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Goddess Lakshmi Temple near Tumkur at Goravanahalli in Karnataka – Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Goddess Lakshmi Temple, popularly known as Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple, is located around 30 km from Tumkur. The temple attracts thousands of devotees and the numbers well during holidays and weekends. The wish fulfilling murti here is believed to have solved the financial problems of many people.

Story of Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Legend has it that the murti worshipped in the temple was first located in the house of a poor man named Abbayya. He constantly worshipped the Goddess Lakshmi murti and became rich. He and his brother, Thoradappa, performed charity work with the wealth received with the blessings of Mahalakshmi.

After the death of Abbayya, the younger brother built a shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and placed the murti in the temple.

But after the death of Thoradappa in 1910, the temple got neglected.

The temple was revived again in 1925 by an old lady named Kamalamma. She used her personal wealth to revive the shrine. Soon the fame of the shrine spread and today it is one of the most popular Goddess Lakshmi temples in Karnataka.

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi
The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Goddess Lakshmi in blessing posture. The two armed murti is lavishly decorated and is covered in gold. The left hand is in Abhya posture – confirming protection to devotees. The right hand is in Varada Posture – boon giving.

The temple also has shrines dedicated to Goddess Marikamba and Manchala Nagappa, the snake god.

Bangalore to Goravanahalli
Goravanahalli Lakshmi Temple is around 100 km north of Bangalore. One should take turn towards Goravanahalli at Dabaspet on Bangalore - Tumkur road.