Shri Venkatesha Temple located in Itwari, about 3kms from Nagpur city centre is dedicated to Lord Venkatesha (the manifestation of or Lord Vishnu). The construction of the temple was started in 1963 and completed in 1968 under the guidance of Swami Shri Dharacharya.
About The Temple
The temple houses a beautiful back stone idol of God Venkatesha, adorned with gold ornaments. This idol had been brought from South India. Just below the main idol, there placed three festival statues of Lord Venkatesha made out of gold by the skilled artist from Chennai. The main entrance gate of Shri Venkatesha temple is bedecked with beautiful carvings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
The annual temple festival is celebrated for 3 days in the month of February which involves the ceremony of God’s wedding, special Abhishek, Kalash Pooja and Shobha Yatra. Besides this festival, Ramanuja Jayanti, Ram Navami, Krishna Janmaashtami, Vaman Jayanti, Narasingh Jayanti, etc. are also celebrated at Venkatesha temple with great prompt.
The nearest airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur.
The nearest railway station is Itwari railway junction and terminus about 5 km from Nagpur Railway Station in Maharashtra state of India.
One can easily get regular buses to Nagpur from other major cities of the country. Itwari is located just 3kms from Nagpur.
Shri Venkatesha Devasthan
Kirana Oli, Itwari,
India, Pin code – 440002.
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.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm