Sri Ramalinga Chowdeshwari Temple

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Sri Ramalinga Chowdeshwari Temple
Temple Address
5th Main Road, Attur Layout, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Temple overview

Sri Ramalinga Sowdeswari Amman is a Hindu deity, also known as Sri Chowdeshwari Devi. This goddess is worshiped both as Sri Chowdeshwari Devi and as Sri Ramalinga Sowdeswari Amman in three forms: Shakti, Chamunda, and Jyothi (the divine light). Her other names are Banashankari and Soodambika. She is Kuladevatha of Devanga people.

History of Sri Ramalinga Chowdeshwari Temple

According to the Devanga Purana, Sage Devala is the progenitor of the Devanga community. He emerged from the third eye of Lord Shiva (or, in some accounts, from Shiva’s heart) to create clothing and to teach weaving to the world. When Devala returned after obtaining threads from Lord Vishnu’s lotus navel, a group of five demons, Vajramushti, Dhoomravakra, Dhoomratchasa, Chithrasena, and Panchasena, attacked him at midnight. In the dark, the power of the demons was overwhelming. Devala attempted to fight them off using Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra but failed, and finally prayed for Shakti to protect him. Shakti appeared in light and glory, wearing a bright full crown, holding a trident and other weapons in her hand while mounted on a lion. She killed the demons; their blood was white, black, red, green, and yellow. Devala soaked his threads in the demon’s colorful blood. Shakti was then given the name Chowdeshwari or Sowdeswari. Sowdeswari advised Devala to worship her during every new moon.

Devala went south of the Himalayas and founded the Kingdom of Sagara with Amodh Nagar as its capital. He wove new clothes and gave them to everyone: gods (Trimurti and Tridevi), demigods (Deva, Asura), immortals (Gandharva, Kinnara) and people. Devala gave clothes to cover the body parts of Deva so that the name of his family is called Devanga (Anga= Body part). He married Suryadev’s sister DevaDhutta so that Surya is the first kinsmen, then Aadhi shesha’s daughter ChandraReka so Devanga people are called Sedar / Jendar (Aadhi sheesha is written as Aadhi Seda in Tamil) and then he married Asura Vakrathantha’s daughter AgniDhutta. People who follow Devala are known as Devanga or Devanagari.

Address: 5th Main Road, Attur Layout, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Sri Ramalinga Chowdeshwari Temple Timings

Days Timings
Monday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tuesday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wednesday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Thursday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Saturday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Sunday Morning 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Evening 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.