Devarayanadurga Sree Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located on a hill station near Tumkur in Karnataka. It is a hill which is covered by Rocky Mountains and at an attitude of 3940 feet. Devarayanadurga means “Fort of the God” Devarayanadurga was named after the ruler of Mysore, Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, captured it in one of his victorious exploits.
Due to its natural rocky and mountainous terrain, Devarayanadurga is a paradise for trekkers and mountain climbers. If trekkers are wildlife photographers, this can be a double boon for them, because the beauty of the landscape captivates the objectives. The sunrise at Devarayanadurga is often impressive and many trekking enthusiasts leave Bangalore early, just to get a glimpse of the sunrise.
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Hours:
6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on all days.
Devarayanadurga Lakshmi Narasimha Temple History:
Devarayanadurga is steeped in mythological importance. It is said that Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe, did penance for many years in the name of Sri Vishnu for several thousand years. Impressed by his penance, Lord Vishnu Sri Vishnu incarnated here as Lord Narasimha.
The fort or temple is built in Dravidian style and it is said that the temples are around 2000 years old. The temple enjoyed the rich patronage of the Chola kings, known for their sculptural excellence. Here, two temples are built for God Narasimha, one which is at the foot of the mountain called Bhoga Narasimha and the other temple which is built on the mountain called Yoga Narasimha.
Devarayanadurga Temple Festivals:
Car Festival during the month of March or April
Giri Pradakshine (Many devotees undertake Giri Pradakshine to please the God and also as a sign of thanks for having fulfilled their wishes.)
How to Reach Devarayanadurga Temple:
The place is well connected to big cities like Bangalore and Mangalore.
The nearest airport is the Bangalore International Airport and the distance to Airport is around 84.5 kms by road from Devarayanadurga.
Bangalore to Devarayanadurga is around 71.5 kms, Mysore is 173 kms and Mangalore is 349 kms, since the roads are good its very east to reach the temple.
The nearest railway station is Tumkur, which is around 18.8 kms. Many passenger and express trains run daily between Bangalore main station and Tumkur. The journey time to Tumkur from Bangalore station is approximately one and a half hours. From Mangalore only one direct train to Tumkur is available.
Devarayanadurga Narasimha Temple Address:
Karnataka – 572140.