If you’re a Lord Hanuman devotee, then this article about Bengaluru’s famous Ramanjaneya Temple will trigger the travel bug in you.
Lord Ram And Hanuman Statue
One of the most popular Hanuman temples in the city, the Ramanjaneya Gudda temple in Hanumanth Nagar is known for its beautiful 9-meter long statue of Lord Ram embracing his favoured devotee, Lord Hanuman, with love at its summit. The statue is a hugging statue; the hug of love shared between Lord Ram and his devotee, Hanuman, will exhilarate all the pilgrimage lovers to visit this temple.
Symbol Of Love
The sculpture situated at the helm of the temple instead of the usual spire is said to be a symbol of love and devotion shared by the gods after the war against Ravana fought side-by-side in Lanka.
History Of The Temple
This temple was originally constructed in the 1960s by the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Kengal Hanumanthaih, also known as the God of Bangalore. It is also famously called as Hanumanthana Gudda which is located in Hanumanth Nagar, Bangalore.
Constructed At Top Of The Hill
The temple is a very old temple, which has its own historical story of Rama and Anjaneya. So, this temple is called a Ramanjaneya temple. Sri Ramanjaneya Temple is on the top of the gudda (hill) so this Gudda is called as Hanumanthana Gudda. The outer premises of the temple have been converted into a lush park that sees people coming for a morning walk.
The sloping face of the hill is adorned with greenery, parted by the granite stairs leading to the temple. There’s a story behind these steps even! The stones that line the stairs were sourced from a pond at the temple of Kalyani near Lalbagh, adding another layer of divinity to the pathway. With its striking sculpture and the serene vibes of the place, this one’s among the must-visit Hanuman temples in the city!