The ‘Brahma Rathotsava’ is being witnessed in Banashankari Temple, Bengaluru. It is one of the biggest festivals. The Car festival of the temple is held on Pushya Purnima day according to the Shaivagama system. Banashankari Temple in Bengaluru, Karnataka is one of the oldest and caters to the Goddess Banashankari, an aspect of Maa Shakti.
Thousands of devotees will witness the grandeur of Brahma Rathotsava. Have a look at the video below from last year’s procession.
In view of Brahma Rathotsava, there is a traffic ban in Kanakapura Road, from Sarakki Market Junction to Banashankari TTMC Junction, between 8 am and 9 pm. The traffic police has urged the public to avoid using the allocated route and suggested alternate routes for smooth vehicular movement. The police recommended that individuals plan their routes in advance and allow extra time for travel during this temporary road closure which will witness extensive jam.
The following alternative routes to be used are:
- KSRTC/BMTC buses moving from Kanakapura Road to the city should turn left at Sarakki Signal, then continue on to Ilyas Nagar Junction, KS Layout Junction, and the service road to Bendre Circle. From there, they should proceed to Banashankari TTMC via Yarab Nagar Junction.
- Light vehicle drivers and two-wheeler riders traveling from Kanakapura Road to the city should take a right turn at Sarakki Signal, Sarakki Market Junction, and then continue on to Indira Gandhi Circle.
- For those moving from the city centre to Kanakapura Road, take a right turn at Banashankari TTMC and continue on via Yarab Nagar Junction and KS Layout Junction. From there, take a left turn towards the Outer Ring Road and continue on to Ilyas Nagar Junction and Sarakki Outer Ring Road Junction. Finally, take a right turn to reach Kanakapura Road.