Dattatreya Temple – Ganagapur


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Ganagapur is the place connected to Sri Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy, the 2nd incarnation of lord Dattatreya.

It stands on the bank of the river Bhima Gulbarga district of Karnataka. The confluence of Bhima and Amaraja rivers are considered extremely holy. Shree Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy (1378-1458) is the Purna avatar of Lord Dattatreya who’s born in Karanjapur which is now karanja in Maharashtra Vidarbha region. There is an assurance from Shreeguru that he would forever abide at Ganagapur and go round the village for ‘Biksha’ at 12:00 noon every day and is literally true even today. Offering “madhukari” to the people at Ganagapur and taking Biksha from atleast 5 houses is having very importance at this holy place. Even today also, the process is continuing and the devotees are having faith that Lord Dattatreya is taking bhiksha everyday at Kshetra Ganagapur. 

Mentally retarded people, the people who are suffering from chronic deceases are coming to this place and getting cured from their sad feelings. The trouble of spirits and ghosts vanishes and one can get peace of mind with the darshan of Swami Padukas at this Kshetra.

Temple and Pooja Timings

Pooja / Darshan Timings
Kakad Arathi & Darshan Begins 2.30 AM- 3:00 AM
Laghunyasa Purvak, Saura Mantra, Ganapati Atharvasheersha, Purushasukta, Laghu Rudrabhikshek to Shaligram & Guru Sphatikaling From Pujari’s of temple as a parampara (Bhakt Kalyanartha). 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM
Keshar lepan to Nirgun Paduka by priests of temple and Mahapooja to Nirgun Paduka and paduka poojan and Chintamani Ganapati Pooja. 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Guru Arathi or Paduka Arathi (1st Arati) Theerath & Panchamruta Distribution 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
Devotees Rudrabhishekam, Laghurudrabhishek in Abhishek Hall & Pooja to Suvarna Paduka And Milk Abhishekam to Sphatikalinga and Nirgun paduka Free darshan. 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Maha mangalarathi, Maha naivedya & Annadan (Madukari/Bhiksha) Seva (2nd Arati) 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Devotees Pooja to Suvarna paduka continues… 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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How to Reach

By Road: Govt. Buses will be there from Gulbarga busstand which is  40 kms to temple. By Train: Ganagapur road Railway Station which is 22 kms, nearest one. By Air: Nearest Airport is Hyderabad which is  275 Kms.

Temple Number

09890340086 / 8308359437 For more details about temple click here


Shivaji Chowk, Afzalpur Taluka, kalaburagi District, Ganagapura, Karnataka 585212, Ganagapura, Karnataka 585212.

Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple Map


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