Magadi Tour - Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple - Bangalore weekend destinations

In this post , we cover our recent visit to the historic town  "Magadi" , in Ramanagar district about 40 kms from Bangalore . This town is infamously known after the birth place of Nada prabhu Sri.Kempegowda - founder of Bendakaalooru , the current Bengaluru who ruled this region for many years.

This spot houses few ancient temples , attracting visitors & introducing them back to the history days displaying the wonderful art and sculptures of our ancestors . One of such infamous spots is the Ranganatha Swamy temple , near Thirumale village in Magadi.

Few Highlights of this temple

  • Believed to be existing since 12th century since the formation of Magadi during Cholas period
  • Idols of main deities - Lord Vishnu , BhooDevi . Other idols accompanied include Ganesha , Hanuman , Alwar saints surrounding the main sanctum
  • The Gopuram was opened during 1959 by Sri Jaya chamaraja Wadeyar - the governor of Mysore during that period.
  • Temple has a small Kalyani - water pond.

It was a bright sunny day when we reached this spot . We took the state highway SH85 which was initially busy till Thavarekere town , later we could shift gears and reach the spot within an hour. Karnataka Tourism Signboards and entry arch along the roadside make this place easily accessible without much fuss. 

There was a special pooja conducted on the day we visited and we had to wait till 9.30 AM for the first darshan. Surrounded by the dwarapalakas , the decorated ornate idol of Ranganatha  was totally mesmerizing to the eyes which filled us with lot of satisfaction of our visit.  Sanctums supported with all stone pillars with carvings of  different forms of Vishnu were among other attractions.

Special poojas are conducted here during annual fests , procession idol is taken all over the village over the temple's wood chariot. Kalyan Mantaps are available where marriage functions  are conducted .  Temple is open on all days between 6.30 AM to 11.00 AM and in evening between 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM.

Overall a very nice spot to visit and spend time with family and friends. Do visit this spot and share your experience.