Nuggikeri Anjaneya temple located in Dharwad is one of the famous and must-see temples in Dharwad, Karnataka. Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple is an old temple in Dharwad. The hanuman temple is located in the village ‘Nuggikeri’ that’s why the name. It will be a divine feeling to visit the temple especially on Saturday’s to get darshanam and blessings of Lord Hanuman. It will be crowded on Saturdays.
There is a lake near the temple and the lake view on the way to the temple and from the temple is beautiful. The lake is known as ‘Nuggikeri Lake’. You can enjoy the amazing nature view and refresh yourself.
The Jaatra Mahotsava of the Anjaneya will happen on ‘Hanuman Jayanthi (chaitra Suddha poornima ) ‘every year.
Nuggikeri temple history:
The temple is said to be idolized in Nuggikeri village by a senior member of the Nuggikeri village who is belonging to the Nuggikeri Desai family. The temple is managed by ‘Nuggikeri Desai Family’ now. The Hanuman Idol was installed by Sri Janmajeya, son of King Parikshit Maharaj. But the temple was later destroyed by the Muslim invaders. Later Vyasaraya (1460-1539) during the period of King Krishnadevaraya in the Vijayanagara Kingdom got a dream regarding the demolished temple. He found a hanuman idol in the present nuggikeri lake and the temple was again re-installed in around 1500 A.D. (Source: temple facebook page)
Things to do at the temple:
- Get darshanam of Lord Hanuman.
- Have prasadam (check the timings).
- Fill your eyes with nature view.
- Enjoy the breeze and refresh yourself.
- Eat some snacks and enjoy tea at small shops situated outside the temple.
How to reach Nuggikeri temple :
Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple is situated at a distance of 8 km from Dharwad on kalaghatagi oad, Karnataka, India. The temple is located at a distance of 20 km from Hubli. The temple is easily reachable by Hubballi-Dharwad by-pass on Kalaghatagi Road toll.
You can reach the temple by your own vehicle, NWKRTC runs special buses on Saturdays from City Bus Stand Dharwad. Interestingly many college students and public visit this temple on by walking.
Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple Address:
Hanuman Temple, Nuggikeri, Dharwad, Karnataka -580002
Nuggikeri temple contact number: 0836-2460983,
To know the updates on the temple :
The temple has a facebook page with which you can get the updates and photos of Lord Anjaneya Swamy.
Click here for facebook page.