Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple, Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru

If you are an ardent devotee or just an enthusiastic temple visitor, consider visiting Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple in Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru. Those who have already visited this temple would know why this temple is so great.

Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple 

Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple, Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru
Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple, Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru

The inception of Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple dates back to 1988 and ever since seen immense progress in terms of its infrastructure. As stated in Bengalooru Toursim, large number of devotees visit this temple during Sunday when the priests perform Mahabhishekam. Other days of the week and on Saturday also sees decent number of visitors.

Akhand Jyoti 

Reference Book: ABC of Hinduism 

Akhand Jyoti constitutes two words. Akhand means continuous and Jyoti means light. It refers to a lamp that is lit continuously for the period of a prayer.

The Sri Kalika Durga temple maintains Akhand Jyoti and I guess it will never go off as large number of devotes offer oil to the ever-burning lamp. This is very interesting, please do comment if have anything more to add to this information. The visitors to this blog will largely benefit from it.

Write your wishes on Yellow Paper

The devotees to the temple can also write their good desires in a yellow paper (provided in the temple) and tie it to the goddess statue there. The belief is that your wishes will come true.

If you are going with several members of your family or friends, ensure that all are carrying a pen to write.

Photography 

There are several shops outside the temple premises selling flowers, garlands, lamps and other temple related items. While the temple management does not allow photography inside the temple, you can do some photography outside the temple premises.

Lamps made out of Lemon and decorated with flowers

Lemon Lamps
Lemon Lamps

Lemon and Flower Garland

Lemon Garland
Lemon Garland


I snapped the above two photographs with permission from the shop owners. There are many interesting temples in Bangalore, consider exploring. For all the other things in Bangalore, follow the link.

Parking 

The parking is the main concern when one visits temples in Bengaluru. There is good enough parking space in front of the Durga temple. However, it tends to get full during the weekends as devotees from faraway places drive in here. I would suggest you visit this temple early in the morning.

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Gadgets: 
All photographs in this post were captured by Sony Alpha 5100 mirror-less camera
Smartphone: Samsung J7 Nxt

Vehicle & Fuel 
We drove Maruti Swift to the temple 
I prefer Shell Diesel

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Courtesy: Bangalore Vibes


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