History of Kote Sri Venkataramana Temple
The temple was constructed in Dravidian style architecture. The sanctum-sanctorum of the temple features Sri Venkataramana Swamy, to its south west is Sri Anjaneya Swamy and Sri Mahalakshmi Sannidi features to its north west.
The temple’s stone walls around the sanctum and the sanctum represents the Girija kalyana featuring various idols including Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara, saptha matrukes, saptha rishis and ashta dikpalakas.
The temple also features four huge pillars with amazing carvings of Navaranga sculptures.
During British regime, British soldiers used to perform the parade in the ground which was opposite to the temple.
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, another historical tourist attraction of Bangalore is behind the temple.
An interesting fact about the temple is, in 1791 during Mysore war, aimed bullets at Tipu Sultan by British army under the instructions of Lord Carnvalis hit the temples Garuda Gamba (Pillar) and saved the kings life. The very fact made Tipu Sultan and Hyder having enormous respect towards the temple and making it represent Hindu and Muslim unity.
Sri Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar performed puja in this temple on 15-10-1811 before conducting a special durbar in Tipu Sultan Summer Palace.
Every year in the month May or June (Vrushabha Masa, Pubba Nakshatra), Car Festival of the Lord takes place in the temple.
Being one of the Oldest temple in the city with historical significance, Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple is one of the main tourist and Religious attraction of Bangalore.
Nearby tourist place from the temple is Tipu Sultan Summer Palace which is behind the temple and Bull Temple, Ramakrishna Math are nearer to the temple.
Puja Timings of Kote Venkataramana Temple
Abhisheka from 9 am to 10.30 am
Archana from 10.30 am to 2pm and from 7 pm to 8.30 pm
On Saturdays Archanas from 9 am to 12 noon and 6 pm to 9.30 pm.
Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Bangalore Photos
Address of Kote Venktaramana Temple, Bangalore
The temple is located near to City market, which is having very frequent bus facilities from every corner of the city.