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Nagadevatha Temple

Overview


The Nagadevatha temple dedicated to gods of snakes is located in Devanahalli Fort, in the suburbs of Bangalore in Karnataka, India. The fort is 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Bangalore city on NH7.


Accessibility


The Fort is approximately 35 kilometers away from the city centre. One can either take a rick, hire a taxi or take public bus service to reach the place.

The location is an ideal for picnic spot as it is on the way to the famous Nandi hills and is also close to Doddaballapur and Chikkaballapur. The historic picture postcard of the temple and the fort, lend themselves a wonderful day trip away from the hustle bustle of the city.


Address


Nagadevatha Temple ,
Devanahalli Fort,
Karnataka 562110

Significance

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

  • Cure for snakebites and infectious diseases
  • Prosperity
  • Fertility
Shlokas

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).

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