Vidurashwatha is a little town arranged in the Gauribidanur taluk of Kolar District (Near Chikkaballapur). Vidurashwatha is close to Andhra Pradesh (Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) outskirt and around 7 km from Gauribidanur. Vidurashwatha assumed a noteworthy part in the Indian freedom development.
Vidurashwatha is otherwise called the "Jallianwala Bagh of south India" on the grounds that a comparative occurrence of littler scale occurred here. On April 25, 1938, as a part of the opportunity battle of India, a gathering of villagers had assembled here to sort out a Satyagraha. Like what happened at Jallianwala Bagh, police fired aimlessly at this gathering, bringing about the death of numerous individuals.
About The Temple
Naga Devatha sanctuary as the name proposes is committed to Naga Devata. In this sanctuary premises there are a huge number of Naga Devata divinities introduced by the devotees who had got satisfaction of their desires subsequent to performing puja here.
Legend and Stories
The name Vidurashwatha is originated from a gigantic Ashwatha (consecrated fig) tree situated in this town. As indicated by a legend amid the time of Mahabharata, this tree was planted by (Vidura was the illegitimate sibling of Dhirtharashtra and Pandu), a noble in the kingdom of Dhritarashtra. He was a specialist in Archery, Dhanur Vidya. This is the way the name Vidurashwatha developed. In the year 2001, this antiquated Ashwatha tree tumbled to the ground.
The legend says that Yamadharma Raja was reviled to be conceived as a person and was along these lines conceived as Vidura. Subsequent to seeing all the carnage amid the war, Vidura got to be repentant and approached Krishna for salvation. Krishna approached him to go for a theerthayatra (pilgrimage).
In the wake of going by numerous spots, Vidura resulted in these present place, which was really an isolation of Maithreya Maharishi. Once amid sandhyavandhana in the waterway, Vidura got a little sapling when he was going to offer argya to Surya.
Maithreya Maharishi requested that Vidura worshipped the sapling to get salvation. With extraordinary commitment, Vidura worshiped the sapling and Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, satisfied with the dedication, gave him dharshan, and in this way the name of the area got to be Vidura Ashwatha.
Another story is that, quite a while prior when the stream was coursing quickly, two siblings who couldn't cross the waterway took cover on the opposite side of the stream bank where there is a sanctuary to Shiva.
In the night, one of the siblings envisioned that Ashwathnaryana came and requested that the sibling adore him so that he and his future eras would be profited. The following day the sibling was found on the opposite side of the stream bank under the considerable hallowed fig (Ashwatha). From that point on, the worship of Ashwathnaryana was done by this family as it were.
In this sanctuary, People do the prathishtapana (establishment) of the Naga god (Serpent), to satisfy their longings, such as having youngster, change in business and so forth., the worship here is done to dispose of all issues identified with Naga dosha.
Numerous couples who need to be get kids visit Santhana Nagendra Swamy Temple and offers uncommon pujas like Kalasarpa Dosha Nivarana Puja, Rahu Ketu Puja and Naga Dosha Puja and so forth. They likewise tie a "Mudupu" to Ashwatha Vriksha in the sanctuary premises.
Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport.
Nearest Railway Stations are in Gauribidanur and Hindupur.
Vidurashwatha can be reached by road. Private vehicles are available from Gauribudanur to the temple.
Naga Devatha Temple,
Vidurashwatha, Gauribidanur Taluk,
Kolar District, Karnataka, India.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For the gift of childbirth
- For success in business
- To overcome Naga Dosha / Sarpa Dosha
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.