Naganatheshwara Temple and Its Secrets
Begur Road, Begur

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Naganatheshwara Temple, popularly known as ‘The temple of Lord Shiva’, is centuries old and therefore has a rich historical background. The most fascinating aspect of the temple is the idol of Surya Murthy ( Sun) facing west. You can spot a statue of Nandi and immense intricacy with respect to the carvings. This historical treasure, should be explored in depth.

Highlights
  • Rich in history
  • Awe-inspiring temple architecture
  • Intriguing carvings
  • Brilliantly preserved inscriptions

About

This ancient temple of Naganatheshwara (Lord Shiva), was built by the Cholas around 1200 years ago. It's located in the Begur village, close to the Bangalore-Hosur Highway, at 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Bangalore. It's believed to be the first place where an inscription records the city's ancient original name 'Bengaluru'. During the festival of Maha Shivratri, devotees throng this temple to perform Pujas and stay awake the whole night. Another important festival held at the temple is the Car (Chariot) Festival, in the month of April.

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Begur Road

Begur Road, next ti Sukadev Textiles, opposite Golgota Bakery, 3.3 km off Hosur Road, near DTDC Couriers, 15.6 km from Blr City Railway Stn

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