Biligiriranga Hills - More famously referred to in short as B R Hills, is the Holy place of Lord Venkataramana Swamy sanctuary. The peaks are around 5000 feet above ocean level and are around 120 km long. The divinity is otherwise called Biligiri Rangaswamy. Behind the sanctuary there is stage like spot to watch the places around. Exceptionally close to the sanctuary is an untamed life haven with wild creatures like elephants, buffalo, deer, samba and numerous different species.
About The Temple
Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple is committed to Lord Ranganatha or Lord Venkatesha. Other than the icon of Sri Biligiri Ranganatha, this sanctuary likewise houses a statue of the Lord's life partner, Ranganayaki.
The portrayal proposes that the icon of the Shri Ranganathaswamy, the managing god of the sanctuary, was introduced by the sage Vashishta when Lowd Srinivasa (Balaji of Tirupathi) favored him with his appearance in B.R. hills on Vashishta's solicitation. This is the manner by which "Shwethadreesha" came to venerated as 'Shwethadreesa', 'The Shwethachala Mahathme' in its third section portrays that Shri Rama and Sri Lakshmana, the primary characters of epic Ramayana have performed pujas in this sacrosanct spot amid their hunt mission of Seetha. Sri Ranganayaki Ammanavara Sannidhi, The hallowed place of the consort of the managing god is on the right half of the altar of Shri Biligiriranganathaswamy. The sanctuary is manufactured and revamped by one Vishnuvardhana and is in Dravidian style of design.
In the nearby society custom, Sri Ranganathaswamy goes gaga for a Soliga woman to be specific 'Kusumabale', and weds her. Subsequently the Soliga of the zone have taken him to be their brother by marriage and give their administrations in the festivals of the sanctuary.
The god is likewise called 'Bilikallu Thiruvenkatanatha'. The sanctuary appreciated support of Mudduraja and Diwan Poornaiah who gave in gift to the sanctuary two towns each. On Fridays, a unique pooja is performed at Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple to the gods.
Festivals Two Car celebrations (Rathosthava's) occur each year. One in the month of January, the next day "Sankranthi" celebration (Called Chikkajathre) and the second on the day when "Chittha" star wins in the most recent week of April or first week of May (Called Brahma Rathoshtava). The Brahma Rathosthava has different festivals likewise extending over to nine days according to the Vaikhanasagama conventions.
Temple door opens at 7:00 AM
Suprabatham Pooja - Morning 7:00 to 7:30
Nithyakattale Pooja - Morning 7.30 to 8.30
Sarva Darshana - Morning 8.30 to 9.45
Temple remains closed from morning 9.45 to 10.30
Sarva Darshana - Morning 10.30 to 11.30
Archana Seva, Garudotsava Seva, Sahasranaama Seva - Morning 11.30 to 12.15 PM
Sarva Darshana - From 12:15 to 2.00 PM
Temple remains closed from 2.00 to 4.00 PM
Sarva Darshana - From 4.00 to 6.00 PM
Temple remains closed from 6.00 to 6.30 PM
Nithyakattale Pooja - From 6.30 to 7.30 PM
Maha Mangalarathi - 7:45 PM
Kavaata Bandhana - 8.00 PM
This is the only temple in the country where Lord Ranganatha is illustrated in a upright position. Once in two years, the local tribes of this region present a large pair of skin slippers, measuring 1 foot and 9 inches, to the Ranganathaswamy.
Mysore : 90 km
Bangalore : 180 km
Chamarajanagar : 45 km
Nanjanagudu : 60 km
Mysore : 85 Km
There are direct bus facilities from Bangalore, Mysore, Yelandur and Chamarajanagar. Biligiriranganabetta, being a forest area Vehiclea are prohibited between 6.pm to 6.am.
Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple
Biligiriranga Hills,Yelandur Taluk,
Chamarajanagar district - 571441
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
Temple door opens at 7:00 AM