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Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple located in Mahalakshmi Layout and run by Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Trust. The temple compound extends over 13 acres and has a separate grand sannathi for Mahalakshmi. The Goddess Mahalakshmi idol is 12 feet height. The idol is seated on a 5 feet lotus. The entire area is both lovely & very charming. There is a beautiful, pleasant meditation hall with deities Lord Kodanda Rama and Sri Dhyana Anjaneya. Adjacent is a huge library with a wide collection of religious books.
Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, Mahalakshmi Layout - Bangalore
The main temple is 40 feet long and 40 ft wide and in the middle the idol of the Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy is situated. The upper portion of the temple is 40 ft high and having a dome. Here the engraved image on the rock depicts a simple figure of Anjaneya in a standing. The huge depiction of Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy is magnificent, inspiring, and at the same time pleasant on the eyes.
majestic painting of Lord Anjaneya on the
rock before 1973. Photo Courtesy : Ganadeva Sculptures.
|During the rule of Mysore Maharaja Mahalakshmipura was a nice place for shooting practice. There was an graceful huge rock upright on the top of a small hill. It was a wonderful view to see the rock from the distance. When the BDA (Bangalore Development Authority) were
developing new layouts in Bangalore, Mahalakshmipura was renamed Mahalakshmi Layout.
The rock on the top of the hill was 22 feet high and 16 feet in breadth and 4 feet wide. Local residents of Mahalakshmi Layout made a majestic painting of Lord Anjaneya on the rock and the Lord Anjaneya was named as Sree Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy. In the year 1973 on the occasion of Ramanavami the first pooja was performed.
S.Shanmugananda Sthapathi carving the idol of Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy during 1974. Photo Courtesy : Ganadeva Sculptures.
Later a committee was formed and the committee decided to have a statue of the deity of Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy in the place of the painting. Sri Shanmugananda Stapati was the person who completed the carving of the idol (
S.Shanmugananda Sthapathi during 1974
This vast idol is 22 feet tall black stone.
On the Magashuddha Trayodashi day Hanuman Jayanthi pooja is perfomed. This festival goes on for one week. During this festival a variety of cultural programs are held. Annual function is held on Jestashuddha Dashmi, Sri Rama Pattabhisheka, Sri Sitarama Kalyanotsavam, Sathyanarayana Pooja and Lakshmi Pooja are performed.
Working Hours of Temple : 6 AM to 8.30 PM
Working Hours of Office : 9 AM to 1.30 PM & 5 PM to 8.30 PM
How to reach
0.3 km straight from Mahalakshmi Layout Entrance
1.7 km from Navrang Circle
Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
(Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Trust)
12th Cross Road, Mahalakshmi Layout
080 2349 1727