Oralakallu Teertha


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Oralakallu Teertha Overview

Ranked 84 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore
Oralakallu Teertha is a well-known pilgrimage spot with historical importance, situated on the outskirts of Bangalore.
Legend says that, Sri Rama, along with Seetha and Laxmana stayed at this spot during their exile. Sri Rama needed a few drops of water to put a Tilak on his forehead. He shot an arrow into a rock and water came out. This place is also known as Namada Chilume which means the spring of Tilak. Water is available at the spring throughout the year and it never dries up even in summers. This place is visited by a lot of pilgrims and is believed to be sacred. A foot print of Sri Rama is found near the spring.
Other than the deer sanctuary, one can also make a visit to the Bhoganarasimha temple, Khumbi betta and Yoganarasimha temple which are situated nearby.
The best time to visit Oralakallu Teertha is between the months of October and February when the weather is cooler. One can also visit the place during the annual car festival of Bhoganarasimha temple held in March.
As this spot is situated close to the city auto rickshaws, taxis and buses are readily available.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Ramesh Palahalli

Ramesh Palahalli5.0/5

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Shivagange hill with olakal theertha nandi and temple

This is small well with the water visible within an arm's length to touch. I tried several times with my 3 ft arm and every time the water went down and to my luck I could not touch. However, a girl of 6 or 7 years with 1.5 ft arm could take a hand full of water to drink. This is amazing. It is believed people with sins (like me) cannot touch the water. Best of luck to those visit the place which is at half way mark of Shivagange hill near Dabaspet of Bangalore - Tumkur highway about 65 kms from Bangalore. The trek to the top of the hill where water is gushing out of Basavanna's mouth is worth a visit. There is also a cave temple dedicated to lord Shiva Sri Gangadhareshwara and Honnadevi. There is also a pond with sweet water behind the temple, Down the hill there is Mutt started by Adiguru Sri Sri Shankaracharya (a seat of learning of sanskrit and vedas) with sharadadevi as deity. The place is also a trekker's delight.

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