Vasanthapura Temple (Vasantha Vallabharaya Temple) - Vasantha Vallabharaya Temple, situated in Vasantapura in Bangalore city, is a sanctuary devoted to the divinity Vasantha Vallabharaya, the Hindu god Vishnu. It goes back to the Chola line.
As per sthalapurana, Bangalore in the old times was called Kalyanpuri and the residential community Vasantapura, where, the Vasantha Vallabharaya altar "committed to Vishnu" is found, was a site amidst a wilderness where blessed sages reflected.
With the progression of time, the greenery was bit by bit supplanted by cultivated land. It is said numerous tirthas (springs) lay on the soil track that went to the sanctuary site. Those tirthas were viewed as blessed as Lord Vallabharaya "another incarnation of Vishnu" washed in them after his marriage to Goddess Lakshmi at Narayana Vana, near Tirupathi. Today, the street to the sanctuary is cleared and just two springs called the Devatirtha and Vasantatirtha remain. Tragically, two of those tirthas were loaded with soil for land work. It is likewise obvious that the sanctuary zone has endured attributable to the consistent development in the advancement works.
About The Temple
The sanctuary is on Kanakapura Road, and its full name is bhunnila vasantanayaki sameta vasanta vallabhasvami sanctuary. The sanctuary is more than a thousand years of age. Another sanctuary close-by is the Devarakere sanctuary. Before the Vasantha Vallabha Raya Temple, Vasanthapura there is a little sanctuary devoted to Lord Rama and Hanuman.
Legend and Stories
The legend (sthalapurana) connected with the sanctuary is that it was set up (pratishtha) by the sage Mandavya. Once, the sage Mandavya, who was in Badarikashrama in the Himalayas, chose to visit the sacred spots in South India, and set off toward Melkote. After a darshan of Cheluvanarayana, on his arrival venture, while contemplating, Vallabharayaswami appeared to him in a fantasy, and let him know that he was dwelling in Kalyanapuri (now Vasantapura) in Bangalore. Mandavya as needs be went to Kalyanapura, and found a captivating murti (statue/icon) of Vallabha. Having set up it as indicated by rituals (pratishtha), he started to venerate it regular, living and performing tapas in a hollow Guptagiri close-by. While he was living there, Srinivasa Kalyana occurred on earth. Knowing about it simply after it had happened, Mandavya was exceptionally discouraged at having missed seeing it with his own particular eyes. God, understanding his profundity of feeling, appeared to Mandavya alongside his wifes Bhudevi, Neela Devi, and Vasantanayaki. Having come there, pleased by the magnificence of the spot, the divine beings showered in five lakes close-by, which thus turned out to be sacred and came to be known as Shankhatirtha, Chakratirtha, Plavatirtha, Devatirtha, and Vasantatirtha.
Every year, on Magha month on the Magha nakshatra, a Brahma-rathotsava is held.
It is also believed that if someone unable to go to Tirupati visits the Vasantapura temple, they get an equivalent amount of benefit (punya) from the visit.
The nearest airport is Hindustan Airport, Bangalore.
The nearest major railway station is at Bangalore. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Bangalore.
Vasanthapura is well connected by road and many government buses ply to this spot.
Vasantha Vallabharaya 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.
The temple is open from 07:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm.