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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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  • Mahesh BC

    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

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

  • Srinivas

    Good Temple with good positive vibes.

  • Nayana

    please send this month amavasya pooja

  • Mrs. Vanita A

    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.

    • 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

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

  • Harshith

    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

    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

    Please help me astorloger at temple

  • kavitha

    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

  • Anusudha

    Hello,
    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,
    anusudha

  • Indu Ram

    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

      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

    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

    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

    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

      hi
      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.

      Regards

    • arun

      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

    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.

    • hai,

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

      • arun

        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

        Regards
        Arun

  • Sumathi Yogananda

    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
    curacao
    Netherland Antilles.

  • Kumar

    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

      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

      Arun

  • Netra

    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

    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

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

    • sadasivan s

      I would like to know the temple timings during the navarathri

  • Mrs Mala

    Thanks mohan

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

    Thankyou

  • Sumathi Yogananda

    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

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

  • Dharmesh Abar

    Dear All,

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

  • karthik

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

    • 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 :)

  • More posts in the series?

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

    • Thanks Sujata. Sure will post more frequently going forward.

  • Kavitha

    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 :)

    • 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.

  • 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

    • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • lovely post Mohan.

    I am an ISKCON follower.

    Thank you for this awsome post and picture..

  • Sunitha

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

  • Iyappan

    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. :-)

    Cheers,
    Iyappan

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

  • 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.

    • 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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