Friday, August 15, 2014

History of Hemmaragala 1,800-year-Old Temple


History of Hemmaragala
1,800-year-Old Temple a Boon for Childless Couples 




The Place Of Miracle Hemmaragala is a Village of which is Located of the South of Nanjangud taluk in Mysore District .After traveling a distance of 34Km form Mysore to Chamarajanagara one can see Arch ( At Badanavalu) inviting you to the Temple. From there its only a 5Km  drive which takes you to the Huchhu Venugopalaswamy Temple.

            Hemmaragala a village of 5500 Population comprises people of different castes and creed. The Miracle Temple of Sri Santana Venugopaala is in the center part of the village surrounded by all the Castes existing in the village. As a back bone Dalits colony, to the left Lingaayath and Kurubas colony, to the right Uppaara Colony and in the infront comes the Vaishnavas Colony.
            All These communities have come following their own Spirituals systematically through the years, without affecting the harmony. Most of them are depending mainly on Agriculture, animal husbandry and small Scale industries run by Stree Shakti Sangha , and Small Scale business. With all these above features Hemmaragala  has also come up Politically, Economically, Educationally foreward, so it stands unique in whole Nanjangud taluk, now a days its in the limelight for its Miracle happening with Clear evidences.

Origin of Hemmaragala – as a Name
There is No perfect evidence for the existence of the name Hemmaragala, but there are ancient stories for the name to exist.

1.         Once upon a time this region ruled by a feudal lord by name Bheemappanaika. He had 16 Daughters and wished for a male child but his wife delivered  again a           female. So she prayed  Sri Venugopaala swamy and left of the baby infront of the         god. By the time Bheemappanaika came to temple the child had turned in to male.   The face facing towards became Hedathale and the legs towards became             Hemmaragala( Heamapuri).
2.         Once Koundinya Maharshi visited to Hemapuri village which was almost a lake.     He closes this place for meditation and blessed the place to grow and develop like     the Trees surrounding the lake which was huge in size. So the name as            Hemmaragala.( Hemmara means big Tree in vernacular language.)
3.         Once a Demon existed in this village, he was Killed by a saint and his head was      parted from his body . The Place where the head was fallen called as Headathale            and the place where body was  fallen is known Hemapuri and it became as          Hemmaragala.
4.         Once a man eating demon existed in this place , he was a threat to the people. So     he was killed by an ash grey colored person (Shiva). His head was kept in the            place, which is now called as Headathale and the leg were thrown to the place         which is called as Hemmaragala.

            Like this there are many stories giving evidence to origin of  name Hemmaragala. As  Sri Venugopalaswamy was statued by Sri Koundinya Maharshi, it is Also called as “Koundinya Maharshi Kshetra ”.

            Holycows ( Kaamadhenu) are there on either sides of Sri Venugopala, with Adishesha on head, hence it is also called by the name of “Govardhana Kshetra”.

            With all these above epical evidence we can get the origin of the name of Hemmaragala. In Chola’s rule the place were having the names with ‘Kala’ as suffreixes. During these period there were many big trees in this place, so, we can also conclude that during Chola’s rule the name Hemmaragala might have origined.

Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple

This Temple stands as the historical and cultural of Hemmaragala. The temple was built in 13th century . Ganga’s were ruling this land during that period. Once, the ruler got a dream in which Venugopalaswamy appeared and told the ruler that he would give his “Darshana ” ( come in sight) in the Kalyaani where Koundinya Maharshi Bathed, and told to the build his Temple where is chariot breaks down after returning from your victory. Like this the lord Venugopalaswamy was statured in Hemmaragala for the welfare of mankind.

            This mankind later came into the rule of Hoysalas after Gangas. The third rulers of Hoysala Veeraballaala were the commander of this region . Bheemappanaika,  Manchedanayaka and Perumaladevanatyaka were the subsidiary ruler of Hoysala. They were responsible to conduct daily rituals of the lord. For this in 1298 A.D. they donated their land for the construction of the temple.

            The Chola King  who one ruled this region had 12 Female children and wished for a male child in the lord Venugopala  then the lord appeared in the dream of king. The next day queen again gives birth to baby girl. This makes the king very angry and he criticizes the queen badly , bitterly moved by this the queen promises infront of the god to commit suicide if the baby girl born would not turn into boy the next day.

            As a miracle the next day in the brahmi lagnam the child turns into male. Witnessing this the queen with love and devotion calls the god “Huchhu Gopala”. For this as thanks giving the Chola Maharaja ( King)made the stone floaring to the Kalyaani.
           
            It is said that Huchhu Gopala is the folk pronounciation of  “Utsaca Gopala” .
The King of Yaduvamsha  of Mysore, Sri Kantirava Narasimha Raja Wodeyar, who need a male child for his succession prayed here in front of the lord and had a male birth. Rejoicing this he named his son after the lords name as Sri Mummadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar. This Shows  the lords divinity everywhere.
            When Sri mummadi KrishnaRaja Wodeyar came into power, he came to the holy place in 1810 and had the darshana of lard , he took the utsava murthy ( movable Idol)   
to the Mysore Palace. Even today we can his statue in the temple . for the daily rituals and ceremonical processions Sri Mummadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar has donated 150 acres of land to the Temple.
             For childbirth devotees tie lemon and cradle in the temple to provoke and get the blessings of god. This practice can be seen today also. The unmarried and the troubled once pray lord to come out of it.
            The temple is east facing. It starts with main entrance from there we come across the Bali pita of the lord. From here we can see the Main Mantapa. After having done the holy rounds around the Mantapa, to the left is Thulasi Brindavan, holy well pond and stone floaring, then when temple is entered we can see the marriage hall. When further moved from left we can see Rukmini Amma. From Right we can see Satyabhaama Amma. After that we can enter the octagonal Shaped mantapa. There we can see Sridevi and Bhudevi the processional idols. To the right we see Nammalwar, to the left Vedanta  Deshikara Ramanujacharya and Adishesha. When  moved further we see small Yoganarasimha sitting on the entrance of Varadarajaswamy dressed  with Saligrama Necklace.
            After Sukanasi then we get the heart place of the god ( Garbhagudi ). There we see the young lord Krishna playing flute standing on left leg and the right leg crossed. This beauty cannot be described with words , it can only be enjoyed  by seeing it. The leg are such that it can free us from any problem only by its darshan. The moon like face, the gem studded waist lace, flute incute hands, eyes filled with love and kindness, lovely lips, crown studded with diamonds and gems and many which cannot be expressed in words. Its true that one feels to hug the divine idol once at least. One who fills this lonely lord Krishna in his eyes is the luckiest.
            Any Rationalist becomes poet and Start praising lord immensely when the lords darshana is made.
            Every year The Krishnotsava is being celebrated in the month of September.

Miracles of the Lord  Huchhu Gopala :
            1 : Making the curse Hoax : Alamelamma cursed and made Talakad a Sand filled land, Malangi a water filled Place completely and the Royal Mysore family as a childless. The made Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar to Suffer a lot without children. At last king surrended himself in the lord and in return he got a male child . like this sri Venugopalaswamy  made the Alamelamma’s curse a hoax.

            2 : Miracle of Eagle :  Since the existence of the temple the lord krishna’s lovely game, The Holy festival being celebrated in the Month of June. At the time the pond( Kalyaani) is filled with water which is 10 feet Depth. The Filled water is used to play holy only after an eagle comes and puts three circular round while performing pooja. Till today this is observed , the till date there no example of the eagle not come on that auspicious day. So, no year has missed this festival.

            3 : Midnight Melody : Very often the village folks surrounding the temple here, the temple bell ringing, couch blowing. This is clearly heard around the temple in regular intervals,

            4 : Security of King Cobra : There is a belief that for the centuries a king cobra is guarding the temple. It has also feared many in the village who were t ocommit mistakes, those who talk ill about the temple knowingly or unknowlingly have experienced the chase of  cobra and biting them in dream. This has confirmed by many who has got the similar dreams.

            5 : The Dead made alive ; One day a child about 6 year old collapsed all of a sudden near the in front of its parents and the surrounding  crowds. The people around and confirmed that the child has stopped breathing and the body turning cold. The parents were in shock and cried for the baby in front of the lord temple with child body. This was pathetic. Sight to every one there.  Then the miracle happened the baby smiled as if its teasing somebody and stood up later. This child still there in the village. One can talk to it if interested, this was also telecasted  in a T V programme recently.

            6 : The Powerful Divine Wand : This is the wand, which is said that Koundinya Maharshi has transferred all his divine and magical powers before his last breath. The persons who take blessings this wand have freed themselves with all from sufferings and difficulties. Some have also experienced electric shock while being blessed by the wand.
            Now a day in the temple the provision is made to get the blessings from the wand on Saturdays and Sundays.

            7 : Child Birth : in history Rajarajendra Chola has only female children’s. He had no son for his succession. So, out of depression both the king and queen laid there last female child in front of the lord and went to commit suicide in the near by lake, but before dying they wished to see their baby once again. When they came to see surprising the female child has turned into male child.
            Even today the childless couples come here and pray for children and the next season itself they are blessed with child birth. This can be only said nothing a miracle. The couples who all have been blessed with child births have registered their name, address and telephone no. in the temple. The blessed couple’s number exceeds more than 2500.

            8 : Shocking result to the Medical Field :  The priest of the lord Krishna in the temple was examined with blood cancer and the doctor had certified that the priest has no chance to live except death within few years. The depressed priest who came back home just engaged himself with his family to serve and worship lord Krishna.
            Once, the same doctor met the priest and took him to the hospital to check his health condition , as a shock to the medical field itself, the priest blood cancer was completely cured . he was totally healthy.


 PROFILE OF HEMMARAGALA

Village
Hemmaragala
Block
Nanjangud
District
Mysore
State
Karnataka
Country
India
Continent
Asia
Time Zone
IST ( UTC + 05:30)
Currency
Indian Rupee ( INR )
Dialing Code
+91
Driving side
left
Internet cTLD
in
Language
Kannada, English
Time difference
23 minutes
Latitude
12.0392703
Longitude
76.7350951

Hemmaragala is a village panchayat located in the Mysore district of Karnataka state,India. The latitude 12.0392703 and longitude 76.7350951 are the geocoordinate of the Hemmaragala. Bangalore is the state capital for Hemmaragala village. It is located around 138.1 kilometer away from Hemmaragala.. The other nearest state capital from Hemmaragala is Bangalore and its distance is 231.1 KM. The other surrouning state capitals are Pondicherry 336.8 KM., Thiruvananthapuram 384.7 KM., Chennai 403.5 KM.,
The surrounding nearby villages and its distance from Hemmaragala are Hedathale 1.5 KM , Nerale 2.5 KM , Badanavalu 4.0 KM , Doddakowlande 6.9 KM , Mallupura 7.5 KM , Nanjangud 7.8 KM , Devarasanahalli 8.1 KM , Kalale 8.6 KM , Horalavadi 9.7 KM , Nagarle 12.3 KM , Hulimavu 13.1 KM , Hadinaru 14.6 KM , Karya 15.3 KM , Thandavapura 15.4 KM , Suthur 15.5 KM , Kasuvinahalli 16.4 KM , Dasanur 17.3 KM , Maraluru 17.5 KM , Heggadahalli 18.1 KM , Haginavalu 19.7 KM , Hallare 19.9 KM , Shiramalli 20.7 KM , Thayuru 21.2 KM , Hura 21.4 KM , Kurihundi 22.0 KM , Rampura 23.6 KM , Duggahalli 23.7 KM , Hadya 26.7 KM , Hediyala 28.8 KM , Biligere , Hullahalli , Sinduvalli , .

The official language of Hemmaragala

The native language of Hemmaragala is Kannada, English and most of the village people speak Kannada, English. Hemmaragala people use Kannada, English language for communication.

Hemmaragala Sun rise time

Hemmaragala village is located in the UTC 5.30 time zone and it follows indian standard time(IST). Hemmaragala sun rise time varies 23 minutes from IST. The vehicle driving side in Hemmaragala is left, all vehicles should take left side during driving. Hemmaragala people are using its national currency which is Indian Rupee and its internationl currency code is INR. Hemmaragala phones and mobiles can be accesed by adding the indian country dialing code +91 from abroad. Hemmaragala people are following the dd/mm/yyyy date format in day-to-day life. Hemmaragala domain name extension( cTLD) is .in .

The nearest railway station in and around Hemmaragala

The nearest railway station to Hemmaragala is Badanavalu which is located in and around 4.3 kilometer distance. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance from Mamakudi.
Badanavalu railway station
4.3 KM.
Chinnadagudi railway station
5.0 KM.
Kavalande railway station
7.0 KM.
Nanjangud Town railway station
10.6 KM.
Sujata Puram Halt railway station
13.0 KM.

Nearest airport to Hemmaragala

Hemmaragala‘s nearest airport is Mysore Airport situated at 30.4 KM distance. Few more airports around Hemmaragala are as follows.
Mysore Airport
30.4 KM.
Coimbatore International Airport
116.9 KM.
Sulur Air Force Station
123.1 KM.

Nearest districts to Hemmaragala

Hemmaragala is located around 30.6 kilometer away from its district head quarter mysore. The other nearest district head quarters is chamarajanagar situated at 25.9 KM distance from Hemmaragala . Surrounding districts from Hemmaragala are as follows.
Chamarajnagar ( chamarajanagar ) district
25.9 KM.
Mandya ( mandya ) district
58.0 KM.
Nilgiris ( udagamandalam ) district
70.7 KM.
Wayanad ( kalpetta ) district
85.3 KM.

Nearest town/city to Hemmaragala

Hemmaragala‘s nearest town/city/important place is Nanjnagudu located at the distance of 7.8 kilometer. Surrounding town/city/TP/CT from Hemmaragala are as follows.
Nanjangud
7.8 KM.
Gundlupet
27.3 KM.
Mysore
31.5 KM.
Yelandur
32.3 KM.

Schools in and around Hemmaragala

Hemmaragala nearest schools has been listed as follows.
Higher Primari School
0.2 KM.
Hemmaragala High School
0.4 KM.
My School Ravishankar
2.8 KM.
Sgm Ghschool Tagadur
9.7 KM.
Thagadur High School
9.9 KM.

Beaches in and around Hemmaragala

Hemmaragala‘s nearest beach is Silver Beach located at the distance of 333.7 kilometers. Surrounding beaches from Hemmaragala are as follows.
Silver Beach
333.7 KM.
Parankipatai Beach
334.9 KM.
Pondicherry Beach
339.9 KM.
Poompuhar Beach
349.3 KM.
Tranqbar Beach
357.5 KM.

Hemmaragala map

The following Hemmaragala map is from google. Hemmaragala map consist of nearest villages and more information based on the zooming. You can enlarge or minimize the map zooming level based on your requirement.

Photos Curtesy Internet

24 comments:

  1. I desire to visit this holy place.

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  2. Very peacfull place..please do visit to get the blessings of beautiful god Gopala.Today was my first visit and felt really positive. Devotees of any language can visit based on their will and god will show the path.

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  3. How to contact Temple office? Please share if anybody have

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  4. Amazing places, really it is a boon for childless couples. Thanks for sharing this valuable info. Keep writing more like this.

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  5. How to contact temple priest for detail..please share contact detail if anyone have

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