Famous Temples in Bangalore

The Gangadheshware Temple
Famous temples in bangalore

The Gangadheshware Temple of Bangalore is one of the finest temples to be seen. It is known for its popular monolithic pillars and the unique idol of Agni, who is also known as the God of Fire. The temple is truly a marvellous attraction and should not be missed out on.The history of the temple dates back to the 9th century. It is believed that the temple was cut out of a rock in the 9th century. It was used by the great sage Gowthama to perform penance. Later in the 16th century, Kempegowda I, the founder of Bangalore, revamped and extended the temple.

According to local legend, Kempegowda was imprisoned by Rama Raya. He suffered imprisonment for five years. When he was released, he constructed this temple to show his gratitude.Artistic depiction of the temple is found in the painting of the British artist James Hunter in 1792.A large number of devotees come here on January 14th or 15th every year on Makara sankranthi day to Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

Timing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM

How To Reach: Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is situated in the locality of Gavipuram - Guttahalli in Bangalore. This temple is at a distance of just 3 km from the City Market.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: @ The Chamarajashwara Temple is a beautiful temple in Bangalore, regarded as one of the highest Hindu seats....

It gives wrong impression that the Temple is located in Bangalore. It should have been Karnataka instead. More correctly in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka.

@ This temple was built in the memory of Shri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, the father of Mummadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar.....

This is again wrong. Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar was the last King of Mysore ( Born: 1919; Rule: 1940-1950; Died: 1974) and great grand son of Mummadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar.

The Temple was built in memory of Khasa Chamaraja Wodeyar who was the nominal Ruler of Mysore from 1776-1796 when Hyder and Tipu held sway over the affairs. Ari Kutara was his birth place and after the Temple and Town was built it was named as Chamaraja Nagar, which is now a District Head Quarters.

@ The best way to reach the temple town of Chamarajanagar is by road. This is well connected by buses and is 185 kms from Bangalore....

This is again wrong. Chamaraja Nagar is connected by Train also. Mysore city is the hot spot of Tourist and anything else should devolve around this visit. Nanjangud is another important sacred Temple town. Near by Forests of Bandipur and B.R>b Hills are added attractions for Tourists looking for variety. Thus any tour should be by Road from Mysore to Nanjangud- Chmaraja Nagar- BR Hills/ Bandipur.

Mysore is also connected by Air.
Posted by: Raja Chanadra - 23 Apr, 2014
2: Yeah, Mr. Raja Chandra you are right.....because, I know, these facts.... I am from Chamarajanagar.
Mohan replied to: Raja Chanadra post - 09 May, 2014