1 - 2 Hours
Sri Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the famous temple of Lord Ranganatha or Lord Venkatesha which is situated on the highest peak of the Biligiriranga Hills. This hill belongs to the Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state. located 82 KM from Mysore and 175 KM from Bangalore, Situated in a southern part of Karnataka, Biligiri Rangana Hills (also called Biligiri Rangana Betta in the local language, Kannada) is famous for hill area with beautiful scenery. Sri Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple situated on the 'white cliff' which gives the hill its name. The local form of the deity is called Biligiri Ranga and is depicted in a unique standing position. There are idols of Ramanuja and Alwars installed in the temple. Next to the Ranganathaswamy temple is the Mahalakshmi temple. Sri Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a historic temple with a history more than 500 years, built entirely of granite stone. You have to climb about 150 steps to reach the temple.
The Annual Car festival of the deity held during “Vaishakha “in the month of April, is famous in the region and attracts several pilgrims from other places too. The local tribes present a large pair of slippers measuring 1 foot and 9 inches, made up of skin, to the Ranganathaswamy once in two years.
During February-March, there will be a car festival in Biligiri Rangana Hills and attracts a lot of devotees across several Southern states of India. Tonsuring, offering goat and chicken is a common scene during the festival. Some tribes stay here and there are a lot of developmental activities taken up by the Government of Karnataka for them. On top of the hill, there are several picnic spots that are a must-see. This place is also known for a wildlife sanctuary.
|January to December|
|Monday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||06:00 AM - 06:00 AM|
|Thursday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday||06:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Last Admission||05:00 PM|
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