Sri Tirumalagiri Lakshmi Venkateshwara temple , Bangalore

One of our team associates informed about a temple where the Idol of Lord Sri Venkateshwara very closely resembles to the famous deity Tirupathi Balaji temple. We too were surprised at first instance and wanted to eagerly visit it , only after reaching here , we came to know its really of its kind. 

In this post , we cover Sri Tirumalagiri Lakshmi Venkateshwara temple which is located in JP nagar 2nd phase , Bangalore.  Reach-ability to this temple is very smooth , as its very near & about 1 km from the 100 feet ring road near Jayanagar 9th Block , connecting Mysore road to Silk Board junction. Parking facilities may not be that good and you may have to park your vehicles at a long distance if the temple is crowded, road being quite busy. 

From the outset , temple seemed around 12-15 years old. The Gopuram structure has very good carvings on it. As we entered In , we were first greeted with a large space where hundreds of small clay lamps / deepa were kept , may be during the evening it will be pleasure sight to watch.  There were at-least two marriage functions and one Kalyanothsava function in the temple which kept it very busy.

Soon on the left , we noticed a temple where idols of Lord Hanuman , Lord Ganesha and Lord Subramanya were present. The Idol structure of lord Ganesha was quite unique we noticed here with a very big head carving. After submitting our prayers , we moved on to the adjacent temple which was referred as Vaikuntam ( In Hindu mythology , A place where Lord Venkateshwara resides )

On entering this temple , first we observed Idol of Lord UgraNarasimha which was about 4 to 5 feet . Submitting our prayers we immediately noticed the main Idol of Sri Venkateshwara. It is about 8 to 10 feet height. What a sight it was ! We were really mesmerized seeing the Idol and the Alankara in this temple . Our associate was very right, this almost resembled the Idol at Tirupathi - with one hand index pointing towards the sky and the other towards the earth in a blessing gesture.  Idol was fully adorned with ornaments , flowers and was a real pleasure to the eyes. We stood almost for 5-10 minutes watching the Idol and the decorations. After submitting our prayers , towards right we noticed Idol of Goddess Lakshmi - had the prasada and moved to another adjacent temple where Lord Vishnu Idol of about 10-12 feet in horizontal position was present in sleeping gesture which resembles the famous SriRangapattana Ranganathwamy temple.

Overall a very nice place to visit with your friends and family on a weekend. Temple timings - we prefer to visit in the morning before 11 AM and in the evening between 05 PM to 7.30 PM. Tourists visiting here may also plan to visit the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwara temple and Bannerghatta National Park around 10 kms from this spot.