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Bangaru Tirupati – Bangaru Tirupathi Temple at Guttahalli in Karnataka

Bangaru Tirupati, also known as Shri Venkataramana Swamy Temple, is located at Guttahalli in Karnataka and is dedicated to Lord Balaji. This Venkateswara Temple is one of the 108 Tirupathis in India. The temple is located around 25 km from Kolar and 100 km from Bangalore. The temple is visited by devotees who are unable to visit Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple.

The legend associated with the Bangaru Thirupathi temple suggests that the place of temple is where Bhrgu Rishi performed penance and intense austerities. Bhrgu Rishi had kicked Vishnu in anger and Goddess Lakshmi had left Vishnu for tolerating the insult of Bhrgu Rishi.

Bhrigu Rishi who later repented his action performed austerities at Bangaru Tiruapti. Srihari Vishnu is worshipped here as Ekanta Srinivasa – one without consort Lakshmi.

The murti of Bajaji is viewed through a small window and is called netra darshana. The belief is that darshan of lord through this small window helps in attaining moksha.

The Brahmotsava (important temple festival) is observed for 9 days in the month of Magha((January) from the full Moon day.

The temple is open for Darshan from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Bethamangala is around 4 km from the temple. Another nearby important town is Kolar (25 km).