Banashankari Temple

Banashankati-templeBanashankari Amma Temple is one of the very famous temple in Bangalore, not because of the temple looks but because of the beliefs, surrounded by the temple.

In 1915 Somanna Shetty, a Goddess Banashankari devotee, brought a deity of the Goddess from Badami’s Banashankari Amma Temple and established here.

The interesting fact about the temple is, devotees offer prayers to the Goddess during Rahukala, which is considered as inauspicious time for performing prayers in Hindu religion.

A folklore behind this tradition is, once three Pativratas visited the temple and asked the temple’s pujari to perform Puja in Rahukala. Though the pujari refused to do first, the ladies insists and makes him perform the Puja. After completion, the pujari comes out to offer them the Prasadam, but finds that they have Vanished. The very fact made the people believe that, the visited ladies were Goddesses and offering prayers during Rahukala brings happiness and good things to life.

The way of offering prayers at the temple is also very interesting. Devotees creates Diyas from lemons by cutting them half and removing the inside pulp. They then put oil inside and lights them.

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday are considered as the most auspicious days and huge number of devotees offer prayers on these days.

Every year devotees celebrate three festivals in the temple. Goddess Banashankari birth anniversary on 13th September, Dussehra festival and anniversary of the temple in the last week of December or first week of January.

The temple is located in Banashankari area, whose name originated because of the temple itself.

Banashankari Amma Temple, Bangalore Puja Timings

Daily morning Abhisheka at 6.30am and 8.30am

Pooja timing on Tuesday from 6am to 1pm and from 3pm to 9pm

Pooja timing on Friday and Sunday from 6am to 1pm and from 4.30pm to 9.30pm

Dharshan timings on Monday,Wednesday,Thursday and Saturday from 6am to 1pm and from 4.30pm to 8pm

During Rahukala Puja timing on Tuesday from 3pm to 4.30pm, Friday from 10.30am to 12 noon and Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Banashankari Amma Temple Photo Gallery

Banashankari Temple, Bangalore Address and Route Map

The temple is located near to the Banashankari Bus Stand and is 9kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Bus stand and is around 42kms from Bangalore International Airport.

Temple location map
Banashankari Temple to Bangalore bus stand, Majestic and Railway station route map

Places to visit near Banashankari Temple

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple is 3kms distant from here and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, a must see garden in Bangalore is 4.5kms distant from Banashankari Temple.


  1. Beautiful Temple will visit for sure


    Nice temple..
    Thanks for suvarna news 24/7 to telecst program of BENGALURU SRI BANASHANKARI TEMPLE

  3. Really I got a surprise after having darshana of Devi banashankari my dreams r coming near to me

  4. All local rowdies at parking place…very bad behaviour shown by parking guys.
    The contract owner should take better person for jobs.

  5. I visit Banashankari temple on every Tuesday.
    I made a wish and for 9 Tuesdays I lit lemon diya’s, on 4th day amma Banashankari fulfilled my wish. Devi’s grace always be with me

  6. Banashankari and temple ,the most noise polluted area where non sense people honk 24x7x365.
    Someone create awareness people in these surrounding areas not to honk unnecessarily band spoil this beautiful residential area.

  7. am Pooja from bangalore,today With full faith and trust I am going to banashankari temple, Goddess Devi banashankari must help me to get a good life partner and make my wish come true.please help me Devi durga banashankari.i love you from my heart

  8. does the temple have car parking in the premises.?

  9. Yes . Car parking is available.

  10. New vehicle pooja will be done in Banashankari temple. Please let e know

  11. Can anyone please tell me how to perform the rahu kala pooja on Tuesdays with lemons in detail, as to how one should proceed to perform? what should be taken along with us etc.

  12. What are the temple timings on Friday for normal people’s

  13. Any elephant is there in the temple. Please anybody let me know..

  14. Wt s cost to do thula bhara..

  15. When is the sumangali poojae will be done in this temple. Usually it is done grandly on one od the Navarathri days .. wanted to know the exact date

  16. I Want to Know the Marriage Procedure in Temple

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