Dharmaraya Swamy Temple

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Dharmaraya Swamy Temple
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Category Details
Religious Category Hindu
Sub Category Vaishnava
Deity Pandavas
Social Media
Primary Contact 9343862018
Secondary Contact 9945755707
Mobile 9945755707
Street Dharmarayaswamy Main Road (O.T.C Road)
Area KR Market
City Bangalore
District Bangalore
State Karnataka
Pincode 560002
Country India
Center Timings
Open Hours - Morning 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Open Hours - Evening 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Facilities Available
Water Body
Parking Facility
Tags / Keywords Bangalore, Old Temple, Pandava, Mahabharath, Karagam
Speciality Food
Online Donation Facility No

One of the oldest temples in Bangalore. This temple is unique as it is dedicated to the Pandavas, with the entire temple filled with paintings of the epic Mahabaratha.

Uniqueness of the Temple The Karaga mahothsava is celebrated every year in the ancient temple of Shri Dharmaraya Swami in Bangalore. It is not clear whether it was built during the modernisation of Bangalore by Kempe Gowda or it was in existence as a part of Bendakaloor. It is learnt that Bangalore was called as the Southern Kashi (Kalyananagar). Kalyanapura or the presently developed Bangalore is having 7 tanks viz Dharmambhudi, Kempambudhe, Siddikatte, Sampangikere, Alasurukere, Koromangalakere, 7 mutts, 7 sqaure ponds and 7 important temples.

Legend of the Temple The temple has the influences of Ganga, Pallava and Vijayanagara architecture. The exact origins of the temple is not traceable. Shri Immadi Krishnaraja Odeyar had visited the temple. To establish this fact there are written documentary evidences. Shri Immadi Krishnaraja Odeyar on 4th december 1811, by proclaiming an order of ownership started looking after the administration of the temple.

Major Festivals

  • Karaga - Temple is known for this festival
  • Bheemana Amavasya
  • Draupadi Devi Jayanthi
  • Dasara
  • Dhanurmasa Pooja
  • Chandi Homa
  • Kamana Habba
  • Ratha Sapthami
  • Shiva Rathri

Pictures of Dharmaraya Swamy Temple

The Pandava Deities

Unique temple in India to be dedicated to the Pandavas of the epic Mahabaratha

The Karaga Festival
Karaga Procession

Videos of Dharmaraya Swamy Temple