What we like
A natural rock formation, the Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year, in the month of January. They visit Bangalore on the sacred day of Makar Sankranti to witness a unique phenomenon. On this day, for almost an hour, the sun's rays fall directly on the Siva Linga, after passing through the two horns of the image of the Nandi Bull (vehicle of Lord Shiva). This phenomenon was deliberately planned by the architects and marks a remarkable combination of spirituality and science.
- One of the Bangalore's heritage site
- Known for claimed magical phenomenon
- The majestic Agni Idol
The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is an ancient temple that was cut from a huge rock around the 9th century. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the main shrine here is the Shivalinga. Artistically placed in the front of the temple, you will the Vahana (vehicle) of Lord Shiva. The temple also houses a rare idol of Agni, the god of fire, probably the only one in the whole of South India. The Idol of Agni is two headed, has seven hands and three legs. It is said in Hindu folklore that worshiping this deity will help you get rid of all eye-related problems.