Date of journey: 05/07/2009
Crew: Maneesh and Lucky.
Ragigudda Anjaneya temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located in 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore. It also has a Shiva Linga and the Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman shrine in the same presinct. The temple is situated on a hillock (accessible by stairs and a lift). There is a smaller temple dedicated to Ganesh, Surya and Rajarajeshwari at the base of the hillock. The temple has two halls – the smaller one that can be rented for performing small Hindu ceremonies like the thread ceremony, seemantham, etc. and the bigger one for major events like marriage. Darshana timings are from 8 am to 12 noon and 5 pm to 8.30 pm.
At the entrance of the temple there is an artificial waterfall known as Hanuman Dhara:
Video of Hanuman Dhara:
A sculpture near Hanuman Dhara:
After that, we went inside the temple. Just inside the temple there is statue of Lord Ganesha. Inside the temple photography is not allowed. Then, we went through the stairs to see the main temple which was on a hill. After the darshan, we went to see the newly designed statues of the lords. On the way I took this photo:
The statues of the Trimurti- Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesha were gigantic. The Trimurti is a concept in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva (Mahesha) the destroyer or transformer. The statues were made by carving huge rocks. Photos of the statues:
- Trimurti- Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesha:
- Lord Brahma:
- Lord Vishnu:
- Lord Shiva (Mahesha):
Video of the three statues: