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8 Popular Shiva Temples in Bangalore

By Akshatha Vinayak

Lord Shiva is a favourite god for many Hindus. It is believed that he is also a generous god. It is a custom to visit Shiva temples on the eve of Shivarathri. Here are some of the prominent Shiva temples for a religious tour in Bangalore.

There are several temples of Lord Mahadeva in Bangalore. Some belong to the olden era and some are the modern day temples. You should check out this list of temples for your temple tour for Shivarathri 2016.

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Kempfort Shiva Temple and Kadu Malleshwara Temple are some of the well-known religious as well as tourist places in Bangalore.

Let us take a pictorial trip around these holy sites!

1. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

1. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

A visit to Halasuru Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor will take you back in time. It belonges to the Chola Period and is the oldest temple in Bangalore. Some other modifications around the temple indicate the influence of Vijayanagara architectural style made in the later years.

Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

2. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

2. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Gavi Gangadhareshwara is an ancient cave temple in Gavipuram.The temple is known for another interesting phenomenon. In the evening of Makar Sankranthi festival, the sunlight passes through the horns of nandi statue and directly falls on the lingam. This spectacle happens every year on the day of the festival.

Photo Courtesy: Pavithrah

3. Kempfort Shiva Temple

3. Kempfort Shiva Temple

Kempfort Shiva Temple is one of the landmarks of Bangalore. It is known for the 65ft Shiva Statue. The temple also has a big Ganesha idol and models of other forms of Shiva. It is one of the must visit temples located in Old Airport Road, Bengaluru.

Photo Courtesy: Rameshng

4. Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple

4. Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple

Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple consists of 12 small Shiva temples. It represents other Jyotirlinga Temples across India. Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple is situated at Omkar Hills inSrinivasapura.

Photo Courtesy: Sagar Sakre

5. Kadu Malleshwara Temple

5. Kadu Malleshwara Temple

The locality of Malleshwaram got its name from the Kadu Malleshwara Temple. It is a 17th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nandishwara Theertha is another major attraction of this temple. Here the water continuously flows from the mouth of Nandi statue and falls on the Linga. It is also believed that this water is the source of Vrishabhavathi River.

6. Begur Nageshwara Temple

6. Begur Nageshwara Temple

Nageshwara Temple was built during the rule of Ganga Dynasty. Kannada inscriptions dating back to 890 AD have mentioned about the city called Bengaluru. Such is the historical evidence found in this age old temple. Later additions have been made to the temple during the rule of Chola Dynasty.

Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

7. Kote Jalakanteshwara Temple

7. Kote Jalakanteshwara Temple

Kote Jalankanteshwara is another temple in Bangalore which belongs to Chola Dynasty. It is situated near Kalasipalya Bus Stand. The temple has 3 sanctums of Jalakanteshwara, Parvathi and Kailasananthar.

Photo Courtesy: Siddhartha Sahu

8. Dharmagiri Manjunatha Swamy Temple

8. Dharmagiri Manjunatha Swamy Temple

You would've have seen this temple on Kannada regional channels. Dharmagiri Temple is near Banashankari BDA complex and it is a famous serial shooting location. It has gained popularity after appearing in many Kannada serials.

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