Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sunday visit to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple

This Sunday morning,I decided to give a visit to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple,famous Murugan temple in Bangalore.I have been thinking to visit this temple for a week or two,but this weekend it finally happened.The temple is located in Rajarajeswari Nagar,Bangalore.which is around 13.kilometers from my place.I started at 7 in morning and reached there by 7.30 AM.

The Temple is located on a hilltop like all other Murugan temple found in south India.When i reached there temple was almost empty except a family and a young guy.I started off from Vinayaga temple down the and then started climbing towards the main temple.Main temple is  hexagonal shaped resembling a star.Inside the temple we have main shrine of Murugan and around the walls we see a lot of Vinayaga idols collected by Dr.Arunchalam,there is a lot of them.On top of the walls we can see some paintings of some famous Murugan temples in South India.I spend some time looking at those idols and paintings.After my prayers when was about to return abhishekam started so i stayed back for that and then i started descending down.Finally i visited the ‘Amman’ temple which is build adjacent to the temple.It was not open at that time,i checked and found that it opens only after 10:00 am.So i started back to my room at 9:30 AM and on the way clicked some nice pictures of clay mold figurines.