Kote Sri Venkataramana Temple is a famous Vaishnava temple located in Krishnarajendra Road, Bangalore, Karnataka. Sri Venkateshwara Swamy is the presiding deity in this temple. The temple was built in 1689 in Dravidian and Vijayanagara style by King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, then ruler of Mysore. Other Deities are Sri Anjaneya Swamy and Sri Mahalakshmi. All desires are fulfilled once the devotee performs Abhishekam and Tulasi Archana here. Marriages will be settled if Kalyanotsavam is performed here. Saturdays in Shravana Month and Vaikunta Ekadasi are the most celebrated festivals here. Performing Japa here will eliminate Mathru Hathya dosha and Shtre Hathya dosha.
The late 17th-century Sri Venkataramana temple is located near the old fort (“fort” means Kote in the Kannada language) adjacent to what was once the residence of the Mysore Wodeyar royal family, and later became the palace of Tipu Sultan, a later ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. The temple consists of a sanctuary that is connected to a central mantapa by a vestibule.
The walls of the sanctuary and vestibule (antechamber) are plain except for a row of frieze carvings of deities at the base. In general, the temple exudes modest decorative work and follows the general plan used in the temples of the Mysore Palace complex. The ceiling of the hall is supported by pillars bearing “clusters of colonettes” which alternate with yalis (mythical beasts of Hindu legend) in the four directions. This appears in each of the central columns. The main festival celebrated here is Vaikuntha Ekadashi, when thousands of devotees fill the temple. This temple served as the setting for the treasure hunt in the book Riddle of the Seventh Stone.
Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning:8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening:5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Kote Balaji Archanas:
Abhishekam – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Archana 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Archana 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday Archana 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Kote Venkataramana Temple Address:
39, Krishna Rajendra Road,
Karnataka – 560002.