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Karnataka - Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple: Situated on Gavipura, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru.Also known as Gavipuram Cave Temple, Is one of the most famous temples of Bangalore. It is known for its rock – cut architecture. Dedicated to the Lord Shiva, this temple was created in the 6th century and in 16th century, it was restored and extended by the founder of Bangalore, Kempegowda. The granite pillars at the forecourt are the main attractions of the temple. The two pillars are said to be symbolic of the Sun and the Moon. This cave temple’s inner sanctum which has been carved in the rock also gives it a unique touch. It has been structured in such a way that it allows direct sunlight on the shrine. This happens every year in a particular month, a particular day. On this day, Sun rays magically reach the inner sanctorum of the temple. The statue of Nandi is first lighted with the rays and then touches the Shivalinam feet. And in the end, it illuminates the entire Shivalingam. This day, the day of festival Makar Sankranti, is celebrated.

Visiting Hours: Morning 06:00am - 12:30 Pm, Evening 5:30pm - 8:00pm