Mukti Naga Temple

Posted: March 9, 2009 in Travel
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When Vij returned from his native after taking some ayurvedic medicine for his kidney stones, he told me that a tantri has asked him to do noorum palum puja at a Naga temple to wards of evil effects. SO he was on a search of Naga temple in and around Bangalore to perform the puja on Ashlesha Day, which fell on 9th this month. I just forgot about it and he was more than angry for not helping him out to find a temple.

Then, I started googling and got to know about Mukti Naga temple near Ramohalli. Yeah, the same place which has the Big Banyan tree. Got the phone number and called to confirm if there would be any puja on Monday and details about booking for a puja. The woman who picked the call confirmed about the puja and told that we were supposed to reach the temple by 9 am and men were supposed to wear a mundu and shalya.

We left home at 8 am and reached the temple at 9 am. It took nearly one hour, as the traffic was too heavy and the road connecting the temple from Ramohalli was very bad with no proper asphaltation. It was literally a bumpy ride on a bumpy metal road. The construction work of the temple is yet to complete.

Proposed temple complex

Proposed temple complex

We asked the pujari if they would do noorum palum puja and he said that they were conducting an Ashlesha puja on that day and it is done to ward off evil effects and seek the blessings of Lord Nagaraja, the snake deity. We paid Rs 1,100 for the Ashlesha Puja, which started at 9.50 am and lasted for three hours.

Price list

Price list

Before sitting for the puja, we visited the Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Temple and Mukti Naga temple.

Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Temple

Karya Siddhi Vinayaka Temple

The temple has the biggest Naga idol in Karnataka and is 16 ft tall!

Side view of Mukti Naga Temple

Side view of Mukti Naga Temple

Then, we went to another small temple where there was a small Naga idol and an anthill smeared with vermilion and kumkum. The temple was locked and devotees were praying from outside. Just near that, there were few Naga idols which were installed by devotees to ward off evil effects and seeking good blessings from the Snake Lord.

To our amusement, a few devotees were piling up small stones in front of the temple and when we enquired one of them said that those who have wished for a house build a stone block in front of the temple and ask the Lord to bless them with a house. Need not say that we too built a small house in front of the house seeking the blessings of the Lord…

Mukti Naga Temple

Mukti Naga Temple

The puja began at 9.50 am and there were seven people, including us for the puja. Men sat for the main puja and the families sat behind them. They performed Naga puja, Ashlesha Bali and Ganapati Homa to invoke the blessings of the serpent god. The room was filled with Sanskrit shlokas and chantings of mantras, reminding us of rishis and ashrams. Through out Vij had a difficult time, as he was not used to sit in Padmasan position and pujaris kept translating few things to him in English, like take a deep breath, wash your hand, offer flowers, offer prayers to your family deity and others.

After the puja there was lunch, which I liked and of course, Vij didn’t like. They gave us two coconuts kept for the puja and asked to prepare any sweet dish on five days except on Tuesday and Friday.

We were dead tired and still headed towards Big Banyan tree, as Vij had not seen it. He was curious to see the tree, as he had heard much about it.

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Comments
  1. BKR Menon says:

    Hi,

    Can you please provide us with the address of these temples. Are those small temples near to the main temple itself?

    • arjunpuri says:

      All the temples are in the same place.

      Shri Mukti Naga Kshetra
      Ramohalli, Big Banyan Tree Road,
      Kengeri, Bangalore South.
      Phone: 080-26713583

      Distance:
      From Bangalore bus stand: 18 Km
      From Mysore Road (Near Kengeri) towards Big Banyan Tree road: 5 Km
      From Big Banyan Tree: 3 km
      Ramohalli Bus Stand: 1 km

      To reach Mukti Naga Temple take right turn towards Big Banyan Tree road near Kengeri on Bangalore-Mysore Road.
      There’s also a BMTC bus to Mukti Naga Temple.

  2. Karthik says:

    Can you please tell me the temple Timings?

  3. Kashyap says:

    You would get more details about this temple at http://www.mukthinagakshetra.com . The temple is open from morning 7 to evening 7.

  4. S.VASU says:

    i have some problem , ago 10 years back i done some thing, that is i dead 1snake ,from that time i have some problems, i selled my own house,
    if i think anythink to do its not completed only

    what i want to do please , help me and solve my problem

    thanking you
    s.vasu

  5. Manjula g says:

    I have health problem tell me the solution

  6. C.S.NAGENDRA PRASAD says:

    I was planning to visit the temple but to surprise The God has to call me to give his Darshan. I started today(22/8/2010) at 6.15 from my House in Indiranagar and reached the Temple around 7.20PM when i was about to climb the steps the Temple was being closed and I requested for a darshan and the priest obliged. i had a very good darshan and while coming back i had crossed the barracade and drove few yard and to my surprise in the On the left side i was surprised to see a Blue colour eyes when I tried to focus the head light and i slowed the car again i was able to see the same. Please visit the temple and the God is Great defenately he will sort all our problems.
    I had called Dharmadhikari and informed about this issue.

    I FEEL PROUD THAT I WAS A STUDENT OF DHARMADHIKARI SHRI SUBRAMANYA SHASTRI .

  7. NARAHARI says:

    Namasthae Sri Subramanya sastry

    Couple of years back my age old parents had come to you along with my horoscope, After going through my horoscope, you have been told to my parents that i have a short span of life, With this they are worried, Now iam 34 years old Male with a 2 years old daughter.Just a week back they told me this matter, after my father fell ill. Now i believe more in GOD rather than anything else. Astrology may be true or may not be true, But God grace on living beings on this planets will never be lie.
    My simple question to you is?
    Have any time your prediction on indivisual horoscopes went wrong.
    My simple doubt is if at all, if astrology is so correct, Then world would have followed astrology to do any auspious things. if not world at least our India .

    Secondly ADI SHANKARACHARYA was boon to their parents by Lord shiva, But in dream lord told that his life span was just 8 years, But with divine power his life increased to 32 years. Similarly in case of Markendyaa.

    Here iam not insulting any body in person, I kindly expressing my feelings & doubts with you,
    If iam at fault please forgive

    Cheers
    Narahari

    • kiran says:

      Astrology is true but there are not many true astrologers any more. Many have half baked knowledge and start predicting which obviously goes wrong. Like any science there is a chance of error in all places like a vaccination created may give results but some % of people dont get releived. Many people go to temples and pray but only a few get gains but 90% people dont have the courage to say they did not releif.we need to selected souls to do prediction and not all who read astro boojs can give prediction. It is unfortunate that people have mis used the beleif to make money and grab land in the name of god.

    • Partha says:

      Try reciting Mrutyunjaya mantra with devotion for 21 days.

      Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam urvarukhamiva bhandanam mrutyomukshiya mamritat.

  8. murali says:

    I had seen few clipping of opening ceromony of mukthi naga temple 5 years back, i was eager when i will go and see the temple, by the god’s grace i visited the temple on 4th of april, i was so happy to see the 16ft height naga idol, i was really happy.

    But i regret to say that in some tv channels shri.subramanya sashtry was hosting the
    live program on mukthi naga temple, in that whoever make calls he used to assure them
    he will solve their all problem when they met him. i was confused when people visit
    mukthi naga temple whether to go to god naga or shri subramanya sashtry to pray/solve problem?…

  9. Roshan says:

    I have personal life problem. Tell me solution to my problem.

  10. HI My Name is Asha….. I have Personal Life Problem…. I Am loving one boy his Name Raghavendra….He also loving Me. but his Parents not Giving Permission to our marry Pls Sugest Me. Wat i have to Do…… I Came this plays 10 Weeks…..

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