Bengaluru – now a modern, IT hub is a city as old as history itself. Rich in culture, it is dotted with ancient temples scattered across the cityscape. Visiting these serene spiritual centers can make you forget the hustle bustle of the modern city life.
Steer clear of public transport and hire one of the self driven cars on rent to cover all these in a day. Save time on haggling with the auto drivers or changing many buses to reach your destination on time. Self Drive car rental in Bangalore can be very convenient way to travel effectively. Set on the GPRS, buckle up and get ready to explore the architectural allurement of the south in the city.
DoddaGanesha Temple, Basavanagudi:
Start the day by seeking the blessings at this popular Ganesha temple. The huge monolithic statue is adorned with different decorations each day. On special occasions, the idol is covered with butter weighing over 100 kgs, a magnificent sight to capture in memory forever.
It dedicated to Nandi – Vahana of Lord Shiva. This beautiful Dravida architecture style temple houses a 15 feet high and 20 feet wide granite structure of Nandi cut out of a single rock.
GaviGangadhareshwara, a 9th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is famous for mysterious stone discs in its forecourt. The temple also houses a rare sculpture of Agni – the fire God with seven hands, two heads, and three legs. On Makara Sankranti day, the sunrays fall exactly on Shiva Linga inside the cave at a particular time.
Raja Rajeshwari Temple: located in South Bangalore is beautifully constructed complex in Dravidian style as per the guidelines of Agama Shashtra. Its main attraction is a 6 feet tall statue of Goddess made with attractive stones.
ISKON: a temple complex spread across seven acres, on a hillock is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Neoclassical temple combines conventional elements with modern amenities like exhibition area, shopping arena, food court, a lecture hall, Vedic museums and many other facilities. Complete with ornate arches, water fountains and Rajagopurams, this temple is a marvelous sight for eyes.
65 feet Shiva Statue with a backdrop of Mount Kailasha and river Ganga is architectural wonder worth visit. Situated at old airport road, you can also see 12 jyotirlingas here.
HalasuruSomeshwara, 16th-century temple built by Kempe Gowda is a mixture of Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara architecture.
Banashankari Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road built in 1915, is thronged by devotees from dawn to dusk, who offers pooja to remove all the obstacles and hardships of life.
RagiguddaAnjaneya Temple is situated on a hillock. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and also houses Holy Trinity engraved on huge rocks at the side of the temples. The same hillock also comprises of temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Rama-Laxman-Sita, and the Navagrahas.
MeenakshiSundereshwara Temple, at Bannerghatta Road, has beautiful Gopuram. Built in old Tamil architectural style, it resembles the original temple at Madurai.
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