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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bengaluru

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Venture into Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, a temple carved out of a monolithic rock sometime in the 9th century and later renovated by the founder of the city, Kempe Gowda. If visiting in January, you'll witness a yearly event where the sculpted works allow the sun to illuminate the shivalinga for one hour only--a testament to ancient knowledge and craftsmanship exercised here. As the oldest temple in the region and major architectural landmark, the temple draws steady crowds, so expect to be one of many tourists. Put Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple into our Bengaluru travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Visited Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple last month and felt very blessed. The temple has a calm atmosphere and it is well maintained. This temple is famous for the sunlight that directly falls on Shiva L...  more »
  • 'This is a Shivan temple and very famous among the visitors especially in the month of January every year during Ponggal day @ Makar Sankranti. During this day, the sun ray passes through the Nandi ho...  more »
  • Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple also known as Gavipuram Cave Temple. The temple is famous for its mysterious stone discs in the forecourt and the exact planning allowing the sun to shine on shrine in cer...  more »