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Honnavara, Karnataka, India



Lord Vigneswaraya is the main deity of this temple and deity measures 3 feet in height. Ganapathi idol in this temple is a tall standing figure with two hands, One hand is holding a Modaka while the other hand is holding a Padma (Lotus).

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Gunavante Bus Stop
4.7 KM 9449596666
4 KM 139
Mangalore International Airport
173 KM 0824-2220422


Shri Ganapathi Temple has an entrance arch with Dhwaja Stambham. The deity is made with Black stone.

Religious Significance

Towards the end of the Dwapara Yuga, anticipating that Shri Krishna was about to leave for Vaikunta and fearing the advent of Kali Yuga once he departed, many sages led by Sage Valakilya were performing penances. But their penances were hindered in various ways. So they prayed to Lord Krishna, who sent Maharishi Narada to help them. Narada came to the Rishis and told them to pray to Lord Vigneswaraya (Ganapathi) who is the remover of all obstacles. The Rishis asked Narada where they should perform the Puja to propitiate Shri Ganapathi. Maharishi Narada led them to the banks of the River Sharavathi. Here, he pointed out a place called Kunjaranya. Maharishi Narada told the Rishis that in a previous age, the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva had come here to stop the destruction wreaked by the Asuras on Earth. They had created the Chakrathirtha and Brahmathirtha lakes. Maharishi Narada and the other Rishis created a new lake called Devathirtha here. Then Narada brought Shri Ganapathi along with all the other Gods and the Trinity here. Ritual rites were performed and hymns were chanted in praise of Shri Ganapathi. Pleased with his devotees, Lord Ganapathi agreed to stay in this place to help the Rishis conduct their penances without any hindrance. Another lake called Ganeshathirtha was formed here to bring water to the temple. This place eventually came to be known as Idagunji.


The importance of Edakunj kshetra has been mentioned in the Sahyadri khand of the Skandapuran. This temple was built in 4th - 5th century C.E. and constructed by the devotees.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 01:00 PM 03:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Morning pooja
All Days
08:00 - 08:30
Maha Pooja
All Days



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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Honnavara, Karnataka, India

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