Vijayapura is a small town located at a distance of 10 km from Devanahalli, in the Bengaluru Rural district. The Nagareshwara temple is an ancient temple that situated at the center of Vijaypura near Gandhi Chowka. The historic temple of Nagareshwara is basically a Shiva Kshetra, and encompassed the shrines of lord Nagareshwara , lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvathi devi. Nagareshwara temple has a history of over 200 years. The main specialty of this temple is that it has the shrines of both Hari-Hara in a single Prakara i.e shrines of Sri Nagareshwara Swamy and Sri AdiNarayana Swami are located within a single Prakara.
History of The Temple
The temple was said to be built by the Cotton merchant, Sri Appayyashyamappa and Parvathamma who were involved in the trade of cotton export to foreign countries. They are said to have constructed this temple from the earnings received from a year’s cotton trade. Sir M.Visvesvaraya and his mother came for the temple’s inaguration, by walking all the way from Muddenalli and received a silver coin as dakshine.
Due to some unknown reasons, this temple was shut for more than 40 years and was opened only on the day of Deepavali. On 21st January 1999, few youths from the Nagartha community formed the Ayodhyanagara Shivachara Vaisya Nagartha Yuvaka Sangha and took the initiative to renovate the closed temple. After the reopening of the temple, various sacred rituals for Lord Sri Nagareswaraswamy and Lord Sri Adinarayanaswamy are performed regularly.
During the second phase of renovation, the Rajagopura with Panchakalasas was repaired and sahasra kumbhabhisheka was conducted. The committee had 11 trustees to look after day to day activities of the temple and too safeguard the valuables of the temple that are offered by the devotees. Sri Nagareswaraswamy Prarthana Mandira was established to aid the society and as a source of income to maintain the temple.
The following are the various poojas that are performed in the temple in Lord Nageshwara temple.
Panchamrutha Abhisheka Maha Mangalarathi – 07:30 am to 10:00 am.
Maha Mangalarathi – 05:30 pm to 09:30 pm.
How to Reach Bangalore
Bengaluru is a metro city which is well-connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and many other cities in India. Taxis can be hired from the airport to reach Vijayapura which is located the rural Bengaluru district.
Bengaluru has two major railway junctions namely the Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both railway stations have regular trains running from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other major cities. The metro train service of Bengaluru provides intra city rail transport within the city.
Bengaluru is well-connected by numerous buses from cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Mangalore. Various State transportation buses as well as private buses plies regular services from many major towns and cities.
Vijayapura, Bangalore Rural District,
Karnataka, India, Pincode - 562135.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.