Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple
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|Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple|
View of the temple dome
|Locale:||Jayanagar 9th Block|
|Architecture and culture|
|Important festivals:||Hanuman Jayanti|
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 Ganesh, 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.
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.
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.