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With this pic, I am beginning a new series of articles called ‘Explore Bangalore’. The Shikhara or Gopura (gateway tower) clicked below belongs to Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari temple near Vidyaranyapura.  Specialty of this tower is the sheer height, it is 108 feet tall. This temple is very famous for the various kind of special pooja’s are offered to goddess Durga. I had to attend a wedding of my engineering days classmate and since I had a bit of time, thought of visiting this temple!

Within this temple premises, you can find 9 different avatars of this goddess. Also, you can find many more idols including Sri Venkateshwara swamy, Narasimha, Krishna, Hanuman, Vijaya Durga devi, Kalika Devi, Sharabeshwar etc., Also while exiting this temple you can notice Nataraja idol made of cement. You can also notice sculptures all around the temple depicting various stories of the Goddess and Shiva. Since photography is not allowed inside the temple, I couldn’t click any of those except the main tower. See the bigger picture by clicking on the photo.
Durga Temple @ Vidyaranyapura

To reach this temple, you need to travel through ISKCON, Yeshwantpur, BEL circle and then towards Vidyaranya pura via Doddasandra. Special Pooja offered to the god every new moon day and on Tuesday/Friday/Sunday during Rahu kal. The temple also offers free lunch to visitors on special days.

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  • pallavi September 27, 2016, 7:43 pm

    hello mohan , thank you for this website . and thank you very much chalapathy bcoz i got shastriji’s contact number from u .its a very good temple as all we know . and maa kalika durga parameshwari bless to all of us

  • Shaheen July 28, 2016, 4:38 pm

    Yes I too agree with all good complements of maa Kali,when we were enter to temple that is a different feeling like we have a support to solve and fight with every problem…but onething I m believing maa till my childhood but y she is not solving my problems since 6years I m searching for job but till I didn’t get the job and what ever I need that won’t come to me..please anyone suggest to me what to do how she vl give me the blessings

    • krishna September 11, 2016, 8:09 pm

      if ur problem solved ignore this.

      watch program in BTV between 8 am to 10 am and if possible meet that astrologer.

      as he said, put 1/4 kg of Godhi (in Kannada Godhi but i dont know in english) in Copper Chembu and give to Lakshmi Narasimha temple or Surya temple every Sunday (i think 9 Sundays).

      keep watching his program, so he will the solutions to many problems

  • Srilaxmi Rao July 24, 2016, 10:44 pm

    I believe in her a lot. Have gone through many many hurdles. Each time I felt I cant handle a situation, I would just visit her temple and sit there. I would get a fresh surge of energy and positiveness to cross all hurdles of life. I get goose bumps when I am close to her idol, her smile says that she understands my problems. Past 17 yrs I hv lived alone in this city. She bestows courage to fight all odds. She is my source of energy, I feel she is with me, leading me. She is powerful. As I grow older my love , faith in her is increasing. Ma Kalika Durgaparameshwari blessing is required to lead a peaceful life

    • Kartik July 29, 2016, 9:28 am

      Rest assured that she will bestow every oath you take. Plain heart with honesty will give results. But every favour done will have to repaid back to mata. Since Golden Gopura is in progress. Donate her first month full salary if you get job. But please verify it. If you are Muslims can you do so in your religious leader before venture into Hindu god.

  • latha gn May 20, 2016, 8:52 pm

    how about in durga paremshwari temple vidyaranyapura, writing in chit our wishes and tieing it to the hands of matha. please explain me

    • Kartik May 22, 2016, 12:38 am

      Well indeed all my desires are fulfilled. Please write each wishes in separate sheets, and tie. Your desires will be fulfilled

  • Shikha February 27, 2016, 12:06 pm

    I visited Maa Durga Parmeshwari temple. Preist gave me lemon as Prasad. What should I do

  • Kartik February 24, 2016, 11:35 am

    I had come to this Kalika Durga Parameshwari with innumerable problems. Not only me but many miracles have taken place for me. Even my one kidney stone passed away without any surgery. Just prayed Mata. But you have to pay price for if you wish your desires to be fulfilled as Golden Gopuram is under progress. I have witnessed at least 30 amazing miracles. If any energy exists on earth it’s Mata Kali Durga Parameshwari. I am sure this is living example of all your desires to be fulfilled.

  • Bharathy December 26, 2015, 9:41 pm

    i had been to this temple first time yesterday 25th 2015, so crowded a big q, no proper person to maintain the q, with desire and wish i wanted to go and c the god, but waitd for 1.5 hr with my baby finally return back without seeing the god, very badly they were charging 100 rs for 0ne q, and q which was free a very big line. even if were standing in 100rs q still cudnt visit. they stood maintain it proper as many people visit the temple.

  • Mamatha October 29, 2015, 4:32 pm

    from many days, my parents r searching boy for marriage for me, but i am not getting me..plz suggest me the pooja which i can perform to devi

  • Srinath Mysore October 13, 2015, 5:03 pm

    I am a great believer of Kalika Durga Parameshewari, Now is the real test of god as my mother is struggling at hospital between life and death. I hope Kalika durga parameshwari will not support me at this juncture and save my mom.


    Srinath Mysore

  • Sunil Kumar August 7, 2015, 12:23 am

    My wife is bedridden from 10 years. She has some numbness (no pain) in her right leg. She is fully dependant on her parents to help her in her daily routine. She is a victim of some black magic. I tried remedies with many astrologers, but I was cheated by everyone. Please help me to get a trustworthy, reliable & unselfish astrologer. Our family is in deep agony & sufferings. Maa Durga devi will bless you for your help.

    • Nirja August 20, 2015, 9:35 am

      Keep a durga sapthasathi patha in home and you may also recite durga kavacham everyday to get rid of all black magic and everything. Devi is very powerful she will bless eveyone just call her from heart everyday.

    • s October 25, 2015, 4:43 pm

      Hi Sunil,

      You can chant Om Namah Shivaya at home and you can others who are undergoing through that to chant too. Get a rudram chanting and play it at home every evening. If possible enroll to meditation classes at art of living and learn some pranayams and practice it everyday to purify your mind and the surroundings. These 2 will also help you great way.

    • Ajay February 12, 2016, 8:11 am

      Mr. Sunil, watch the below link. I guess it will be helpful to u. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WRGmn6orWw
      or type Moondravuthu kan Epi-272. God Bless ….

  • Mamatha April 7, 2015, 12:48 pm

    Hi Mohan,

    I need small inform, did they do temple marriage in kalika durga parameshwari temple. Kindly share the information ASAP.


  • Sana February 20, 2015, 9:50 pm

    sir / madam just i known in temple their s any real elephant s there.

  • Akshatha February 3, 2015, 11:57 am

    yep the things written are absolutely right..me too very often visit there….i get all kind of peace and positive energy…you wont believe i get goosebumps when i enter and see god.She is so powerful..her looks….awesome…

    And m glad to say that all my concerns..problems and wishes are fulfilled by her. Everyone must visit there

  • Nalini January 21, 2015, 10:08 pm

    Hi can i get d contact num of d temple or d swamiji pls…

  • Srinath Mysore November 7, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Hi all,
    The vibration you get when you enter this temple is great. You get positive energy. Sri Kalika durga parameshwari will not turn her face to anyone who seek her help. i am a classic example and mother has taken out the troubles. I used to visit every day but now when i get time i will never miss this temple.



  • Mahesh BC October 29, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Hello I Mahesh like to say something about Durga kalikaparameshwari Amma. I started to go this temple from 19-11-2012 – till today. Earlier I had lot of problem i was working in Infosys and Microsoft suddenly I face lot of problem and quit job from 4 years i am suffering myself . But right now I am pursing for my higher studies i.e IAS. Seriously trust me one who believe with faith SriMatha never leave her children in trouble. I am able to get all my stuff for my prepartion without going to Delhi. I regularly visit here every friday. At starting days i used to walk from Amruthahalli to vidyaranyapura via GKVK.
    But Now seriously every week one of my friend and his family without fail they take me in car. Just imagine how much bad is condition but really Mother Durgakalikaparmeshwari has never felt bad to see me everyweek.
    But i have hope oneday she will make me win and fulfill my dream of becoming IAS officer ASAP. I am aged about 30yrs .

  • Revathy October 5, 2014, 9:36 am

    Can you please tell me if there is a temple elephant here where we can feed it coconut and bananas?

    • Harshith October 10, 2014, 10:19 am

      yes there i a Elephant

  • Srinivas October 1, 2014, 6:13 pm

    Good Temple with good positive vibes.

  • Nayana September 21, 2014, 12:59 pm

    please send this month amavasya pooja

  • Mrs. Vanita A April 3, 2014, 11:43 am

    My daughter”s friend asked me to come with them to Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari temple. I am facing a lot of problems right now. She & her mother helped me to do the rituals of lighting lemon lamps at the temple & tying the note to the Goddess (Yakshini). I have kept faith in my Goddess. Yes I get positive Vibes in the Temple. I have to change 3 Buses to go to the Temple. From Malleshwaram 276 goes directly to the Temple. So sometimes I come to Malleshwaram & take the Bus. May the Goddess bless every one & shower her Blessings. Thks Mr Mohan.

    • Mohan June 28, 2014, 9:07 pm

      Hi Vinita, glad you found this temple to be very powerful and you have faith to get over the problems you are going through.

      • Vanita September 26, 2014, 9:06 pm

        Thks a lot Mr. Mohan. I am going on Sunday.

  • Harshith January 13, 2014, 4:53 pm

    All bus going to Yelahanka goes threw Vidyaranya puram and even bus conductor can guide you or people around this area knows well about this temple

  • Harshith January 13, 2014, 4:50 pm

    This is such a beautiful temple with full of positive energy all priest in temple are kind in guiding devotees, here poojas are conducted in authentic way and matha KALIKA DURGA is very powerful blessing her bakthas with her endless love, she is really universal mother blessing in her beautiful form in vidyaranya puram , sahe never say no to good wishes asked by her children and never bares people troubling her bakthas,,, plzz people vist and enjoy the power and bliss of ma KALIKA DURGA PARAMESHWARI,,,,

  • kavitha July 16, 2013, 2:57 pm

    Please help me astorloger at temple

  • kavitha July 16, 2013, 2:55 pm

    My brother and bhabi does not have children yet happened to be 7 years, we need a help from the astrologer to find out whether they have any dosham or not. Please help me

    • Arun March 30, 2015, 8:28 pm

      You can meet an astrologer in Gayathri Temple in yeshwantpur

  • Anusudha February 23, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Am from Mysore, my name Sudha Mani. We want to visit to this temple. Are you know about Raktakshi statue in this Durga temple. My guru said to Raktakshi darshana for my mother.

    best regards,

  • Indu Ram February 11, 2013, 1:32 pm

    i read about durga devi temple. i would like to visit this temple definitely. can you just tell me what time temple will be opening in the morning and evening. and also i want to know, any priest can tell astrology. thanks sir.

    • Sunil Raj May 12, 2013, 2:55 pm

      hi, this temple will open early morning 5.30 am and close 8 pm and also spl days moon day and amayesye this days will close 11 pm.

  • padmakshi rao September 8, 2012, 11:16 am

    I particularly would like to thank Mr. Mohan for this website as it is very useful. Especially for outsiders, such as me, all the information I wanted I got it by reading the posts. I dont live in Bangalore so I dont know much about this city. Mr. Mohan thank you for your directions.

  • padmakshi rao September 8, 2012, 11:11 am

    Thank you for all the information. I have come come from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, to visit this temple. I had visited it back and I was later blessed with a beautiful daughter! I really believe Durga Parameshwari has been kind to me and given me a wonderful life, so to thank her I am going again!

  • Hema Vijaykumar May 22, 2012, 4:36 pm

    I worship this mother since six years she has blessed me and my family which i cannoth express in my words, I go for her darshana every week. I was surprised to see this type of seva of Mr.Mohan done by this way, ofcourse she is mother of all and she will always look after her children and i am sure she will never say no for any of your prayers. I would really like to share something – my mother was ventilated for 45 day in Marthas hospital all her organs were failed we prayed this durga amma and she was the one who gave her back the life from past three years my mother is fine and shed does her work herself. which was not possible by the medical that was done by mother Durga Parameshwari of Vidyaranyapuram.
    As a added feather all the prist of this temple are very humble and they respond for the devotees calmly.

    • Arun July 6, 2012, 4:53 pm

      i am from bangalore and it is really nice to read your posting/comment. Also can you provide me the priest number whom you contacted for your problem.


    • arun November 8, 2012, 6:26 pm

      Dear madam,

      i am once again requesting you to kindly mail your email address as i have one concern to be asked regarding health concern for one of my family members

      waiting for your reply

  • bhanu February 15, 2012, 11:25 am

    plz provide the contanct no of Durgaparmeshwari temple at vidyaranyapura, Bangalore
    the no which i have is out of order.
    Kindly reply asap.

    required today itself.

    • chalapathy April 17, 2012, 12:43 pm


      this is chalapathy, staying in vidyaranayapura, Mr. Vasanthkumar sastry is the main priest of temple and his no. is 9663776723

      • arun July 30, 2012, 2:04 pm

        Hi Chalapathy,

        i am staying near malleshwaram can you just guide me how to reach this temple. I had once visited the temple quite some time back when it was telecasted in ZEE kannada channel in one of their programme. Can i come with this route Sankey tank-Sadashivnagar police station- BEL circle. Will this route be easy Please guide me


  • Sumathi Yogananda January 30, 2012, 8:10 pm

    My life has been changed after praying to Durga devi . For me, My husband, my son etc—-has been given by this devi . whatever I am today is because of this devi. I & my family need Durga devi’s blessings for ever. Devi’s foot / feet shd keep on our head everyday and bless us . whenever I come to Bangalore I will not forget to visit the temple . I donot know how to explain & i donot have any words . I feel ,Everyday if I say 100 times thanks to Devi is not enough. Keep blessing & show me the right way.

    sumathi yogananda
    Netherland Antilles.

  • Kumar January 29, 2012, 3:09 pm

    Sri Durga Devi is very benevolent and this temple has immense powers. We as a family have been blessed with all fortunes and Happiness by the Divine Mother and we regularly pray in this temple.

    • arun October 9, 2012, 11:48 am

      Hi kumar

      i am from bangalore and nice to know that your wishes have been fulfilled. I would like to know if you have consulted any priest in the temple for your wishes to be fulfilled or followed any pooja method. Kindly reply to my email address and provide me the contact numbers of the priest if you have contacted.

      Awaiting for a early reply from you


  • Netra November 25, 2011, 10:08 pm

    hello mohan
    i m staying in channasandra , near kengeri , can u plz tel me the root to tht temple i want to visit tht :) one guruji as tld me to visit tht temple but i dnt kno d root plz can u guide me in tht :)

  • Naveen November 17, 2011, 5:37 pm

    hi, i am naveen i like say some thing about Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari when i visited this temple i had some problems but now after praying to Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari amma i am free of problem now i am full devote to her and like you to vist once to that temple n she i very powerfull then all om namo Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari nama still i am alive i wont stop praying her
    thank you

  • Jayashree September 28, 2011, 8:14 pm

    Hi thanks for the info. I would like to know the temple timings especially during the

    • sadasivan s October 2, 2011, 11:45 am

      I would like to know the temple timings during the navarathri

  • Mrs Mala July 28, 2011, 5:43 pm

    Thanks mohan

    Kindly update me regarding places where one can visit when they are in Bengaluru


  • Sumathi Yogananda March 18, 2011, 11:33 pm

    First a big thankful namaskara to Durga devi . Because of Durga devi todau I am here in Curacao Netherland Antilles. Thankyou very much . I do not know what to say .
    I need your blessings till my last breadth & for my family.

    suamthi yogananda
    Netherland Antilles

  • Dharmesh ABar September 26, 2010, 3:23 pm

    From banglore city how long it will take to travel Durga Temple via Auto rickshaw or Taxi

  • Dharmesh Abar September 26, 2010, 3:15 pm

    Dear All,

    Am willing to visit Dhurga Devi temple on 17-10-2010 .. can you provide the address of the temple

  • karthik September 26, 2009, 10:42 am

    Hi Can I take My Car ride to kankadurga temple above the hill.

    • Mohan September 26, 2009, 10:50 am

      Hi Karthik, you can go to the temple by car and there is ample space to park your car. However, this temple isn’t on top of a hill AFAIK :)

  • Sujata September 23, 2009, 8:23 am

    More posts in the series?

  • heal_az September 9, 2009, 1:14 am

    Nice post Mohan. Looking forward to more posts in the series!

    • Mohan September 9, 2009, 8:47 am

      Thanks Sujata. Sure will post more frequently going forward.

  • Kavitha September 4, 2009, 4:29 pm

    Nice thought Mohan. Appreciate your creative thinking nature with such beautiful photos. Any special dieties being performed here during navaratri? Please provide more info if you have. Looking forward to visit this place :)

    • Mohan September 19, 2009, 5:04 pm

      Yes, I just got the confirmation that there will be special poojas being performed on each of the Navaratri day. Visit the temple during this durga pooja time, you will enjoy it better.

  • lostworld September 4, 2009, 1:07 pm

    I’ve been to Vidyaranyapura several times.. Never visited this temple.
    Hmm.. In my next visit probably.

    I’m looking fwd to the “Explore Bangalore” series.. Its my fav city in the whole world. Pls include Indiranagar.. anything about it. Even the flyover will make me happy ;-) hee hee

    • Mohan September 19, 2009, 5:05 pm

      You should visit the temple right now. Special poojas are going on right now at this Durga temple. Bangaloreans must visit this temple during navarathri days, which has started today!

  • Deepa September 3, 2009, 5:03 pm

    Nice photograph. And temples in south India are so beautiful and imposing. If you come to Chennai, be sure to visit the Kabaleeswaran Temple in Mylapore. Another beauty. By the way, a technical point – a Shikhara is different from the Gopuram. Shikhara is the tower right above the ‘grabha griha’ whereas the Gopuram is the tower over the temple entrance – sorry couldn’t resist that since I was a student of history!

    • Mohan September 3, 2009, 8:07 pm

      Ah! thanks for correcting. Sure, I will plan to cover that when I visit next time.

  • shraddha September 1, 2009, 9:41 pm

    lovely post Mohan.

    I am an ISKCON follower.

    Thank you for this awsome post and picture..

    • Mohan September 3, 2009, 8:06 pm

      Thanks! keep visiting back for more.

  • Sunitha September 1, 2009, 4:34 pm

    Good stuff mohan… keep writing such information. These will be my guides when I come down to India in another couple of years :)

    • Mohan September 1, 2009, 5:08 pm

      Thanks! you can hire me as a guide too :D

  • Iyappan September 1, 2009, 11:45 am

    Hi Mohan,

    This is a wonderful initiative. I’m looking forward to more exciting places. I keep going to this Bhannerghatta zoo or forum or Bull temple, that it gets a little bit boring after some time. :-)


    • Mohan September 1, 2009, 5:07 pm

      Sure, will post more about not so known places in and around bangalore :)

  • vineeta August 31, 2009, 9:48 pm

    A very good initiative and I am sure this will help me a lot in exploring bangalore though its been 5 yrs now in Bangalore :)

    My friend stays in Vidyaranya pura but we never spoke about this temple. Thanks a lot for sharing this info. Would love to see more such posts.

    • Mohan September 1, 2009, 8:59 am

      Yes! I know many people are like you out there :) There are lot of good things/places in and around Bangalore and one shouldn’t miss them… keep watching for more in this space :)

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