Rajarajeshwarinagara is an area to the southwest of Bangalore, Karnataka, India off the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. A magnificent arch that marks the entrance to the area is visible from Mysore Road. It is the place to enjoy the peacefulness of Bangalore.  Our area is filled with good schools, colleges, hospitals, temples, parks, shopping complexes and lot more.

Rajarajeshwarinagara is known for the famous temple Goddess Rajarajeshwari where many people visit here from all part for the world to take the blessings. It is also known to place you can find lots of celebrities of different industries. A place where a lot of people cherish the peacefulness for Bangalore, the greenery and culture that is celebrated across the country.

History of Rajarajeshwari Nagar:

Rajarajeshwarinagara receives its name from the famous Rajarajeshwari temple that is located just over one kilometer from the arch. The temple, which was built in the late 1960s, and is maintained by the Kailasa Ashram Trust.

In the early 1960’s His Holiness Sri Tiruchi Swamigal had established Kailas Ashram at Kenchanalli, a remote village close to the Vrushabhavathi river. The same village is now a posh locality, Rajeshwarinagar. Later, Swamiji built a temple dedicated to Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari.


Ashram seer had chosen Kenchanahalli for the temple and the ashram, as there are Puranic legends about the place, where Sage Athreya and his devout wife Anusuya are believed to have lived.

Sri Kailash Ashrama Mahasamsthana in Kenchenahalli (now called Sri Rajarajeshwarinagara) was founded by His Holiness Sri Sivaratnapuri Swamiji (popularly known as Sri Tiruchi Swamigal) in 1960. His Guru was Sri Sivapuribaba who lived in Katmandu. The Guru, after initiating him asked him to go south, where, he said there was much good work to be done. Before coming down South, Swamiji went to Mount Kailas. There, during intense meditation, he had a vision of the triple divinities of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi; and a bodiless voice (Asarira Vani) asked him to go to Karnataka. He came down to Bangalore via Bombay.

Rajarajeshwari Temple architecture

Early in the morning on 14.1.1960, the auspicious Sankranthi day, Sri Tiruchi Swamiji was proceeding to Mysore by a car for a Pada Pooja, along with two of his disciples. Just at about six miles south West of Bangalore City, he saw above him in the sky, three garudas (sacred eagles) circling. He saw in them the images of Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswathi who had appeared before him on Mount Kailas. Swamiji got down from the car and saw a footpath leading to a tiny village Kenchenahalli. He proceeded and spotted a tiny cottage amidst a grove of guava trees, the spot the Eagles kept on encircling. He decided to have his Ashrama there and arranged to purchase the area. This area happens to be the anciently sacred Tap van of Athri Maharishi and Mahasathi Anasuya. The Foundation stone was laid there by Sri Sivaratnapuri Swamiji (now popularly known as Sri Tiruchi Mahaswamigal) between 5-30a.m. and 6.-15a.m. on 3rd April 1960.

From then onwards, the growth of the Ashram has been phenomenally rapid. He has built an Ashram complex consisting of numerous building, established a Pathashala for Vedic and Agamic studies, a free school for academic education, branch Maths in several places, and most important of all, constructed the temple at the present spot which was divinely ordained.

On the 27th of March every year at sunrise, the rays of the sun fall directly, on Devi’s forehead and travel down to her feet. This was not planned, but it happens that way. The temple is attracting more and more devotee’s every day; and special mention should be made of the Navarathri Celebrations and Brahmotsavam, during which Chandi Homa is performed every day and priests are specially recruited to recite the Vedas and the Saptashati. There is also a Guru Parampara School where Vedas are taught.

The arch was built by the Rajarajeshwari Temple Trust and was inaugurated by former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.

What’s in it Rajarajeshwari Nagar:


Rajarajeshwari Nagar comes under the governance of CMC (City Municipal Corporation) and is mainly divided into Ideal Homes Township, BEML Layout, BHEL Layout, and Pattanagere and still expanding. Now with the greater Bangalore formation, the governance is under BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike).

One immediately encounters the Ideal Homes Township upon entering Rajarajeshwari Nagar. It was formed by the Ideal Homes Society in the late 1970s, and today it is a prime property point in Bangalore. BEML layout is further ahead and is divided into five stages.


This results Rajarajeshwari Nagar is one of the prime areas to invest and get settled as it is well connected to engineering colleges, Global village tech park,  Multi specialty hospitals, schools and others.

Rajarajeshwari Nagar Growth:

Commenting on the locality, Irfan Razack, chairman, CREDAI National, says, “Rajarajeshwari Nagar is a well-planned residential layout with excellent infrastructure and good roads. It is in close proximity to Mysore Road and the Outer Ring Road. The Global Village Tech Park, which is in the neighborhood, houses a host of MNCs and IT majors. In addition to this, Toyota, Bosch, and Ingersoll Rand, among others, have large industrial setups further down on Mysore road.


RR Nagar boasts of excellent connectivity to almost all the major areas of Bengaluru – KR Market, Majestic, Kengeri, and Vijayanagar. The newly-established Metro stretch from Magadi Road to Nayandahalli promises to eliminate major transport hurdles for people working in the City. Apart from the mushrooming residences across its stretch, RR Nagar also has developing commercial spaces and established educational institutions.

Ram Chandnani, managing director transaction services India, CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd, says, “RR Nagar is a favored and affordable residential destination for those who work in Mysuru but prefer to live in Bengaluru. The area is witnessing significant infrastructure development with the proposed metro and construction of four-lane roads in the area. RR Nagar will be one of the five stations on the East-West line of the Mysore Road-Kengeri corridor in the second phase of Namma Metro. Several developers have taken aggressive positions in and around this micro-market and are expected to launch projects closer to completion of the metro line and four-laned roads.”

K S Jayaraja, developer, Essjay Developers, adds, “The biggest attraction is the presence of the 1,000-acre campus of Bangalore University on Mysore Road.

Global Village, a bustling IT hub spread over 120 acres, is hardly two km away from RR Nagar. You have six colleges in the vicinity – Global Academy of Technology, RV College of Engineering, National Law School of India University, SJB Institute of Technology and so on. The newly established Metro is also working in the area’s favor.”

Major hospitals like BGS Global Hospital and Vasan Eye Care Hospital are located here and when it comes to entertainment, Gopalan Arch Mall is a one-stop shop for all your needs.

With so much development happening in and around the area, the rates of residential and commercial spaces are predicted to be on an upward curve at least for the immediate future.

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