The deity of Vishnu is worshipped at the holy Sri Sampige Srinivasa Temple located at Tumkur in Turuvekere, Karnataka. This temple is situated in a small village of Champakapuri Kshetram which is also known as Sampige due to the Champaka trees. There is another ancient temple built nearby called the Sri Srinivasa Perumal which dates back to the Dwapara Yuga. This place was once ruled by King Sudhava who is known to be a devotee of God Srinivasa. This place was under ruins during his era. The deity of God Srinivasa was buried in a Valmika and Gandharvas as well as Narada worshipped this deity every day. After a while, a local villager found the deity of God Srinivasa Perumal after seeing a bright light near Valmika. This temple was then built at this place and the deity of God Srinivasa Perumal was enshrined in the temple as God Shanka, God Chakra, God Sharanagathi Hastha and God Gadhadari.
How to Reach Sampige
The Hindustan Airport is nearest to the temple as Tumkur doesn’t have an airport.
The Ammasandra Railway Station and Sampige Road Railway Station are nearest to the temple. The Bangalore Junction Railway Station is 100kms away from the temple and it is well connected to other cities of India.
Frequent bus service is available to reach the temple. The devotees can take a bus from the nearby towns of Tiptur, Kunigal, Turuvekere, Adityapatna and Gubbi.
Sri Sampige Srinivasa Temple,
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.
This temple is open from 6 AM to 9 PM