Bangalore - Karnataka - Temples



Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple
One of Bangalore's oldest temples, the Gavi Gangadhareshvara temple was built inside a natural cave in Gavipuram by Kemoe Gowda in the 16th Century. Legend has it that Kempe Gowda built this temple in gratitude after being released from his five-year imprisonment by Rama Raya. The highlights here are the Granite Pillars two of which support huge discs representing the sun and the moon, while the other two are topped by a Nandi Sankranti Festivals to witness a unique phenomenon of the evening sun's rays passing between Nandhi's horns and falling directly on the linga inside the cave.
Temples
Bull Temple
This is Typical Dravidian Style Temple Built by Kempe Gowda. This has a Monolith bull 4.5m height and 6.5m long. The popular story is that the temple was built to appease a vagrant bull, which persisted in devouring all the groundnuts in the surrounding fields despite the villager's efforts to keep it bay. The fascinating bull Temple was built and the bull apparently took the hint and stayed away from the groundnuts. The thankful farmers continue to hold a Groundnut fair (Kadalekayi parishe) near the temple premises every year to show their gratitude.
Iskcon Temple
This is one of the most popular and sought after destinations in the region. The fantastic temple building, the gorgeous deities of the lord Sri Radha Krishna and the pure spiritual atmosphere make the pilgrimage a lasting memory. This temple attracts people from national and international front every week.

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