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Rajarajeshwari Temple

Rajarajeshwari Temple Bangalore

Sri Chakra temple
You can understand how immensely confused I am from the fact that in one post I write god humor and in the next post I will display the images of some temple.

Yes, I did visit the famous Rajarajeshwari Temple as a part of my goal of blogging about Bangalore temples.

I expected the temple to be much more crowded what with today being tuesday in a Shrava masa. And I find some construction work going on in the temple, as almost always.

Inside the temple, you find the 6 feet tall vigraha of the Goddess carved from Granite. 

I asked few people inside the temple about when it was constructed. One person told 40 years ago. Another told 60 years ago. According to the temple website the temple construction started some time in 1960. People believe the temple has lot of power.

I wanted to post the image of deity. But was told that photography is not allowed inside the temple.

There are other deities within the temple, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Dandapani ( I had to look up the name to find out in fact it is another name of Shanmugam).

And outside the temple there is also Chakra temple.

It appears a net covering is added to the gopura and surrounding places to avoid pigeon menace.

There were some huge utensils with grains in them, may be kept there to dry. A pigeon was sitting on the net almost 20 feet above ground and looking at the grains. It was thinking like most of us - I can see this grain, so I can have it.

Where is it

The temple is in Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bangalore west. You need to come in Mysore road and enter inside the Rajarajeshwari arch. From there the distance is approximately 1.7 km.  There are plenty of buses - all 225 series. Or you can come till Nayandalli metro station and from there catch an auto. It is just 6.3 kms from Nayandalli.


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