Sri Bhoo Varahahashamy temple is located on the banks of Hemavati River in a small village called Kallahalli, Ganjigere Post, Bookanakere Hobali, Krishnarajapete Taluk, Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to the third incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu, the Varahahashamy or the wild boar form. Deity is supposed to have mysterious powers. The idol measures 18 feet high, is a monolith made of gray stone. The God is in sitting posture with goddess Bhoodevi(Sri Lakshmi) sitting on his left lap. The 14 feet tall Bhoovarahanatha Swamy Krishnashila idol is rare in the whole country. This ancient temple was built by King Hoysala Veera Ballala III.
The structure of the temple is very simple. It is a rectangular building built with large blocks of gray stone. The temple consists of two units, the sanctuary and the front room. There are two huge wooden doors at the entrance. This 18 -foot high idol is beautiful and majestic. It is a monolith made of gray stone. The horns of the deity are lighter and the eyes have a red tinge. But it is difficult to establish if it was carved or if it formed by itself,
Abhishekam is the special pooja to the Lord. Special anointing for Varahanatha from 25 different types of Flowers, including Milk, Yogurt, Lemon, Honey, Sugarcane, Gangajala, Sandalwood, Turmeric Kunkuma etc.
Devotees who are interested to perform Sankalpa Pooja Whatsapp their details to 9448011535, 9449009711.
A direct bus to the temple is available from the Bangalore Satellite bus stand early Morning at 7.15 AM.
Abhisheka Sankalpam, Kshirababhisheka Sankalpam, Pushpaabhisheka Sankalpam and Purnabhisheka Sankalpam are performed in this temple. Annadana is offered to all devotees on every Sunday for the whole day.
Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Evening: 3:30 PM To 7:30 PM
Prasadam Timings: 9:00 AM To 8:00 PM
Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple Sevas:
Bhoo Suktha Parayana
Revathi Abhisheka Seva
Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple History:
It is said that this temple is over 2500 years old. It is said that this region is a “Punyakshetra” or a sacred region where the great sage Gautam made penance. It was the Maharishi who worshiped Saligrama here. Many years later, according to the legend, King Veera Ballala was lost in these forests during one of his hunting trips. When he rested under the shadow of a huge tree, he saw a hunting dog chasing a rabbit. When they arrived at a particular place, the rabbit turned back and began chasing the fierce dog. By noticing this strange turn of events, the king was convinced of some invisible powers in that place. He dug the entire area and found the deity of Pralaya Varahahaswamy hidden under the layers of the earth. The king then installed it in the temple and offered prayers. The temple we see today is the remains of what the king had built. He has resisted serious floods and stood up to tell the story. Even today, just in front of the temple is the stone slab with inscriptions of Devanagyri, telling us the history of the place.
M/S KALLAHALLI SRI BHOO VARAHASWAMY TEMPLE TRUST
Account Number: 086910011012022
Bank Name: UNION BANK OF INDIA
IFSC CODE: UBIN 0808695
Branch: Narayana Shasty Road, Mysore.
Sri Bhoo Varahanatha Swamy Temple Address:
Karnataka – 571426.
Phone: 9448011535 / 9449009711