Happy Thursday ,
After a long time, I am again posting more details on one of the blessed temple of Sai Baba in Bangalore. Sai Uncle Jayaraman ji after reading the article in website about Shivamma Thayee and Roopen Agrahara temple decided to visit it personally .After his visit he felt the need to write few more important details about the temple, so that devotees who wish to go to the temple find it easy and can reach there without any trouble . Along with the address, uncle has also given finer details about the temple, its structural layout and present condition .Please read the mail below for better understanding .Jai Sai Ram
After reading about the Roopen Agrahara temple in your Temple website I decided to visit it to verify the historical importance of it. Therefore this (10.02.2010 )evening I suddenly visited the temple with my wife. It is in a big compound which looks like a dwelling. From road side it does not give temple look and because I had contacted some body in the telephone number )given n the website ) to understand how to reach the temple, I could reach there with some difficulty.
Way To Temple.It is in a narrow lane of approx 15 feet wide and can be reached from the Hosur main road. I have given a road map for others to understand its location.
(Devotees are requested to click on the picture below, to view the map in large size for better understanding and also for understanding the address to the temple.)
Road Map To Temple:
Inside Layout Of Temple:
There are three temples- all Sai Baba’s, built by Shivamma mother- inside the same compound, but strangely away from each other. Reason…… no body could explain.
There are Samadhis of several people inside the compound. As per the poojari one set of Samadhi kept neat and clean is that of the land owner and his family members devotees of Sivammaa thayee. The second set of Samadis is stated to be some of the saints and those who took diksha from mother.
My heart became heavy after seeing the plight of all the three temples, which are in dilapidated condition. You will feel vibration when you enter those temples, but how such a wonderful temple of high value in terms of power and grace remains neglected by the devotees of Baba is quite puzzling.
I thought it will be appropriate to make it public through Manisha’s website so that some group takes care to uplift this historical temple built for Baba by a powerful devotee who lived and witnessed the presence of Baba physically. What do one expect for the upliftment of the temple from a very dedicated, poor ,devoted and soft spoken polite poojaris like Venkatesa Raju and his brother Sampangi with their meager earnings? They are at least deserving lots who take pain to remain there and open the temples to explain and show the temples to those who visit there. Should such a historical temple be allowed to stand in ruins?
Sai Ram .
Jayaraman alias Santhipriya.
Pratima Location :
Temple No-1 : Detail.
In the first room a Nandi statue is placed on a high pedestal facing Baba. (About 50 feet distance between these two) . On the right side corner of the first room is Navagraha.Some typewriters have been kept in some tables to suggest that some training is given to students in that room.
In the second room you can find Baba’s pratima sitting posture with right leg placed over the left leg- made of Black marble. Two pratima of lord Ganesh on the right side and lord Muruga ( Karthikeya ) on the left side are also seen. All the above are placed in a one feet high wide platform ( 5’X5’ appro) in the same room.
The bajan is held in the same room below the platform. On the left corner of the second room ,steps to reach underground Samadi of Sivamaa thaaye has been built. The samadi is built in about 10’X10’room. The entire temple area is dark and when one enters they can not feel it to be a temple. But when you reach Baba's hall and the samadi of mother you can see your body vibrating with some power.
Temple No-2 : Detail.
Again this temple is also dark inside and several material is kept in shabby condition may be for want of almirahs and racks.
Temple No-3 : Detail.
(Read more details and see pictures HERE from first post posted).