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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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  • Shaheen September 28, 2016, 12:23 am

    I heard about maa Kali and went last 5mnths ans prayed I wrote wish on the paper and tie to the maa Kali statue again 2mnths back again I did same but till nw I didn’t get any result

    • Kartik September 28, 2016, 12:29 am

      You are Muslim please follow your God’s as prescribed by Quoran. Don’t insult our Mata. May be you are faith is not clean and clear. Plz don’t disgrace our Hindu Godess

  • Kartik September 27, 2016, 9:14 pm

    As I have posted so many miracles. Yesterday I had one more miracle. I fell down from bike and broke my wrist. They have fixed K-Wire and Closed reduction for broken bone in wrist. I was supposed to get operated today Tuesday. I had fixed without knowledge for operation. I was resting in my room. When I got a call from my shop. My manager told while they were doing carpentry work. Mata Statue fell down. It sounded as if some big danger was lurking my life. Immediately I consulted Poojari Nagaraj Swamy who was in temple earlier. He said me me on phone that since the statue did not fall on itself and while repairing it fell down. So he asked me do I have any other statue I said yes. He asked me to install immediately. As my broken hand was paining I said i am getting operated tomorrow. He said how can you operate on Tuesday. It’s not auspicious he said. I sent with my wife and son in taxi to install new statue and come back at 9.30 pm. As they went I pondered on why it happen. Then it stuck to me that Mata wants to change my operation date from Tuesday inauspicious day to Wednesday. Immediately I called Doctor and Hospital and rescheduled my operation date to Wednesday. I owe my every cell in body to my beloved mother. She Fell Down To Warm About inouspecious Day And post poned My operation Day. She Is Living God In Bangalore. Please pray to her and fulfill all oaths. And she will fulfill all your desires.
    with regards

    • Vinu October 7, 2016, 11:19 pm

      Why tuesday is inauspicious day ? Its day dedicated to Ganapati Maharaj .

      • Kartik October 8, 2016, 4:24 pm

        You are right. Most of Tuesday are jinxed to even for me. I think if Mangala is located in bad location in our birth horoscope. It tends to cast bad spell on us.

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