Shakti Temples in Bangalore
Shakti (Mahadevi) is a goddess, the divine mother, and consort of Lord Shiva, the duo popularly called as Shiva-Shakti. Shakti the divine mother is considered the supreme of all gods in Sanatan Dharma and worshiping this divine energy called Shaktism.
Shakti Goddess is predominantly a tantric god and worshipped in occult practices using Yantra, Tantra, and Mantra. Shakti the divine mother is basically worshipped by other names like Sri Mahakali (also spelled as Sri Mahakaali), Sri Rajarajeshwari, Om Shakti, Sri Durga Parmeshwari, Sri Kalika, Sri Durga, Sri Mahadevi, Sri Lalitha Parameshwari, Sri Kamakshi, Sri Meenakshi, Sri Adi Shakti, Sri Chamundeshwari, Sri Banashankari and so on.
Bangalore (Bengaluru) since it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in India, houses many Temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti, some of them are at least 1000 years old. Most of the information over the internet about Shakti Temples in Bangalore are misleading those writers are not knowing the difference between Shakti Temples and Gramadevata (For example they call Sri Annamma Devi Temple as Shakti Temple) which is not true, and also the rituals in proper Shakti Temples are per the Vedic texts slightly different from that of Gramadevata Temples.
Since for many years, I have studied about the Shakti Goddess, and as I am a frequent visitor to Shakti Temples, I have listed below the “Shakti Temples in Bangalore” with all the information, with step by step guide to the proper practices, Timings, and other occult while worshipping the Shakti.
In India, these Temples, a place for prayer, were built in different ways for each specific purpose, like the occult, as per Agama Shastra, Thus the Shakti Temples will be as per Agama Shastra while the Gramadevata Temples are not.