Aprameya Swamy Temple




Dodda Mallur is a village in Channapatna Taluk in Ramanagara district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Mallur is located on the banks of the river Kanva. The village is famous for its temples of Sri Ramaprameya Swamy, Aravindavalli and Ambegalu Navaneeta Krishna (crawling Krishna). It is approximately 60 km from Bangalore in Bangalore-Mysore state highway. It is roughly 3 km from Channapatna.

The idol of Ambegalu Navaneetha Krishna (crawling Krishna with butter in hand), is believed to be the only deity of Lord Sri Krishna in this pose. This idol was installed by Vyasaraja (aka Vyasatirtha), who was a prominent saint of Dvaita Vedanta. The famous Kriti (musical composition or song) “Jagadodharana Adisidale Yashode” was composed by most prominent composer of Carnatic music Purandaradasa in appreciation of the beauty of this idol.

Dodda Mallur is located between Bangalore and Mysore. Its 60 km from Bangalore and approximately 80 km from Mysore. It is 3 km from Channapatna.

Transport: You can reach Channapatna by Bus and Train. From Channapatna, local autorickshaws and private vehicles transport travelers to Doddamallur.
History has it that the temple of Aprameya was built in the 11th century by Chola emperor Rajendra Simha. The temple is named after the invading Chola general Aprameya.

Main entrance of the Aprameya Swamy Temple
This place is on the banks of river kanva and river bed constitutes the major portion on this village, hence this place is called Maraloor, Sand City, later transformed to Mallur in native tongue. Legends says Lord Aprameya swamy temple has been built on this sand has no strong foundations.

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