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Shivoham Shiva Temple, Bengaluru
(2.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Shivoham Shiva Temple, recently built in 1995, is rumored to hold the most powerful Shiva statue in the world. Due to the gigantic idol, thousands of devotees visit each year to pay their respects at the temple, whose creation itself is a bit of a marvel. Ravi V. Melwani, founder of the temple, hired a sculptor named Kashinath, who molded the statue with his bare hands, without a plan or measuring tool. At the entrance, find the largest Shiva Linga gate in the city. Farther in, find a Lord Ganesha statue as well as two bell towers that make the location of the healing stones, which are said to have miraculous healing powers. Use our Bengaluru vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Shivoham Shiva Temple and other attractions in Bengaluru.
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  • The place is pretty peaceful once you enter inside the temple area. Always amazed by the serenity of the statue. 
  • On a weekend visit to our cousin living in old airport road, we visited the temple. Shiv statue is ginat and eye catching with the falls from its head. Tour of jyothir lingam temples is enchanting. Sm...  more »
  • Horror corridors in entrance to reach the mail area with beautiful shiva statue - also Ganesha statue and some nice ceremony - Dropping coins in every dishes and dark corridors around . Recommended 
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  • As a visitor to this temple today, I had a great experience. I have been previously around 5 years ago and found it fantastic then too. It has a bigger 'museum' area now but the staff are great and answer questions where required. I paid Rs250 for entrance and no additional money for questions, a blessing, coins for prayer buckets and candle offering. This is a great temple in my opinion as it is fun, quirky and memorable. I recommend and visit.
  • Shiva statue is awesome. Management is looting people for money. I recommend not to go to the other small temples, corners in side this place. Ask them to show the direct way to the statue. Only buy ticket to see the Lord Shiva statue.
  • Dharm ke Naam par public. Ko loota jata hai, staff have no manners to talk, it's not a temple it's just a shop ,where for every thing you need to pay. Worst thing is that without money you can't see the God also ridiculous no free darshnam
  • It started as a Shiva statue behind the erstwhile Kemp Fort, before becoming a mini temple and a minor tourist destination of Bangalore in its own right. What's special about this place? - Probably the biggest Shiva statue in Bangalore and it looks good. - It was painted blue originally, the current color is more classy. - The older folk seem to be quite keen on seeing this, whenever I have senior citizen visitors, I take them here and they go all gaga over this statue. What is not good? - Though the basic temple should be free, they try to push visitors into paying for non-essential things. - They are running a business, agreed, but don't make it so obviously commercial. - Other than the Shiva statue, everything else is not worth it, so skip everything. Tip: Park at the Mall, Check out the Shiva statue, Skip all the other 'Linga Darshan' and other paid stuff, go to McD's in the mall and you can probably get your parking coupon redeemed if you are buying a burger.
  • Actually there is no temple entry fee for your visit. You should pay for chapal counter thats it. If u want to perform pooja and seva u can buy ticket of 150rs. People in temple here sit everywhere to cheat you and collect money. Don't get fooled by paying what they ask. Management has to take strict action on the people who cheat here. These people force the devotees to buy tickets. Someone has to complain on the management to take action against the people who cheat devotees.