Dharmaraya Swamy Temple
|Dharmaraya Swamy Temple|
|Street||Dharmarayaswamy Main Road (O.T.C Road)|
|Open Hours - Morning||5:30 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Open Hours - Evening||5:30 PM to 9:00 PM|
|Tags / Keywords||Bangalore, Old Temple, Pandava, Mahabharath, Karagam|
|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.
- Karaga - Temple is known for this festival
- Bheemana Amavasya
- Draupadi Devi Jayanthi
- Dhanurmasa Pooja
- Chandi Homa
- Kamana Habba
- Ratha Sapthami
- Shiva Rathri
Pictures of Dharmaraya Swamy Temple
Unique temple in India to be dedicated to the Pandavas of the epic Mahabaratha