Mahalakshmipuram Hanuman

A granite slab in Mahalakshmipura, Bangalore, which was once a target for shooting practice, during the Mysore Maharaja’s rule, is now an elegantly carved Hanuman. It is said that Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Dewan of Mysore, while passing this side had seen light emitting from the stone.

This relief of Lord Hanuman is the largest in India. It is 22-foot high and 6-foot wide. It carries a mountain in one hand. On the Sharavana Somavar, the giant image is decorated with butter. More than 300 kgs of butter is used in the Lord’s ceremonial bath.