Goddess Banashankari Bangalore Temple

Goddess Banashankari Temple in Bangalore is located at the S.Kariappa road. One of the unique features of the temple is that pujas are conducted here during Rahu Kala also and it is considered highly meritorious. Devotees believe that their wishes will come true if they perform Aarti with lemon (nimbe hannina arati) Goddess Banashankari during Rahu Kala (on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays) for 16 weeks.

The murti of the Goddess Banashankari worshipped in the temple is seated on a lion. The goddess possessing eight arms poses a calm look. She is seen situated in a forest (bana), surrounded by lions; and hence the name Banashankari.

The goddess is seen killing the demons Shambhu and Nishambu under her feet. On either side are women at her service.

The utsavamurthy (procession idol) of Banashankari, Sri Shakambari, Ganapathi and Parvatha Mallikarjuna Swamy are also installed as family gods.

A tortoise has been installed opposite to and facing the goddess. The tortoise is one of the vehicles of the goddess.

The murti of the goddess also features Sri Lakshmi and Sri Saraswathi.

There are also subsidiary shrine of Goddess Durgaparameshwari and Goddess Chowdeshwari in the temple.

Daily Puja Timings
Tuesday 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Friday 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Sunday 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.30 PM to 9.30 PM
On other week days 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM

Banashankari Temple Location
The temple is located in southern part of Bangalore, which is at a distance of about 12km from Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic). Banashankari BMTC Main Bus Stand is located at a walkable distance from the temple.