November 20, 2016
Mavinakere has two beautiful temples. Lakshmi venakataramana temple is in village and has a small approach road. Bettada Ranganatha temple is situated on a hill in the same village. Mavinakere was ruled by Palegara Laxmana Nayaka . He noticed the deity Ranganatha on hill and started worshipping it.
The temple is quite big and has huge open corridors where visitors can sit and view the bounty of nature.
The hill has around 675 steps. Many devotees use steps to reach the top. People who are health savvy can add this hill to their picnic list. Climbing hill has its own health benefits.
Lakshmi Venakataramanaswamy temple which is just few kilometers away from hill. The divine atmosphere of the temple makes devotees to forget the outside world. Idols of Lord Venkateshvara and Lakshmidevi are very beautiful. Since this temple is on banks of river Hemavathi, Lord Venkataramana is praised here as “Hemavathi thatavasa”. The calm and spiritual environment of temple prompts everybody to meditate. The temple has a very old tree with a flat trunk.
Place: Mavinakere, Holenarasipura taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka state, India
Distance: 10 km from Holenarsaipur, 20 km from Hassan, 95 km from Mysore, 180 km from Bangalore
From Mysore: Yelwala- Bilikere- Krishnarajanagar – Gandhanahalli- Holenarasipura- Mavinakere
From Bangalore: Nelamangala- kunigal- bellur-Chennarayapatna- Mavinakere
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