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SAMPIGE (CHAMPAKAPURI ) Srinivasa Temple

Sampige Srinivasa Temple History

  

Champakapuri Kshetram popularly known as Sampige in Kannada and Chombai is Hebbar, is a small village in Turuvekere Taluk of Tumakuru District in Karnataka. Sampgie is around 104 Kms from Bengaluru. The name of the place is due to Champaka trees which were found in this place in the ancient times.

Here an ancient Temple of Sri Srinivasa Perumal is situated which according to the Sthala puranam dates back to Dwapara yuga. 

  

This place was the capital of King Sudhanva and he worshipped Lord Srinivasa. After his rule the place was under ruins. The idol of Lord Srinivasa was hidden in a Valmika and Narada accompanied by the Gandharvas used to worship the deity every night. A villager noticed a bright light in the Valmika(Ant Hill) and to their astonishment found the Idol of Srinivasa Perumal in it. They built a temple as it is now in that place.Sri. Srinivasa Perumal is in the form of Shanka, Chakra, Gadhadari with Sharanagathi Hastha. Sri Champakapuri Srinivasa is the Haath Perumal of many Hebbar Srivaishnavas 

  

Every year 10-day Brahmotsavam festivities are held according to the Srivaishnava tradition during May month and on the Vaishaka Shukla Trayodashi Chitra Nakshtram day the Brahma Rathtosavam or Grand Car Festival and Jatra is held during which many of the Hebbar Iyengars from Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Mysuru and other districts come and worship the lord and participate in the Rathotsavam. A huge gathering of people from the villages around also makes this day a Crowded day in Sampige and a Village Fair is held. 

  

The route to the temple from Bangalore is as below.

Travel Towards Tumkur on the National Highway 4. When you reach Tumkur take deviation towards the road leading to Shimoga and proceed further. You get Gubbi Town and if you still proceed further for some kilometers you get Nittur Cross a junction where you need to take Left turn. After proceeding for a few furlong you have to take right turn to Sampige which is around 12 kilometers from there. You find many Coconut and Areca nut plantations on the Way to Sampige.

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Champakapuri Kshetram popularly known as Sampige in Kannada and Chombai is Hebbar, is a small village in Turuvekere Taluk of Tumakuru District in Karnataka. Sampgie is around 104 Kms from Bengaluru. The name of the place is due to Champaka trees which were found in this place in the ancient times.

Here an ancient Temple of Sri Srinivasa Perumal is situated which according to the Sthala puranam dates back to Dwapara yuga. 

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