The Railway Station at Gangapur is called Gangapur Road. Bangalore to Ganagapur Road Rail Distance is 612 Kms. From Railway Station Ganagapur Road to Gangapur Town where Datta Maindir is situated is around 30 minutes journey by road.
The best mode to reach Ganagapur is by Udyan Express Train. It starts around about 8 pm from Bangalore and reaches Ganagapur Road station at 9 am next day. From here there are plenty of private transport Vehicles and few government run buses. The actual place to visit is Deval Ganagapur which is 25 kms from here.
There are lot of private lodges in Ganagapur but do not expect 5 star hotels. However best accommodate is Avadhoota Dattapeetham’s Sachidananda Ganapati Aashram, well you require prior permissions to stay here.
Apart from the above, there is a lodge run by the Archak family of Devala Ganagapur, the address is as mentioned below:
Sri Gurudatta Lodge
Places to see:
– The Datta Mandir
– Kalleshwara Temple
– Sangam and the Audumbara Tree
"Bhima-Amarja Sangam at Gangapur, is very sacred. There are Koti Theerthas there. The Aswatha Tree at Gangapur is as powerful as the KalpaVriksha. Near the Aswatha Tree is Narasimha Teertha, and northwards to it are the PapaVinasini Teertha, Varanasi Teertha, Rudrapada Teertha, Chakra Teertha, Koti Teertha, manmadha Teertha etc. There is the Kalleshwara temple there. It is as holy as Gokarna."
The Nirguna Padukas at Gangapur.
Worship – Pooja Manorath
One Time Puja
Pathapuja Rs. 61 Shri Saneswar Talabishek Rs. 151
Shri Ganapathi Puja Rs. 111 Sridurga Saptashti Rs. 151
Shri Gurucharitra Saptaah Rs. 251 Shri Dattatreya Ashtottra Rs. 201
Rudra Abhishek Rs.111/251/351 Shri Satyadatta Pooja Rs. 251
Madhukari Anadaan Rs. 111/201/301 Shri Datta Sahshtranaam Seva Rs. 251
Neveda Rs. 151 Nirguna Padukas Keshalpan Rs. 351
33 Bhraman Bhojan Rs. 1101 33 Danpati Bhojan Rs. 2101
All Seva in Rs. 551
Shri Gurucharitra Parayna Rs. 1501 Rudra Abhishek Rs. 1101
Shri Ganesh Abhishek Rs. 1501 Anadaan Rs. 1501
How to Perform Puja
Personally visit to Ganagapur and It takes 2-3 hours for pooja, consult poojari for Timings. Accommodation and Other arrangement will be done by Poojari on arrival. Recommend you to intimate in advance for proper arrangement.
Cost of Stay - Approx Rs. 150 - Rs. 500 per person
Cost of Food - Approx Rs. 30 - Rs. 100 per person
For performing Guru Paduka Pooja/Rudrabhishekam/Annadanam, kindly contact the Archak Mr.Govindbhat Gurubhat Pujari whose address is mentioned below:
Mr.Govindbhat Gurubhat Pujari
Near Chidanand Dharm Shala
Temple Ganagapur-585 212. Gulbarga District
You may also contact Shrimaan Vilas Pujari / Sadashiv Pujari for performing Gurupaduka Pooja/Rudrabhishekam/Annadanam.
Never to miss “Madukari”
Madukari is a tradition here, it is believed that Lord Dattatreya had told the people that every day he would come to their homes for Biksha. So all the people visiting here need to participate in this. You are supposed to go for Biksha.
The saying of Dattatreya that he would visit houses for Bhiksha seems to be misinterpreted here. There is not a single place where you do not find baggers and they beg in the name of Dattatreya. Sometimes it really becomes difficult to differentiate baggers and non-baggers!!!
The Udyan express departs from Ganapur Road at 5:45 pm. It will reach Bangalore by 9 am.
Finally Have a Nice Trip!