Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy idol is about 3 feet high and very divine and in the form of Chathurbhuja (4 hands) with the right lower hand holding a lotus with a stalk. The gopuram of the temple was newly built and the Khumbabhishekha was performed on 22nd Jan 2010 on a grand scale. A single branch of a very old tree is surviving in this temple with the courtyard wall as a support.
It is situated on the banks of the Hemavathi River. The village Mavinakere and the fort are said to be the residence of Palegar Lakshmana Nayaka. The Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy temple is at the top of the hill while the Govindaraja Swamy temple and Padmavathi temple are below.
The Pratishtapana of the presiding deity is said to have been done by the great Saint Vasishta. The Lord is said to have appeared in the dreams of the then ruler of this region, Thimmappa Nayaka and on his instructions, the ruler followed the Tulasi mala to reach the temple, about 800 years back. He then became patron of the temple and helped to build the temple and the ones below according to the Vedic rites. This temple is also called Malekal Tirupathi.
Timings to visit Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Temple
07:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 06:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays : 07:30 AM – 08:30 PM.
Time Duration to Visit : 1 Hr
Entry Fee : Free
Daily Sevas Details
Ugadi festival, Shriramanavami, Dodda Garudotsava, Asahada Shuddha Dwadasi, Ashada Shuddha Triyodasi, and many more festivals are conducted here with great grandeur.
How to Reach Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Hassan ?
By Air: Mysore Airport – 114 km, Bangalore International Airport – 205 km.
By Train: Hassan Junction Railway Station – 5.4 km, Mysuru Junction – 114 km.
By Bus: Holenarasipura – 8 km, Hassan – 20 km, Bangalore – 200 km, Mysore – 88 km.
Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swami Temple, Mavinakere, Hemavathi Nagar, Holenarsipura Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka, 573201, India.
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Govt. of Karnataka Website of Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Temple – Hassan