Bangaru Tirupati

Located 29 kms from the city of Kolar, the Bangaru Tirupati temple is modeled on the famous Venkateshwara temple of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. This temple is thronged by pilgrims, particularly during the month of Shravana (July-August). Darshan of thedeity is through a small window in the sanctum which is built on rocks which dates back to Brigu Maharushi s days. The temple is built on a hillock that is about 40 meters high and below the hillock is the Garuda, Vishnu s vehicle. The temple itself has a very impressive gopuram with a kalyani or water tank near which a flight of steps leads us to the idol of Venkataramana, also called Srinivasa.
The temple gained importance as it was modeled around the famous Venkateshwara temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.