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Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

About Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Mahalakshmi temple located in Goravanahalli Village, Kortagere taluk Tumakur district. It is believed that the Goddess Mahalakshmi self-originated in this place. Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi is also known as Karnataka’s Kolhapur Lakshmi. The temple also holds Goddess Marikamba and snake god Manchala Nagappa, in Goravanahalli. Gorvanahalli Mahalakshimi is believed to be the goddess of health, wealth and prosperity.

History of Mahalakshmi Temple

Goravanahalli temple was constructed early 1900s. A villager named Abbayya started worshiping Mahalakshmi idol in his house, followed by his brother Thotadappa. Thotadappa was the person who build the temple for worshiping Goddess Mahalakshmi. After the death of Thotadappa, Gorvanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple was worshiped by Chowdaiya. 

From year 1910 the temple was completely neglected by villagers. Mahalakshmi temple was renovated in the year 1925 by a lady called Kamalamma. After renovating the temple she left the place and reappeared in the year 1952 and started performing Pooja to Goddess Lakshmi every day. The devotees who visited this temple seem to find changes in health, wealth, social status which resulted in increase of devotees at Goravanahalli Mahalakshi temple.


Story of Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple(Lakshmi Nivasa):

In later 1900s in the Village of Goravanahalli a village named Abbayya heard a voice of a lady saying “Shall I come to your house”. Abbayya told about the voice he heard to his mother. His mother told ‘if you hear the same voice again you ask her to come only if she is Goddess and if she is a devil tell her to not to come with you’. Next day Abbayya did what her mother said. The Goddess Lakshmi came out of the water as an Idol of Mahalakshmi. Abbayya started worshiping this idol and became rich. He used his wealth to serve poor and named it as “Lakshmi Nivasa”. After Abbayyas death his brother Thotadappa continued worshiping the idol and also constructed the temple.


Architecture of Goravanahalli Temple

The Gorvanahalli Mahalakshmi temple is constructed as per south Indian architecture. As said the south Indian architecture prominent feature is high Gopura. The temple is built with several Multi coloured Gopura. The main diet Goddess Mahalakshmi is housed in Garbhagudi.


Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Goravanahalli Amma House
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Outside

Mahalakshmi Temple Seva / Pooja list

  • Mahalakshmi Homa
  • Kumkumarchane
  • Shashvatha Pooja
  • Chandi Homa
  • Panchamruta Abhisheka Seva
  • Tulabhara Seva
  • Namakarana Seva
  • AksharaAbhyasa Seva
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Devi


Goravanahalli Temple Darshan 

Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹50  

Mahalakshmi Temple Timings 
Mon – Sun  6.00 AM to 12.30 PM
                  5.30 PM to 8.30 PM

Goravanahalli Temple Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka & Kumkumarchane timing :  8:00 A.M to 9.30 A.M  
Mahamangalarathi :  9.30AM, 12.30AM and 7.30PM Everyday

Best time to visit Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

laksha deepotsava – Pooja performed in the Kartika masa (October – November)

Note :Tuesday and Friday are believed to be auspicious day


Places to visit near Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Namada Chilume

  Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Accommodation 

There are a few temple rooms for accommodation at Mahalakshmi temple at the price of 250/Room, there are a few more Boarding & Lodging options on the HSR Layout main road.

Few Accommodation near goravanahalli 

kamalapriya Inn
Goravanahalli Lakshmi Temple Main Rd, Bodabandenahalli, Karnataka 572129
•081382 37566  

S G M Comforts
Thumbuganahalli, Karnataka 572129
•099868 62910  

Thumbay Comforts
Jai Bharath Tower, 22-23, Vivekananda Rd, Ward No. 18, Tumkur, Tumakur  

Sri Krishna Residency Tumkur
Honnavar Rd, 6th Cross Opposite Government College, Ashok Nagar, Tumakuru  

OYO 30865 SsResidency ,Tumkur 
Behind private bus stop, Basaveshwara Road Next to Canara Bank


Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Prasada: 
Temple authority serves free meals (sweet payasa, rice, sambar, Rasam and Curd ) for devotees between 1 PM to 3 PM.

Goravanahalli Temple Website 
Goravanahalli Temple online booking is not possible as there is no official website, however you can visit temple and enquire about any questions or about seva details    

Goravanahalli Temple Email  
There is no official Email address

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Phone Number 
There is no official Contact Number 

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Address 
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Karnataka 572129

Amma Brindavana

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple Distance
Bangalore to Mahalakshmi Temple – 87.7 kilometres 
Tumkur to Mahalakshmi Temple- 31.9 kilometres 
Gauribidanur to Mahalakshmi Temple – 45.5 kilometres

How to reach Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Bangalore to Goravanahalli Temple  


KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to Thannenahalli (fare: ₹85/-), [You can take any busses that go towards Pavagada and get down at Thannenahalli Bus Stop]  from there you can reach Mahalakshmi Temple by shared auto ₹20/- Per person or Hire a Auto rikshaw at ₹100/-


Bangalore to Goravanahalli Temple


Passenger train is available to Tumkur from Bangalore (fare: ₹20/-), From Tumkur Mahalakshmi Temple is 35 Kms, Ksrtc buses are available to reach Mahalakshmi Temple (fare: ₹35/-)

Nearest Kempegowda airport (International / Domestic Airport) is 77.3 kilometres from Mahalakshmi Temple .
Drive time approximately 1hr 30min –  2hr

Bangalore to Goravanahalli Temple by Bike

Bike / Car

Majestic (kempegowda bus station) – Yeshwanthpura – Nelamangala – Dobbaspet – Urdigere – Thannenahalli Bus Stop – Mahalakshmi Temple


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