One of the most famous Dattatreya Peethas, Sri Kshetra Ganagapur is associated with Sri Narasimha Sarasvati Swami, an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. It is located on the banks of the Bhima River in the Afzalpur taluka in Gulbarga, Karnataka. This Nirguna Math is adorned with Nirguna Padukas. The water of the Bhima and Amaraja rivers, especially at the place of their confluence, is considered extremely sacred. “Bhima-Amarja Sangam in Gangapur is very holy. There are Koti Theerthas there. The Aswatha tree in Gangapur is as powerful as the KalpaVriksha. Near the Aswatha tree is Narasimha Teertha, and to the north are PapaVinasini Teertha, Varanasi Teertha, Rudrapada Teertha, Chakra Teertha, Koti Teertha, manmadha Teertha etc. There is Kalleshwara temple. It is sacred as Gokarna. Sri Narasimha Saraswati has lived in Ganagapur continuously for 24 years.
Ganagapur Datta Temple Timings: 3:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Gangapur Sri Kshetra Annadhanam Timings:
Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple Offers Annadanam to the Devotees everyday between
Lunch Timings: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Dinner Timings: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple Pooja and Aartis:
2.:30 AM to 3:00 AM Kakad Aarti
3:00 AM to 5:00 AM Various pujas and Laghu Rudrabhishek
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM Mahapuja and Paduka Pujan
6:00 AM to 6:30 AM Guru Aarti (Paduka Aarti)
6:30 AM to 7:00 AM Panchamrut Distribution
7:00 AM to 11:30 AM Rudrabhishekam – Laghu Rudra Abhishekam
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Maha Mangala Aarti , maha Naivedyam
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Devotee’s Puja
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Paduka Puja and Chintamani Ganpati Puja
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM Maha Mangal Aarti
8:15 PM to 8:45 PM Palkhi Seva
9:00 PM to 9:30 PM Shejaarti and temple closing
(Note: Timings may change a little on festivals and holidays)
Gangapur Srikshetra Pallaki Seva Timings:
Pallaki Seva performed between 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pallaki Seva is Performed every day and only 8 Persons are Allowed.
Note: Online Booking is not available, Tickets are available at the temple Counter.
Sri Kshetra Pooja Details:
Morning Pooja and Abhishekas are Performed from 7:00 AM to 2::00.
Panchopachar Pooja (3 persons are allowed to perform this pooja)
Alankar Pooja (5 persons are allowed to perform this pooja)
Maha Pooja (5 persons are allowed to perform this pooja)
Kesara Lepana (6 persons are allowed to perform this pooja)
Evening Pooja and Palaki Seva are Performed from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Sada Palaki (8 persons are allowed to perform this Seva)
Brahmotsava Palaki (15 persons are allowed to perform this Seva)
Kalyanotsava (Belli Pallakki) Palaki (25 persons are allowed to perform this Seva)
Note: Rudrabhisheka, Laghu-rudra, Maharudra, Abhishek, Homa-Havan religious ceremonies like Upanayana, Marriage and Javala are also performed.
Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple History:
According to legend, the sage Atri performed strict penance for years and his powers grew so much that flames began to erupt from his Jatas. Sri Vishnu, Lord Siva and Lord Brahma appeared before him and asked him what he wanted. Atri asked for a son who had Gunas from all the Gods. He was promised that in the second part of the Yuga of the Vaivaswat Manvantar, children would be born to him, that they would be incarnations of themselves. Consequently, in due time, Anasuya gave birth to a number of children, the number said to be ten or three, at any rate, three of the children being the Amshas or parts o part incarnations of the three gods. The first son Soma was an Avatar of Brahma, the second Datta was Sri Vishnu and the third Durvasa that of Shiva. Dattatreya performed strict penances to attain ‘True Knowledge’. He performed penance for hundreds of years on the banks of the Gomati river and acquired Satya Gnyana.
Bank Account No.: 52171350612
Bank Name: State Bank of Hyderabad
Branch: Deval Ganagapur
Branch Code: 20270
IFSC Code: SBHY0020270
Sangam – Confluence of Bhima and Amaraja rivers
Kalleshwar Temple Mukti Sthaan
How to Reach Srikshetra:
The nearest airport is at Solapur which is 104 km.
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is 274 km.
Gangapur railway station is the nearest railway station which is 20 km to the temple.
Direct Busses are available from Gulbarga in Karnataka.
Ganagapur Sri Kshetra Address:
Karnataka – 585212.