Devarayan Durga Tourist Place

Tourist Places to see around Karnataka: Devarayan Durga Tourist spot

Type: Temple/ Pilgrim/Rock/Nature, Devarayan Durga is a hill station surrounded by forest tourist attraction.
Distance/Location: Devarayan Durga Temple Distance is around 68 kms from Bangalore, 14 kms from Tumkur.
Road: Devarayan Durga Pilgrim to reach, Roads are really good to travel both in bike and car. From Bangalore to yeshwanthpur, from there Dobbespet, there you need to take right turn under the flyover move towards to Devarayandurga tourist place.
Where to stay Lodge/Rooms: Plan for 1day trip, its worth. There is no proper accommodation for family especially

Food: You can get small hotels near by place. Carry water and food, nothing is available along the way. Water bottles are available near the temple, as are few packaged snacks and cucumbers.
Petrol: Nearest Town: Tumkur is the place where you fill your petrol to visit Devarayandurga temple.

Bus services: KSRTC Bus Service Available from Bangalore to Tumkur, You can book the ticket online from KSRTC website. Nearest Railway Station: 25 km away in Dobbespet
Best Time to Visit Devarayandurga temple: January to December is good to visit this place.

History of Devarayandurga temple: Temple as rocky hill station situated in the midst of scenery of an altitude of 3940 feet, about 9 miles east of tumkur town in Karnataka state,
Orginally know as Anebiddasari(The place where the elephant fell).
The lowest elevation situated is the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. Near by are two things to known as Ane done and Jaya tirtha, they form the source of the streams Mangali and Jaya. These unite at Irukasandra at the foothill. These hills are the source of the river Shimsha.

At the mid elevation, there are other springs known as Rama-tirtha and Dhanus-tirtha. There is the large cave nearby with photos of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. And also you can find the Government Travelers Bungalow and few places of rest here.

And most important of all are the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples.

Other Temples near Devarayandurga :
Temples of Narasimah , Kumbhi on the third elevation stands. This Narasimha temple consists of a Garbhagriha, a sukanasi, a navagraha and a mukhamantapa .
There are three sacred ponds or Kalyani here known as Narasimha-teertha, Parasara-teertha and Pada-teertha. A Hanuman temple, known as Sanjivaraya, This temple is said to be older than the Lakshmi Narasimha temple. Higher up above is a small shrine of Garuda.

Jatre or Festival at Devarayana Durga.
The festival or the Jatre of the Devarayana Durga Sri Bhoga Narasimhaswamy is held during Phalguna Masa(month), shuddha poornima (Full moon) day around the Month of March/April in Devarayanadurga. On this day the chariot/Ratha of Sri Bhoga Narasimhaswamy is drawn in the main Ratha beedhi of the hill town. The festival draws devotees from all over Bangalore-Tumkur and surrounding areas.

Narasimha Jayanthi at Devarayana Durga.
Devarayanadurga Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy's Jayanthi, an annual celebration of Narasimha avathara day or the birth day of Narasimha takes place during month of Chaitra, Shudha chathurdashi (May month). During this occasion thousands of people gather from all parts of Karnataka and celebrate. Eats and savories like Panakam(Jaggery drink), buttermilk, phalamruth and free feeding is done to all devotees coming for the Darshan(Sacred View) of Lord.

Giri Pradakshine at Devarayana Durga.
According to the Hindu puranas, the ritual of circling the hills known as Giri Pradakshine on which the temples were situated, is considered very sacred. Many devotees undertake this journey at Devarayana Durga.

Events: An annual music festival on Karnatic music is held in July every year here.
Other Tourist attraction in Kaivara: you can visit the Zoo, the snake part and crocodile farm, and also you have opportunities for trekking and rocking climbing the places.

Bird sightings at Devarayana Durga.

Spotted Owlet
Yellow billed babbler
Indian Robin (Male)
Grey Tits several
Coppersmith Barbets (4)
Red Vented bulbuls
Red whiskered bulbuls
White browed bulbuls (pair)
White browed Fantail (pair)
White breasted kingfisher
Hoopoe - 1
Small green bee eaters - several
Purple rumped Sun birds (pair)
Larks several - not sure of species
Ashy Prinia
Plain Prinia
Small minivet (male and female)
White bellied Tree Pie - glance
Red wattled lapwings - 2
Red necked falcon - along the highway, on the way back
Indian Roller


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