Banashankari Temple

Banashankari Temple


Deities & Events

  • Chowdeshwari Devi
  • Shakambari Devi
  • Parvata Mallikarjuna
  • Ganapathy
  • Anjaneya
  • Rahukala Puja
  • Navaratri / Dussehra, Banashankari Jaatra

Banashankari Temple

, is located on Kanakapura Road in South Bengaluru. Currently, the temple is under the administration and management of the Muzrai of the Government of Karnataka. The temple became popular and the locality derived its name from the Goddess, to be known as Banashankari. There is another ancient Banashankari Amma temple in Badami.


The History of this temple dates back to the year 1915. Basappa Shetty from Cubbonpet a devotee of Banashankari Amma in Badami. Badami was the capital of Chalukya dynasty in the 6th & 7th centuries AD. Banashankari was the family deity of the Pulikeshis, the Chaukya rulers. It is said that a Panchaloha idol was given by a priest in Badami to Basappa Shetty as instructed by the Goddess in their dreams. Sculptors from Devanahalli sculpted the idol of goddess Banashankari. The idol brought from Badami was installed on a Shri Chakra in front of the main deity.

Unique Puja & the Legend

Rahukala Puja is performed every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Split lemon peels with oil are used as lamps. According to legend, some married ladies who visited the temple insisted that the priest perform Puja at Rahukala (inauspicious time). They mysteriously vanished after the puja, which prompted the priest to believe they were Goddesses and continued with the ritual.


Following initiatives have been undertaken by the temple administration, for the betterment of society & environment:
Anna Dasoha (fresh meals for devotees)
Cultural Programmes
Biogas Plant
Leaf Compost Plant
Kalyana Mantapa (Choultry)


Brahma Rathotsava - Chariot / Car Festival
Temple Anniversary - End of December OR Beginning of January
Janmashtami - Birthday of Goddess Banashankari : 13 September 2019
Navaratri / Dussehra : 29 Sep - 08 October 2019

Travel info:
Sri Banashankari Temple
S Kariyappa Road
Kanakapura Main Road
Bengaluru - 560070