Bangalore, the cyber hub of the nation has a lot more to it than just polished IT sectors or grand MNC’s. Bangalore is known to have over 1,000 temples which are a mix of both old and the new.
Following is a list of most revered temples in Bangalore that you should definitely check out
- Chokkanathswamy Temple
This is the oldest existing temple in Bangalore located in a place called Domlur which is in close proximity to the airport. It is a 10th century Vishnu temple built during the reign of the Chola dynasty. Reflecting the grandeur of the Chola age this temple is a must visit for anyone who has an eye for culture.
- Bull Temple at Basavanagudi
Also known as the Nandi Temple, its date of origin goes back to the 9th century and is known to have been carved out of a single rock. The temple also has a huge statue of Nandi, the escort of Shiva, which is revered to be the biggest temple of Nandi in the world. The temple is a must visit if you are keen to know about ancient architecture.
- Gavi Gandareshwara Temple
This temple also dates back to the 9th century and is also believed to be cut out from a single rock. It is one of the few temples in Bangalore which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This cave temple also has a statue of Nandi along with a very unique and rare statue of Lord Agni with two heads, seven hands, and three legs. A must visit If you identify yourself as a Shiva worshipper.
- Banashankari Temple
This is a relatively new temple and was built in the early years of the 20th century and dedicated to the goddess Banashankari Amma. The goddess is worshipped by a huge number of followers to remove their obstacles and hardships. The birthday of the deity is celebrated with great pomp and vigour.
If you are looking forward to having a different experience in Bangalore these temples are definitely worth a visit. Rich with a cultural heritage you will surely have a memorable experience in these places of worship.
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