Oralakallu Teertha in Bangalore

Oralakallu Teertha Overview

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Oralakallu Teertha is a historical pilgrimage spot near Bangalore, which is visited by hundreds of people every year. It is believed that Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman stayed at this spot during their exile.

Legend goes that Lord Rama wanted a few drops of water to put a tilak on his forehead, so he shot an arrow into a rock and water came out. This is why the place is also known as Namada Chilume, meaning the spring of Tilak. The natural spring coming out a rocky spot is a fascinating site.

While visiting this place, you can also go to the Bhoganarasimha Temple, which has an exclusive shrine for Goddess Lakshmi, Khumbi Betta and Yoganarasimha Temple located nearby. A good time to make a trip here is between February and March during the annual car festival of Bhoga Narasimha temple. The festival has the chariot or Ratha of Sri Bhoga Narasimhaswamy drawn in the main Ratha beedhi of the hill town.

As this spot is situated close to the city auto rickshaws, taxis and buses are readily available.

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15 km from Tumkur near Bangalore