Friday, November 14, 2014

Mallur, Karnataka

Dodda Mallur is a village in Channapatna Taluk in Bangalorerural district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Mallur is located on the banks of the river Kanva. The village is famous for its temples of Sri Aprameya Swamy and Ambegalu Krishna (crawling Krishna). It is approximately 60km from Bangalore in Bangalore-Mysore state highway. It is roughly 3km from Channapatna.
The idol of Ambegalu Navaneetha Krishna (crawling Krishna with butter in hand), is believed to be the only statue of Lord Sri Krishna in this pose. The famous Kriti (musical composition or song) "Jagadodharana Adisidale Yasode" was composed by most prominent composer of Carnatic music Purandaradasa in appreciation of the beauty of this idol.
Dodda Mallur is located between Bangalore and Mysore. Its 60km from Bangalore and approximately 80km from Mysore. It is 3km from Channapatna.
Transport: You can reach Channapatna by Bus and Train. From Channapatna, local autorickshaws and private vehicles transport travelers to Doddamallur.

The Brahmotsavam of Sri Aprameya Swamy happens to fall in the months of April/May of every year. The architecture of this temple is built in such a way that for this part of the year the sunrays at sunrise fall directly on the sanctum sanctorum (Garbhagudi of Sri Aprameya Swamy)

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