Posted October 31, 2013 by aadidev hedge in Spirituality and Yoga

The glory of Banashankari Temple Bangalore

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"Banashankari Temple Bangalore"'
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Bangalore being a mixed land with various religious sites on one side and malls and discotheques on the other side. One of the best and miraculous temples of the city of Bangalore is the Banashankari temple.

The Banashankari temple is on the south side of Bangalore and is located on the Kanakpura road. The temple is one among the most popular sites of religion and worship of Bangalore. The deity being Goddess Banashankari, attracts devotees from across the world. The devotees strongly believe that the deity of the temple fulfils all the prayers if prayed whole heartedly.

The history of the temple of goddess Banashankari dates back to the year 1915. The founder of the temple was a great devotee of goddess banashankari. Somanna shetty founded the temple by bringing an idol of the goddess from Badami, a piligrim center in the Bijapur district of north Karnataka and installed it in the temple.

The Banashankari temple stands unique among the other temples of the country. It is said that if the goddess is worshipped during the time of rahu kala (Rahukala is the time which is hostile for Hindus) fulfills all the desires. The temple attracts huge masses of devotees on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The lamp in the temple is lit by the devotees in the peel of the semi cut lemons whose juice is removed.

The Banashankari temple in Bangalore is run under the administration and management of the Endowment Department of the Government of Karnataka.

An annual fair is held at the Banashankari temple every year during the last week of December and first week of January in celebrations of the anniversary of the temple. The fair is attended by a large number of people from different parts of the state of Karnataka.
Dussera being the ten day festival of different forms of the goddess, the festival is celebrated with all enthusiasm and devotion in the temple of Banashankari in Bangalore.

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