A Glimpse into History
The Banashankari temple’s roots trace back to the Chalukya era. King Jagadekamalla III built this majestic temple in 603 CE, makes it a testament to the region’s rich heritage.
How to Reach?
Planning a visit? Reach Badami Railway Station by train or fly to Hubbali or Belgaum airports. From there, a short ride takes you to this divine abode. Prepare for a journey that nourishes both the soul and senses.
Savoring Local Delights
No trip is complete without tasting local flavors. Enjoy the traditional Kannada cuisine like ‘Jolada Rotti’ (Jowar Bhakhri) and ‘Badanekayi Ennegayi’ (Brinjal Curry). Let your taste buds dance as you explore the region.
Legends and Lore
The Banashankari temple is steeped in lore. It’s believed that Devi Banashankari quenched the earth’s thirst and fed her devotees with vegetables. Dive into the intriguing stories that surround this sacred site.
The temple’s architecture is a blend of Vijayanagara and Dravidian styles. From the towering entrance to the sacred Murti of Banashankari Amma, every detail showcases ancient craftsmanship.
Banashankari temple comes alive during festivals like Navratri, where the goddess is adorned with unique vegetables and curries. The annual Banashankari Jatra is a grand affair, attracting thousands of devotees.
Undertaking a Padayatre (foot pilgrimage) to Banashankari is a cherished tradition. It’s a journey that strengthens faith and devotion. Feel the divine presence and immerse yourself in spirituality.
Explore Nearby Treasures
While in the region, explore the Badami Caves, Aihole, Pattadakal, and Mahakuta – historic sites that offer a glimpse into Karnataka’s rich heritage. A journey full of history and spirituality awaits!