Banashankari Temple in Bangalore is one of the popular temples in the city of gardens, Bengaluru in Karnataka. Goddess Banashankari is an aspect of Maa Shakti.
Banashankari temple of Bangalore dates back to the year 1915. It was founded by Somanna Shetty, a devotee of Banashankari Amma. B Somannasetty brought a deity of Amma from Badami, in Bijapur district, and installed it inside the temple. Prana Pratishta of the temple was held on 21 May 1915.
The temple is situated on the Kanakapura Road, the temple now comes under the management and control of the Endowment Department of the Government of Karnataka.
Rahukala Puja at Banashankari Temple, Bangalore
As all we know, Rahukala is considered inauspicious time. But in Banashankari Temple, Rahukala Puja has got great significance. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays are very ruch with devotees for Rahukala Puja. The prayers are offered by lighting multiple oil lamps in half cut lemon peels, whose pulp has been removed.
Annual Festivals at Banashankari Temple
Banashankari Navaratri in Pushya Masa (January-February), Banashankari Amma Jayanti on September 13th every year, Dasara Navaratri in October – November, Dhanurmasa Utsavams, and the temple anniversary are the popular festivals in Banashankari Temple, Bangalore. All the pujas in the temple are performed according to Shaiva Agama Siddhantha.
Banashankari Temple is the highest income gaining temple in the Bangalore and the 9th one in Karnataka state.
Address / Location of the temple – S. Kariyappa Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore -560070, Karnataka.