Most Famous Temples in Bangalore

Most Famous Temples in Bangalore
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  • 14 October 2022

Chokkanatha Swamy temple
Chokkanathaswamy Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Bangalore.  The primary legend is Chokkanathaswamy (Lord Vishnu), it was built during the reign of the Chola dynasty. The temple rests on a high base and has some notable carvings. On one of the pillars devotees can see Vishnu's Dasavatara beautifully etched. The temple has been renovated several times over the last few decades.

Dodds Ganesha temple
There is a temple of Doda Ganapati at Basavanagudi, about 13 km from Bangalore. It is believed that the Gowda rulers built it about 500 years ago. Even before this temple, there was this huge statue of Swayambhu Ganapati and people used to worship it with faith. Its construction is believed to be around 1537. The temple is a fine example of ancient South Indian architecture. A huge Ganapati idol is installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple
This cave temple in Bangalore is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in the 16th century by Kempe Gowda, who was also the founder of Bangalore. It is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple was built by Kempe Gowda to celebrate Rama Raya's release from captivity after five years. Within the Agni Murthy statue there are other sculptures as well, including a statue with two heads, three arms and three legs. It is said that those who worship this idol get rid of diseases related to eyes.

4.Iskcon temple
ISKCON Temple Bangalore is the temple of Lord Shri Krishna. This temple was registered in 1978 AD as per the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960. In the year 1987, the leaders of the society applied to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for allotment of land for the construction of a grand temple and cultural complex. The land was allotted on August 3, 1988. This land was a huge piece of rock on a hill of seven acres. The establishment of a temporary temple by constructing a temporary shed in it was described as barren land. Idol of Krishna and Balram was put there.

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