Hasanamba temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Shakti or Amba in Hassan, Karnataka. The temple was built in the 12th century, and tourists are only permitted to visit it once a year in October, during the Hindu festival Deepavali. During this week, devotees visit the temple to seek the Goddess’ blessings.
Hasanamba Temple History:
When the seven Maatrukes (Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vyshnavi, Varahi, Indrani, and Chamundi) arrived in the South of India, they were struck by the beauty of Hassan and decided to make it their permanent home. Maheshwari, Kaumari, and Vyshnavi resided in the three anthills within the temple; Brahmi in Kenchamma’s Hosakote; and Indrani, Varahi, and Chamundi in Devigere Honda’s three wells.
Hassan is named after the presiding deity of the Hasanamba Temple. She is known as Hasanamba because she is always smiling and bestows all riches on her devotees.While she is revered for her goodness, she is also harsh to those who choose to harm her followers.
The temple is open to devotees for only ten days during Diwali and closes three days after Balipadyami. During Diwali, a large number of devotees flock here to seek blessings and catch a glimpse of the deity. When the temple is closed, devotees frequently offer raw rice and light a lamp. Many people claim that the rice never rots and that the lamp always burns until the following year when it is opened.
Hasanamba Temple Miracles :
Amma Hasanamba is said to have turned a mother-in-law who tortured Devi’s devotee (daughter in law) into a stone in front of her. It is believed that the stone moves an inch every year, and that when it reaches Hasanamba’s lotus feet, the Kali Yuga period will come to an end.
Devi once turned four robbers into stones after they attempted to steal Hasanamba’s jewels. These four stones can still be found in Kallappa Gudi.
Hasanamba Temple Architecture :
Archaeologists consider the Hasanamba Temple to be the pinnacle of temple architecture in Karnataka. The city of Hassan dates from the 11th century, and the temples that surround it represent the various dynasties that have ruled since then. It was originally built in the Hoysala dynasty’s tradition, reflecting their Jainism faith. The temples in the Hassan district are examples of the Hoysala temple architecture tradition.
How to reach Hasanamba Temple :
Via Air : Hassan does not have an airport, and the nearest airport is Bangalore, from which flights to other major Indian and international destinations can be taken.
Via Train: Hassan has rail connections to Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Shimoga, and Mangalore.
Via Road :Hassan is well connected by road to Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Madikeri, and Chickmagalore. It is approximately 187 kilometers from Bangalore and 115 kilometers from Mysore. From these cities/towns, there are frequent government buses to Hassan.
Hasanamba Temple Timings : 07.00am – 10.00pm
Hasanamba Temple Address : Hosaline Rd, Ammeer Mohalla, Hassan, Karnataka 573201.
Hasanamba temple phone number : 08172-268862
Hasanamba Temple Images :
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