Saturday 29 December 2012

The Narasimha in Bangalore that rids you of Kuja Dosha

In the Hindu pantheon, Narasimha is considered to be one of the Dashavatars of Hari or Vishnu.
There are many famous Narasimha temples in India and Bangalore too has its share of them. Unfortunately, the Narasimha Temple in Bangalore is not well-known as others.
The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Roopena Agrahara is one of its kind in India. Located on Hosur Main Road, this is the only temple of Narasimha in India with the “Narasimha Meru.” The Meru belongs to an ancient period. It is a hill shaped chakra made specifically for Narasimha.
It is believed that a pradakshana around this Chakra will clear kuja dosha.
The place where this temple is situated is also called Hari Vaikunta Kshetra. The Temple is believed to be 400 yrs old. Nowhere in India is Narasimha Meru to be seen except here.
 Devotees perform pooja and then give  Tur Dal to the meru to help them get rid of  Kuja Dosha and many related problems like infertility, financial problem, delay in Marriage.
The meru is considered very holy as it holds all the mantras (Bejakshra) related to Narasimha. It is therefore considered to be very powerful and is rarely found.
The Meru has Adhi Kurma, Adhi Varaha, Adhi Vasuki and Adhi Manduka inside it. At the base of the Meru,  you can see Chethur Yalli and Asta Gaga. At the top of the charka, you can see Shreekara and Omkara.
The priest here told me that you have to perform 48 pradakshanas to Narasimah and thes Meru carrying tur dal in the palm. The tur dal will be used during anna dana on Swathi Nakshatra of every month.
The Narasimha here is in a sitting posture. He is surrounded by idols of Adi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshimi, Veera Lakshmi and Aishwarya Lakshmi (Asta Lakshmis).
Vishnu took the avatar of  Narasimha during Vaishaka Masa on Swathi Nakshatra to kill Hiranya Kasipu. Hence every Swathi Nakshatra sees special poojas to the deity here.
Roopena Agrahara is on Hosur Main Road and the temple is well-known in the area. For details you can contact 91– 080 –25732289: 91 – 080 – 25732289.
There are some other Narasimha temples in Bangalore such as the one at Kammasandra and at Balepet near the Majestic Busstand.
However, the most well-known temple of Narasimha around Bangalore is in Seebi near Sira, Tumkur district, the Narasimha temples of Devarayanadurga and at Savandurga, all in Tumkur district.


  1. Good to know about Roopena Agrahara Narasimha and also very happy that you have mentioned Seebi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
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  2. Thank your for your comments. We will be featuring Seeb in a new post as we feel it deserves a separate slot.

  3. Dear Sir, Can you give me the directions to the temple from Bommanahalli?



  4. Dear Sir,

    Can you give the directions to the temple from Bommanahalli?



  5. From Bommanahalli, take the service road towards silk board. you shall reach Lakshmi Venkateshwara temple (you can visit this as well). Narasimha swamy temple is just behind this.

  6. One lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Manjunath Nagar .. comes near tc palya route or you can connect @ Ramamurthynagar ( via Alada Mara ) ..