Gutte Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is an very old Hanuman Temple near Lalbagh west gate near the city centre of Bangalore.The deity was carved on a rock and thus came to be known as “Gutte Anjaneya” – gutte in Kannada language means rock or small hillock. It is not easy to locate the temple and even today the idol is hidden in the labyrinths of the area.

Location Karnataka , Bangalore Rural, Bangaluru


In the early 20th century, there was an ardent devotee of Lord Anjaneya, Ramadas who used to visit the temples of Lord and lead a saintly life, by taking prasadams offered in these temples as food. Sri Ramadas while camping near Avenue Road Tuppa Anjaneya Swamy temple had a divine direction to proceed to a place near Lal Bagh and identify the Hanuman statue there. After a long trail he discovered a Hanuman statue that was carved out of a big rock on a hillock in one corner of the then Lal bagh. The statue was covered with bushes and shurbs then and Ramadas took lot of efforts to clear them and started offering prayers to the deity. He then started asking for alms from nearby colonies and shops to offer prasadam to Sri Hanuman. In the mean while people living around the area and the nearby shopkeepers started visiting the Sri Hanuman rock. They volunteered in the preparation of prasadam and in the conduct of regular poojas to the deity. The deity was considered very powerful. The miracle power of this Anjaneya started slowly spreading to the other parts of the City of Bangalore. Then Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar, was proceeding on an official visit through this route. When nearing the hillock housing the temple of Hanuman, his car engine failed and could not be started. His Highness was then taken to this temple nearby. When he returned after offering his prayers, to everybody’s surprise the car started and the official work for which the Maharaja was going was also successful. This occurrence of a near miracle made the temple of Hanuman very popular.


The temple complex is fairly big. As one enters the complex from the east side which is actually the rear entrance to the complex, on the left is the temple office. Further ahead, we can see the Bali peetam, Sri Rama patham, and the Dwajastambam - all made of stone. The sannadhi of Sri Rama parivarai is northward from the dwaja stambam. On the west side of the complex there is a big entrance taking us towards the other side of the complex and on both sides of the pathway comfortable provision has been made for people to rest. There is a sannadhi for Lord Siva and Sri Ganapati on both the ends of this structure. The main mantapam housing the garbhagraham is big enough to accommodate many devotees without any hindrance to the dharshan of the deity. The deity Lord Gutte Sri Anjaneya Swamy of Lal bagh is about seven feet tall made of hard granite stone in a walking posture and is of ‘ardha shila’ type facing west. Lord is seen walking southward with His left lotus foot in the front. His right lotus foot is seen slightly raised from the ground. Both His feet are adorned with nupuram and thandai. The demon, wearing a crown is seen stamped and crushed by the Lord with his feet. The head of the demon can be seen below the Lord’s left foot and the legs of the demon can be clearly seen below the right foot of the Lord.


Bangalore is one of the most beautiful urban cities in the country and is fondly also called the Garden city. Its greenery and friendly climate coupled with various job opportunities make it ideal for people to make it their home and settle down in Bangalore. Bangalore in spite of its cosmopolitan outlook has some wonderful traditional things going for it as well. Performing arts like Carnatic music, Bharatnatyam and plays like Yakshagana are still crowd pullers and have their own dedicated follower.

Darsan Info

Temple timings :

Morning 6:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M and Evening 5:30 P.M to 8:30 P.M 

Darsan Dresscode

Traditional clothes are preferred attire on auspicious days.

Famous Festival

Hanuman Jayanthi

Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and Abisheka is offered to Lord Hanuman at 6:30 A.M daily and Archana starts from 7:30 A.M onwards.

Additional Info


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