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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Banavasi Rathotsava - 2014



Banavasi Sri Madhukeshwara Devara Maha-Rathotsava-2014:

Banavasi is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada District bordering Shivamogga district in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It comes under Sirsi Taluk . Banavasi was one of the capital of the Kadamba Kings who established the first Kannada Empire in c.e 345AD.Lord Madhukeshwara Temple is major attraction of Banavasi.

Rathotsava is the biggest festival of Banavasi celebrated in the month of April every year. In Banavasi total four chariots are there.
  1. Hagalotsava Ratha (Small Chariot)
  2. Tiruguni Ratha (Paatala Chariot)
  3. Hoovina Ratha (Flower Chariot)
  4. Sri Manmahasyandana Ratha (Big Chariot/Dodda Teru)
"Sri Manmahasyandana Ratha (Big Chariot)" is the main attraction of Banavasi Rathotsava. It is also called as " Dodda Teru". It is one of the biggest Ratha (in height) in Karnataka which was donated by the King of Sonda Sri Ramachandra Nayak in the year 1608. This chariot has got the height of 75 feet & weight of about 150 tons. This chariot is one of the oldest chariot in Karnataka (406 Years).
Banavasi Rathotsava -2014 commence from 6th April-2014 and ends on 11th April-2014.

"Sutthona Banni Team Karnataka" heartily welcomes to all for "Banavasi Rathotsava-2014".

Banavasi Rathotsava-2014, Events Details:

6-4-2014 to 9-4-2014 - Hagalotsava Ratha & Tiruguni Ratha
10-4-2014 - Hoovina Ratha, Hagalotsava Ratha & Tiruguni Ratha
11-4-2014 - Sri Manmahasyandana Ratha (Big Chariot/Dodda Teru)


For more details about History of Banavasi & Tourist places near to Banavasi click on following links.

Photos & Information: Shriharsha B S- Sutthona Banni Team Karnataka

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kaadu Malleshwara Temple- Bangalore



Malleswara Kannada: ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ is a north-western district of Bengaluru city. It developed as a suburb during the great plague of 1898, which caused many people to move out from the city center. It derives its name from the Kaadu Malleshwara temple.

The Kaadu/ Kadu Malleshwara Temple (ಕಾಡು ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ) is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva located in the Malleshwara locality of Bengaluru, India. The temple was built in the 17th century A.D. by Venkoji, the brother of the Maratha King Shivaji in Dravidian style of architecture. Shiva is worshipped as Mallikarjun. The main annual festival is Shivaratri. The locality of Malleshwara is named after this temple. One part of the temple, Nandishwara Teertha Temple (Basava Theertha), is in front of the temple. It is said to be the main source or birthplace of the Vrishabhavathi River.

Beside this temple you can visit the other 2 famous temples : Sri Gangamma Devi Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. 

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Photos: Shriharsha B S, Shyamsundar Hegde, Ullas Haasyagar- Sutthona Banni Team-Karnataka
Information Courtesy: Shriharsha B S & Wikipedia

Sri Srinivasa Temple- Mahalaksmi Layout-Bangalore



SHRI SRINIVASA TEMPLE adjoining the Veeranjaneyaswamy temple is another popular temple in the Mahalaksmi Layout of Bangalore city. This temple is also called as small Thirupathi.

Temple has Lord Srinivasa (Venkataramana ) as it main deity. With his consorts, Padmavathi and Lakshmi Devi on either sides. Ganesha, Navagrahas and Varahaswamy are the other deities. Its gopura complex is eye catching and is viewable from a distance. The gopura has 7 multiple floors inside which are accessible thru elevators and have Vaishnava stories of great spiritual significance. Here you can see the different avatara’s of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laksmi idols. Temple Timings: 10am to 7pm.

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Photos: Shriharsha B S, Shyamsundar Hegde, Guruprasad Hegde-Sutthona Banni Team Karnataka
Information Courtesy:  Shriharsha B S and Wikipedia

Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple-Mahalakshmi Layout-Bangalore



Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya  Temple in Mahalakshmi Layout  is one of the  most beautiful and amazing temple of Bangalore city. The famous temple of Lord Hanuman etched on a single monolith stone signifies this area. Its about 40 years old. The Hanuman idol there was carved out of a single stone and is one of the largest in the mid-1970s. Its an established SPIRITUAL tourist spot in Bangalore North. The temple also holds many yoga and meditation programs. It is also house of Godess Mahalakshmi. 

This temple is located in main road of Mahalaksmi Layout entrance. Beside this temple BBMP is maintaining beautiful park. 

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Photos: Shriharsha B S, Guruprasad Hegde, Shyamsundar Hegde - Sutthona Banni Team
Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

Banavasi Kadambotsava

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