Located at a stature of 1468m over the ocean level and at a separation of 60 km from Bangalore towards devanahalli is the Nandi Hills. It was one of the mid-year retreats of Tipu Sultan. Tipu's Drop, a 600 meter high soak slope, where detainees were tossed with brutality down the lofty slope is an astounding sight to see here. Aside from this spot there are sanctuaries committed to Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha on this slope.
About the Temple
On the highest point of the slope, there are sanctuaries devoted to Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha. On the lower slope there is a sanctuary committed to Sri Bhoga Narasimha. Nandi is accepted to be the mount of Lord Shiva. The Nandi Bull Statue is situated there, subsequently the name Nandi Hilll was given. There are 2 Nandi Temples, one is at the foot slopes of the town and the other is at the highest point of the slopes. The sanctuary at the base was worked by Banas who was the Ruler then. The sanctuary is the ideal case of planner with style. The sanctuary structures are strongly cut as redesign was continuous because of the adjustment in the administration.
Legend and Stories
There is an antiquated sanctuary of Yoga Nandeeswara at the slope top. A post was likewise constructed, covering 90 sections of land. It was profitable to troopers as they can shoot from every one of the bearings without being seen. There is an acclaimed 600 meter bluff known as “Tipu Drop". The convicts and detainees were pushed off from the precipice amid Tipu's rule. There was a tremendous rock getting the drop, which affirmed the passing of the individual.
Nearby Place To Visit
Gavi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
Bangalore is 60 kms.
Nearest Railhead is Chikkaballapur about 9 Kms.
Nearest Airport is Bangalore about 25 kms.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
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.
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.
Nandi hills will be opened from 6 A.M to 10 P.M