Ambegalu Krishna Temple | History, Accommodation & Timings

Ambegalu Krishna Temple, also called Sri Aprameya Swamy Temple, is a significant temple in the Maluru village of Bombanagari Channapatnam taluk, Ramanagara district. Ambegallu temple in Maluru will decorate with a golden Kalarava Mela on Friday of Lord Krishna’s birthday. Ambegalu Krishna Temple timings are from 8 am to 08:30 pm.

Brief about Ambegalu Krishna Temple

On Krishna Janmashtami, devotees who come to the Temple from the district, state and abroad dress up their children as Krishna Rukmini and dance and play games in the Ambegallu Krishna temple premises and show their devotion by worshipping Krishna. 

Ambegalu Krishna Temple is located at a distance of 64 km from Udyananagari Bangalore, next to Bangalore Mysore National Highway 275.

This Temple is 4 km from the Channapatnam bus stand. m. There is an extensive transport system at a distance, and an auto facility is also available; tourists can come and have a darshan of the deity and also visit the wooden handicraft shops in Channapatnam near the Temple to view and buy the world-famous puppets.

This Temple has the idol of Krishna, like Balalila, in all of India. There is an original statue of the infant Krishna. Seeing the statue of Balakrishna walking forward, holding a baby with butter in his right hand, brings joy to mind.

If you come to Krishna and bear your burden, you will get children: Another unique feature of this baby Krishna is that people who have not had children for many years come and pray to this Lord and believe they will get children. 

There are many cases where the doctors had told them that they would be infertile, but there are many cases where those who turned to the infant Krishna had prevented them from having children. As soon as they have children, they show their devotion by offering wooden and silver cradles to little Krishna.

History of Ambegalu Krishna Temple

Ambegalu Krishna Temple

Sri Aprameya Swamy, or Ambegalu Krishna Temple, is ancient. Some historians dated it to 3000 years ago, but local historical documents date it to 1500 years at maximum.

 There is evidence that this Temple existed in Karnataka even before Ramanuja’s conquest, and it is not surprising if it was built long before Ramanuja’s birth. A written document mentioning the lighting of Nanda’s lamp to Aprameyya Swami in the year 980 AD is still preserved today. 

It is proof of the existence of the Temple during that period. Legend has it that Lord Rama lived here, in southern Ayodhya, for many years; during this time, he worshipped Apramayu. That is why Aprameyya Swamy is also called Sri Ramaprameya. 

Lord Rama also performed homas and other rituals at this place, and even today, there are remains of structures where he performed yajnas. The Kshetram Mahatmyaam Kandam of Brahmanda Purana describes Lord Aprameya in twelve chapters.

The architecture of the Ambegalu Krishna Temple

The unique feature of the Mandir is that it stands on the sand and not on any solid foundation. The architectural style of the Temple suggests that had was expanded during the reign of some of the kings who ruled Mallur in the past.

Standing outside the Temple, you will see a tall, beautiful Rajagopuram. Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, sculptures from the Dasa avatar can adorn the side walls (madal) of the Raja Gopuram. 

The grand gate is 30 feet high. Opposite the Maha Dwara is a tall lamp pillar made of a single stone that competes with the Maha Dwara at 30 feet.

Timings Ambegalu Krishna Temple 

The Ambegalu Krishna Temple is open between 08 am and noon and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Tuesday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Wednesday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Thursday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Friday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Sunday8 am – 12 pm5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Relation to the Mysore Palace

Ambegala, the then-ruler of Mysore Mahasanthana, is said to have taken the idol of Krishna from Malur to the palace to be kept there. On this occasion, Krishna appeared in Maharaja’s dream and told him to keep him in his house. 

Maharaja’s dream ignores, and the Mysore palace burns down. The story goes that later the Maharaja restored the idol of Krishna in his residence. Every day hundreds of devotees come to Ambegalu Krishna Temple, which has many features and seek Ishtartha Siddhi. 

Especially on Krishna’s birthday, hundreds of devotees throng to seek the blessings of Bala Krishna and Navanitachora. They dress their children as Krishna and worship the Lord.

Nearby places to visit

  • Malpe Beach, Karnataka – The distance From Sri Krishna Temple to Malpe Beach is 6.6 Km.
  • St. Mary’s Island – From Sri Krishna Temple to St. Mary’s Island is 11.5 Km.
  • Kaup Beach Udupi -From Sri Krishna Temple to Kaup Beach Udupi is 15.2 Km.
  • Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple – The distance From Sri Krishna Temple to Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple is 29.9 Km
  • Vadabhandeshwara Balaram Temple Malpe

Accommodation at Ambegalu Krishna Temple

  • Wonderla Resort
  • Hotel Kadamba
  • Guhantara
  • Treebo Trend Hotel Sampradaya Bistro
  • OYO Townhouse 040 Global Village Tech Park
  • Mayura Pavithra Yediyur
  • Treebo Tryst Raj Vista
  • Hotel Amaravathi

Ambegalu Krishna Temple Contact details

  • Address: Mysore Road, National Highway 275, Doddamalur, Channapatna, Karnataka 562160
  • The mobile number may contact you for further assistance. 0802978 3127. alternatively, Sri Embar Venu, at 9448077348, may be contacted.

How to reach Ambegalu Krishna Temple?

By Rail:

Channapatna is the nearest Railway Station. But remember, it is a small station on the Bangalore Mysore route. You can get – an auto from the railway station to the Temple.

By Air:

Bangalore is the nearest Airport. From there, you can take a direct cab from Bangalore airport or reach the Majestic bus station.

By Road:

Bande Maramma Bus Station is near the Ambegalu Krishna Temple.


What is the dress code for Aprameya Temple?

The best months to see are September to February. The dress code for men is a shirt & trousers, dhoti or pyjama along with the upper garment. The preferred dress code for women is a saree or half saree with a blouse or pyjama and chudidhar with the top cloth.

Which Krishna temple never closes?

Tiruvarppu temple is unique in its rituals from other Hindu temples in South India. Unlike other Hindu mandirs in the south, Deeparadhana, worship with lamps, is performed after Athaja Puja. Also, when all the other temples are closed during the eclipse, the Tiruvarappu temple is open.

Which is the secret Temple of Lord Krishna?

The beautiful Nidhivan Temple in Vrindavan in Mathura district is the childhood place of Lord Krishna and is also known as Banki Bihari Temple. But there is a mystery about Nidhivan Temple.

Who defeated Krishna 17 times?

Jarasandha became angry as his daughters became widows. After that, Jarasandha vowed to kill Krishna. Jarasandha attacked Mathura with an army of 23 Akshauhins, but Krishna and Balarama somehow managed the army of Jarasandha and his allies. Jarasandha attacked Mathura 17 times and had defeated by Krishna.