Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple, Tumkur

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple is a Hindu temple located in Goravanahalli, a village in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka.


A poor man named Abbayya was blessed by Sri Mahalakshmi. For his unwavering devotion, Abbayya was awarded the blessing of wealth. He began doing charity work which led his home to be called Lakshmi Nivas.

Abbayya’s brother, Thotadappa, joined Abbayya in his charity work. After Abbayya’s death, Thotadappa performed poojas to the Goddess. He was asked by Mahalakshmi in his dreams to build her a shrine. Hence, Thotadappa built the Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi temple in dedication to the Goddess. Thotadappa started performing poojas. However, after 1910, the temple fell into a neglected state and was left in ruins after the World War II bombings


Upon arriving at Goravanahalli in 1925, Kamalamma (a pious devotee) saw the neglected state of the temple. She settled there in 1952 and started performing poojas for the Goddess. Other people started arriving, waiting in queue for the darshan of Sri Mahalakshmi. In due time, the temple gained fame through the word of mouth.

Local Sightseeing Options in Goravanahalli

Theetha Reservoir

Oni Nagappa Temple & Renukamba Temple

Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary

how to reach goravanahalli mahalakshmi temple

By Air

The Bangalore International Airport caters to domestic and international tourists and is a mere 80 kms from the temple.

By Rail

The closest railways station is located 36 kms from the temple at Tumkur.

By Road

KSRTC and Private Buses ply regularly between Bangalore and Gorvanahalli.

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