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ABOUT TEMPLE

Sri Lake View MahaGanapathy Temple is situated on the banks of Halasuru Lake(Ulsoor Lake). It is the only distinct temple in the world where the Lord Maha Ganapathy is facing South Direction. It is a well renowned temple with a number of deities at one place.

Since ancient times the priests of Vellal Clan were coming to perform Pooja on the banks of Ulsoor Lake.They have noticed a 7 feet snake visiting the spot daily.Therefore they have dug the area & found an idol of Lord Ganapathy. So they planned to establish a temple for the Lord in late 19th Century.The Temple was first renovated in 1986 by Veda Bramha Sri.Venkatrama Sastry who is the Dharmadarshi of the Temple.From then on it came to be called as Sri Lake View Mahaganapathy Temple as the term “Lake View” was designated to indicate that Lord Mahaganapathy is facing the Lake.

Vakratunda Mahakaya Kotisurya Samarabha |
Nirvignam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada||

O Lord Ganesha, of Curved Trunk, Large Body, and with the Brilliance of a Million Suns, Please Make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.

The first deity of this Temple is Lord Sri Mahaganapathy. He is remover of all obstacles.He is fulfilling all his devotees desires & wishes.The actual time of the lord at this place is undetermined.Yet the lord was re-installed(Jeernoddhara) on 7th September 1986.From then on the Lord has concentrated at this place opposite to the Lake.

       The second deity of this Temple is Goddess Sri Ankala Parameshwari (A Tamil name of Goddess Durga).The goddess came into being at this place 12 years after Lord    Mahaganapathy.The Goddess was installed in the first floor on 28th August   1998. At this time itself the RAJA GOPURA(Entrance Arch) was installed. During this time even Sri Manjunatha Swamy, Sri Subramanya Swamy & Sri Dakshina Murthy Swamy were installed in the same sanctum. During this event Sri  Shaneshwara Swamy & Sri SeethaRamachandra Swamy along with Lakshmana & Sri Anjaneya Swamy were installed in the Temple Premises.

 

In 2011 the whole temple & along with deities sanctum was renovated with Granite Flooring & for walls. At this time Sri Shirdi SaiBaba along with Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy & Dattatreya Swamy were installed on April 18th 2010.

On 7th September 2014 Sri Venkateshwara Swamy was installed in the same sanctum to the left of Sri Sai Baba Mandir. The Lord’s Murthy(Idol) was bought from Tirumala Tirupati & the idol is 7 feet.The idol was installed on the same date when Sri Mahaganapathy was re-installed & Jeernodharana was done in 1986. The Lord is similar to that of Srivari residing in Tirumala Hills.

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