Sunday, May 6, 2012

Narasimha Jayanthi-May 2012

Balepet Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, 

Narasimha Jayanthi is celebrated during Vaikunta Shudha Chaturdashi and F
ull Moon (Pournami) day or on the day of Swathi Nakshathra(star). On this particular day Lord Vishnu took the avatar of "Narasimha". 

In the morning at 5:00 AM Abhisheka will be performed to the Lord NARASIMHA. Afterwards Vishesha (Special) Alankara Thirumanjana is performed. Alankara thirumanjana means ritual bath will be performed through Shanka(Conch) Nidhi and Padma Nidhi (special type of utensils which contains 1000 holes) to the god with turmeric powder, Kumkum, milk, curd, Honey, Ghee and Tender coconut water. Alankara Thirumanjana seva is the speciality of this temple which will be performed to the god only during Narasimha Jayanthi. There after Vishesha Hoovina Alankara(Special Floral Decoration) and Bhagavada Aradhane will be performed. On this day special manthras will be chanted during the sevas.
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Balepet Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy the home god of mine, visited  and had a darshan along with all my family members on 06th May 2012













Brief Information about the Temple
History:

About two hundred to three hundred years ago the city of Bangalore was confined to the markets in and around the present Kempegowda Road. Bangalore comprised of the densely populated stretch from Cottonpet to City Corporation Office.Bangalore was all of cottonpet, akkipet, chickpet, doddapet, halasurupet, sultanpet, mandipet and balepet. Rest of the neighbourhood consisted of agricultural land and many different villages. Bangalore at that time was a residential cum business centre and different sects used to live in groups. 

The visitors to Bangalore used to enter Bangalore through Balepet which had small bye lanes, houses and flower gardens. Since Balepet is at the beginning of Bangalore, the same was named as Bengaluru Bagilu(Door of Bangalore). Lord Narasimha used to protect the entire city. Hence the people of Bangalore started to call this deity Balebagilu Narasimha (Narasimha of Balebagilu)
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The elders used to narrate the historical incident about Sri Balebagilu Narasimha.In the past one night a person got a dream. In the dream he saw almighty and he told him that the two idols in the Suvarnamukhi lake of Bannerghatta should be installed .Later the person went to priest Narsimhacharya and informed about the dream. When the villgers searched the Suvarnamukhi lake they found two idols.One idol was installed behind champdame temple in Bannerghatta and the other idol was brought to Balebagilu by the villagers. The idol which was called Shri Prasanna Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy was installed behind Pillanjaneya Gudi. The idol measured three to three and a half feet in height and was made up of saligrama shile. The idol had four hands and a Shankhchakra. One hand embraced ShriLakshmi and the other one was abhayahastha. In the padmapeetha where Narasimha was installed, Garuda was also present and looks like the Garuda is carrying Lord Narasimha.

Everyday different kind of Trikala seva is performed for Lord Narasimha. During Vaishaka Shudha Chaturdashi day of every year in the presence of Chitta Swamy Nakshathra Brahmotsava will be performed with pomp and splendour. Balebagilu Narsimha temple was built using stones with ancient style of architecture. There is a main door next to Garudagambha which is in front of Lord Narsimha idol. There is only one samll gopura over the main door.

Opening And Closing Time:
7:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Brahmarathotsava day
5:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Timings may vary on special days.

Distance From City To temple:

The temple is located in central business area of Balepet (Bangalore) which is at a distance of about one Km from Kempegowda (KSRTC) Main Bus Stand.

Nearest Bus stop:

Bangalore main BMTC bus station and Kempegowda (KSRTC) Main Bus station are located at a distance of about one Km from the temple. The devotees may use BMTC Buses for local transport and KSRTC buses for out station transport.

Nearest Railway Station:

Railway stations near to the temple are

Bangalore Central Railway Station About 1 Km
Cantonment Railway Station About 5 Kms
Malleshwaram Railway Station About 3 Kms
Yeshawanthapur Railway Station About 4 Kms

Nearest Airport

Bangalore International Airport is located within the city limit at a distance of about twelve kms from the temple. The airport operates both domestic and international fiights. The Bangalore airport is a major hub for feeder routes in South Zone.

Nearest Bank and ATMs
Vijaya Bank, Karnataka Bank are the nearest banks and ATMs to the temple.

SEVAS

Daily Sevas:

Sl no.
Seva Name/ Pooja
Seva Charges Rs.
Seva Timings
 1
Astothara namavali
5/-
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM(Morning) 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM(Evening)
 2
Panchamrutha abhishekha
150/-
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM(Daily Once)
 3
Sahasranama
30/-
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM(Only evening)
 4
Puliyogare
150/-
10:30 AM Onwards(Morning)
 5
Dadhyodhana Nivedane(Mosaranna)
100/-
10:30 AM Onwards(Morning)
 6
Prakarotsava
600/-
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM(Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday)
 7
Kalyanotsava
3000/-
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
 8
Shashwatha seva
2000/-
10:30 AM Onwards(Morning)

Temple Postal Address:
Shree Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple, 
No-17 Balepet Main Road,
Near Majestic Theatre,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560053

Contact person & Address:
Executive Officer,
Shree Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple,
No-17 Balepet Main Road,
Near Majestic Theatre,
Bangalore.
Pin - 560053

Telephone no: 9845876506
Fax No:---
E-mail Address: 


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source: 
wikipedia.org
http://karnatakatemples.kar.nic.in

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