Sri Banashankari Amma Temple

Banashankari Temple has located near Kanakapura Road in Southern Bangalore. It is one of the most popular places of worship in Bangalore City. Sri Banashankari Devi is also known as Shakambari. The Devotees have a strong belief in the goddess and fulfill desires for prayers done in true sincerity. The belief in the goddess is so strong and a huge number of devotees visit this temple every day. In 1915, the temple was founded by Basappa Shetty, a devotee of Goddess Banashankari. Banashankari Amma Temple is one of the very famous temples in Bangalore, not because of the temple looks but because of the beliefs, surrounded by the temple.

Banashankari Amma Temple – History

The Temple of Banashankari Amma was originally founded during the 7th century by the Chalukyas. The divinity Banashankari was the god of their house. This image of the Banashankari Amma had been mounted by Jagadekamalla I in 630 AD, according to an inscription. Later the Marathas rebuilt this temple in the 18th century. Its new form now represents more than the original Chalukya style, the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

Banashankari Amma Temple Puja Timings

Daily morning Abhisheka at 6.30 am and 8.30 am

During Rahukala Puja timing on Tuesday from 3 pm to 4.30 pm, Friday from 10.30 AM to 12 noon, and Sunday from 4.30 pm to 6 pm.

Banashankari Amma Temple – Facts

The Banashankari Rath Yatra – This festival is held annually starting from January’s full mom day. The Goddess is carried on a procession in the temple chariot through the village streets. This festival draws people from Karnataka as well as others from neighboring states.

Banashankari Jatre – This is a religious and cultural festival that is held along with the Rath Yatra. It is a sort of fair, blending entertainment and commerce.

  • Many shops are set up around the temple to sell various wares.
  • The interesting point to note is that many shops selling uniquely Hindu wares like vermilion and sacred threads among others are operated by Muslims.
  • The cattle fair held during the Jatre is very famous.
  • Another attraction is that artisans from neighboring areas set up shops to sell elaborately carved wooden doors and door frames.

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