Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bengaluru

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Venture into Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, a temple carved out of a monolithic rock sometime in the 9th century and later renovated by the founder of the city, Kempe Gowda. If visiting in January, you'll witness a yearly event where the sculpted works allow the sun to illuminate the shivalinga for one hour only--a testament to ancient knowledge and craftsmanship exercised here. As the oldest temple in the region and major architectural landmark, the temple draws steady crowds, so expect to be one of many tourists. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bengaluru trip simple and quick.
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  • This temple is very good temple. this temple has good architecture. In the month of January the Sun rays fall on the main Linga on 13th, 14th and 15th. Needs visit once in life time.  more »
  • Though residing in Bangalore for many many years, I visited the Temple only recently... Regret not going earlier and learning about our heritage more. This temple is in the heart of South Bangalore, w...  more »
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  • As we had gone a few days before Mahashivratri there was activity on to make arrangements for the big day. However being there in the morning one could feel the calm atmosphere. Being a cave temple one needs to bow down and enter the abode of Shiva.
  • Great place for devotees of Lord Shiva. I never realized that the stone discs in the front of the temple are of archeological significance. The temple is of cave structure. Don't forget to circumambulate the Shiva shrine in the cave like path. May be a bit challenging, but doable. Must visit temple if you are a history buff or interested in visiting old temples.
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