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6 face Murugan with his wife Sri Valli and Sri Devanai

Welcome to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple

Welcome to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple

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     In this temple the idol of Muruga and the temple is very special. Lord Muruga installed in the Garba gruha  of this temple, is seated majestically with six faces. Speciality of this temple comparing with historic temples true stories. Very famous temples have been built for Lord Murugan at Poravachery, Ettukudi and Enkan in Tamilnadu, Nagapattinam district.­­­

Porvachery Murugan RR Nagar

     King Mutharasa Chola has a desire

for a long time to built a murugan

temple and he decided to construct

the temple at the place Poravachery. He orders, one sculptor to carve the idol. That sculptor has beautifully made the Murugan idol with six faces seated on a peacock leg alone  total weight ½ ton with the support of  Prabhavali.

     On seeing the beauty of this idol the king orders to his soldiers to cut off right hand fingers of the sculptor's, so that he will never make such a beautiful statue anywhere else in the world.


Fearlessly the sculptor went to the nearby village called Ettukkudi and carved another statue with his left hand. This idol of lord Murugan here is also built with the support of  Prabhavali and  standing on peacock leg alone with ½ ton weight. As early as carved. 


Enkan Murugan

Knowing this, Mutharasa Chola blinded both eyes of the sculptor. Without both eyes then the sculptor again designed one murugan idol ditto same idol at the place of Ettukudi and Poravacherry called Enkan with the help of one small girl. The idol of Lord Murugan here is also built with the support of Prabhavali standing on peacock leg alone with ½ ton weight. At the time of opening the eyes of the idol the sculptor's got his sight back by the grace of lord Murugan.


Ettukudi Murugan


Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple RR nagar

     The idol of Shrungagiri sri shanmukha temple in bangalore has a special feature that is more special than above three temples. This murugan statue with six faces, is weighing about 1 ton is constructed in such a way that whole weight on two legs of the peacock and not by the support of  prabhavali. which is very very a unique creation. This idol is carved in a way like there is space between Murugan's leg and peacock's leg. Sthapathi Durai Achari from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu has designed this statue and Stapati Mr.Selvaraj from Kumbakonam has helped in constructing this temple.

     Sri Trichy Maha Swamigal of Rajarajeshwari temple was the main reason for initiation of this idol. This statue has been erected as per his instructions.

Front Side View

Shanmukha Temple RR nagar front view

Back Side View

murugan Temple RR nagar back view

     In any Murugan temple one cannot see 6 faces of Lord murugan, only 3 faces have been shown to the devotees the remaining 3 faces are shown in the mirror. It is the only temple where the devotees can see all the six faces of Lord Murugan, 3 faces from the front and 3 faces from the back of the enclosure.

This temple was constructed in a hexagonal shape. Around 3000 idols of Lord Ganesha were kept in the temple premises for the sight of devotees. The Ganesha idols here are made of different materials and different shapes are a feast to the eyes of devotees and which cannot be seen anywhere else.

idols RR nagar murugan temple

     It was Lord Shanmukha's own will to choose the barren Hillock in Rajarajeshwari Nagar as his abode and he inspired  Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.  appointed me as God's Contractor to build Shrungiri Sri Shanmukha Temple on the Hillock.  

     Thus appointed and blessed  me extraordinary visionary capacity, guided me to design the entire temple structure based on the very name of Lord Shanmukha. Which means  'Six Faced God'.    



Panchamukhi Ganesha RR nagar

     There are about 300 steps to reach this Murugan temple. Before reaching the Shanmukha temple a five-faced Ganesha statue known as Sri Panchmukhi Vinayagar Temple was constructed. another highlight of this temple is that, the five faces of Lord Ganesha are built so that devotees can see them from all four directions. 

     This temple is also unique in as much as the Panchamukhi vinayaga is "Simhavaahanaroodha" (riding a lion. The temple complex also houses a "Nagara Katte"   


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Morning 7:00am - 12:30pm

Evening 4:30pm - 9:00pm

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Shrungagiri Sri shanmukha Temple, BEML Layout 5th Stage, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore – 560098

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