Thursday, May 20, 2010

Devaraayandurga is a rocky hill station situated in the midst of picturesque scenery at an altitude of 3940 feet, about 16km east of Tumkur. It is 65 km from Bangalore, India, by road on Tumkur road. There are three elevations and seven gates leading to the top.The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples.

Famous for its Namada Chilume, situated at the base of the hill on the road leading to Tumkur, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali River. NAMADA CHILUME (nAmada chilume; chilume means spring) - It is believed that Sri Rama on his way to Lanka halted here. As he did not find water anywhere around to wet the "nAma" (a kind of paste Hindus apply on their forehead), he shot an arrow into the ground, and a spring sprang and thus the name (Rama)-nAmada chilume. The spring can be still seen, and there is a foot impression of Lord Sri Rama near that.

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