Shani Mahatma Temple, Nelamangala
Sri Shani Mahatma Temple, Kanasawadi is located at a distance of 14 Km from Nelamangala on Nelamangala - Doddaballapur Road in Doddaballapur taluk. This place is also called as Chikka Madhure.
Sri Shani Mahatma Temple is equally important and sacred like Shaneshwara Temple at Pavagada in Tumkur district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shani Mahatma (Saturn), the second largest planet.
The Shani Mahatma Temple located at Chikka Madhure was constructed by Ganga Hanumaiah, a local farmer. The temple attracts devotees in huge numbers especially on Saturdays of Shravana Masa (Hindu Month).
It is believed that one can get rid of or lessen the negative effects of Sade sathi or Ashtama Shani or Panchama Shani on worshipping or by offering special poojas to Sri Shaneshwara Temple at Chikka Madhure.
In support of this you can see lot of people offering Ellu Batti to the fireplace right in front of the temple. 'Ellu Batti' means black sesame seeds are put into small pieces of cloth and are tied with black thread and this is dipped in Gingelly oil (Sesame oil).
Temple Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM. Maha Poooja is done at 8 PM every day.
How to reach Nelamangala
Nelamangala is a town and taluk headquarters in the Bangalore Rural district of Karnataka state in India. Nelamangala lies near the junction of two National Highways, NH-48 (Bangalore - Mangalore) and NH-4 (Mumbai - Chennai) to north of Bangalore city.
Nelamangala is located on NH-4, around 27 km away from Bangalore city towards Tumkur and Mumbai. It has a beautiful park at Binnamangala, Vishwa Shanti Ashrama (a place for excursion and spirituality) with huge statues of Panduranga, Geeta Mandir, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Vinayaka Temple, the beautiful Vishwaroopa Vijaya Vittala statue along with a park to relax. One can also find many Dhabas(Punjabi restaurant) located throughout the stretch of National Highway(NH4).
Nelamangala also famous for its Udbhava Ganesha Temple where once in a year celebration takes place. The speciality lies in the roadside trees, almost 50 years old planted by Late. Ragi Siddaramaiha Shetty a local business man.But now number of trees are reducing due to the Government development planns .But u can see the trees today also. Nelamangala is a connecting place for Madhure Shanimahatma Temple, which is 14 km away from Nelamangala.
This is a very ancient Shree Ranganatha Swamy temple in T. Beguru (Family God (Manne Devvaru) of many kunchitigas), the ancient structure recently collapse so a renovated structure has been rebuilt. T.Beguru is a village and panchayat capital for T.Beguru grama panchayath, other villages in T.Begur Mandal are Araledibba, Agasarahalli, Byranahalli, Kambayyanapalya, Thirumalapura, Geddalahalli, Kempohalli, Marohalli and Malonagatihalli. T.Begur is 9.1 km distance from its taluk main town nelamangala on NH4.