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Hemmaragala - Sri.Venugopala Temple - North East View
695 Meters Above MSL
Description about the temple
The temple of Sri.Santhana Venu Gopala, is famous for its Tribhangi Kolalu Gopala
The temple by itself is a Hoysala architecture at the Garbhagriha, but the outer structure is of Vijayanagar times or later. The entrance to the temple is covered but after crossing the main Gopura, one enters a big compound which houses the main temple, visiting this place reminds me of the Kere Tondanur Sri.Venu Gopala temple. Upon entering, one can find columns or pillars of Vijayanagara times and the Udbhava Narasimha is amazing to watch.
The main idol is Sri.Krishna in Tribhangi style and with the Gopikas, cows, Gopala and Sanath Kumara is an amazing feat to watch. Also, the Utsava murthy which is kept is also a really beautifully image and should not be missed.
Presence of the ant hill behind the Garbha Griha, makes this temple unique as it is a rare occurance and it is also worshiped by the people, do not miss this too.
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How to reach Hemmaragala
From Bangalore 180 kms
From DHQ Mysore 35 kms
1.Bangalore - Mysore - Nanjangud - Hedthale. 2.Chamarajanagar-Hedthale-Hemmaragala.
Take the Bangalore Mysore highway, upon reaching Mysore, proceed towards Nanjangud. After visiting Nanjangud temple, take the road which proceeds towards the Chamarajanagara. Upon reaching Chinnadangudi railway station onto your left, proceed for about 2 kms take a right turn and you will find a temple arch, follow the route to reach the temple.
Nearest railway junction is at Mysore. It is better to reach Mysore by train and take the road to reach faster as the railway frequency between Mysore and Chamarajanagara is once a day.
The nearest airport is Mysore, but it is advisable to reach Bangalore as it is highly connected across India and other parts of the world.
Near by Temples to visit
Near by temples in about 30 kms radial distance. Note : The actual road distance might vary please enquire locally. The temples are listed from South to North Direction.
Raghavapura - Sri.Lakshmi Narayana
Raghavapura - Sri.Rameshwara
Hedthale - Sri.Lakshmikantha
Hedthale - Sri.Nagareshwara
Kalale - Sri.Lakshmikantha
Kalale - Sri.Someshwara
Nanjanagudu - Sri.Nanjundeshwara
Tirumakudal Narasipura - Sri.Gunja Narasimha
Tirumakudal Narasipura - Sri.Agastheshwara
Tirumakudal Narasipura - Sri.Biksheshwara
Tirumakudal Narasipura - Sri.Anandeshwara
Amenities and other useful details
Restaurant : No restaurants are available, it is better to go prepared with food or drive back to Nanjangud
Hotel: There are no hotels available, it is better to stay in Nanjangud
ATM: Nearest ATM's are available at Nanjangud and you can find Canara Bank, SBI, SBM ATM's in Nanjangud
Transportation: Bus service till the main road of Nanjangud and Chamrajnagara is frequent, but to reach Hemmargala, it is better to walk down 2 kms without wasting further time.
Fuel Station: Nearest fuel station is at Nanjangud
Health Care: Primary health care center is available at Hedthale which is about 1 km from Hemmargala.
Contact: Sri.Veer Raghavan
Mobile : +91-9880932698
Residence : 08221-321606
A friendly and warm welcoming family, Sri.Raghavan is a down to earth person who treats everyone with same warmth.
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