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Kannalli Veerabhadra Swamy Kshetra

Front view of the Kannalli sri Veerabhadra swamy temple

Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Kshetra: (ಕನಲ್ಲಿ ವೀರಭದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ)

Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple also called Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Sukeshtra located on the banks of a vast lake called Kannali lake, just 3 km from the Magadi main road, NICE Road junction, one of the most ancient temples of Bengaluru, is Dedicated to Lord Sri Veerabhadra one of the prominent God in the Gana of Lord Shiva. Lord Veerabhadra was created by Lord Sri Shiva to destroy the yajna of Sri Daksha, it is popularly called “Daksha-Yagna-Nasha”.

Front view of the Kannalli sri Veerabhadra swamy temple
Front view of the Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple

Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple Sukeshtra’s address is Kodigehalli, Kannalli Village, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 5600112,  is the Major landmark here, the Main Bus station of Kannalli village is located just 30 meters to this temple.  Opening and closing timings of this Temple are 6:30 am to 7:30 pm and with extended hours till 9:30 pm on Amavasya and Purnima days, no lunch break, and no holidays, Contact person Sri Ravi Kumar Aradhya, Contact number is +91 99022 21949

Please note that Post-Covid 19, This temple is Open with Mask, Sanitizer, and Thermal screening.

Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Sanctum sanctorum
Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Sanctum sanctorum

Quickly Jump to:

» History and Legend.
» Overview.
» Pricing of Seva List.
» Things to-do.
» Videos of Kannalli Temple.
» How to appease Lord Sri Veerabhadra.
» Nearby attractions at Kannalli.
» How to reach Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple.

History and Legend.

Side view of the Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Temple, Kannalli village
Side view of the Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Temple, Kannalli village

Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple is built in the Chola style of Architecture, as per local legend this temple is more than 2000 years old, and this area was a thick forest then.  The Main Deity here is Lord Sri Veerabhadra and the idol is more than 2000 years old and emits powerful positive vibes,
this the reason even today you find a huge rush during the Amavasya and Purnima days at this Temple, another Key Information about this Temple is that it has a lot of Naga prathishtana and Thade Hodiyodu is also the most popular activities done here.

Overview of Sri Kannalli Veerabhadra Swamy Temple. 

Established year  Ancient at least 2000 years old.
Founder Unnamed Chola King
Main Deity Sri Veerabhadra
Co Deities Sri Nandi
Temple Architecture style  Chola Architectural style, with traces of Ganga Architectural style.
Prathishtana by  Unknown
Administration by Government of Karnataka, Muzrai department
Ashwattha Katte Yes, Available.
Nagara Katte Yes, Available.
Navagraha Shrine  Yes, Available.
Garudagamba (Victory Pillar) Yes, Available. 
Special days   Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Amavasya & Purnima.
Peak rush Day Shivaratri, 11th March 2021
Kshetra  Paramapada Kshetra (Moksha stala).
Scared Month for Worshipping Lord Sri Veerabhadra is Karthika  will begin on November 5 and ends on December 4.
Meditation Hall Yes, Available. 
Preachings on Vedas / Bhagavad-Gita No,
Vedic Remedies for  Thade Hodiyodu 
Archana (prayer offering) cost Rs 10/-  per person 
Pradhana Archaka (Main priest) Sri
Annual Rathotsava on Magha Nakshatra in Magha Masa.

Amenities at “Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Kannalli”:

Amenities Description
Open and Close hours  6:30 am to  8.30 pm
Holiday Nil 
Free Hand-Sanitizer Yes 
Thermal Scanning  Yes 
Entry fees Free of Cost
Dress code Nil 
Vehicle Parking  Yes Free of Cost
Wheelchair accessible parking Yes 
Nearest BMTC Bus Stop at 30 meters away
Nearest Metro Station Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Stn., Hosahalli is 8 km away
Nearest Auto Rickshaw Stand at 50 meters away
Drinking-Water Yes
Hand-leg Washing  Yes Available
Footwears Stand Yes
Safe locker No
Wash Room Yes, Available. 
Distance from Vidhana Soudha  18.8 Km

Pricing of Seva List.

No Seva Name Cost in Rs.
1 Ashtothara Namavali Rs. 10
2 Panchamrutha Abhisheka Rs 301
3 Sahasrabilvarchane  Rs 15
4 Mudi Rs 15
5 Sankashtahara Ganapathi Pooja Rs 50
6 Rudra Abhishekam Rs 501
7 Vahana pooja two-wheeler Rs 50
8 Vahana pooja three-wheeler Rs 75
9 Vahana pooja Four Wheeler Rs 100
10 Vahana pooja Six Wheeler Rs 150

Things to-do.

  1. Thade Hodiyodu, Nagaprathishta, Rudrabhishekam, and Thirtha Snana (Scared bath) are the religious and spiritual things to do here.
  2. Bird watching at the Kannalli lake can be done.
  3. Within the premises of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple, one more ancient Sri Channakeshava Temple is located, the Inscriptions in Halegannada Language is still can be found here, and its state that these temples below to Chola period.
  4. Just 50 meters from this Temple of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy, at Kannalli Circle, there is a newly installed Sri Jagajyothi Basavanna Statue that can also be witnessed.
  5. Thade Hodiyodu is one of the popular activities here in the temple and will cost just under Rs 100/-

below is the link to the Videos of Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Temple, located on our youtube channel, please subscribe we frequently update with new content every day. 

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stone inscription at Kannali Temple complex
stone inscription at Kannali Temple complex

How to appease Lord Sri Veerabhadra.

  1. Since Lord Sri Veerabhadra is Gana of Lord Sri Shiva, things and rituals related to Lord Sri Shiva will please the Lord Sri Veerabhadra.
  2. Pradosha is the most powerful and easy way to worship Lord Sri Veerabhadra Swamy, below is the 2021 year complete list of Pradosham Dates and timings.  If the Pradosham falls on Saturday or Monday then it is called Shani Pradosha and Soma Prasdosham respectively.

Pradosham dates of the year 2021 dates, timings are based on Bengaluru, for other places timings slightly chances.

The 2021 Year Dates Timings of Pradosha Total Time Masa type Begins at Ends at
Month Krishna / Shukla
January 10, 2021, Sunday 06:10 PM to 08:41 PM 02 Hours 31 Mins Pushya Krishna Trayodashi  04:52 PM, Jan 10 02:32 PM, Jan 11
January 26, 2021, Tuesday 06:18 PM to 08:48 PM 02 Hours 30 Mins Pushya Shukla Trayodashi 12:24 AM, Jan 26  01:11 AM, Jan 27
February 9, 2021, Tuesday 06:24 PM to 08:52 PM 02 Hours 28 Mins Magha Krishna Trayodashi  03:19 AM, Feb 09 02:05 AM, Feb 10
February 24, 2021, Wednesday 06:28 PM to 08:54 PM 02 Hours 26 Mins Magha Shukla Trayodashi 06:05 PM, Feb 24 05:18 PM, Feb 25
March 10, 2021, Wednesday 06:30 PM to 08:54 PM 02 Hours 24 Mins Phalguna Krishna Trayodashi 02:40 PM, Mar 10  02:39 PM, Mar 11
March 26, 2021, Friday 06:31 PM to 08:52 PM 02 Hours 22 Mins Phalguna Shukla Trayodashi 08:21 AM, Mar 26 06:11 AM, Mar 27
April 9, 2021, Friday 06:32 PM to 08:51 PM 02 Hours 20 Mins Chaitra Krishna Trayodashi 03:15 AM, Apr 09 04:27 AM, Apr 10
April 24, 2021, Saturday 07:17 PM to 08:51 PM 01 Hour 34 Mins Chaitra Shukla Trayodashi 07:17 PM, Apr 24 04:12 PM, Apr 25
May 8, 2021, Saturday 06:36 PM to 08:52 PM 02 Hours 16 Mins Vaishakha Krishna Trayodashi 05:20 PM, May 08 07:30 PM, May 09
May 24, 2021, Monday 06:40 PM to 08:55 PM 02 Hours 14 Mins Vaishakha Shukla Trayodashi 03:38 AM, May 24 12:11 AM, May 25
June 7, 2021, Monday 06:45 PM to 08:58 PM 02 Hours 14 Mins Jyeshtha Krishna Trayodashi 08:48 AM, Jun 07 11:24 AM, Jun 08
June 22, 2021, Tuesday 06:48 PM to 09:02 PM 02 Hours 13 Mins Jyeshtha Shukla Trayodashi 10:22 AM, Jun 22 06:59 AM, Jun 23
July 7, 2021, Wednesday 06:50 PM to 09:04 PM 02 Hours 14 Mins Ashadha Krishna Trayodashi 01:02 AM, Jul 07 03:20 AM, Jul 08
July 21, 2021, Wednesday 06:49 PM to 09:04 PM 02 Hours 15 Mins Ashadha Shukla Trayodashi 04:26 PM, Jul 21 01:32 PM, Jul 22
August 5, 2021, Thursday 06:45 PM to 09:01 PM 02 Hours 16 Mins Shravana Krishna Trayodashi 05:09 PM, Aug 05 06:28 PM, Aug 06
August 20, 2021, Friday 06:38 PM to 08:50 PM 02 Hours 12 Mins Shravana Shukla Trayodashi 10:54 PM, Aug 19  08:50 PM, Aug 20
September 4, 2021, Saturday 06:28 PM to 08:48 PM 02 Hours 20 Mins Bhadrapada Krishna Trayodashi 08:24 AM, Sep 04 08:21 AM, Sep 05
September 18, 2021, Saturday 06:19 PM to 08:41 PM 02 Hours 22 Mins Bhadrapada Shukla Trayodashi 06:54 AM, Sep 18 05:59 AM, Sep 19
October 4, 2021, Monday 06:07 PM to 08:32 PM 02 Hours 24 Mins Ashwaja Krishna Trayodashi  10:29 PM, Oct 03  09:05 PM, Oct 04
October 17, 2021, Sunday 06:00 PM to 08:26 PM 02 Hours 26 Mins Ashwaja Shukla Trayodashi 05:39 PM, Oct 17 06:07 PM, Oct 18
November 2, 2021, Tuesday 05:53 PM to 08:21 PM 02 Hours 28 Mins Kartika Krishna Trayodashi 11:31 AM, Nov 02 09:02 AM, Nov 03
November 16, 2021, Tuesday 05:50 PM to 08:20 PM 02 Hours 30 Mins Kartika Shukla Trayodashi 08:01 AM, Nov 16 09:50 AM, Nov 17
December 2, 2021, Thursday 05:52 PM to 08:23 PM 02 Hours 31 Mins Margashirsha Krishna Trayodashi 11:35 PM, Dec 01 08:26 PM, Dec 02
December 16, 2021, Thursday 05:56 PM to 08:28 PM 02 Hours 32 Mins Margashirsha Shukla Trayodashi 02:01 AM, Dec 16 04:40 AM, Dec 17
December 31, 2021, Friday 06:04 PM to 08:36 PM 02 Hours 32 Mins Pushya Krishna Trayodashi 10:39 AM, Dec 31 07:17 AM, Jan 01

Nearby attractions at Kannalli. 

  1. Within the premises of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple, one more ancient Sri Channakeshava Temple is located, the Inscriptions in Halegannada Language is still can be found here, and its state that these temples below to Chola period.
  2. Just 50 meters from this Temple of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy, at Kannalli Circle, there is a newly installed Sri Jagajyothi Basavanna Statue that can also be witnessed.

How to reach Kannalli Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple.

  1. By BMTC bus means, Kempegowda swimming pool bus stop is just 120-meter away from Sri Bande Mahakaali Devalaya. BMTC Bus route nos are 241, 241B, 241C, 241D, 241E, 241F, 241G, 241H, 241J, 241K, 241L, 241M, 241N, 241P, 241Q, and 241S
  2. The nearest Metro Station, Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Station., Hosahalli is 8 km away from the Kannalli, Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple. 
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