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Ghati Subramanya Tourism - Of Idols and Mirrors
The Ghati Subramanya temple near Doddaballapur lies 60 kilometers from Bangalore City. It is located in the Bangalore rural district. The temple has had a great significance for pilgrims down the ages and the popularity of the deities here has defied the passage of time and even today, scores of the devout visit the temple daily.
What's Unique About the Temple
The main deities here are Subramanya and Laxmi Narayan. There is something unique about the idol. Both the deities are carved into the same idol, with Subramanya facing east and Laxmi Narayan facing west. The devotees can view Laxmi Narayan through a strategically placed mirror.
The temple architecture as well as the special festival and occasions at the temple also bring in a rush of visitors.
Tourist places in and around Ghati Subramanya
A visit to the Ghati Subramanya temple can be combined with some sightseeing of the lovely countryside. In addition to this, there are other temples at Doddaballapur, which lies 12 kilometers away. The itinerary can also include a trip to Nandi Hills.
The nearest airport to the temple is the Bangalore International Airport. There are also buses running from Bangalore to Doddaballapur. You would have to depend on local transport to reach Ghati Subramanya from Doddaballapur, and the nearest railway station is at Makali Durga.
Winter is the best season to visit Ghati Subramanya.