Ghati Subrahmanya - Karnataka
About Ghati Subrahmanya
Ghati Subrahmanya temple is located at Dodaballapur, about 52 km from Bangalore via Doddaballapur( 17 kms ). This temple is dedicated to lord Subrahmanya, the god also known as Shanmukha, is known to be the elder son of Shiva and Parvathi. He is the god of snakes. This temple is famous as one of the seven Muktisthala pilgrimage centers in Karnataka, dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya. It is believed that the idol of Sri Subrahmanya is self originated.
The uniqueness of the temple is, Sri Subrahmanya is facing east and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is facing west in a single image. One can have darshan of Lord Narasimha through a mirror placed rear side.
The temple contains the images of Adi Sesha and Vasuki along with lord Subramaya. The chief deity Lord Subrahmanya is seated on a peacock in the sanctum. The sand from the ant hills, collected from the sanctum, is given as prasad to the devotees. A highly revered Garuda stambha is situated in front of the sanctum.
How to Reach Ghati Subrahmanya Temple:
By Air : Bangalore is the nearest airport, which is 40 kms away.
By Rail : The nearest railway station to Ghati Subrahmanya is Makalidurga 4.5 kms and Bangalore is 52.6kms.
By Road : Ghati is well connected by KSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.