“Ishvarim Sarvabhootanam Tamihopahvaye Shriyam”
Mahalaxmi is considered as “Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity”. Story behind this temple is very interesting and that starts with a very poor man named Abbayya. He used to take his cows out for grazing and will have his food near a pond. He kept on hearing a voice, which said “Shall I come with you” for some days. He was scared since he was not able to see anybody but finally after some time, he replied back saying she can come with him if she is not an evil spirit and he saw a “Mahalakshmi Idol”. He took that home and started worshipping everyday and soon he became a wealthy person in the village. He built a small temple for the goddess and worshipped her with great reverence. This was continued until Abbayya and his brother Thotadappa were died.
From 1925 onwards, “Shrimati Kamalamma” started worshipping the goddess and soon many people who visited this temple benefitted. By word of mouth, temple became famous pilgrimage center.
How to reach:
Via Bus: From Bangalore – Majestic, Catch bus going to Pavagad and get down at Goravanahalli cross. There are several busses which directly go to Goravanahalli. Also, if you reach Dabaspet on Tumkur Road, there are several private busses which go to Goravanahalli.
Private Vehicles: On Tumkur road go till Dabaspet, which is around 52 Km from majestic. Take right at Dabaspet under the flyover on Bangalore – Pune highway. Goravanahalli is around 37 Km from Dabaspet.
Distance : Around 90 Km from Bangalore.
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