Goravanahalli Shree Mahalakshmi Temple

Goravanahalli Shree Mahalakshmi Temple

Goravanahalli is one of the popular pilgrim centers located in the Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district. Goravanahalli is situated at about 80 Kms from Bangalore and 30 Kms from Tumkur (District headquarters).

Temple Goravanahalli is located in Koratagere Taluk of Tumkur district. It is said that Abbayya, a poor man was blessed to get the idol of Mahalakshmi. After worshipping Mahalakshmi at his home, Abbayya became rich. He started doing charity work and his home earned the tag ‘Lakshmi Nivasa’. Later Abbayya’s brother Thotadappa joined Abbayya in his charity work. After the death of Abbayya, Thotadappa was performing poojas to the Goddess. One day in his dreams, Mahalakshmi asked him to build a shrine for Her. So, Thotadappa built a shrine for Mahalakshmi. After Thotadappa, Chowdayya was performing poojas. But from the year 1910 the temple was in a neglected state.

Goravanahalli Shree Mahalakshmi Temple Main Entrance, In the year 1925, Kamalamma on arriving at Goravanahalli, saw the neglected state of the temple. She started performing the poojas for the Goddess. Then again after a year temple was in a neglected state, when she left the place. But then in 1952, Kamalamma was back in Goravanahalli and settled there. After this regular poojas were performed by Kamalamma. People wait in queue for the darshana of Shree Mahalakshmi. In due time, temple attained fame by word of mouth. Tuesdays and Fridays are considered very auspicious here and lot of people visit the temple in these days of the week. Lakshadeepotsava is one of the revered religious programmes here in Karthika maasa.

Apart from Mahalakshmi, there are also shrines of Goddess Marikamba and Manchala Nagappa, the snake god in Goravanahalli. Goravanahalli temple is all surrounded by greenery and Theetha reservoir is nearby. People after visiting the temple, go for walk around Theetha reservoir. Theetha resevervoir is built for Suvarnamukhi river and it is also one of the attractions of the place.

Pooja Details:

8Am to 9.30Am: Abhisheka and Kumkumarchane
Trikala Pooja
09.30AM : Maha Mangalarathi
12.30PM: Maha Mangalarathi
07.30PM Maha Mangalarathi

Special Days

Varamahalakshmi Festival: Laksha Deepothsava
on Amavasya: Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja
on Pournima: Sathya Narayana Swamy Pooja

Special Poojas/Sevas

Mahalakshmi Homa
Shashvatha Pooja
Chandi Homa
Panchamruta Abhisheka Seva
Tulabhara Seva
Namakarana Seva
Akshara Abhyasa Seva

Shri Mahalakshmi

Shri Mahalakshmi Temple


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