- Karnataka - Temples
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
This is Typical Dravidian Style Temple Built by
Kempe Gowda. This has a Monolith bull 4.5m height and 6.5m
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
fair (Kadalekayi parishe) near the temple premises every
year to show their gratitude.
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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