| Mukti Naga Temple, Bangalore
MUKTI NAGA TEMPLE, BANGALORE
The Mukti Naga Temple which is managed by Shri Subrahmanya Seva Trust, is situated in the serene ambience of Ramohalli, a village at a distance of 18 kilometers from the
Bangalore city. Mukti Naga temple at Ramohalli, Bangalore is world's largest monolithic statue of Lord Naaga, This 7 headed idol is about 16 feet tall and 36 tons of weight.
Even if the temple is new one, the legend of this temple is a lot more than 200 years old. Shri Mukthi Naga Kshetra has long been home for the Serpent Deity. As per the legend the devotees use to make 9 pradakshinas around the "hutta" (anthill) where the serpent resides to get their desires fulfilled within 90 days. The residents of this region have been referring to this place as "Junjappana Bayalu" (Junjappa's Field).
Even now, Devotees are asked first to do this pradakshinas, and then go to the Sri Karya Siddhi Vinayaka temple after which only offer prayers in the Mukthi Naga temple.
The Mukti Naga temple is a temple complex and is an merger of few temples and different deities. You may see Sri Kaaryasiddhi (work fulfilling) Vinayaka temple which is
dedicated to lord Ganesha. Next to this is Mukti Naga temple, which is dedicated to Lord Subramanya in Naga avatar.
On the left side of Sri Karya Siddhi Vinayaka temple, there's a huge monolithic statue of Shakthi Dhara Subrahmanya. This idol is about 21 feet tall and weighs around 56 tons.
Little further you can see Devi deities. Nearby, 107 sculptures of Nagas are kept in a covered passage and with 1 large 7 hooded Naga at the center of the top row. On another
side of the road also there are a couple of temples dedicated to Goddess.
The history of Mukti Naga Temple is quite interesting if you go by the words of its priest Subramanya Shastri. The temple is managed by Shri Subrahmanya Seva Trust.
A small office is open to reserve puja tickets, purchase prasada and Cassettes/VCDs.
HOW TO GET THERE?
In case you are using your own vehicle then reach Mysore road first. After Kengeri, you get the Kumbalgod cross, where you are able to see boards asking you to take right turn
for the Big Banyan Tree (Dodda Alaada maraa). After crossing a Railway Level crossing, you pass through the Mc Dowell and other Pharmaceutical factories which form the Kumbalgod Industrial Estate. The Big Banyan Tree is about 6 km from this place. Around the halfway mark, you can actually turn right to visit the Mukthi Naga temple that is approximately 2-3 km on the kutcha road.
If you want to make use of public transport then use BMTC bus 227Y from KR Market
Mukti Naga Kshetra
Big Banyan Tree Road,
Bagalore - 560 060
Phone Number: +91-80-2671 3583
Temple Timings: 7 am to 7 pm and special puja is offered on Sunday and Tuesday.
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