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Karanji Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple


Karanji Anjaneya Temple is located at Basavanagudi city of Bangalore in Karnataka State. The Swayambu Anjaneya Swami is the presiding deity of the Karenji Anjaneya temple in Bangalore and depicts the 'swaroopa' of Anjaneya who is returning to meet Sri Rama after locating Sita in Lanka.

The word “Karenji” arises from the fact that at the southern boundary of Bangalore was a huge lake. This area is known as Karenji in the local language of Kannada and means "kare"( lake) and "enji" meaning the remains of the lake after it dried up. When the lake was in existence, it extended from where the present day National College is located to just beyond Bull temple. Therefore the entire area gets the name Karenji.

About The Temple

This Anjaneya temple is assembled only a couple of hundred meters from the notable Bull Temple of Basavangudi in Bangalore. At the point when the originator of Bangalore, Sri Kempegowda went over the hillock lodging the swayambuAnjaneya Swami in the Karenji region, he assembled the Gharbhagraham for Anjaneya Swami as additionally the Temple structure. It is trusted that Janamejayan, the terrific child of Abimanyu, had done retribution at the hillock in which Anjaneyaswamy's golden calf is found. To one side of the fundamental place of worship of Lord Hanuman, is the temple devoted to Lord Rama alongside Goddess Seetha and his sibling Lakshmana. There is a little opening in the northern mass of the Anjaneya temple through which Sri Anjaneya is indicated taking a gander at his Lord Rama. Along these lines the temple is a case of dedication and the degree to which this commitment is displayed by the activities of Anjaneya, towards his Lord Rama, in the Epic of Ramayana. Outside the temple, there is a tremendous peepul tree with a great deal of statues devoted to the serpent divine beings.

About The Deity

The symbol of the Lord, which confronts North, is around of 18 ft and thought to be one of the tallest ones in Bangalore. One can see the Chudamani given by Sita held with all devotion in both his palms and this Anjaneya Statue has the teeth of a lion. One can likewise observe the softened ties up the arms when he was tied up by Ravana in Lanka however loosened up and blazed the vast majority of Lanka. While his one eye is on the security of Sita's Chudamani, the other eye of Sri Anjaneya favors each one of the individuals who visit him.


Special poojas , homas are conducted during Hanuman jayanathi , Rama Jayanthi here.

How To Reach Bangalore

Bangalore International Airport is located at a distance of 40 km from the city. Bangalore railway station is located in the heart of the city. Bangalore is well-connected by a network of buses from cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Mangalore.

Temple Address

Karanji Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
E Anjaneya Temple St, Gandhi Bazaar,
Basavanagudi, Bangalore,
Karnataka, Pincode – 560004.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Happiness
  • Removal of worries
  • Removal of sins
  • Prosperity of future generations
  • Relief from suffering
  • Suitable grooms for unmarried girls

Mano Javam , Maruda Thulya Vegam, Jithendriyam Buddhi Matham Varishtam, Vatha Atmajam Vanara Yudha Mukhyam, Sree Rama Dootham Sirasa Namami

Meaning -I bow my head to salute Rama's messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God's son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.

Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam, Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham, Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam, Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam

Meaning -I bow before the wind God's darling son, Anjana's son, the great killer of ogres, who is handsome and like a golden mountain, who lives near Parijatha tree's roots.

Divya Mangala Dehaaya Peethambara Dharayacha Thaptha Kanchana Varnaaya Mangalam Shri Hanumathey

Meaning -Oh Lord Hanuman who has a mystical form, who adorns a silk garment in yellow and who looks similar to molten gold, let thy be auspiciousness.

Anjana Nandanam Veeram Janaki Soka Naasanam, Kapeesa Maksha Hantharam, Vandhe Lanka Bhayankaram

Meaning -We salute Lanka's horror, Anjana's brave son, who ended Sita's sorrows, the ruler of monkeys and the one who killed Aksha, Ravana's son.


The temple is open from 07.00 AM to 12. 00 AM and from 04.00 PM to08.00 PM.

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