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Bommghatta Hanuman Temple – Hulikunteraya Hanuman Temple near Bellary in Karnataka

Bommghatta Hanuman Temple is popularly known as Hulikunteraya or Hulikunteswamy Temple. This ancient shrine is dedicated to Ram Bhakt Hanuman. The temple is located about 80 km from Bellary, 23 km from Kudligi and 55 km from Hampi.

Legend has it that the murti of Hanuman worshipped in temple was discovered by a cowherd, named Bommaiah, in a grass bush. As the murti was found under the bush of grass on the banks of a water tank, the murti has been named as Hulikunteswamy.

It is said that the murti was hidden in a grass for long time. Then a divine cow and calf joined among the cows of a cowherd. The cow started giving large quantity of milk. But one day it started giving milk. The cowherd then noticed that the cow was shedding her milk near a bush. When the cow realized that the cowherd had seen her shedding milk it disappeared. The cowherd then checked the area and found the divine murti of Hanuman.

There are murtis of Shiva, Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Anjaneya and Garuda in the temple.

The most important temple in the temple is held from Phalgun Shukla Paksha Panchami to Dwadasi.

Bommghatta Hanuman Temple Opening and Closing Time:
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
During annual festival and auspicious days:
4:00 AM to 3:00 PM
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hulikunteraya Hanuman Temple – How to Reach?
The temple is located at walkable distance from Bommaghatta bus stand.
Sandur and Rampura bus stations are located at a distance of 20 Km and 40 Km from the temple respectively. Bellary bus station is at a distance of 80 Km from the temple.

Nearest Railway Station is Thoranagallu (40 km) and Hospet (55 km)