Sri Kattu Veera Anjaneya Swami Temple . . Heard about this temple, thought of visiting the place This is temple is 95 kms from Bangalore. Its my first ever bike trip for such a long distance up and down about 200 kms. Procedure of prayer: if you have a wish one has to pray with the saffron colored bag with coconut and betel leaves along with nuts in it Once you reach the temple, cleanly wash hands and legs, toilet facility available outside the temple premises Reach the counter where one can see number of saffron colored bags once you opt for the bag, he will issue token card with serial no. & Date in which it will be mentioned that you have to visit the temple again 3 months once your wish is fulfilled which will cost you Rs. 50/- per bag. Please check the token no. On your card and on the bag must be same. With that token you have reach the person standing next to the counter, he will ask you to hold the betel leaves with nuts with coconut on the leaves and wish and put that all inside the bag he will tie the bag and ask for some change, you can offer him 1 / 2 rs no demand You have take the bag to the priest for archana once archana is performed he will handover the bag as per the token no. Issued. Now holding the bag with two hands one has to go round the / pradakshanam 11 times chanting the sacred mantra " SRI RAMA JAYA RAMA JAYA RAMA". Once your pradakshanam / rounds completed, one has to leave the bag near to the place from where it is purchased, the counter person will guide please keep the card for 3 months and perform the puja to sri katu veera anjaneya swami, while praying don't forgot the to pray first your home god for its just like a permission to seek blessings from anjaneya swami as it is said by people in the temple Hope all your wishes come true.
Krishnagiri about an hour and half drive from blore via a tolled expressway . All through the route you see beautiful coconut trees, nice stony hills . Nothing great about this place except for the Jain padmavathi peeth a km away from the highway . The temple is still under construction . It houses several temples of goddesses. The carvings are amazing. The complex boasts of ample parking, lotus pond, botanical garden, 3 temples, goshala, free anna dana, children park and some guest houses . The main padmavati temple is cool. Mild pink +orangish on outside with glass pieces on the inside. It has beautiful birds, flowers, gods brightly painted on inside. The whole place looks awesome and with light cascading through windows and main door the whole scene looks breathtaking . Don't miss this place for any reason . The statues are also neatly carved . Black and leather is forbidden . You mostly spot jains here but open for others as well.
Sprawling over an area of 5,143 sq km, Krishnagiri is a district located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city of Krishnagiri is the district headquarters of this destination.
The district is surrounded by Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts to the east and Karnataka to the west, while Andhra Pradesh lies to the north and Dharmapuri to the south. It has derived its name from two words, Krishna, which means black and giri, which refers to hill, hence the destination refers to Black Hill.
Owing to the presence of several archaeological sites, it is believed that Krishnagiri is one of the oldest inhabited places in the country. These archaeological sites date back to different ages, which include Neolithic, Monolithic and Paleolithic ages. In addition, the place also houses several caves and rock paintings that provide evidence of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Moreover, some of the evidences also support inhabitation during the Iron Age.
As time passed, several dynasties ruled Krishnagiri, which include the Cholas, Pandyas, Nulambas and Bijapur empires. The fort along with the temples located within the destination exhibit the architectural brilliance of different dynasties that ruled the destination.
One of the most prominent attractions of the region is the Krishnagiri Dam. Thenpennai River is another major attraction of the destination, which is located at a distance of around 7 km from Krishnagiri town. This place is known for its deer forest and inbuilt zoo. Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham and Arumigu Maragathamigai Chandra Choodeshwara Temple are among the other main attractions of the place.
The destination neither has its own airport nor its train station. The nearest international airport is Bengaluru International Airport, in the neighbouring state of Karnataka.
Tourists can also reach Krishnagiri by trains, which are served by Hosur Railway Station. Apart from flights and trains, both government and private operated buses are available. The best time to explore Krishnagiri is during the winter season, which extends from the month of December to the month of February.