Banashankari Temple, Bangalore

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

Rahukala Puja at Banashankari Temple Bangalore

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.

 

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  1. Banashankari temple bangalore is huge temple and nice environment to worship Goddess Banashankari Devi. I go there every tuesday in the afternoon for the rahu kala puja

  2. The Rahu Kalam Puja at Banashankari Temple in Bangalore is very famous and thousands of people attend the rahu kalam puja on tuesdays and sundays . This is one of the specialities of this temple.

  3. The famous temple of Goddess Banashankari has the privilege of getting ‘theertha’ (holy water) in a golden spoon, called udharane in religious parlance.

    The spoon weighing 148 grams and costing Rs 3 lakh, was a gift to the temple from a devotee, Nagaraj Murthy, a civil contractor.

    Very few temples in Karnataka have a gold cup and spoon (panchapatre udharane), which are used only during special occasions. This for the first time that a temple coming under the government’s religious endowment department is using a gold spoon to give prasada to the public.

    The Chamundeshwari temple in Mysore has gold cups and spoons gifted by the Wadiyars. But they are only used during special poojas held by the erstwhile royal family. The Nanjundeshwara temple in Nanjangud also has a golden cup and spoon. So does the Mookambika temple in Kollur, and these are used on special occasions.

    The Banashankari temple in Bangalore is the richest in Bangalore district (in the endowment department) earning about Rs 4 crore every year.