Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is a renowned Hindu shrine located in Banswadi locality of Bengaluru, Karnataka. The temple is regarded as one of oldest temples of Bengaluru and is dedicated to Anjaneya swami.
About the Temple
The temple is around 200 to 300 years old. The statue of the principal deity, Lord Anjaneya measures about six to seven feet in height and is made of the sacred black Saligramam rock. Saligramam is a black stone which is worshipped as the symbol of Lord Vishnu. The face of the deity points the direction east while his body towards the southern. This is the special feature of this deity. The deity appears holding a bunch of unripe mangoes and blesses with the right hand. The temple was renovated by Shri Mani Iyer and Shri Dasappa from Chennai.
As there was no proper transportatation in the past, devotees at that time used to visit the temple either covering the distance by walk or travelling by bullock cart. With the passage of time the number of devotees visiting the temple increased. Thus better transportation facilities were also provided.
It is believed that the king of Mysore, Shri Jayachamarajendra Odeyar had visited the temple to worship this Lord and to seek his blessings. This powerful deity is known to fulfill all the wishes of his devotees.
The rituals in this temple are performed according to Pancharathragama. Thousands of devotees from other states and even countries throng this temple to worship the Lord. Business men and traders are known to frequently visit this temple to seek the blessings of the Lord for the prosperity of their businesses.
This Anjaneya swamy temple which is about 200 years old was said to be in a dilapidated condition. The temple was renovated by few devotees around 80 years back. A number of deities find place in this temple, including Lord Venkatramana along with his consorts Shri Devi and Bhoodevi. A separate shine is found dedicated to Shree Kodandarama, Laxmanaswamy and Sita Devi in the temple’s precincts. About 8 years back, the old vigrahas of the deities were replaced with new ones. Adjacent to Shri Rama sannidhi is a sannidhi dedicated to Shree Basaweswara.
Sri Rama Navami is the major festival celebrated in this temple, which falls during the month of March-April. The Brahma Rathotsava, Floral Karaga Utsava, Hanuman Jayanthi, Navarathri, Shravana Saturday, Vaikunta Ekadashi are the other special days of the temple.
How To Reach Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
The nearest bus stops are the Doddabanasavadi, Ring road, Petrol Bunk and Wireless BMTC Bus stops which are about are about 0.5 Km from the temple.
The closest railhead is the Channasandra railway station.
The nearest Airport is Bangalore International Airport.
Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Anjaneya Temple St, Lakshmamma Layout,
Banswadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560043.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Mano Javam , Maruda Thulya Vegam, Jithendriyam Buddhi Matham Varishtam, Vatha Atmajam Vanara Yudha Mukhyam, Sree Rama Dootham Sirasa Namami
Meaning -I bow my head to salute Rama's messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God's son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.
Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam, Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham, Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam, Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam
Meaning -I bow before the wind God's darling son, Anjana's son, the great killer of ogres, who is handsome and like a golden mountain, who lives near Parijatha tree's roots.
Divya Mangala Dehaaya Peethambara Dharayacha Thaptha Kanchana Varnaaya Mangalam Shri Hanumathey
Meaning -Oh Lord Hanuman who has a mystical form, who adorns a silk garment in yellow and who looks similar to molten gold, let thy be auspiciousness.
Anjana Nandanam Veeram Janaki Soka Naasanam, Kapeesa Maksha Hantharam, Vandhe Lanka Bhayankaram
Meaning -We salute Lanka's horror, Anjana's brave son, who ended Sita's sorrows, the ruler of monkeys and the one who killed Aksha, Ravana's son.
The temple is open From 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. and 4:00 PM to 8.30 PM. Saturday, Sunday and special days 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM.