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Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta Trek

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Bilikal Rangaswamy BettaTrek

Nearest Towns:

Kanakapura

Location info:India->Karnataka->Harohalli

Distances:Bilikal Betta is 70km from Bangalore.
Camping Sites: no any
Trek Length:The highest point of the hill is 5091 feet above sea level

Route Info:

Bangalore - Kanakapura Road - Harohalli - Dodda Maralawadi - Koonala Doddi - Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta.

Best Time To Visit:

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is during the post monsoon season of August to January.

Worst Time To Visit:

summer

Difficulty Level:

Easy.

Summary:

Biligiri Rangana Betta (literally meaning - Ranganatha's Whiterock Hill in Kannada) is a lofty hillock situated at a distance of 28 km from Yelandur and 90 km from Mysore. The forest around is named Biligiri Rangaswamy Wildlife Sanctuary after this place. One can have a breath taking view of the forest around from the platform behind the temple atop the hill. There is the famous temple of Ranganatha atop this hill. A copper plate record dated 1667 and belonging to Mudduraju, son of Trimalarajanayaka of Hadinadu sheds light on the history of the temple. Here these hills are mentioned as that of Thiru Venkatanatha of Bilikal (White Rock). In Sanskrit, this hill was called Shwetadri meaning white hill. This is because the hill's weathered granite cliff face appear white in colour. The Venkatanatha temple became known as Ranganatha temple after Tipu Sultan visited this temple while on a hunting expedition and described it as a temple of Lord Ranganatha. Hence, the name Biligiri Rangana Betta.

Things To Look for:

Kanakadasa's cave:
Kanakadasa's cave. It is believed that the celebrated spiritual guru Haridasa Kanaka lived here singing praises of the lord for some time.

There is a mysterious tradition and legend about this temple. Anyone visiting the temple can see a huge pair of sandals. Legend has it that these sandals are used by the presiding deity Lord Ranganatha to roam around these forests. Mysteriously, these sandals wear out and are replaced regularly with new ones by the villagers

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References

http://timelessodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/01/bilikal-rangaswamy-betta.html

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