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Dodda Basavanna Temple – Basavanagudi Temple in Bangalore in Karnataka

DoddaBasavannaTemple, also known as BasavanagudiTemple, is dedicated to Nandi (the Vahana of Lord Shiva) is located in the Basavanagudi area in Bangalore in Karnataka. Nandi or Vrishaba is known as Basava in Kannada. It is believed that the temple was built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru.
The main murti in the temple is a monolithic Nandi.

DoddaBasavannaTempleTemple Timings Morning : 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Evening : 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
During festivals and special days the timings vary.
How to reach BasavanagudiTemple: The temple is located in southern Bangalore at a distance of about 10 kms from city central Railway Station and KSRTC Main Bus stand. Nearest Bus Stops: ‘Ramakrishna Ashrama Bus stop’ and ‘Ganesh Bhavana Bus Stop’ are the nearest BMTC bus stops to the temple.

Different Use of Darbha Grass in Hindu Religion

The most important use of Darbha Grass in Hinduism is to make pavitram. Other than this Darbha is also used in several other important rituals in Hindu Religion.

Asana or seat for doing Vedic karmas is prepared using Darbha Grass.
It serves as a connecting link between husband and wife during a ritual when they do sankalpa (take a resolve to do the karma). The wife touches her husband with darbha grass.
At the time of temple consecration (kumbabhishekam) the kalasa is connected to the idol and the tower with a rope made of darbha grass (Nadisandama).
Darbha is believed to protect food prepared during an eclipse.
Darbha is a must in all homas (in places like Paristheeriya, paatra sadhana, ayaamita, aajya samskara, etc.)
Along with the mango leaves and coconut, a koorcham made of darbha is also placed in the kalasa where avahana is performed for devas.
A belt made of darbha grass is tied around the waist of the brahmachari during upanayana, and around the waist of the bride in a marriag…

Mandala Brahmana Upanishad Teachings

Vacating all the thought waves and keeping the mind blank like vacant sky and contemplating on paramatma one is freed.

When the mind gets absorbed in its own inherent bliss, then we attain yogamudra known as Sambhavi.
The cessation from all action is the true Avahana (the real invocation to God), true jnana or wisdom is the seat of the God of Self, a pure and blissful mind is the water by which that Diety’s feet are washed.
There are five kinds of celestial Shunya (ether) which are increasingly more subtle: akasham, parakasham, Mahakasham, Suryakasham and Parmakasham. The infinite light permeates all of these akasham, but the Parmakasham is ineffable and is brimming with infinite bliss. It is the essential element.