the mother of Sri Pariksit Maharaja, when the Pandavas were in a
hidden exile. Many of his footprints are present even today. His footprints weremarked on the rocks as he fought with Kicaka.
Sri Sri Laksmi Nrsimhadeva Temple
established the deity of Sri Sri Laksmi Nrsimhadeva in the townof Heserghatta. The deity is carved out of a
Sri Vyasa Tirtha, the
of Sri Laksmipati Tirtha, and the
of Sri Madhavendra Puripadavisited this temple of Sri Sri Laksmi Nrsimhadeva. In addition, SriRamanujacarya, the prominent Sri Vaisnava
visited thistemple. Srila Gurudeva also visited this temple to take the
of the Lord. SriVyasadeva compiled his literary works in front of the temple.
Sri Venu-gopala Temple and Panca-pandava Temple in Aivara-khanda-pura
The Pandavas installed this beautiful deity of Sri Venu-gopala, Sri Krsna playingthe flute. Sri Radhika and Sri Lalita (Sri Rukmini and Sri Satyabhama as per the
) also surround the Lord. This temple is about four kms from the
This temple is located in the village named Aaivara-khanda-pura (in Kannada,the village where the five Pandavas were seen). Even today, there is a temple offive Siva
named as Dharmesvara,
Bhimesvara, Arjunesvara, Nakulesvara,and so on in this village. There are many stone tablets with ancient inscriptionsaround the temple. There is also an old Deity of Sri Hanuman, which wasinstalled by Sri Vyasa Tirtha.
Caturbhuja Krsna Temple at Kakola
This four-armed Deity of Krsna was installed by about 2 kms from the matha bySri Vyasa Tirtha. However due to the flood conditions of the Heserghatta river(which used to supply water to entire Bangalore even 8 years ago), this Deitywas relocated in early part of the last century to the present location in Kakola,about 10 kms from our
The following excerpt of Srila Gurudeva’s lecture stresses the importance ofSri Guru and
strong faith in Sri Guru.
. Though Krsna is Bhagavan she chastises and correctsHim. She ties Him to the grinding mortar. Do not be wicked anymore. More thanher is the gopis' service. Among them Radhika's service. These are all services.