Devarayana Durga Devarayanadurga
About Devarayana Durga
At a distance of 72 Kms from Bangalore (near Tumkur), Devarayanadurga is a rocky hill situated in the midst of picturesque locality at an altitude of 3940 ft. The main attraction of Devarayanadurga is the temples of Yoga Narasimha & Bhoga Narasimha. The Bhoga Narasimha temple is located at the foothills while the Yoga Narasimha shrine is located at the top of the hill. This is one of the popular tourist places near Bangalore.
This is also an ideal place for trekking. Motorable road is available till the hill top. Many people trek the hill from the Bhoga Narasimha temple at foothill. One can driver further from Yoga Narasimha temple to the peak of the hill to capture a nice view of the valley and surrounding places.
Devarayanadurga is famous for the natural water spring called Namada Chilume which is considered as the source of Jayamangali River. There are two other springs known as Ramatirtha and Dhanushtirtha. There is a large cave nearby with figures of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. The car festival of Sri Bhoga Narasimha Swamy is held during the month of March/April here.
Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Jayanthi, an annual celebration of Narasimha avathara day takes place here during the month of Chaitra (around May).
A diversion is required on NH4 before Tumkur at Kyathsandra to reach Devarayanadurga.
Distance (From Bangalore): 72 Kms
Devarayanadurga has been a favourite one day trip location from Bangalore. Add Shivagange and unexplored Mandaragiri you have three lovely places. Let us drive to west of Bengaluru and explore some of the lovely hill fort temples.
The city of Bengaluru is surrounded by small hills. When we talk about hills in Karnataka, they invariably have small forts and temples too.