Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple

Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple


Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy

Attractions

  • Hanuman statue - 22 ft
  • Sri Rama sannathi
  • Ganapathi sannathi
  • Goddess Lakshmi sannathi
  • Dhyana Mandira - Meditation hall
  • June: Sri Rama Kalyanotsava ( wedding of Rama)
  • August: Benne Alankara ( butter decoration)

Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy

( Hanuman of Ramayan),   temple is located in Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA. The statue is a 22 ft high monolithic carving. The temple occupies 13 acres of land and is well known for its free medical services.

Until the 1960s, the hillock and surrounding area was barren. In 1968, people began to be occupy the area. In 1973, the people in the area began worshipping the rock and painted an image of Anjaneya flying with the Sanjeevini hill. The first pooja was performed during 1973 on Ramanavami day. The same painting was sculpted into an idol of Anjaneya in 1975 by a sculptor, Shanmugananda. On June 7th 1976, the idol was installed with traditional ceremony. Along with the construction of main temple measuring 40ft x 40 ft, 3 separate sannathis ( sanctum sanitorium) were also constructed just behind the main temple. White marble idols of Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Seetha and Anjaneya were consecrated in the center sannathi. Lord Abhaya Hastha Ganapathi and Goddess Lakshmi were constructed on either side of the Sri Rama Sannathi. On 10th June 1985, the 6.5 ft gold plated copper kalasham was installed on the Vimana ( tower) of the main temple. In 1999, this temple won the cleanliness award for the best maintained temple in 1999. Currently a 15 member trust manages the temple.

The huge sculpture depicts a simple figure of Anjaneya in a standing position holding the parvatha ( hill) in his right hand and the Ghadha ( weapon) in his left hand, with his palm resting on his thigh. His hair is tied up neatly and he wears a crown. On his chest is etched, the figure of Lord Sri Rama. He wears a silver earring, wears a necklace and anklets. He wears an ornament with a bell shaped pendant on his right leg. Each of his arms are adorned by an armlet and a bracelet. The mouth of the deity is painted ochre.

The annual event of Benne Alankara ( decoration with butter) falls in the month of August. 420 kilograms of butter is used for the Benne Alankara. Devotees contribute the butter required for this ritual. The day after the ritual, the butter is removed and distributed to the devotees as prasada. On Hanumat-Jayanthi day ( Appearance day of Hanuman), the temple distributes fruits to about 5,000 monkeys in and around Bangalore.

Dhyana Mandira is a hall of silent zone for meditation. Greenery around the hall gives peace to troubled minds. The hall is adorned with idols of Sri Rama and Hanuman. The temple sponsors free cataract operations and dental treatments for the poor and needy.
Travel info:
Timings:
Mobile: +91-80-2349 2795
Location: Mahalaxmi Layout
Near ISKCON, Bengaluru
Karnataka, INDIA
Transit Point:
Temple Stop, Mahalakshmi Layout
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