Karnataka , Bellary
Subramanya temple is a famous temple located in Bellary district in Karnataka. Krauncha Giri is believed to be the first abode of Subramanya in south India. The temple houses the shrines of Goddess Parvati and Kumaraswami. It is believed that the temple that now houses the shrine to Goddess Parvati was the original Subramanya temple.
Unique feature of the mountain, where the temple is located, is its elliptical shape with a diametric narrow pass. According to legend, this gap is made when Kartikeya pierced the mountain in the battle with the demon Tharaka, with his sphere weapon vel to kill the demons who were hidden inside mountain. This legend is held in high esteem in Hindu mythologies including Mahabharata (salya parva.46), Skanda Purana(asura kandam). Krauncha Giri is al...View more
o associated with legends of the sages Agastya and Parasuram.
The temple is located inside the Swamimalai forest range. The entrance of the sanctum is decorated with Soapstone engravings. The outer prakaram is somewhat small, but has a lot of flower-bearing plants. There are a number of Theerthas( Bheema Theertha, Bhairava Theertha ) and other hills ( Vibhooti Gudda ) etc
Timings : The temple opens at 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Devotees are advised to dress appropriately.
Karnataka, the IT hub of Indian Subcontinent, like every other destination, has its own
distinctive characteristics. The contribution of Karnataka to the composite culture of
India is no way inferior to that of any other region of India. Its contribution in the
fields of art, music, religion and philosophy are exemplary. The culture of Karnataka is
so vibrant that it adds new flavor to its very existence. Krauncha Giri is believed to be the first abode of Subramanya in South India.
The temple opens at 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.