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Bangalore Temples

TEMPLES IN BANGALORE

 

 alt=Bull Temple
A temple built in the Dravidian style by Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore, it has a monolithic bull, made of gray granite which is 4.5 mts high and 6.5 mts long. The Nandi bull is revered as the ‘vahana’ (vehicle) of Lord Shiva.
Distance / Place : 5.9 km / Basavanagudi

 

 alt=Banashankari Temple
The temple was built in 1915 by a devotee – Somanna Shetty.The uniqueness of Sri Banashankari Amma Temple is that the deity, Banashankari Amma is worshipped in Rahukala, an inauspicious time according to Hindu belief. The area, Banashankari is named after the goddess. Situated on the busy Kanakapura Road, it is one of the most popular temples of Bangalore. Devotees believe that by worshipping the goddess Banashankari Amma in Rahukala one’s hardships and poverty will be removed.
Distance / Place : 9.8 km / Kanakapura Road

 

 alt=Kaadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple
Cubbon Built in one of the oldest areas in Bangalore – Malleswaram, the temple is on a hillock. As the legend goes, the temple belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji’s stepbrother Venkoji, who came upon a ‘shivalingam’ in 1669 and consecrated the temple around it.
Distance : 5.8 km / Malleshwaram

 

 

 alt=Dodda Ganesha Temple
The monolithic Ganesha is about 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width. The God is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi or Satya Ganapathi. People from all walks of life come here to seek blessings.
Distance : 6.5 km / Basavanagudi

 

 

 alt=Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple
This temple, also located near Basavanagudi, is well known for its remarkable architecture. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. Legend has it that the cave temple dates back to the Tretha Yuga. Kempegowda built two of the oldest temples in Bangalore: the Bull temple and the Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple.
Distance : 6.1 km / Basavanagudi

 

 alt=Shiva Statue
It boasts of Awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. It has the backdrop of Mount Kailash the Lord’s heavenly abode and the river Ganga flowing from his matted locks as depicted in the mytholog. Shiva’s idol is a great crowd puller due to its grandeur, aesthetic values, scenic beauty and majestic look.
Distance : 7.4 km / Old Airport Road

 

 alt=Dharmaraya Temple
Located in Nagarathpet, this temple has two exceptionally fine images of Lord Krishna and Dharmaraja – hero of the epic ‘Mahabharata’. The temple is also well known for the annual Karaga festival.
Distance : 3.2 km / Nagarathpet

 

 alt=ISKCON Temple
Sri Radha Krishna temple and cultural complex, which is an architectural masterpiece is set on a seven-acre hillock called the ‘Hare Krishna Hill’. This is ISKCON’s global project to commemorate the birth centennial of its founder Sri Prabhupada. Built in the Neo-Classical style, it combines traditional elements of temple architecture with high-tech utilities. Ornamental arches and illuminated water cascades lead to an elaborately decorated Rajagopuram. There is a unique open air amphitheatre for concerts and festivals.
Distance : 7.8 km / West of Chord Road

 

 alt=Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple
The uniqueness of the Prasanna Veeranjaneya temple, apart from the 22-foot-high deity of Veeranjaneya, is its peaceful atmosphere. The cool breeze and surrounding greenery, coupled with an aura of mysticism, bring solace to devotees visiting the temple.
Distance : 8.2 km / Mahalaxmi Layout

 

 

 alt=Kote Venkataramanswamy Temple
Is a temple with some interesting carvings, built by Chikkadevaraj Wodeyar. There are figures of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva on the walls and an idol of Venkatarama in the sanctorum. After Lord Cornwall’s assault, in 1791, the original pillar had to be replaced as it was hit by a cannon ball. Built in typical Dravidian style, this temple has survived. through the reign of Chikkadevaraj Wodeyar, Sultan Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan.
Distance : 5 km / Chamrajpet

 

 alt=SIKH GURUDHWARA
Near the Ulsoor Lake stands the elegant and white Sikh Gurudwara. Opened on 13 April 1946, it is the main Sikh temple in Bangalore. Having been renovated recently, the temple looks resplendent with marble floors.
Devotees from all religions and communities are welcome to the temple.
Distance : 5.6 km / Ulsoor Lake

 

 alt=Gaali Aanjaneye Temple
One of the most famous Hanuman temples in Bangalore
Distance : 7.9 km / Mysore Road

 

 

 

 alt=Banaswadi Aanjaneya Temple
Oldest Temple is Bangalore of Lord Anjaneya – Hanuman, built few centuries ago. Its most known for its auspicious event that takes place during Hanuman Jayanthi, during which one could notice tears rolling out of Lord Hanuman’s statue. This is believed to be that ‘Blissfully Happy Tears’- which is very evident even to this date. Certainly a must see place, going by its religious significance.
Distance : 10.3 km / Banaswadi

 

 alt=Raja Rajeshwari Temple
Built in the name of Diety – Rajeshwari
Distance : 13.5 km / Raja Rajeshwari Nagar

 

 

 

 alt=Iskcon Narasimha Swamy Temple
One of the most cleanest temples in Bangalore, maintained by ISKCON group & is definitely worth the visit to see the grandeaur of Lord Narasimha, with goddess Lakshmi sitting on lord’s lap. There is a certain vibration that could be sensed at this place, at deeper levels of meditation. The grandeur of this statue, is visibly a very rich experiance.
Distance : 11 km / HBR Layout