana, Sita Thaayar and Sri Anjaneyar along with the Utsava Murthis which was consecrated during Shalivahna Shaka (Saka Era) 1908 In the year 1980, the utsava deities of Sri Ramachandra , Sita Thaayar, Sri Lakshmana and Sri Anjaneya were consecrated under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Srimad Andavan Vedanta Ramanuja Swami of Srirangam.
Further, is the Sri Sudarshana Azhwar Sannidhi, the consecration took place on 3rd July 1998 coinciding with Sudarshana Azhwar Thirunakshatram. This deity is very unique as it has Sudarashana Azhwar in front and Yoganarasimhar carved on the other side of a single Vigraham. The utsavas of Sri Sudarashana Azhwar is all radiant and is taken out for Utsavam on special days like Sri Sudarshana Azhwar Thirunakshatram and Narasimha Jayanti.
Today Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple is one of the well known temples in Bangalore, preserving its rich heritage and temple culture. With the founding of this temple in 1902 the temple is still adhering to SriVaishnava principles and temple pujas being performed by the rules laid down as per Pancharatra Agama. The temple as part of its Centenary Celebrations, the Temple Authorities constructed a Pravarchana Mandiram (discourse hall) which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri S.M Krishna. his Mandiram is equipped with music system, speakers etc and is exclusively being used for delivering Pravachanas. In recent times festivals like Unjalaoutsavam, Music Festivals, Kalyanotsavam take place here.
In tune with changing times the Temple Administrators have evolved an action plan to improve the temple and to propagate the philosophy of Sri Ramanuja. In a small way there have been steps like cleaning the surroundings of the temple and having regular pavements made, construction of a pushkarni, renovation of the Maha Dwaram & the Rajagopuram.
Kuresa, a wealthy brahmana belonging to the vatsya lineage was a resident of Kuragrahara (thiru Kooram), situated couple of miles towards west of Kanchipuram. Being the landlord of this place he was called as 'Kuranatha' or 'Kuresa' or Lord of Kura. Being a wealthy person he donated his wealth amongst the poor.
Kuresa had a great regard for Sri Ramanuja from his childhood days. Kuresa alongside his wife became ardent disciples of Yatiraja. Possessed with an ardent memory he could read and remember anything, such was his powers. At the time when Sri Ramanuja wanted to write the "Sri Bhasya" Kuresa accompanied Sri Ramanuja to Kashmir in search of Bodhayana Vritti. During that time this book was kept with the non-dualists who felt that a rival doctrine would be conceived and gave adequate excuses when enquired upon. Hearing this, Yatiraja was disappointed and then appeared Goddess Saraswathi and gave him the book. Overjoyed at this, Ramanuja and Kuresa started homewards. The scholars of Sharadapitha on searching found the book missing and felt that these two scholars must have stolen and sent a search party and finally overtook and wrested the book from Kuresa and Yatiraja. Yatiraja's was distressed as his promise to his master remained unfulfilled. Kuresa who had a prodigious memory had read the entire book and had memorised it fully and thus began the writing of the Sri-Bhashya.
During the time when Emperumanar left for Srirangam from Kanchipuram, Kuresa lost all interest in wealth and possessions and started to proceed towards Srirangam with his wife. After arriving at Srirangam, he met his master where in Yatiraja was overjoyed to see his disciple. Kuresa used to go out for alms and spent his life chanting the holy name of God and serving his beloved master. It so happened that one day, Kuresa was unable to go for alms, the day was spent fasting. His wife who did not want her husband to starve mentally prayed to Sri Ranganatha after which a priest came to their house with various consecrated food (prasadam). Surprised at this Kuresa started asking his wife whether she mentally prayed to Sri Ranganatha and was furious at his wife's behavior. He did partake the prasadam and spent the rest of the night in chanting the Shathari-Suktha. Tradition has it that after taking the prasadam under the star Anuradha in the saka era 983 Kuresa's wife gave birth to twins. After this news reached Yatiraja he summoned Govinda to perform the Jaadha-Karma. Yatiraja himself presented the twins with the Panchasamskara and later named the elder twin as 'Parasara' who later came to be known as 'Parasara Bhattar' and the younger as 'Vyasa'.
As time rolled on, Krimikantha - a chola king wanted Yatiraja to sign a document by which he would embrace the Saiva doctrine or to accept death sentence. Kuresa hearing this news that accepting the saiva doctrine was not acceptable and hence Yatiraja had to face the death penalty volunteered pose himself as Yatiraja before the chola king. With great deal of persuasion, Yatiraja acceded to Kuresa's request and left westward. Kuresa appeared in the court of the chola king and refuted all the scholars present there. Krimikantha in a fit of rage ordered that his eyes be plucked and Kuresa lost his eyes and felt happy that he had lost his eyes but saved his Guru, who was dearer to him than his life. Desirous of seeing his Guru, Kuresa went to Yadavadri, on seeing his beloved disciple Yatiraja was overjoyed that he was blessed by the touch a great devotee. Sri Ramanuja later instructed Kuresa to pray to Lord Varadaraja to procure his eyes. As instructed Kuresa went to Lord Varadaraja Perumal and
secured his eyes.
As years rolled on, Kuresa was confined to bed. In the presence of his beloved master amidst the chanting of hymns Kuresa passed away. At this sight Yatiraja - the king amongst acethics tears rolled down his eyes and declared that Parasara the son of Kuresa would be the controller of the Sri Vaishnava empire and thus transmitted the Vaishnavi shakthi in full to Parasara. Such was the divine qualities of Sri Ramanuja's disciplines that they were greater than the master himself.

SHREE KADU MALLESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
45

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Kadu Malleshwara Swam,Temple,
15th Cross, Sampige Road,
(Next to Sai Mandira),
Malleshwaram,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560003
Contact Person
& Address:.
ExecutiveOfficer,
Shree Kadu Malleshwara Swamy Temple,
15th Cross, Sampige Road,
(Next to Sai Mandira),
Malleshwaram,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560003
Telephone No:.9845876506

Lord in chariot

46

History:
Malleshwaram locality came into existence in 1890-1900 and was a densely wooded area but an inscription of 1669 AD speaks about the grant of a village near the present Indian Institute of science by Ekkoji son of Shahaji Maharaj towards the conduct of worship at the temple as long as the sun and moon exists

A few thousand years back the village of Bangalore belonged to the kingdom of Bijapur(or princely state of Bijapur). The village of Bangalaore was donated to Shahaji, father of Shivaji the founder of Maratha kingdom. After the death of Shahaji, the village was inherited to Ekkoji(Venkoji) the younger son of Shahaji.He came here in the year 1669 to perform Chauthaya and had a darshan of the deity. After getting the darshan, he donated a village named Medaraninganahalli to the temple. This grant of village is written in a inscription of 1669 A.D. This village was donated towards the conduct of worship at the temple as long as the sun and moon exist.

A legend on the temple states that a family from outside Bangalore camped on a high rock in Malleshwaram and in order to cook food, used stones lying nearby. To their surprise, the rice was found cooked even before the firewood could be lighted and upon close examination they realized one of the stones was in the form of a Linga. This was gifted to the residents of the area who built a small Mantapa to house the same.

The temple was subsequently consecrated as a simple structure with a low roof and has a 24-pillared Mukhamantapa with colourful and realistic figures of siva, Parvati, Ganapathi, Subramanya and Ardhanarisvara indicating Tamil workmanship. The Brahmarambha shrine to the left of the sanctum has a stone Sri Chakra and special worships are offered to the goddess during Navarathri with prayers to fullfill wishes of the devotees.

Recently, the propagator of Dharma Rao Bahadur Yelle Mallapa Shetty had constructed the precincts of the temple. Since 28 years the temple is aided by Honourable Maharajas Government by means of financial assistance. Besides this the order was passed to preserve the temple and inscriptions permanently as historical monuments. In order to achieve this goal the whole hearted support of the public is very important.

The Mantaps found around the temple,the vasanthotsava mantap and the sacred well in the northewest direction are also part and parcel of the property of the temple. Out of these a few are already in dilapidated condition and few others are in a crumbling or bad shape.

SHREE MAHAGANAPATHY TEMPLE
47
Temple Postal Address:.Shree MahaGanapathy Temple,
9th Cross, East Park Road,
Malleshwaram (Near Post Office/ Old Market),
Bangalore,
Pin - 560003.
Contact Person
& Address:
.Executive Officer,
Shree MahaGanapathy Temple,
9th cross, East Park Road,
Malleshwaram (Near Post Office/ Old Market),
Bangalore,
Pin - 560003.
Telephone No: .91-80-23313648
9448722383
History
The very popular Sri Mahaganapathy temple is 80 years old and is situated in Malleshwaram, which is an important area in Bengaluru. The temple was built in 1920. The statues installed in this temple are those which were obtained by Sri Giriyappa Gowda from a lake. He and his fellow devotes built a small garbhagudi (enclosure housing the lord) on a 20 foot hillock in the 9th cross of Malleshwaram and installed the statue on the auspicious occasion of varmahalakshmi festival. The Mahaganapathy having four arms is approximately 1.5 feet tall. Later a committee was formed under the leadership of Sri Natesh Ayyar; V.B. Sri Subramanya Shasthri was appointed as the head priest and to look after the poojas and other programmes of the temple. From then on the temple is also popular as Bandeganapathy or Guddadaganapathy. Slowly development programmes took over the temple. First a compound was built. In 1964, a vimanagopura or the royal tower was inaugurated by the Sri Sri Sri Abhimana Vidhyapeetha Teertha Swamiji of the Sringeri math who performed Maha-kumbha abhisheka on this occasion. Sri Subramanya Swamy was installed a few days after the Ganapathy was installed. This Ganapathy is fond of coconuts; kabbu haara (garland made out of a sweet), bella deepadarathi (aarthi on jaggery) are bound to please the Lord. Devotes believe that the Lord would make their wanting come true on performing the above sevas. Devotes have presented to the Lord bronze, silver and golden armors. They have also funded for the marble and granite coverings in the premises of the temple.
As the Sanskrit saying goes Archakasya prabhavena shilayam bhavathi shankara (one can see god even in a stone when worshipped by a priest), Sri V.B.Subramanya Shasthry (as the head priest of the temple) has served the Lord and along with devotes has worked for the betterment of the temple. Along with his first son Sri S.Sathyanarayana Shasthry, he served the Lord before retiring in 1978. Later Sri V.B.S. Sathyanarayana Shasthry took over as the chief priest of the temple. He is looking after the poojas and other development programmes of the temple. As per his directions, many special poojas have been conducted. Some of them are; sahasra kumbha-abhisheka, sahasra shanka-abhisheka, halina abhisheka (abhisheka with 10,108 liters of milk which went on for 32 hours on Mahashivarathre in 1996), marada baginada pooje (by 1008 married women), one lakh ellina deepotsava ( deepotsava/ lighting up of lamps with til oil). On the birthday of the Lord, devotees presented a golden armor weighing 2.5 kgs. His son Sri V.B.S. Kashi Vishwanath Shasthri is also craving for the betterment of the temple with his father. Two eyes would not be enough to behold the view of the poojas performed for the Lord. In 1980 this temple came under the control of the Karnataka state Mujraayi department. The department has appointed an officer to look after the hassle-free activities of the temple.
MOOLA VIGRHA OF LORD GANAPATHY IN GOLDEN KAVACHA
48
Sevas dedicated to Ganapathy:
Everyday the following sevas take place: - panchamrutha abhisheka (the Lord is showered with milk, curd, ghee, sugar & honey), kadubina Sara (neckpiece made out of a sweet), kodubale Sara (neckpiece made out of kodubale). On pecial occasions such as on festivals, the Ganapathy is very elegantly decorated. Every Tuesday prakarotsava seva takes place. Every month, on Sankastahara chaturthi, panchamrutha abhisheka is performed twice-once in the morning and once in the evening. Sri V.B.Subramanya Shasthry started the poojas and sevas performed on the day of Sankastahara chaturthi around 35 years ago for the well being of mankind. The Ganesha Chathurthy (Badrapadha shudha chouthy) is celebrated on a very grand scale. On this day thousands of devotees obtain the Lord’s blessings by seeking his darshan and by receiving theertha (holy water) and Prasad. The distribution of Prasad continues from morning to night. Kadubina seva also takes place. It is impossible to describe the vibe and celebration in the temple on this day. Special poojas and sevas take place for a period of 11 days, starting from the day of Ganesha chathurthy to Anantha Padmanabha. On the last day, the huvina pallakki utsava/ flowered palanquin procession takes place. The palanquin is carried on the important streets of Malleshwaram. In the premises of the temple and to the right of the Mahaganapathy is the garbhagudi of Sri Marakatheshwara Swamy (Pachilinga), to the left is the garbhagudi of Sri Banashankari. The first thing one will find on stepping on to the premises of the temple is a very old ashwatha/ peepal tree. As the Sanskrit saying goes Mulatho Brahma roopaya madhyatho Vishnu rupine agratho Shiva roopaya vriksha rajayathe namah (in the roots resides Brahma, the trunk houses Vishnu, in the leaves & branches is present Shiva; hence I bow down to thee! oh tree), one should pray to this tree. A few yards ahead of the tree, in the premises is the garbhagudi of Ramanjaneya. Opposite to this is the Navagrahas. On moving further, one can find the enclosure of Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy. Finally one can find Lord Mahaganapathy situated amidst two shami trees. The festivals celebrated in this temple are: - yugadi, Sri Ramanavami, Gowri-Ganesha, Navarathre, Hanumajayanthi, Banahunnime etc. Sankashta chathurthy which comes every month, Pradosha pooje (twice a month), Sathyanarayana pooja on the pournima (full moon) of every month, Deepotsava in the month of Karthika, rahukala pooja are amongst the other poojas that are performed in this temple. Apart from these, Mahashivarathre and Varamahalakshmi festivals are also celebrated with equal zeal and devotion.
Sri Banashankari DEVI:
The statue of Banashankari (seated on a lion) is 5 feet tall and was installed in 1999. The mother Goddess is also called as Shakambari. Everyday Panchamrutha abhisheka is performed for the Goddess at 8:30 and Maha-mangalarathi takes place at 11 o clock. Rahukala poojas prevail on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Married women believe that the mother would dispel their difficulties if they lit camphor on lemon or perform the nimbe hannina arthi. Such beliefs are not broken as the mother Banashankari blesses her devotees and brings them good will.
The details of the rahukala poojas are as follows:-
Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
Every Friday from 10:30 am to 12 noon.
Every Sunday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.
Every Friday, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, special poojas, maha-mangalarathi and prakarotsava take place in the temple for the Goddess, followed by distribution of theertha and Prasad.
Every year, the Sharannavarathre is celebrated in the temple from Mahalaya amavatse to Vijayadashami.
On the evening of Mahalaya amavatse, the goddess is dressed as a banathi (a woman who has just given birth to a child). From then on till Vijayadashami, the goddess is decorated with one of these: - turmeric, kumkum, flowers, betel nut and betel leaves, dry fruits, dolls, sweets etc.
On Durgastami, devotees chant the Lalitha sahasranama and Durga homa takes place. During Navaratre, Prakarotsava takes place everyday between 8 and 9 in the night.
Rathotsava (chariot pulling) of Goddess Banashankari takes place on the Banada Pournima which occurs on Pushya Shudha Pournima. The rathotsava is accompanied by the sound of musical instruments and the chariot is pulled along the major streets of Malleshwaram. Celebrations and poojas related to Banada pournima lasts for eight days. Every day (from the day preceding Bana pournima and continuing for the next eight days) one among these homas is performed: - Rudra homa, Nava Chandika homa, Ganapathi homa, Navagraha nakshathra shanthi homa, Sudarshana homa, Subramanya Swamy homa. On the last day, the following events take place for mother Banashankari:-
Dhwaja avarohana, Avabhrutha snana, kumba-abhishekha and abhisheka. Devotees believe that praying to the goddess and getting the water of the abhisheka sprinkled on their head would make their wanting come true.
The devotees have presented the Goddess with silver armor, halo etc.
Marakatha linga (Pachilinga):
The Marakateshwara linga is found to the right of Ganapathy and was installed in 2008. The 2 feet Pachilinga is the first of its kind in India. No where else one would find such a huge Pachilinga. The Shiva linga is totally 5 feet tall. Marakata/Pache/Emarald is one of the nine gems described. Budha/ Jupiter, who is one of the Navagrahas (nine celestial bodies) is fond of Pache/emerald. People believe that on making a Shiva linga out of emerald, worshipping it and receiving its Prasad; Budha/Jupiter would empower them with health and knowledge. Twice a month on the days of Pradosha, Panchamrutha abhisheka is performed for the Lord at 4:30 pm and maha-mangalarathi at 6:30 pm. Distribution of theertha and Prasad follow. Every year on Shivarathre, special poojas and abhishekas are performed. Saptharushi pooja and Bhasmabhishekha are some of them.
Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy:
The statue of Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy was installed around 38 years ago. From then on special poojas have been and are being performed for the Lord. To make their wanting come true, devotees undertake the 48/54/108 days Sathyanarayana Swamy Vrath. On the pournima (full moon) of every month, panchamrutha abhisheka is performed for the Lord at 8:30 am, special decorations at 11:30 am. Along with this, maha-mangalarathi, chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama, narration of Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy katha, distribution of theertha and Prasad take place.

Sri Ramanjaneya:
Around 40 years ago, Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy was installed in the temple complete with Sita, Rama and Lakshmana. Everyday special poojas and abhishekas are performed. On the account of Sri Ramanavami, starting from
Sri Ramanavami and continuing for the next five days; Rama is elegantly decorated and special poojas are performed for him. On the day of Sri Ramanavami, poojas begin in the morning. Prasad and panaka (juice) are distributed all though the day. In the evening Sri Rama utsava also takes place. Special poojas are performed for Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy for five days on the account of Hanummad Jayanthy. Devotees please the Lord by presenting garland made of betel leaves and vada (a kind of a snack).

Adithyadi Navagraha:
The Navagrahas were installed 40 years ago. Everyday poojas and abhishekas are performed. Every Saturday, a special type of archana pooja is performed
for the Navagrahas. Devotes light lamps with til oil. Every month on the Sankashta chathurthy, Navagraha Nakshathra shanthi homa is conducted. Navagraha shanthi poojas and homas are performed during the occurrence of solar and lunar eclipses.
Devotees volunteer and actively take part in various poojas and development programmes of the temple. The required assistance is given by the officers in charge of the temple. The officers, priests and devotes work together to make all the programmes of the temple a success.

 

 

 

SHREE RAGHAVENDRA ANJANEYA TEMPLE49

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Raghavendra Anjaneya Temple
8th cross, Malleshwaram
Bangalore
Pin - 560003.
Contact person & Address:.Executive Officer,
Shree Raghavendra Anjaneya Temple
8th cross, Malleshwaram
Bangalore
Pin - 560003.
Telephone no:.9448722383
History
Raghavendra Anjaneya temple is situated in 8th cross Malleshwaram, which is located in central northern part of Bangalore.
Raghavendra swamy temple was built in the year 1909. Pontiff Shree Sudheendra theertha swamy of Kuttige Mutt (which is one of the Udupi Ashta Mutts) installed Anjaneya idle. Bhandarakere Pontiff Shree Vidhyamana Theertha and Pejavara Mutt pontiff Shree Vishvesha Theertha Padangalavar were also present.
In 1945 under Shree Subbarao's leadership Mruthike of Raghavendra swamy was brought from Mantralaya to Bangalore and installed in the temple. During the journey the devotees offered pooja to Mruthike. Lord Srinivasa and Anjeneya swamy idles were also installed along with Raghavendra swamy. The Sheshacharya had taken the leadership of pooja program and continued for 6 months. Later S.N Vasudevachar took over the pooja work.
In 1969 Dhatriya Havana (Homa), Madhva Navami Aradhane and other Raghavendra aradhanes were started. At the same time Padmanabha Theertharu, Jayatheertharu, Shree padarayaru, Vyasarayaru, Vadhirajaru, Raghothamaru, Vijayendra theertharu, Sudheendra theertharu Sathya Bhodha Theertharu, Sathya dhyana theertharu, Purandara dasaru, Gopala dasaru, Jagannatha dasaru's aradhane were also started.
Later the Government of karnataka took over the temple administration. In 1994 the Garbha gudi (sanctum) was renovated and was inaugurated by the pontiff 108 Kundapura Vyasa Shree Lakshmeendra theertharu.
The procession idles of Srinivasa, Bhoodevi and Shreedevi were brought from Thirupathi with the help of temple trustee D.R Indira Bhayee (Yashodamma) and sons. Every year in Vyshaka masa Akshaya Thadige onwards (10 days) utsavas of Shrinivasa, is carried out. In addition Shesha Vahanothsava, Deepothsava, Vasanthothsava is also carried out.
In the year 1995 Anjeneya temple was renovated. In December on Margashira Shuddha Thrayodashi Hanumajayanthi is celebrated in a grand fashion. During Karthika masa Karthika Deeparadhane will be carried out in a special manner in the temple.

 

SHREE SUBRAHMANYA SWAMY TEMPLE

Sri Subramanya swamy along with Sri Valli and Devasena:

50

51

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Subrahmanya Swamy temple,
Ulsoor,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560008.
Contact person & Address:.Executive Officer,
Shree Subrahmanya Swamy temple,
Ulsoor,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560008.
History
Bangalore is home to different ethnic groups, diverse languages as also distinct rituals of worship and this spirit of co-existence has woven a rich mosaic of traditions into the city's cultural fabric, earning it a high acclaim. Of particular mention is the large Tamil populace settled in Ulsoor and its acts of faith observed in the Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple including the bearing of Kavadi and conducting festivals like Thai Pusam, Adi Kritthikai, Panguni Uttaram etc. These devotees also perceive the idol of Lord Subrahmanya in the temple to be the exact replica of the image at Tirutthani, One of the holiest abodes of Tamil Nadu and even the construction of the temple is described as a gesture of gratitude towards the Lord by a royal family of erstwhile Madras for curing one of its members of a serious eye defect. Maintaining links with their origins, they hold group bhajans and sing tirupughal in chaste Tamil in the Kalyana Mantapa built in 1821 AD by one Subramanya Mudaliar.
According to local people it is believed that there was a temple of Eashwara, Ganapathi, and Durga Devi as a proof we can see the statues of Basavanna on Four Corners of the temple. There was an anthill in front of the temple. The god subrahmanya in dream to a devotee ordered to install his statue in the temple. Later it is believed that Subrahmanya Swamy temple was constructed.
Assigned to 16 - 17th AD, the temple has subsequently undergone several expansions, improvements and renovations. Though devoid of a Gopura, it has all other requisites like the Garbhagriha, Ardha Mantapa, Sukanasi, Prakara, Dhvajasthamba, Balipeeta, a yagashala and a Vahana Mantapa. The garbhagriha has a fine image of Sri Subramanya Swami along with a ShatChakra with two separate sanctums for Valli and Devasena, his consorts. The seven commandants of the deity are housed in small shrines in the inner Prakara along with other shrines dedicated to Maha Ganapathi, Ardhanarishvara, Durga, Ganapathi, Chandikesvara, Suryanarayana, Agasthya Risi and Kalabhairava.

 

Many years ago, there was a huge ant hill which was worshiped by many people. One day, one of the members of the royal family was on his way to Madras, when he saw a huge crowd gathered; on asking the reason for their presence, the people informed him that on performing poojas and on worshipping Nagaraja (Sri Subramanya swamy), the latter would dispel their difficulties and bring good will; and hence have gathered to do the same. One other member in the royal family suffered from faulty vision. The latter prayed to lord Subramanya swamy to relieve him of his distorted vision. The Lord blessed the royal member & he regained his vision. Later he built the Subramanya swamy temple next to the ant hill. Elders say that this temple is more than 250 years old now.

The temple composes of a Garbhagudi (the enclosure housing the statue of the Lord), ardha mantapa, sukanashi, hazara (hall), jalapeetha and a dhwajasthamba (flag tower). In the premises of the temple one can find yagashale, pathashale, kalyana mantapa, vahana mantapa and a kalyani (holy pond). None of the temples in Bengaluru but the Sri Subramanya swamy temple has a kalyani in its premises.

The main garbhagudi houses the statue of the Lord Sri Subramanya swamy. In the premises are two garbhagudis; one housing Sri Valli and the other housing Devasena. In the ardha mantapa is Mahaganapathi. In the premises are statues of Ardhanareshwara, Durgadevi, Ganapathi and Chandikeshwara Swamy. One can also find statues of Ganapathi, Dwarapalakas, Navaveeras, Surya Narayana Swamy, Agasya Rushi and Kala Bhairava in and around the premises of the temple. In the hazara are installed Ganapathis and Navagrahas. In the bhajane and kalyana mantapa are specially crafted and installed statues of Valli Malai swamy, Arunagirinatha and Purandara. To the eastern and western directions of the temple is a doorway, the royal tower standing on the western doorway. Opposite to the western doorway is the statue of Mahavishnu. The temple has been built in accordance with Agama and Artha shasthra. From ages the priests have been performing poojas to the Lord in the Shyvas style. The temple is now under the control of the Mujrayi department.

 

SHREE SOMESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
52

Temple Postal Address:.Shree Someshwara Swamy Temple,
Ulsoor
Bangalore
Pin - 560008
Contact person & Address:.Executive Officer
Shree Someshwara Swamy Temple,
Ulsoor
Bangalore
Pin - 560008
Telephone no:.9945640246, 9845050299
History
Shree Someshwara temple is one of the largest and ancient temples of Bangalore city, situated in the busy Ulsoor (Hulasur) area and is eulogized for its architectural beauty and religious sanctity. This east facing abode is unique as it encompasses within its fold other sectarian affiliations like worship of Brahma and Vishnu despite being a Saiva temple.
Mythological stories associate the self-manifested Linga to the end of Dvaparayuga and the beginning of Kaliyuga by describing it as the place where Mandavya Risi worshipped Someshwara. There is an opinion that the Linga could have belonged to a Saiva temple constructed by the Cholas during their occupation of Yelahanka but a legend attributes the excavation of the Linga and, in turn, the construction of a wooden temple to a local chieftain by name Jayappa Gowda of the 12th century. His heirs and descendants developed the temple in stages and while the adjoining Kamakshi temple was built by his grandson, Kempegowda the founder of Bangalore built the Prakaras and the Raja Gopura as a result of which the temple is totally in the later Vijayanagara style. A reference found in Chikkadevaraja Vijaya, a work of Tirumalarya (1674-1704) says that when Ranadulla Khan of Bijapur seized Bangalore, the sanctum of Someshwara was covered with sand and an artificial Linga was created. The temple was granted funds for restoration by Shahaji, Shivaji's father.
In ancient times catching a glimpse of either the Garudagamba or the Raja Gopura or the Bali Peeta or the Dhvajasthamba or the Vimana Gopura during a visit to the temple was considered to be as meritorious as witnessing the main deity. Fortunately the Sri Someshwara temple is a perfect combination of all the five architectural aspects mentioned above and there is therefore a natural belief that a visit to the temple enhances the merit by five times.
The merit of the Sri Someshwara temple not only delights the mind but also offers a veritable feast to the eye through its exquisite architecture and sculpture. The richly embellished Raja Gopura, the Mahadvara with Latha Sundaris, the pillars of Navaranga with Yalis the mythical creatures, friezes of elephants, lifelike figures of musicians and dancers and a host of other carvings bear the indelible stamp of the Vijayanagara style. Two pillars in the northern part of the temple depict the twelve zodiac signs so skillfully created that the trajectory of the Sun would touch a particular sign during the particular zodiac period. However with high rise buildings presently blocking the Sun, this phenomenon can no longer be witnessed except on the day after Sivarathri when the Sun anoints the Linga with glorious light. The spacious Prakara has many small shrines with idols of Vidya Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthi, Maha Vishnu, Subramanya, Chandikesvara, Durga, Suryanarayana and others thereby underlining the concept that divinity dwells in all forms. The temple has five Lingas (panchalingas of Sri Someshwara, Sri Nanjundeshwara, Sri Arunachaleshwara, Sri Bhimeshwara and Sri Chandramoulishwara) and 84 images of sivabhaktas called Nayanars whose egalitarian beliefs transcended all barriers of caste, class and gender.
On the outer walls of Kamakshamma temple we can observe the sculptures of "Girija Kalyana" in presence of all gods and goddesses under Brahma's purohitya. Because of which the devotees believed that this is an auspicious place for marriage.

Sai Baba Temple , Malleswaram
Address:14, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore- 560003,
Phone:  (080) 23565304

Nimishamba Temple 
Address:   98, 12th Cross, 1st Phase, Ideal Township, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore-560098,
Phone:  (080) 65638099

Sai Baba Temple 
Address:   1st Main, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore- 560095,

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir 
Address:3rd Main, Someshwarapura, Cambridge Layout,
Bangalore-560008,
Phone:  (080) 25552576

Mahalakshmi Mandir Trust 
Address:1, 1st Main Road, Lower Palace Orchards, Bangalore- 560003,
Phone:  (080) 23364769

Radha Krishna Temple & Vrundavan 
Address:1635/1, 35th Cross, Banashankari, 2nd Stage, 
Bangalore- 560085,

Raghavendra Swamy Sannidhi Mutt 
Address:1106, 6th Cross, Prakash Nagar, Bangalore- 560021,
Phone:  (080) 23329611

Radha Krishna Temple & Vrundavan 
Address:1635/1, 35th Cross, Banashankari 2nd Stage, 
Bangalore-560085,

Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple
Address:13th Cross, Hulimaavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore- 560076,
Phone:  (080) 26580204

Kali Mandir 
Address: 1436, 2nd Cross, 3rd Main, Chandra Layout,
Bangalore- 560040,
Phone:  (080) 23399431

Ayyappan Temple 
Address: 3rd Cross, Azad Nagar, Chamarajapet, Bangalore-560010.
Phone:  (080) 26743755

Dattatreya Temple 
Address: 59, 6th Main, 3rd Block, Thyagaraja Nagar,
Bangalore-560028,
Phone:  (080) 26769210, (080) 26562648

Pavamanapura Shri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt
Address:134, Vidyapeeta Main Road, 3rd Stage, Near Venkateshwara Driving School, Banashankari, Bangalore-560050
PHONE:26798763

Raghavendra Swamy Mutt
Address: 125, Banaswadi Main Road, Near Ramanjayena Kalayana Mantapa, Maruthi Seva Nagar, Bangalore-560033
PHONE:25987080

Raghavendra Temple
Address:Damodara Mudaliar Road, 3rd Stage,
Banashankari,Bangalore-560050
PHONE: 25911869

Ramakrishna Mutt
Address:Bull Temple Road, Behind Ashrama Bus Stop,
Gavipuram Guttahalli Extension, Bangalore-560019
PHONE: 25983386

Sabarimalai Dharma Shastra Temple
Address: 7, 3rd Cross, Azad Nagar, Near Rameshwara Temple Road,
Chamrajpet, Bangalore-560018
PHONE: 26743755

Sambhavnath Jain Temple
25/26, Club Road, RPC Layout, Vijay Nagar,
Vijayanagar, Bangalore-560040
PHONE:23352782

Saneshwaraswamy Temple
Address:Sarjapura Road, Near Wipro, Varthur, Bangalore-560087
PHONE: 28538194

Sankey Anjaneya Temple
Address:Gd Park, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE:23316847

Shaneshwara Temple
Address:Near Sajjan Rao Circle, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560004
PHONE:26675899

Shree Jagannath Temple Trust
24th Cross, Sarjapur Main Road, Agara, Near Cleta\'s Home for the Aged, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034
PHONE: 25726273

Nageshwara Temple 
Address: Nagartha Samithi, Nagarathpet Main Road, Nagarathpet,Bangalore- 560002,
Phone:  (080) 22279494

Krishna Temple 
Address:CMH Main Road, Indira Nagar, Bangalore- 560038.

Yadhugiri Mutt 
Address: 11th Cross Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore- 560003.
Phone:  (080) 41127295

Shri Krishna Temple 
Address: 137, 1st Cross, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore-560095.
Phone:  (080) 25535787
Mobile:  9845023924, 9448755470

Vaisnavi Temple 
Address: 109, Bannerghatta Road, Hulimavu, Bangalore- 560076.
Phone:  (080) 25907934
Mobile:  9341220340

Andal Rangamma Temple 
Address: Garuthman Park, Basavanagudi, Bangalore- 560004.
Phone:  (080) 26561953

Durga Anjaneya Temple 
Address:   94, MN Road, Cottonpet, Bangalore- 560053,
Phone:  (080) 26701275
Mobile:  9845250575

Jagannatha Temple 
Address:   24th Main Srajapur Road, Agaram, Bangalore- 560034. Mobile:  9341036850, 9343481599

Swamy Ayyappan Temple 
Address:   8th Main, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore- 560052,
Phone:  (080) 41131117

Raghavendra Swamy Mutt 
Address:   4, Sitapathi Graha, 1st Main, Tharagupet, Bangalore- 560002,
Phone:  (080) 26708642

Shree Kapileshwara Devastana
15, 15th Cross, RT Street, M.M Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore-560005
PHONE: 919845142086

Shree Prasanna Ganapathi
Address: 34, Sports Mansion, Rajaram Mohan Roy Road, Sampagiram Nagar, Wilson Garden, Bangalore-560027
PHONE: 9845029932

Shree Someshwara Temple
B.T.M Layout 1st Stage, Bangalore-560076
PHONE: 919341247095

Shree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple
Domlur Layout, Kr Colony,K.R Colony, Bangalore- 560071
PHONE: 9916781262/ 25350386

Shri Chitrapur Bhavan
Address: 132, 15th Cross, 8th Main, Near Mayura Hotel, Malleshwaram West, Bangalore-560055
PHONE: 23340247

Shri Muthurayana Temple Trust
Address: 5, 3rd Cross 4th Main, Magadi Chord Road,
Vijayanagar, Bangalore-560040
PHONE: 23389247

Shri Nimishamba Devi Temple
Address: Near Ideal Homes Circle,, Rajarajeshwari Nagar,
Bangalore-560098
PHONE: 9314259083 /65379799

Someshwara Temple
Address: H.A.L.2nd Stage, Near Ulsoor Lake,
Ulsoor, Bangalore-560008
PHONE: 25911860

Ayyappan Temple
Address: Pipeline Road, Peenya, Dasarahalli, Bangalore-560057
PHONE: 25923016

Ekambareshwara Dharmaraja Temple
No.143, Dharmaraja Koil Street, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore-560051
PHONE: 25595866

Raghavendraswamy Trust
Address: 14/13, Abhinava Kanaka, Magadi Road,Bangalore-560023
PHONE: 23142204

Ramanjaneya Temple , Hanumantha Nagar , Bangalore
Address:   714/1, 5th A Main,  Anjaneya Road, Hanumantha Nagar,Bangalore- 560019,
Mobile:  9845028467, 9731207477

Iskcon Jagannath Mandir 
Address: 5, 1st Cross, puram, Seshadripuram, Bangalore- 560020,
Phone:  (080) 22262024, (080) 23565708

Manjunatha Swamy Temple 
Address:   392, 12th Cross, 5th A Main, West Of Chord Road,Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore- 560086,
Phone: (080) 23498798

Chowdeshwari Temple 
Address: Address: 63 Chowdeshwari Temple Street,
Chickpet, Bangalore- 560002,
Mobile:  9845997002

Sanidevara Devalaya 
Address: V.V Puram, Bangalore- 560004,
Phone:  (080) 22413563

Banashankari Amma Temple 
Address: S Kariyappa Road, Banashankari, Bangalore- 560070,
Phone:  (080) 26714989

Kodandarama Swamy Temple 
Address: Kodandarama Swamy Temple Street, Off Bannerghatta Road,Hulimavu, Bangalore- 560076,
Mobile:  9741594271, 9980497461

Raghavendra Seva Samithi 
Address: 2CA 13th Main Road, Jaya Nagar 4th T Block,
Bangalore- 560041,
Phone:  (080) 22440573

Kote Venkateshwara Temple 
Address: Fort, Chamarajapet, Bangalore- 560018,
Phone:  (080) 22906022

Karumariyamman Temple Trust
Address: 2nd Cross, Dayananda Nagar, Near Dhanalaxmi Choultry,
rampuram,Bangalore-560021
PHONE: 23527466

Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple
Address: 15th Cross, 1st Main, Near Lakshmi Hospital,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE:23566146

Lakshmi Shree Hulivandaiah Temple
New Address: 43, 4th Block, 51st Cross, 7th Main Road, Near Rama Mandir, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore-560010
PHONE: 23118801

Prasanna Ganapathi Temple
Address: Chandra Layout, Near Milk Booth, Vijayanagar,
Bangalore-560040
PHONE: 23217311

Rama Seva Bhaktha Mandali
Address: Near J.K. Pura Main Road, Adugodi, Bangalore-560030
PHONE: 22918817

Shaneshwara Temple Trust
Address: 7, 7th Cross, KHM Block, Ganga Nagar,
Near Railway Crossing, R.T Nagar, Bangalore-560032
PHONE: 23549533

Varamuneshwar Temple
Address: 448, E.D.Naidu Hall, 12th Cross, 2nd Stage, West of Chord Road, Near Vidya Bharathi School,
Mahalakshmipuram Layout, Bangalore-560086
PHONE: 23494027

Varapada Venkateswar Devagiri Temple
Address: 70, 2nd Stage,, Banashankari, Bangalore-560050
PHONE: 26919703

Varasidhi Vinayaka Temple
Address: 67, Thambuchetty Road, Cox Town, Bangalore-560005
PHONE: 25485575

Vinayaka Devasthanam Samithi
Address: 1st Cross, 2nd Block, R.T Nagar, Bangalore-560032
PHONE: 23632155

Angalaparameshwari Devasthana
Address:No.5, Vst Colony, Magadi Road, Magadi Main Road,
Magadi Road, Bangalore-560023
PHONE:23404358

Mookambika Bhakta Mandali 
Address: 840, 13th Cross, 3rd Main,
Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore-560086,
Phone: (080) 23494776, (080) 23491861

Jayarama Seva Mandali 
Address: 492/A,  Jayarama Seva Mandali Road,
Jaya Nagar 8th Block,Bangalore- 560070,
Phone:  (080) 22445232

Jain Shwetambar Temple 
Address:   Rukmani Building, Chickpet, Bangalore- 560053,
Phone:  (080) 22873678

Raja Rajeshwari Temple 
Address: Kenchenhalli, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore- 560098,

Raghavendra Swamy Brindavan 
Address: Bileka Halli Post, Devara Chikkana Halli, Bangalore- 560076,
Phone:  (080) 26489092
Mobile:  9449039092

ARKA Mahaganapathi Temple Trust 
Address: Kempegowda Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore- 560009,
Phone:  (080) 22256264

Bhavahara Ganapathi Temple 
Address: Anand Rao Circle, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore- 560009,
Phone:  (080) 22257283

Gali Anjaneya Swamy Temple 
Address: Mysore Road, Bapuji Nagar, Bangalore- 560026,
Phone:  (080) 26743032

Om Shakthi Annapoorneshwari Temple 
Address: 7th Cross, 80 Feet Road, HRBR Layout,
Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore-560043,

Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple 
Address: 163, 11th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore- 560003,
Phone: (080) 23312649

Anjaneyaswamy Temple
Address:Mount Joy Extension, 50 Feet Road, Hanumantha Nagar, Near Aswathkatte, Gavipuram Guttahalli Extension, Bangalore-560019
PHONE: 28916144

Anjaneya Temple
Address: 276, New Timber Layout,, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560026
PHONE: 9448575407

Anjaneya Temple
Address: Mysore Lancers, M.R.Palyam, J.C Nagar, Bangalore-560006
PHONE: 23336311

Ayyappan Temple Trust
Address: 20/21, Subedar Palya, HMT Main Road, Near Packwell Centre, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore-560022
PHONE:22902630 23378036

Ayyappan Temple
Address: S.M. Road, Near Church, Jalahalli West, Bangalore-560015
PHONE: 28912828

Balmuri Prassana Ganapthi Devasathna
Mysore Main Road Balaji Complex, Kengeri, Bangalore-560060
PHONE:2590890

Bhavahara Ganapathi Temple
Anand Rao Circle, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore-560009
PHONE: 22257283

Brahmathantra Swathanthra Parakala Mutt
Address: 9, Tank Bund Road, Near KSRTC Depot,
Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore-PHONE: 560009
PHONE: 22871557

Chowdeshwari Devi Temple
Address: Tank Bund Road, Yelahanka Bazar, Near Kalyan Mantap,
Yelahanka Old Town, Bangalore-560063
PHONE: 28914770

Digambar Jain Temple
Address: 21, D K Lane, Chickpet, Chickpete, Bangalore-560053
22264549

Gayathri Parishat
Address: 99,2nd Stage, Nagashettyhalli,
A.E.C.S Layout, Bangalore-560037
PHONE: 23415923

Kanyaka  Parameshwari Devasthanam 
Address: Vasavi Temple Street, V.V Puram, Bangalore- 560004,
Phone: (080) 26672026

Maha Ganapathi Prarthana Mandira 
Address: 8th Main, BEML Layout, Basaveshwara Nagar,
Bangalore- 560079,
Phone:  (080) 23238627

Shaneshwara Swamy Devasthana 
Address: KG Road, Kempambudikere, Gavipuram Extension,
Bangalore-560019,
Phone:  (080) 26602154

Prasanna Veeranjeneya Swamy Trust 
Address: Mahalakshmi Layout, Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore- 560086,
Phone:  (080) 23491727

Shani Mahathma Swamy Temple Trust 
Address: Soluru Thimmarayappa Navara Dharma Chatra,
Magadi Main Road, Bangalore- 560023,
Phone:  (080) 23308714

Shwetamber Sthanakvasi Jain Sangh 
Address: 24/25, MP Lane, Chickpet, Bangalore- 560053,

Vigneshwara Shaneshwara Maruthi Temple 
Address: 11th Cross, Nagarapura, Mahalakshmipuram,
Bangalore- 560086,
Phone:  (080) 23598199

Lakshmi and Shree Hulivandaiah Temple 
Address: 43, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore- 560010,
Phone:  (080) 23118801

Baghawan  Arka Mahaganapathi Devastana Trust 
Address: Gandhi Nagar, K.R Road, Bangalore- 560009,
Phone:  (080) 22256264

Abhaya Lakshmi Narasimha Patabhirama Temple Bangalore
Address: 152/1, 7th Cross, 7th Main, 3rd Block, Thyagaraja Nagar,Bangalore- 560028,

Ayyappan Temple 
Address: SM Road, Jalahalli, Jala Halli West, Bangalore- 560015,
Phone:  (080) 28394222

Ayyappan Temple 
Address: S Gowda Layout, H.A.L II Stage,
Saraswathipuram, Bangalore-560008,
Phone:  (080) 25549723
Mobile:  9886520070

Shanidevara Devalaya
Gavipuram Guttahalli Extension, Bangalore-560019
PHONE: 26602154

Gurvayurappan Temple
Address: Nettegere Gate, Kanakapura Road,
J.P Nagar, Bangalore-560078
PHONE: 28432309

Jain Swethambara Temple
Address: Chickpete, Bangalore-560053
PHONE: 22873678/ 22912735/ 22265493

Jayadurga Mariyamma Temple
Address: 1/A, 80 Feet Road, Dr.Ambedkar Nagar, Near Milk Booth, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034
PHONE: 25716924

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Mutt
Address: 28, 11th Cross, 5th Main, Near Panchami Restaurant, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE: 23345040

Kanyaka Parameshwari Devasthanam Trust
Address: Skp Temple Road, Vv Puram, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore-560004
PHONE:26672026

Kundapura Vyasaraja Mutt
No.266/4, 6th Cross, 3rd Main, Hanumantha Nagar, Bangalore-560019
PHONE: 22426519/26606053

Lakshmi Devi Temple
Address: 21/114, BSA Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore-560005
PHONE: 9886215070

Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple
Address: 224, Teachers Colony, ,Near Teachers Colony,
Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560070
PHONE:26712526

Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Trust
Address: 100 Feet Road, Padmanabha Nagar, 2nd Stage, Near Padmanabha Nagar, Banashankari, Bangalore-560050
PHONE: 28916996

Mahalakshmi Mandir Trust
Address: 1 1st Main, Road, Margosa Road, Bangalore-560003
PHONE: 23364769

Mahaveer Swamy Jain Shwetamber Mandir
Address: 199, 3rd Main, 5th Cross, Chamrajpet, Bangalore-560018
PHONE: 26619665

Mahayagakshetra Ganapathi Devasthanam
Address: Yeshwanthpur Circle, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore-560022
PHONE: 9844199654 65981374

Manjunathaswamy Temple Trust
Address: 1, Mysore Block Colony, Near Mysore Bank,
Banashankari, Bangalore-560050
PHONE:25986897

man Madhwa Sangha
Address: 51 5th Main, Chamarajpet, Chamrajpet, Bangalore-560018
PHONE: 26511600

Muneshwara Swamy Temple Trust
Address: 11th B Cross, Hosahalli Main, Padarayanapura, Near Shilpa Hospital, Government Electric Factory Layout, Bangalore-560026
PHONE: 26753032

Nirujadevi Temple Trust
Address: 94,, Chickpete, Bangalore-560053
PHONE: 22202888

Achala Vidya Mandira
Address: Arakere, Bannerghatta, Near Hulumavu Gate, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076
PHONE:25907419

Angla Parameshwari and Mahakalika Temple
Address: No.5, Magadi Road, Bangalore-560023
PHONE:  23354818

Anjaneya Swamy Temple Trust
Address: Rajamahal Guttahalli Circle, Near Jataka Stand, Seshadripuram, Bangalore-560020
PHONE: 23363207

Annapoorneshwari and Nanjundaswamy Temple
Address: Basavanna Temple Street, Nagarathpet, Bangalore-560002
PHONE: 22915194

Arulmigu Adhiparashakti Temple Trust
New Address: 3, Sepping Road, Near V.D. Kalyan Mantapam, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore-560051
PHONE: 25910091

Ayyappan Temple
Address: Patel Gundappa Block, J C Road, J.C Nagar,
Bangalore-560006
PHONE: 23333352

Ayyappan Temple
Address: Sm Road, Jalahalli West, Bangalore-560015
PHONE: 28394222/41172608 /23722944/41172609

Ayyappan Temple
Address: S.Gowda Layout, H.A.L. 2nd Stage, Ulsoor, Bangalore-560008
PHONE: 25549723

Baghavan  Arkama Mahaganapathi Devastanas Trust
Address: K.G. Road, Near Sagar Theatre, Gandhi Nagar,
Bangalore-560009
PHONE: 22256264

Balamuri  Mahaganapathi Temple
Address: 29th Main, 31st Cross, Tilak Nagar,
Jayanagar South, Bangalore-560041
PHONE: 26344409

Banashankari Amma Temple
Address: Kempegowda Main Road, Near Bus Stop,
Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore-560009
PHONE: 26714989

Bangalore Chakula Thamma Devi
Address: 64/1, 1st Floor, Hosur Main Road, Madiwala,
Bangalore-560068
PHONE: 9448046539

Bhavani Shankara Temple
Address: Kanakapura Road, Subramanyapura, Vasanthapura, ,Near KEB Quarters, Koramangala 3rd Block, Bangalore-560034
PHONE: 9448361914 /26661818

Chowdeshwari Temple
Address: 86/91, Chowdeshwari Temple Street, Near Malkala Market, Nagarathpet, Bangalore-560002
PHONE: 22210086/ 22212904

Dattatreya Temple
Address: 218, 10C Main, ,Near Garden City,
Jayanagar, Bangalore-560011
PHONE: 26562648

KRISHNA TEMPLE-Deenabandhu Ashram
Address: C.M.H.Road, Indira Nagar, Bangalore-560038
PHONE: 25282207

Dharmagiri Manjunathaswamy Temple
Address: 18th Main Road, 30th Cross, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560070
PHONE: 26712644

Digambar Jain Trust
Address: 7, R.T.Street, Balapet, Near Within Jain Temple, Chickpete, Bangalore-560053
PHONE: 22912990/ 22875497

Duga parmeshwari temple
Address: Last Bus Stop, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore-560097
PHONE: 9945425364

Gali Anjaneya Temple
Address: Mysore Road, Near Mysore Road, Government Electric Factory Layout, Bangalore-560026
PHONE: 26509998

Gali Hanumantharaya Devasthana
Address: Bytrayanapura,, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560026
PHONE: 26754626

Gangamma Temple
Address: Gangamma Circle, Jalahalli, Bangalore-560013
PHONE: 28391614

Krishna Temple
Address: raja Seva Samithi
Kattariguppa Road, Near Krishna Temple,
Banashankari, Bangalore-560050
PHONE: 26691299

Iskcon Radhakrishna Temple
Address: Harekrishna Hill Rajajinagar 1st Block, West Of Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar 4th Block, Bangalore-560010
PHONE: 23471956
E-MAIL: infodesk@iskonbangalore.org

Jai Durga Maa Temple
Address: No.1088/1, Beml Road, 3rd Stage, New Thippasandra,
Bangalore-560075
PHONE: 25255599

Kaliyamman Temple
Address: 8,Austin town, Bangalore-560047
PHONE: 69918380

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Mutt
Address: 28, 11th Cross, 5th Main, Near Sankar Mutt,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE: 23563887 / 23563889

Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple
Address: 39, 8th Cross, ,Near Vasavi Temple Road,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE: 23311113

Kanyakapparameswar Sangha
Address: 213 21st Main, 1st Stage,  Nagar, Banashankari,
Bangalore-560050
PHONE:26671959

Karumariyamma Temple
Address: Mico Layout, Mahalakshmipuram Layout, Bangalore-560086
PHONE: 23491163

Kodandarama Swamy Temple
Vivek Nagar, Bangalore-560047
PHONE: 25361129

Saibaba temple
Address: 5th Block, near to Corner house, Koramangala,
Bangalore-560034
PHONE: 9886648969
E-MAIL: alok_mbk@yahoo.com

Mahaganapathy Temple
T Address: ank Road, Near Ulsoor Lake, Sivanchetty Garden,
Bangalore-560042
PHONE: 25911843

Lakshmikali Temple
Address: Kaliamman Temple Street, Near Annapurna Hotel,
Ulsoor, Bangalore-560008
PHONE: 25545577

Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple
Address: 15th Cross, 1st Main Road, Near Chitrapur Math, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003
PHONE: 23344624

Ayappa Temple
Address: Hosur Road, Near Madiwala Police Station, Madiwala, Bangalore-560068
PHONE: 25502400

Mahayaga Kshetra Gayathri Temple
Address: Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore-560022
PHONE: 23375666

Mangala Karumariamas Temple Trust
Address: No.17, 14th Cross, Mahalakshmipuram Layout,
Bangalore-560086
PHONE: 23495498

Manjunatheshwara Swamy Temple Trust
Address: No.392, Woc Road, Mahalakshmipuram Layout,
Bangalore-560086
PHONE: 23498798

Nagareshwara Temple
Address: Nagartha Samithi, Nagarathpet, Bangalore-560002
PHONE: 22279494

Nava Mantralaya Mandira
Address: 52, Bull Temple Road, Next To BMS College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, and Bangalore-560004
PHONE: 65745911