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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - Bangalore India

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple was built way back in 16th century. Kempe Gowda who incepted city Bangalore had built the temple. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple stands amongst best architectural monuments in the world. Embroideries, sculpting, each and every thing at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple orates class of Indian culture, art and heritage. Kempe Gowda had built this temple as honor and gratitude.


The temple is carved inside a cave and devoted to Shiva. The whole statue of Lord Shiva is carved out of a monolithic stone. Granite pillars at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple are yet another thing to see! There are two discs as the representatives of sun and moon. Also, figure of Nandi (companion of Lord Shiva) has been carved adding to the grace of the place. On 14th January that is Makar Sankanti, temple is endowed with a unique natural phenomenon.


In the evening, sun rays pass through horns of Bull (Nandi) and fall on shivalinga, brightening the statue of Shiva. The credited must be given to architects of early times who had excellent knowledge of architecture and astronomy.

Established : 16th Century
Built By : Kempe Gowda
Best Time to Visit : Middle January

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