The Champakadhama Swamy temple is a Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Vishnu. The temple is believed to be one among the oldest temples of Bangalore, Karnataka. This historically significant temple is believed to be from the period of the Cholas.
About the Temple
This historical temple belongs to the 12th century AD. Some of the inscriptions found in this place, reveals that the Champakadhama Temple was built by Tamilarasa, a Hoysala king in the year 1257. One can also find writing near the entrance of this temple pertaining to the 12th century. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the idols of Lord Champakadhama along with Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Bhoodevi.
Pilgrims also visit the shrines dedicated to Lord Narasimha and Lord Sampangi that is situated on the hillock behind the Champakadhama temple.
The temple festival (utsav) is celebrated every year in the month of March or April.
How To Reach Champakadhama Temple
The Vanagaram Bus Stop is the nearest bus station.
The closest located Railway station is the Central Bengaluru Railway Station.
The nearest Airport is the Bengaluru international airport.
KG Halli, D' Souza Layout,
Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka - 560001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
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.
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.
Temple is open from morning 6.00 AM to 12:00 PM and in the evening after 05:00 pm to 07:00 PM.