Sri Smashanakali Temple is considered to be a powerful temple among the believers. This temple is situated at the center of the Lakshmipuram Graveyard, near Old Madras Road, Bengaluru.
Sri Smashanakali Temple
This Hindu temple amidst the graveyard is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. It’s a small temple with only a face of Goddess Kali and besides it is a sleeping goddess known as “Masani Amman.” There’s one big statue of Kali just outside the temple. There is one temple dedicated to Lord Munishwar (Siva).
All Hindu grave yards I have seen will usually have a small temple dedicated to the Hindu Gods. But I don’t think that devotees freely walk into these grave yards to worship in the temple.
But the Sri Smashanakali Temple in Lakshmipuram grave yard in Bangalore seems to be an exception. I saw so many people coming into this grave yard to worship the powerful Kali temple.
In the main temple, an old lady was tying talisman to the devotees and a black thread on their leg (if they wish) to ward off the evil eyes. (Rs. 20 per talisman/thread)
There were all kinds of people, youngsters, elders and children who came to worship there. I saw some children playing around the nearby graves.