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Yearly spectacle! Hassanambha temple opened, darshan for devotees from October 29

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Hassan: The doors of Hassanambha temple was opened amid the chanting of Vedic hymns on Thursday.

The temple will be opened from October 28 to November 6 for a period of nine days as a part of Hassanambha jatra mahotsava, organised by the district administration every year.

A welcome arch erected by the district administration in front of Hassanambha temple

The doors of the sanctum sanctum was opened at the auspicious 12.16 pm on Thursday considered as first of Ashwija masa (month).

Prior to that, Narasimharaje Urs a descendant of Talawar family cut the banana plantain. The doors of the temple are opened only once in a year ahead of Deepavali.

Narasimharaje Urs of Talawar family cuts banana plantain

Before closing the door, lamps will be lit before the presiding deity and Naivedya (food) will be offered.

The lamp remains burning even after a year and Naivedya remains afresh, believed to be the miracle of the Goddess that draws devotees from in and outside the State.

District incharge minister K Gopalaiah arrives at Hassanambha temple

As is the tradition, there will be no entry for devotees on first and last day, while they will be allowed on other days.

Owing to Covid situation, the devotees who have taken two doses of vaccine will be allowed inside the temple. They have to show photocopy of vaccination certificate or the message received on phone along with aadhaar.

Narasimharaje Urs of Talawar family in traditional attire prepares for the rituals

The temple is open from 6 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm. Devotees can have special entry by buying tickets for Rs 300 and Rs 1000.

Hassan district incharge minister K Gopalaiah, Minister J C Madhuswamy, MLA J Preetham Gowda, Deputy Commissioner R Girish, SP Srinivas Gowda, ASP Nandini, DySP Puttaswamy Gowda, Hassanambha temple Executive Officer B A Jagadish and ZP CEO B A Paramesh were present.

– Team Mysoorunews


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