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Ghati Subramanya

About Ghati Subramanya

 ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ is in Doddaballapura taluk of Bangalore district, Karnataka State, India, it is one of the three famous Naga Kshetras. The three famous Naga Kshetras are  

  • Aadi Subramanya – Kukke Subramanya temple at Sullia Taluk – Dakshina Kannada  
  • Madya Subramanya – Ghati Subramanya temple at Doddaballapur Taluk – Bangalore Rural 
  • Anthya Subramanya – Nagalamadike Subramanya temple at Pavagada Taluk – Tumkur District   

    Major rituals performed at temple are Kuja Dosha Parihara, Naga Pratishte, Sarpa Dosha Parihara

Ghati Subramanya Story

The main Deity of this temple is Lord Karthikeya. He is found along with Lord Narasimha. according to the legend both idols are believed to have emerged from the Earth [Swamybhu].

The idol of Karthikeya, in the form of a seven headed Cobra is facing East, while the idol of Lord Narasimha faces West. As per the legend it is believed that the deity appeared in the dream of king of Sandur, revealing the whereabouts of the idol. The king with the help of the locals discovered the idol of the deity and then commenced the temple to be built around them. 

According to purana Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura later. Tripurasura’s son Takasura, Simhavakra, Gajasya and Shurapadma started troubling mankind. The Deva’s and the people go to Brahma for help and also prayer Lord Vishnu to help them. According to Brahma, Shiva’s son had to kill these asuras (Demons). Shree Hari suggested Lord Shiva to marry Parvati. Later Shanmukha (Subramanya) will be born and kills all the Demons.

Subramanya’s Anger
Once Brahma was not able to tell the meaning of ‘Omkara’. Out Of anger Subramanya puts Brahma in prison. Shiva comes for Brahma’s help and with the permission of Subramanya releases Brahma from prison. Subramanya out of guilt comes to earth (Bhu-Loka) in the form of Ghata sarpa (Serpent). As Subramanya has come to earth in the form of Serpent, he knows he can be attacked by Garuda. Subramanya prayed to Lord Srihari for help. Sri Hari along with Lakshmi comes in the form of Lakshmi Narasimha and guards Subramanya.

Killing of Demon
An Asura named Ghatikesura lived in this place and was troubling the sages and the people. To help and save the sages and people, Subramanya fights with Ghatikesura and kills him. Hence the place came to be known as Ghati Subramanya. And also as  Subramanya’s self manifest [Swayambu] Idol was found here it is called ‘Subramanya – Kshetra


Ghati Subramanya Temple history
ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ history is more than 800 years old. As per the temple records, the temple’s ‘Garbagudi’ was built by Maharaja Srimanth Ghorpade of Sandur Dynasty 600 years ago.


Ghati Subramanya Temple arc
Temple full view

Sarpa Dosha Pooja
Sarpa dosha pooja or Sarpa Samskara is done on most of the days. Tuesdays, Shasti and Ashlesha Nakshatra days are considered very auspicious and temple will be crowded on these days.

Jatre at Ghati Subramanya
ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ Jatre generally happens in the month of December or January on Pushya Maasa Shuddha Shasti day


Best Time To Visit Ghati Subramanya Temple   

  • Brahma Rathotsav —  Pushya Maasa Shuddha  Shashi —  Dec / Jan 
  • Nagara Panchami — Shravana Maasa — July / Aug
  • Narasimha Jayanti — Vaishaka Maasa Shukla paksha — Chaturdashi –  April
  • Theppotsava ( Kiru Shashti ) — Maagha Masa Shuddha Panchami —  Jan / Feb
  • Champa shashti –  Margasira Maasa Suddha Shastri ——–  Nov
  • Kumara Sashti (Skanda Shashti) —  Maagha Maasa Shraddha Srushti — Jan/Feb


NOTE –  for exact dates contact Temple administration –  080  276 57131

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Temple Seva / Pooja list and cost

  • Kumkuma Archana ₹10 
  • Mudi ₹20
  • Vahana Pooje ( Two Wheelers)  ₹25
  • Vahana Pooje ( Heavy Vehicle)  ₹50
  • Tulabhara ₹50
  • Sahasranama  Archana ₹50
  • Ksheerabhiksheka (Halabisheka) ₹100
  • Akshara Bhyasa, Annaprasana, Namkarana, Ear piercing ₹101
  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka ₹200 
  • Rudrabhisheka ₹300 
  • Samuhika Ashlesha Bali ₹500 
  • Sarpa Seva ₹750
  • Prakarotsava ₹1001 
  • Ekadasha Rudrabhishek ₹2001
  • Abhisheka Shashwatha Seva ₹2001
  • Kalyana Mantapa Rent For One Day ₹3000
  • Samuhika Sarpa Samskara ₹4000
  • 1 Day Annadana ₹5001
  • Navagraha Shanti, Sarpa Shanti, and Ashlesha Bali Pooja ₹5001
  • Pratyeka Sarpa Samskara Pooja ₹10001
  • Kalyanotsavam Seva ₹15000
  • Shashwata Seva 1 Day in a year,  Annadana Prasada ₹150001
Ghati Subramanya Entry Ticket


Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹50  

Ghati Subramanya Temple Timings 
Temple Opening:  6:00 a.m. 
Temple closing: 9:00 p.m.  

Ghati Subramanya Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka timing :  8:30 a.m. 
Mahamangalarathi :  10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Parking Fees
There is free private parking, you have to parking a few meters away from the temple



Visiting Duration
2 Hours – 3 Hours

Website for Ghati Subramanya Temple
Online booking is not possible as there is no official website, however you can call temple office and enquire about any doubts or about seva details    


Ghati Subramanya Temple Phone Number 
Landline   + 91 80 2765 7131 
Landline   + 91 80 2765 7141 
Mobile      + 91 99 8055 3276   

Ghati Subramanya Temple Address 
SS Ghati post 
doddaballapur Taluk 
Bangalore rural district – 561203 

Ghati Subramanya Nagar Pooje
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Accommodation at Ghati Subramanya Temple
There is no temple accommodation at ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ, there are a few Boarding & Lodging opposite to temple, Krishna Kutira is one of them, There are a few resorts in the surrounding area like SR Valley, Green Valley etc.

However there is ‘YATRI NIVAS’ near grampanchayat office, a well maintained accommodation by the government of Karnataka at affordable prices.
If you are looking to book rooms online you will have to book rooms at Doddaballapur which is 12kms from temple.

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Bangalore to Ghati Subramanya – 60 kilometres 
Yelahanka to Ghati Subramanya – 45 kilometres 
Doddaballapur  to  Ghati Subramanya – 12 kilometres

How to reach Ghati Subramanya

Bangalore to Doddaballapur Bus  

BMTC (Bus)
285MA –  Cauvery Bhavan –  Doddaballapur
285 –  KR Market –  Doddaballapura
V285M –   Majestic –   Doddaballapura
Ticket Approximately  ₹36 Person.   

ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ KSRTC Bus Timings KSRTC (Bus)
Every 10 minutes there is a KSRTC Bus to Doddaballapur from Bangalore, you can take buses going towards ‘Gowribidanur’ or any bus that goes via Doddaballapura.

If you are looking to book online through KSRTC website, there is a bus (0730HA0DBP) which starts from Bangalore at 5pm and reaches Doddaballapur at 6.15PM,
Charges ₹45 Person   

Doddaballapur to Ghati Subramanya
Shared auto rickshaw to Ghati Subramanya which is  13 – 14 kilometres,  ₹20/ Person  

Private auto rickshaw to ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ  – ₹200/One way

NOTE –  please do contact bus service (BMTC/KSRTC) for better clarity on Bus timings & updated Pricing

Bangalore to Makali Durga Station Train

Take train from Bangalore Cantonment railway station,Nearest station to Ghati Subramanya Temple is  Makali Durga station.
Makali Durga station it is just 6.3 kilometres to ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ.

Trains going via Makali Durga station from Bangalore are

Vijayawada passenger   56503
SBC HUP passenger 56523   

Ticket Approximately  ₹15 Person

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing

Kempegowda Airport to Ghati Subramanya

Nearest Kempegowda airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 66 kilometres from Ghati Subramanya.
Drivetime approximately 1hr 30min –  2hr   

Bike / Car
Majestic (kempegowda bus station) – Hebbal  lake –  Yelahanka traffic police station –  Doddaballapura Road – Bashettihalli – ( Tubagere –  Doddaballapur Road left) –  Ghati Subramanya Temple    

Fuel Approximately  ₹800/ Car – 300/Bike


NOTE:- Ghati Subramanya is not in Bangalore City. It is near Bangalore city in Doddaballapur taluk located approximately 60Kms from Bangalore 

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