Ghati Subramanya Temple

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Ghati Subramanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya Swami who is popularly known in different names such as Kartikeya, Skanda, Murugan, Kumara, and Subramanya.

Subramanya is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, also the brother of Ganapati, As there are many Subramanya temples in India, In Karnataka also we have 3 main types of  Subramanya Temples which are classified as Adi, Madya, and Antya.

Here let we will let you know about Madya Subramanya that is Ghati Subramanya Temple, its background and the information you needed to travel.

History of Ghati Subramanya Temple

Ghati Subramanya Temple is located in Doddaballapur Taluk, Karnataka where a lot of devotees come from every corner of India to visit and get blessings of Lord Subramanya.

According to the evidence, it has got 800 years of historical importance and it is believed that the great ruler of Bellary district ‘Yeshawantaraya Subaraya Ghorpade’ was built this Temple in Sandur dynasty, a 600 years ago because of the dream he got.

Only Garbhagriha was built then, recently from 80 years with the support of the muzrai department of the state a lot of development activities took place.

In history, there was a demon in the name ‘Ghatikasura‘ who were giving trouble to the Gods and Sages. All of them asked the Subramanya Swamy for help, then the Lord destroyed the demon.

After the demon got destroyed by the request of Gods and Sages, Subramanya Swamy agreed to remain in the same place along with Lord Lakshmi and Narasimha Swamy and got vanished.

Here Subramanya Swamy is in Snake form and having fear from Garuda since they both are rivals as we all know, so he prayed the Lord Vishu for help, from then in the form of Narasimha Swamy the Lord Vishnu protecting the Subramanya Swamy.

Lord Narasimha Swamy and Lord Subramanya Swamy demonstrated here in a single idol. Where Lord Narasimha looks to the west and Lord Subramanya looks to the east in the form of a seven head serpent. A mirror is placed little above to reflect the image of Lord Narasimha.

Since Gatikasura was destroyed by Subramanya Swamy in the place, from then the place is called “Gati Subramanya”.

Temple Timings

  • Opening and Closing Timings – 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM (in between no break)
  • Abhisheka Timings – 8:30 AM
  • Mahamangalaarathi Timings – 10:30 AM and 8:30 PM

There is no dress code followed but wearing a decent outfit looks good in the Temple.

Importance of Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple

If any problems you find in the horoscope such as Kala Sarpa Dosha, Ardha Kala Sarpa Dosha, Poorna Kala Sarpa Dosha, this place has got the solution and even marriage problems, children problems or the job-related problems are solved here.

Here the food is served for all visitors, nearly 1,000-2,000 people are served food every day.

Here you can find a lot of Stones sculptured in the snake form and been worshiped by pouring milk, Why it is done so?

Ghati Subramanya Snakes idol

There will be 3 stones in which one stone is sculptured as ‘Mudhu Nagama’ who was cursed in the history, another stone is sculptured with 2 head snakes know as ‘Dwipani’ and the other one is sculptured with 7 heads known as ‘Saptapani’.

It is believed that the people who place these stones in Gati Subramanya and worship them, they will be free from all sins they have accumulated from past 7 lives and mainly the people worship who are not having children, with the blessings all problems will be solved.

Not only that if by mistaken anyone kill the snake, destroy the home of snakes or the snake eggs has been destroyed, to reduce their sins these practices are made.

Other methods also followed here like Sarpa Samskara and Ashlesha Bali based on the problems people are suffering.

Tuesday is considered a very important day for Subramanya Swamy, hence behind the temple, there is a small pond in the name ‘Kumaradhara’ if people take bath and walk round to the temple for 48 rounds, all the wishes come true.

But it is not a one-time process, the people have to make Sankalp(resolution) for specific numbers like 5, 10, or 11 Tuesdays they have to come and has to make the same process along with devotion to the God it is commonly known ‘mandala’.

The Architecture of the Temple

The pyramid-shaped temple tower is one of the most distinctive elements, a perfect example of Dravidian architecture. It is decorated with sculptures of different deities and events of Hindu mythology.

Facilities in Ghati Subramanya

a) Food Facility

If you are planning to visit Ghati in the morning or evening it’s better to have some snacks or packed tiffin with you because at the place you’ll not find any hotels or food stalls around the temple, only small tea stall you can find over there.

In the afternoon from the temple side, free lunch will be provided for the visitors as Prsadam.

b) Accommodation Facility

Unfortunately, there are no proper hotels to stay in and around the temple, only and the best solution is Temple administration provides accommodation in Yatrinivas at Ghati Subramanya Temple itself.

Contact Ph: 080-27657131 for Room rates and inquiry about facilities.

The rates are fixed according to the facilities for the normal room it is charged Rs.300 per day, for a VIP. AC Room costs Rs.950 per day and for Dormitory, it costs Rs.50 per day.

c) Parking Facility

The parking facility is provided in the Ghati Subramanya Temple premises itself, no need to worry.

d) Drinking-Water Facility

The drinking water facility is provided in the temple premises for the visitors.

Festivals Celebrated at Ghati Subramanya Temple

  1. Brahma Rathotsava – It is celebrated on Pushya Maasa Shuddha Shashti day which comes in the month of December-January.
  2. Nagara Panchami – The snake festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the Shravan (July / August) in the light of the moon.
  3. Narasimha Jayanthi – It is celebrated on Vaishakh Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi day falls in the month of April.
  4. Theppotsava(Kiru Shashti) – It is the festival celebrated on Maagha Maasa Shuddha Panchami day lies in the month of (January / February).
  5. Champa ShashtiIt is celebrated on Margashira Maasa Shuddha Shashti day in the month of November.
  6. Kumara Shashti – It is celebrated on Maagha Maasa Shuddha Shashti day which lies in the month of January-February, Kumar Sashti has another name called ‘Skanda Sashti’.

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How to Reach Ghati Subramanya Temple

By Air The Bengaluru International Airport is the closest airport to land if someone visiting this place from different parts of the country by Air book a cab to reach the temple in an hour.

By TrainThe Bengaluru City Railway Station is the closest and you can reach the destination by 1-2 hrs, the nearest station to the Temple is Oddarahalli Railway Station, after you get down, you can use private or public vehicles to reach the temple.

By Road If you have the private vehicles like car or bike you can reach the destination via Doddaballapur, normally people go through Airport road, there are many routes available, before one day please check the Google map because it differs based on your location, if not there is another way to reach.

From the Kempegowda Bus Station(Majestic) there are direct buses available but they are not frequent if you couldn’t find any direct bus you can reach till Doddaballapur and take the local bus or other private vehicles to reach the temple.

Ghati Subramanya Temple Nearby Places

a) Nandi Hills

If you are planning to visit near places around Gati, Nandi Hills is the best option where it takes just 37 km from Gati Subramanya, Yoga Nandeeshwara temple is at the top and it is famous because of the historical fort built by Tippu Sultan at the place.

b) Vidurashwatha Temple

The Distance between Ghati Subramanya Temple to Vidurashwatha is only 35 km, it is located in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh border.

In the Mahabharata time, Vidura has planted an Ashwatha(Banyana tree), and the temple of Nagendra Swamy attract the devotees.

c) Yoga Bhoga Nandishwara Temple

If you are a devotee of Lord Shiva you can’t miss this temple and it takes 27.5 km from Ghati Subramanya Temple and it is located in Chikkaballapura district.

The sculptures of the temple attract the visitors mainly the style of architecture it is designed in Hoysala architecture.

d) Shivagange

Shivagange is located near Dabaspet in the Tumkur district and distance from Ghati to Shivagange is 54.4KM, as the name suggests there are 2 Gods Shiva and Ganga and the rock looks like Shiva Linga also the spring is believed as Ganga and treated as sacred water.

e) Bayalu Anjaneya Swamy Temple

137.5 km is the distance to reach Bayalu Anjaneya Swamy Temple from Ghati Subramanya, it is located in Gottigere with a spacious area.

Here the Idol is 5ft tall and there is a Nagadevata formed naturally near the place which is attracting the devotees.

f) Devarayana Durga Temple

To plan your visit from Ghati to Devarayana Durga Temple it takes 66.6 km and it is located in Tumkur district.

The mountain climbers love this place to climb the hill and take the blessings of Lord Narasimha Swamy.

g) Madhure Shani Mahatma Temple

It takes 98.7 km distance from Ghati Subramanya to Madhure Shani Mahatma Temple which is located in Kanaswadi 14 Km from Nelamangala towards Doddaballapur Road and the place is called as Chikka Madhure.

Lord Shani removes all your sins and negative effects from your life.

h) Kaivara Narayana Swamy Temple

It is closer to the Ghati Subramanya Temple of having 49 km distance to the place located in Chickballapur district.

It is also connected to the historical importance of the place and the town is famous for bilingual poet and Saint Narayanappa, popularly called as Kaivara Thatayya.

i) Muddenahalli Sri Sai Baba Ashram

If you are the devotee of Sai Baba then you need to visit this place, the distance between Ghati Subramanya and Muddenahalli Sri Sai Baba Ashram is just 27.5km and it is located in Muddenahalli.

Anyone who visits the campus experiences the powerful spiritual vibrations that invade the place.

j) Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

The distance to travel from Ghati to Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple is 43.8 km, and it is located in Tumkur district.

There is a story that a poor man became rich after worshiping Mahalakshmi from then the place got attention.

k) Rangasthala

This place is so close to Ghati Subramanya it takes 28.1 km located near Chikkaballapura,  Lord Ranganatha Swamy is the main attraction and it is one of the oldest temples near Bangalore with the heritage of art and architecture.

l) Nrityagrama

The distance from Ghati to Nrityagrama is 36 km, and it is located in Hesarghatta rural Bangalore. The Nrityagrama was made to look like a Gurukula tradition and mainly a lot of people visit on Vasanthahabba (festival) held to celebrate the arrival of the spring.

The artists from all over the world participate in this festival also you can visit Hessarghatta Reservoir which is just 5 km from the place.

Contact Details

Shri Ghati Subrahmanya Temple

SS Ghati, Doddaballapur Taluk,
Bangalore Rural,
Karnataka, Direction – Google Map
Ph: 080-27657131
Mobile No: 9980553276
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