Saturday, 14 September 2013

The little known mathas of Bangalore

In an earlier article, I had written about the Dwithieya Mantralaya at Honnalli which is near Shimoga. There is a Rayara Matha there and the adjoining village of Bidaralli is famous as the home of Bidarahalli Srinivasacharya.
There is one more village by that name and it is near Bangalore. It is near Krishnaraja Pura (KR Puram) on the outskirts of Bangalore. This Bidarahalli is approximately four kilometres from KR Puram.
One has to take left at Aavala Halli. (KR Puram --Bidarahalli cross or Aavalahalli-Hosakote road) to reach the matha.
There is a Madhva Kanva Matha with a small function hall (can be used for  performing engagement or naming ceremony or similar small functions).
You can contact Girish (son of the archaka there) for any details:
 9341073435  or Jayateertha Joshi – 9945541600.
Similarly, there is a Raghavendra Swamy Matha on Magadi Road in Bangalore whish is not all that well patronized.Bangalore has the maximum number of Raghavendra Swamy mathas in India. However, not all of them are well-known.
Some like the matha at Magadi road need more patronage.

Sevas and poojes are conducted at the Magadi Road matha  everyday as per Madhwa Paddathi. The Udupi Krishna idol is with Rayara Brindavana in the sanctum, which is very rare.
The Pratistapana of  the Brindavana was performed in 1982 by  Visveshvara Theerta of Pejawar Matha in 1982.
You can also have the Darshana of  Lakshmi Venkateshwara, Pranadevaru, Rudradevaru, Vishwambara, Parvathi and  Navagraha in the same temple.
If any further information is required, devotees and visitors may contact Mr. Rajendra T.J., 91-9886242922 or 080-23386463.
There is also a Rayaru Matha at Srinidhi Layout. This is near the Brigade Millenium in JP Nagar. You have to travel a little ahead of the Brigade buildings and then take the road to the right. Follow the road through some agricultural land and you came to the matha.
There are Rayaru mathas at Hulimavu, Prakash Nagar, Hosur Road in Wilson Garden, Begur, Indiranagar, Shakambarinagar,  near the busstand at Jigani, 8th Cross, JP Nagar Road in Girinagar, 6th Cross, Amarjyotinagar in Vijayanagar, Hoskerehalli, Arekempanahalli in Mavalli, Ramamurthynagar, Sahakaranagar, Yelahanka old town and new town, Akur in Makali, Madanaichikanahalli, Marutisevenagar, Sanjaynagar, RT Nagar, Thyagarajanagr and Konankunte

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