The temple conducts auction of Sarees every Friday. The sarees donated by the devotees are auctioned during this event. The participation is open to Everyone
Auction starts at 11:30am every Friday at Temple Premises.
Welcome to Sri Banashankari Temple
Banashankari Temple in Southern Bangalore, located on Kanakapura Road, is certainly one of the most popular places of worship in Bangalore City. Devotees have strong belief in the goddess also it is believed that she fulfills desires for prayers done in true sincere. The belief in goddess is so strong that a huge number of devotees visit this temple every day, sri banashankari devi is also know as shakambari.
The history of Banashankari temple in Bangalore dates back to the year 1915. This temple was founded by Basappa Shetty, a devotee of Goddess Banashankari. He brought a deity of Goddess from Badami, a holy place in Bijapur district, and installed it inside the temple.
Banashankari Amma Temple is one of the very famous temple in Bangalore, not because of the temple looks but because of the beliefs, surrounded by the temple.
Sanidhis at Sri Banahankari Temple
- Sri Shakambari Devi
- Sri Chowdeshwari Devi
- Sri Maha Ganapathi
- Sri Parvatha Malikarjuna Swamy
- Sri Anajaneya Swamy
- Nava Gruha
|Tuesday||6-00AM to 1-00PM||3-00PM to 9-00PM|
|Friday||6-00AM to 2-30PM||4-30PM to 9-30PM|
|Sunday||6-00AM to 1-30PM||4-30PM to 9-00PM|
|Other Week Days||6-00AM to 1-00PM||4-30PM to 8-30PM|
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Uniqueness of Banashankari Temple
The unique features of the Banashankari temple in Bangalore is of the fact that Goddess is worshipped and prayers are offered during Rahukala time, Rahukala is believed to be an unfavorable time as per Hindus. Additionally it is believed that worshipping Goddess Banashankari in Rahukala to overcome all of the hardships as well as paucities of life. This temple attracts huge number of devotees, particularly on Tuesdays, Fridays as well as Sundays. The prayers to Goddess Banashankari are offered by lighting many oil lamps in semi cut lemon peels, whose pulp have been removed.
A folklore behind this tradition is, once three "Muttaide"s (married women) visited the temple and asked the temple’s priest to perform Puja in Rahukala. Though initially the priest refused to perform the Pooja, the "Muttaide"s insist and make him perform the Pooja. After completion, the priest comes out to offer them the Prasadam, but finds that they have Vanished. The head priest at the time Shri Suryanarayana Shastri started the Rahukala pooja to the deity from then onwards. Devotees believe that offering prayers during Rahukala brings divine blessings. Since then the descendents of Shri Suryanarayana Shastri have continued the tradition and perform the Rahukala pooja.
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