Gali AnjaneyaSwamy temple , Mysore road - Bengaluru

In this post , we share our visit experience to Gali Anjaneya swamy temple near Byataraayanapura , Bangalore - Mysore road . 

Highlights of this spot

  • Believed to be established by Sri Vyasaraja thirtha during 14th century 
  • Idols of Lord Hanuman as Gali Anjaneya , Rama Sita Lakshmana , Ganesha & Venugopalaswamy are consecrated here
  • Hanuman Idol faces towards west 
  • Gali in kannada means "Wind" or "Air".  As hanuman is considered as son of Vayu , hence the name Gali Anjaneya
  • Hanuman Idol is smeared with Sindhura (a saffron coloured paste ) - considered as one of the only south Indian temple of this kind.

This temple is easily accessible & visible on the main road side . The Rajagopura is a beautiful one on which many idols of Hanuman , Rama family are carved. On entering this gopuram , straight visible are sanctums of  Hanuman , Rama , Ganesha & Venugopalaswamy . 

The queue system is good and well managed by the staff here . Darshan of Lord Hanuman is at last after covering other sanctums. Hanuman Idol may be around 4 to 5 feet in a standing position and has a mustache. For us it seem to resemble Kengal temple. Prasadam in form of Theertha , Rasaayana is served here. 

Many devotees from all over the city visit here to take blessings , pooja for their vehicles etc. The temple car / ratha festival is considered to be one of the oldest one with about more than 100 years of history. Special poojas are conducted on Hanuman jayanathi.

Temple is open for darshan from morning 7 to 1 PM and in evening between 5.30 to 8 PM. Usually crowded a nice place to visit with family and friends . Do visit this spot and share your experience.