On the banks of the Madhure Kere Lake in Chikka Madhure in Kanaswadi is one of the famous pilgrimage centers of Shree Shani Mahathma Temple. The temple is located around 14 km from Nelamangla on the Nelamangla and Doddaballapur Road. The temple falls in the Doddaballapur Taluk. 45km from Bangalore. The temple is dedicated to Saturn or Shani dev, one of the Nava grahas (nine planets) worshiped in the Hindu Temples.
Architecture of Sri Shanimahathma Temple
The Shani deva temple in Madhure is a typical south Indian style architecture. The temple has a Gopura like in most of the South Indian Temples. The stunning Dravidian architecture is mind-blowing with many sculptures carved out on the gopuram.
The excellent workmanship on the gopuram contains many intricate carvings that are truly alluring.The temple was built by a farmer called Ganga Hanumaiah to dedicate to Shani deva to pacify the vengeance and the difficulties in one’s life.
How to Reach:
50km from Kempegowda International Airport. Devanhalli
Bangalore City and Yesavantpur is nearest Railway station
KSRTC Buses are available and one can hire Taxis. 15Km from Nelamangala and from kempegowda bus station Bangalore it is 45km away