Sri Kabbalamma Temple
Karnataka , Ramanagara
Located in the Kabbal village, Ramanagara district, Karnataka, Sri Kabbalamma temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Here, Goddess Shakti is worshipped in the form of Goddess Kabbalamma. It is believed to be the only shrine for nearly 28 villages in the surrounding region.
According to the legends, once Goddess Kabbalamma was in search of a place to reside. She reached the village Kabbalu. Goddess Kabbalamma took the permission of Basaveshwara and resided in the village. All the important first pujas are first performed to Basaveswara and then to Goddess Kabbalamma.
The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture. The temple is built on granite stones. There is a beautiful arch near the temple road. A high mandap is built with an obelisk tower on its top in front of this temple. There is a Gopura with five stories on the entrance. The entire temple surrounding is fenced with walls. There is a vast space in front of the temple to conduct festivals. The main deity is a beautiful stone sculpture. The dei...View more
y has a separate covered mandapa. There is a Nandhi (Bull) statue in the temple in a seated position.
There is no particular dress code.
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.
Thurahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562126
Sri Kabbalamma Temple is well connected by road. The nearest railway station is Channapatna Railway Station. The nearest airport is Mysore. The frequency of state government buses is low, however, many private buses ply along this route. Cab services are also available.
The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
There is bull named Basaveshwara living in the temple premises.When a devotee promises to offer something to the bull, he is asked to sleep over the floor and the bull is allowed to walk over him. This is one custom followed in the temple. Sometimes small children are also allowed to lie down in front of the bull. Devotees offer a bundle of currency notes to thank the Basava for fulfilling their wishes. These notes are tied up to the bull's horns.
In this temple, the offering is given to Basaveshwara, the bull living in the temple premises. All the important first pujas are first performed to Basaveswara and then to Goddess Kabbalamma.