Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya Vedase
Raghunathaya Nathaya Seethayah Patheyeh Namaha||
Mallur also known, as Doddamallur is famous for its ancient Sri Aprameya (Vishnu), Sri Rama and Mallur Krishna Temple (Ambegalu Navneetha (crawling Krishna)) temples built and expanded by the Chola king Rajendra Simha. It is a village on the banks of river Kanva in Channapatna taluk, Bangalore rural district. Mallur is 60 Kms from Bangalore and 3 Kms from Channapatna.
Few feet away there is another temple dedicated to lord Sri Rama. Here, there is a big hall with 3 separate sanctums. The one in the center is dedicated to lord Rama along with his consort Sita in a sitting posture. Lakshmana is standing to the left of Rama’s idol and Hanuman the loyal companion of Sri Rama is depicted as worshipping lord Rama’s feet.
To the left of Sri Rama’s sanctum, lord Venugopal’s (Krishna playing the flute) idol is installed. The most striking feature of this idol is of Venugopal with four hands, two of the upper hands are holding the Shanka (conch shell) and Chakra (disc) and the lower hands are holding the flute.
To the right of Sri Rama’s sanctum, lord Sudarshana Lakshmi Narasimha idol is installed. This idol is unique as Lord Sudarshana and Lakshmi Narasimha are depicted together in a single idol. In the Narasimha avatar (form), as Narasimha was not supposed to carry any weapons, Lord Sudarshana becomes a part of Narasimha to assist him in devouring the asuras (demons).
You can also visit Kokkrebellur, which is 20 Kms away from this place.
Type of Place: Ancient Temple
Situated: Bangalore rural district, Channapatna taluk
Distance: 60 Kms from Bangalore, 3 Kms from Channapatna, 80 Kms from Mysore
Transport: Well connected by road and rail; autorikshaws ply between Channapatna and Mallur
Restaurants: Many are available on the main highway
Places to stay: The temple authorities (Muzrai department) make arrangements for staying and food