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Shiva Temple Bangalore (India)

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OVERVIEW

A must-visit religious and tourist attraction in Bangalore, Shiva Temple on the Old Airport Road features a beautiful 65 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is impossible to miss. Lord Shiva can be seen sitting in lotus position in the backdrops of the mighty Himalayas, surrounded by a pond. Just one look at this towering statue of the lord will fill you with a sense of tranquillity and spirituality. Another prime attraction of the temple is the 35 feet tall Lord Ganesha’s idol, which is placed close to the main entrance. This huge white statue of Lord Ganapati can be seen with a modak in his left hand. The temple was built by Ravi Melwani who dreamt about god asking him to build a religious centre where people’s dreams and wishes can come true. The temple was inaugurated in the year 1995 and since then it has become popular among devotees and travellers.

Opening and Closing Time

7:00 am - 9:00 pm Suggested duration: 2-3 hrs

General Information

Entry Fee:fee Entry

Near By Attraction

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Transportation

Distance between Shiva Temple and Bangalore Railway Station is 13 miles or 11.3 nautical miles Distance between Majestic Bus Stand and Shiva Temple is 6.8 miles or 5.9 nautical miles

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Interesting facts about SHIVA TEMPLE

Various activities and rituals are carried out in the temple for the devotees. Special Bhajans, aartis, Abhishek of the Linga with Milk and flowers, and havans are the few rituals carried out at a regular interval. A huge celebration is held on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, for the followers to indulge in the prayers and worship at the temple. Various other rituals like lighting a Diya, or tying a thread and asking god to solve their problems are also performed by the devotees visiting the temple. This temple is pretty much different from other Shiva Temples around the country for one major reason, the architecture of the temple. The builders of the temple attempted to show Lord Shiva in his natural habitat by constructing a huge monolith of the God in white Marble, around 65 ft. tall, surrounded by small rocks and mounds, depicting the Himalayas and Mount Kailasa. The figurine sits in a large artificial pool of water to imitating the rivers of Mount Kailasa. The entrance of the mandir is marked with a 25 ft. tall Shiva Linga, symbolizing the sacred form of the deity. A navgraha temple is also present inside the premise, depicting the nine planets off the solar system and their journey through time.

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