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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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  • A must visit place for the devotees of Shiva. Especially on Shivaratri. Sun will shine on the Linga.  more »
  • I have been to this temple several times. It's an old temple that has narrow caves. People say one of the caves leads to Kashi/Varanasi and the other leads to Shivagange. You can see a beautiful shiva...  more »
  • ...for the monkeys - they are quite aggressive if you have a bag, a water bottle or a camera in your hand. Make sure to stay calm and bring whatever you need in a rucksack. Quite steep, but good rails...  more »