Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

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Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple
View of the temple dome
View of the temple dome
Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple is located in Bengaluru
Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple
Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple
Location within Bangalore
Name
Kannada ರಾಗಿಗುಡ್ಡ ಆಂಜನೇಯ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ
Geography
Coordinates 12°54′51″N 77°35′36″E / 12.91424°N 77.59320°E / 12.91424; 77.59320Coordinates: 12°54′51″N 77°35′36″E / 12.91424°N 77.59320°E / 12.91424; 77.59320
Country India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore
Locale Jayanagar 9th Block
Culture
Primary deity Hanuman
Important festivals Hanuman Jayanti
History and governance
Date built 1969
Website ragigudda.org

The Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya temple is a temple dedicated to Hanuman located in Jayanagar 9th Block suburb of Bangalore. The temple also hosts a Shivalinga along with Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman shrine in the same precinct. The temple is situated on a hillock.There is a smaller temple dedicated to Ganesha, Navagrahas and Rajarajeshwari at the base of the hillock. The temple also plays host to the holy trinity of the Hindu's engraved on huge rocks at the side of the temple.

History[edit]

It is believed that the hillock which hosts the main deity Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy was formed from a heap of Ragi Millet and hence was termed "Ragigudda". During this period the holy trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva expressed their will to remain near the hillock and turned themselves into stones near the hillock. These 3 stones now bear engravings of the trinity. The temple was formed in 1969 and registered in 1972.[1]

Culture[edit]

Over the past decades, this temple has become the social centre in this locality. The temple also has a charitable arm which provides affordable education and healthcare to the less privileged in and around the temple. In the month of December every year the festival of Sri Hanumajjayanthi is celebrated as a 12-day-long event in grandeur at the temple with over 35000 pilgrims attending the festivities.

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