Dharmaraya Swamy Temple, Bangalore

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Located in Bengaluru city, the Dharmaraya Swamy Temple is unique because it is the only temple in India that is dedicated to the Pandavas. The temple is believed to be built by the Ganga Arasu people during ancient period, though the known history of the temple is vague.

The Archaeology survey department, after a study of the stones and other building material of the temple, have concluded that the temple is around 800 years old. Tales say that when Bangalore city was built by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century, the four corners of the city were marked keeping this temple as the centre.

The Karaga Festival is a popular festival that takes place here. It is celebrated in honour of Goddess Draupadi. The festival is to celebrate the good over the evil, which also symbolises the power of women. The festival lasts for 11 days with a number of poojas and other offerings done in favour of Goddess Draupadi.

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