Nagamangala Sri Soumya Kesava swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sri Soumya Kesava Swamy (Lord Vishnu)
  • Bhudevi – Nelladevi,
  • Lord Krishna With Rukmani & Sathyabhama

Location :

Nagamangala Sri SoumyaKesava Swamy Temple,
Tank Road, Nagamangala Town,
Mandya district-571432,
Karnataka.

Timings :

  • Morning 8.00am to 12.00pm
  • Evening 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Temple History :

Sri Soumya Keshava Swamy Temple is one of the famous temples in Karnataka state, which located at Nagamangala is a small agricultural town located in Mandya district which is 70 km from Mysore city. Lord Maha Vishnu is the main deity of the temple, giving darshan as Sri Sowmya Kesava Swamy. The temple is well known for Rahu-Ketu parihara pooja. It is one of the ancient temples with attractive architectural stone works. The temple was built during the period of Hoyasalas. One can surely found without saying that the temple was built by Hoysala emperors because of its architectural style. The central mandapam in front of the main deity Sannidhi has an intricately carved stone structure. In that, we can see Adhiseshan engraved in the middle of the structure. Around that Adhiseshan 108 conches (Shanku) are engraved. Head of the Adhiseshan is believed as Rahu and tail are believed as Ketu. Those who wants to do Rahu-Ketu parihara pooja are asked to stand beneath the Adhiseshan. There some parihara poojas are performed by the priest. This parihara pooja is believed to overcome problems like Santana Bhagya, mental illness, delay in marriage and overall wellbeing of a person.

The temple has three shrines (Trikutachala), has a Garbhagriha (sanctum), and a Vestibule (Antarala) that connects the sanctum to the closed mandapa (inner hall, Navaranga) which opens into a large pillared gathering hall (Maha mandapa). The closed hall has two lateral shrines, one in the north and the other in the south. To the east, the large hall opens onto the platform that is meant for clockwise circumambulation by devotees since the inside of the temple does not provide any such feature. On the platform, the base of the temple consists of moldings that take the stellate form of sanctum but become staggered square at the maha mandapa. The outer wall of the shrine and the large hall are single pilastered turreted walls. The tower over the shrine (Shikhara) is plain without the typical ornamentation giving the temple as a whole an austere look. The temple gets its name from the “serene” (lit, “Saumya”) six feet tall idol of Lord Keshava, a form of the Hindu god Maha Vishnu that stands on a garuda (eagle) pedestal. The roof of the close mandapa is supported by lathe turned pillars, a standard feature in Hoysala constructions. These pillars divide the ceiling into “bays” (four central pillars create 9 bays in the closed hall) that are exceptionally well treated.

Festivals :

  • Vasanthotsava
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Karthika masa

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisekam
  • Rahu – Kethu Parihara Pooja

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Nagamangala – 0. 4 km
  • Mandya – 42 km
  • Chinya – 14 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Adichunchanagiri – 21 km
  • Yadiyur – 29 km
  • Hirisave – 34 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 142 km
  • Mangalore – 269 km

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