A Day Trip around Bangalore
Fun World in Bangalore
Neeladri Amusement and Water Park
Crazy Waters Amusement Park
Innovative Film City
Basadi Betta, Tumkur
Vidurashwatha is a small village located just 6 km away from Gauribidanur of Chikkaballapur district. Vidurashwatha is situated near the Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh border.
The name Vidurashwatha is derived from a large Ashwath tree (Ficus religiosa) located in the village. As per the legend of the time of Mahabharata, this tree was planted by Vidura, a noble
in the kingdom of Dhritarashtra, and hence the name Vidurashwatha. Unfortunately, in 2001, this ancient tree fell on the ground.
There is also Naga Devatha Temple which is as old as the tree, here people do the prathishtapana (installation) of the Naga god (Serpent), to fulfill their desires, like having child, improvement
in business etc., the worship here is done to get rid of all problems related to Naga dosha.
Vidurashwatha also has the historical background. It is known as the Jallianwala Bagh South. On April 25, 1938, as part of the freedom struggle in India, a group of villagers had gathered
in a field to hold a Satyagraha. Similar to what happened at Jallianwala Bagh, the police fired at random at the group causing the death of 10 people. A memorial has been erected there, bearing the
names of those who lost their lives in this incident.
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport.
Nearest Railhead: The nearest railway station is just 5 km away.
Road: Vidurashwatha can be reached by road. Private vehicles are available from Gauribudanur to the temple.
Click on the above thumbnail to view Photographs of Vidurashwatha Temple
Please send us your enquiry and we will respond within 24 to 48 hours.