Chokkanathaswamy Temple - Bangalore's Oldest
Sri Chokkanarayan Swamy Temple, Domlur

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Built in the 10th century by the Cholas, this Vishnu Temple has a highly interesting past. It's very easy to be completely misled by the name. Though Chokkanatha generally means a form of Shiva, it's actually Vishnu who is the main deity of the temple. The numerous Inscriptions here are proof that the temple was built during the Chola period. Also inscribed here is the amazingly interesting tale of the sanctorum. This temple, with such a spectacular history is located at the heart of Domlur, surrounded by companies. You should check it out and explore it sometime!

  • Chola-period architecture
  • Among the oldest temples in the city
  • Historical Dravidian inscriptions
  • Superbly preserved inscriptions


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This 10th century Chola temple is situated in a by-lane, to the west of the Domlur main road. This temple is also believed to be the oldest in the city. The temple stands on a high base, was probably in the center of that area and once a prominent structure. The pilasters in the sanctum sanctorum, the Navaranga walls and the name Chokka Perumal, suggested that the temple is of Chola origin.

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Sri Chokkanarayan Swamy Temple

Sri Chokkanarayan Swamy Temple <br/>Domlur, Bangalore :560036


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