Hassan Hasanamba devi temple :

God and Godess :

  • Hasanamba devi
  • Siddeswara
  • Sapthmatrika
  • Chamunda
  • Shachi.

Location :

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Evening 3:00 PM and 10:30 PM
  • Darshan only for 8 days(in year just before Diwali)

Temple History :

Hasanamba temple is situated in Hassan in the state of Karnataka. The deity worshiped at this temple is Divinity Hasanamba Ammavaru. The town was named after the name of this temple. There has been evidence that the temple was constructed during the 12th century, however, who and how it was constructed it is still unknown. There is an ant-hill inside the temple, which signifies the presence of God within the place. The sacred temple opens only for one week in a year, which is why individuals should plan to obtain darshan during the said period.

The temple is dedicated to the Idol Hasanamba, “Hasya” which means smile. It is believed that kind Goddess smiles and bestows blessings upon her devotees. Devotees visit the temple every year during the festive season. One of the most unusual things about the temple is an image of Ravana from Ramayana. It has been placed with nine heads instead of ten heads and is playing the veena. While the reason for such an image is still unknown, it is undoubtedly one of the most interesting things about the temple. Another unusual visual of the temple is the beautiful view of Siddeshwara Swamy from the entrance. The view appears as Lord Shiva Giving which is astounding and unusual to watch. The religious meaning and miracles speak a lot about the temple and make it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Hassan district. Individuals, who wish to seek Goddess Hasanamba’s blessing and smiles, must give a visit to the temple during the festive season. The beautiful Hasanamba temple is said to be an epitome of Hoysala architecture. The beautiful architectures tell us different facts about dynasties, which have ruled the place. Most of the temples within the palace were built by Kings of Hoysala dynasty who were the followers of Jainism and had their own set of traditions.

One of the unusual things about the temple is it opens up for public devotees only for one week in a year. For the remaining part of the year, the Goddess is served with a lighted lamp, water, two bags full of rice and some flowers. The ghee lit lamp, also known as Nanda Deepa, burns all the year round by the side of Goddess ensuring that it never depletes even when the temple is shut down. Also surprisingly, the rice bags offered to the Goddess remain warm throughout the year. All of this very well clarifies that it is one of the greatest temples in the district, and has devotees from all over the world. It has been believed that Amma Hasanamba has turned the mother-in-law of one of her devotees into stone for torturing devotee. It is said that the stone moves one inch in every year, and when the stone reaches the feet of the Goddess the period of Kaliyuga shall come to an end. According to a legend, four robbers who were trying to rob the jewel of a sculpture were turned into stones. These stones can still be sited at Kallappa Gudi.

Festivals :

  • Diwali
  • Ashwin Purnima,(Ashwayuja)
  • Siva Rathri
  • Makara Sankranthi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhishekam
  • Kumkumarchana

Nearest Temples Around Hassan Hasanamba devi temple :

  • Yediyur Siddalingeswara swamy temple – 92 km
  • Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi temple – 196 km
  • Nagalapura Chenna Kesasava swamy temple – 86 km
  • Aralaguppe Kalleswara swamy temple – 89 km
  • Siddara Betta Siddeswara swamy swamy temple – 179 km
  • Belur Chenna Kesava swamy temple – 38 km
  • Halebeedu Hoyasaleswara/kedareswara swamy temple – 31 km
  • Shravana belagola Gomateswara/Bahubali swamy temple – 53 km
  • Nuggehalli Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple – 54 km
  • Haranhalli Someswara swamy temple – 35 km
  • Mosale Nageswara/Chenna kesava swamy temple – 14 km
  • Arisikere Iswara temple – 45 km
  • Doddagaddavalli Sri Lakshmi devi temple – 19 km
  • Madikeri Omkareswara swamy temple – 102 km
  • Bhagamandala Bhagandeswara swamy temple – 137 km
  • Igguthappadevara betta Igguthappa temple – 135 km
  • Talakaveri Agastheswara/Talakaveri temple – 146 km
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  • Sringeri Saradamba temple – 146 km
  • Horanadu Annapurna Temple – 134 km
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  • Amrutapura Amrutheawara swamy temple – 115 km
  • Dharmasthala Manjunatha swamy temple – 116 km
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  • Mangalore Mangaladevi temple – 168 km
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  • Kikkeri Brahmeswara swamy temple – 55 km
  • Hosaholalu Lakahmi narayana swamy temple – 71 km
  • Govindanahalli Panchalingeswara swamy temple – 59 km
  • Nagamangala Soumya Kesava swamy temple – 94 km
  • Basaralu Mallikarjuna swamy temple – 111 km
  • Karighatta Srinivasa swamy temple – 110 km
  • Adichunchanagiri Kalabhairaveswara swamy temple – 89 km
  • Mysore Chamundeswari temple – 136 km
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  • Talakad Vaidyanatheswara swamy temple – 168 km
  • Mysorepalace Sweth Varaha swamy temple – 119 km
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  • Nanjangud Srikanteswara/nanjunadeswara swamy temple – 151 km
  • Kalale Lakshmi Kanta swamy temple – 156 km
  • Mangalore Mangala devi temple – 168 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Hassan – 1 km
  • Arisikeri – 44 km
  • Belur – 37 km
  • Sakleshpur – 40 km
  • Alur – 13 km
  • Channaraya Patna – 39 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Channarayapatna – 40 km
  • Hassan – 1 km
  • Arsikere – 44 km
  • Holenarsipur – 33 km
  • Alur – 13 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 204 km
  • Mangalore – 176 km

Photos of the temple :