Temples have always been a part of every city in India with great stories from Puranas and Vedas attached to it. Bangalore has more than 1000 temples both old and new. It has a number of ancient and famous temples dedicated to Indian God and Goddess, most of the temples have a large number of Gods worshipped as murtis or idol. These temples have been constructed over the years by different ruling dynasties, dating as far as the Cholas in the 10th century. The ancient temples in Bengaluru are known for its architecture, design, spiritual emphasis and popularity. | Popular Temples in Bangalore which are must visit in the city |
5 Popular Temples in Bangalore which are must visit in the city
Sugreeva Venkateshwara Temple
Sugreeva Venkateshwara Temple is located on the bustling street of Balepet road which is exclusively for Sugreeva who is an important character in the epic Ramayana. It is also believed that the temple was built by Kempegowda-1 for the upper community. The inner shrine of the temple has an idol of Lord Venkateshwara placed on a pedestal which is very beautiful and attractive.
ISKCON Temple is dedicated to Sri Radha Krishna is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It is located in Rajajinagar area of Bangalore and it is under the guidance of Madhu Pandit Dosa which was inaugurated in the year 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. It is built in a magnificent architectural style, the temple is a perfect union of spirituality and modernity. The temple attracts devotees or tourists from all over the world as it provides a great spiritual experience.
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is an amazing sight of Indian rock-cut architecture which is one of the ancient temples in Bangalore built by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. This temple was used by the great sage Gowthama to perform penance. The temple is unique from all other temples of Karnataka due to the presence of two huge cities in the foreground of the Shrine. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where on the day of Makar Sankranti the arc over the horns of Nandi allows the sunbeams to pass through the cave and illuminate the Shiva Lingam.
Someshwara Temple is one of the oldest Bangalore’s Shiva temple located at Ulsoor, one of the older areas of the Bangalore city. The magnificent temple was built by Hoysalas between 12th and 13th centuries. The specialty of the temple is that Brahma and Vishnu are also worshipped here. On the evening of Shivaratri, devotees flock to the Someshwara temple in large numbers. The temple also celebrates Brahmostsavam and Kamakshamma Pallaki Utsava festivals in April.
Chokkanathaswamy Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city, dating to the Chola period of the 10th century AD, situated near Domlur in the Airport area. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple stands on a high base and there are several notable sculptures and decorative features in the temple complex. Chokkanathaswamy Temple is a happy union of Shaivism and Vaishnavism. The temple which was once in Sambles was renovated 20 years ago and another interesting feature is the pranic energy felt in the temple.