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The Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman situated in Jayanagar 9th Block. The temple also hosts a Shivalinga along with Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman shrine in the same precinct. The temple is situated on a hillock.There is a smaller temple dedicated to Ganesh, Navagrahas and Rajarajeshwari at the base of the hillock. The temple also plays host to the holy trinity of the Hindu's engraved on huge rocks at the side of the temple.
Ragigudda Sri Anjaneyaswamy temple, Bangalore
Hanuman is the very embodiment of Bhakthi, “The Bhaktha of Bhakthas”. His adoration of the incarnate divinity of Rama is absolute. A very popular god among the rural as well as among the urban folks. He is worshiped for various benefits: health, wealth, happiness, fulfillment of desires, success and magical accomplishments. The history behind the name of the temple is as fantasizing as Hanuman Leelas. It is believed that a big heap of Ragi (a food grain) turned out to become a stone, hence the name “Ragigudda”. At the time of incidence The Thrimurthies, Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara who visited the place, wished to stay there permanently changing themselves into 3 big stones pillars. Their presence here stands as a witness to all the developments so far, and for the future developments.
Back in 1969, the temple is the effort of a group of dedicated youth, influence of the situation then and the encouragement of the people around the area which gave strength and determination to bring up a small temple of lord Hanuman at the hilltop and now it is a big temple complex of Lord Sri Seetha Rama Swamy, Lord Sri Ganesha, Bhagavathi, Sri Rajarajeshwari and Navagrahas with individual uniqueness. The temple was built in 1969 and was registered in the year 1972. The total area of the temple is around 5 acres. “Sri Hanumajjayanthi” is celebrated for 12 days. Special poojas, abhishekasm, homas are the distinct feature of these 12 days. Mahaprasada is served to all the devotees on all the 12 days and nearly 35000 devotees on the last day.
The temple will be open from 08:00-11:30 am and 05:00-08:30 pm, but on Saturdays and Sundays will be open till 12:30 and 09:00 respectively.
Mahamangalarthi : Morning around 11:00 am, on sat around 11:30 am and Evening around 08:00-08:30pm.
Over the past decades, this temple has become the social centre in this locality. The temple also has a charitable arm which provides affordable education and healthcare to the less privileged in and around the temple. In the month of December every year the festival of Sri Hanumajjayanthi is celebrated as a 12 day long event in grandeur at the temple with over 35000 pilgrims attending the festivities.
A brief view of the temple
The system maintained here for the maintenance of this division was first of its kind. The slippers are kept in separate bags and full care will be taken of the same without any expectation.
Water fountain (Hanuman Dhara)
The temple has got a natural ambiance. It has huge rocks, big and old trees. In between these a water fountain is created which gives an additional rank to the beauty of the temple, especially in the evening lightings it’s a refreshing treat to the eyes.
This is a place which resemble hermitage. Yagya, homas and special poojas are conducted here. There is a small artificially created water fall which completes the beauty of this kuteera.
Beautifully carved out Thrimurthies on 32 ft. tall monolithic blocks is probably a unique one, to be seen in Ragigudda only. It is rare to see such Thrimurthies together on a single platform that too of 32ft. tall. Blessed are the visitors to Ragigudda to have such a rare darshan of Thrimurthies.
Auditorium: Well planned, neatly maintained for the purpose of various cultural activities and special poojas.
A pond which provides water for complete temple requirements.
There are more than 30 cows. Milk of these cows is used for abhishekam and the remaining is served to the nursery kids of the school.
Both morning and evening, prasada is served to all the devotees and on every Saturday devotees are served with lunch. Well maintained with respect to cleanliness and taste.
This is an open place where normally Hanumajjayanthi is conducted. It can accommodate a large number of devotees. The poojas or homas of large scale are conducted here.
Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple,
9th block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560 069
Bus facility from
Market: 17,181,24, 24e
Majestic: 18, 25, 25a, 25d, all the buses terminates in 9th block terminus,
Buses in b/w Banashankari and Bannerugatta road
(traveling – inner ring rd)
Buses going towards JP Nagar, 4th phase.
080- 26580500, 080-26594255