|Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|There is no entry charge for this temple and it is open from 7 AM to 12:30 PM-5 PM to 8:30 PM.
|Temple, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Family, Married Couples, Friends, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|September, October, November, December
|Krishna Rajendra Market Metro Station (2 KM) National College Metro Station (1 KM) Lalbagh Botanical Garden Metro Station (1 KM) South End Circle Metro Station (2 KM) Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road Metro Station (2 KM)
About Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is a famous ancient cave temple located at Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was built in the 16th century by the city's founder, Kempe Gowda I. There is a tall Shivling in the inner sanctum of the temple. The temple is famous for its mysterious stone discs in the courtyard and precise planning to make the sun shine on the temple at certain times of the year. Every year at the time of Shivratri, a large crowd of visitors can be seen here.
Architecture of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
The architecture of the Gavipuram cave temple is absolutely magical as the temple is completely made of rocks, the inner sanctum of the temple is present inside a cave which has also been carved out of rock. There are two more pillars inside the temple, one representing the trident and the other a double-headed damru, the property of Lord Shiva.
Interesting facts about Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
- The temple celebrates Shivratri with such great pomp that it attracts devotees from all over the world.
- The temple is a pure example of Indian rock-cut architecture and is well located in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka.
- Another major attraction of the temple is the presence of a rare idol of Agni, the god of fire. The figure has two heads, seven arms and three legs.
- The two pillars present in the temple courtyard are the major attraction as these pillars have two huge discs for the Moon and the Sun.
- Gavi Gangadhareshwara is a historical temple depicted as a linga dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- The attraction is the height of the roof of the temple which is quite low and decreases as one goes around the temple.
How to reach Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
By Road:- Local buses, cabs and auto-rickshaws can take you directly to the temple.
By Bus:- The temple is situated at a distance of 13 kms from the bus stop, any bus will drop you here easily.
By Train:- Bangalore Railway Station is situated at a distance of 5 kms from the temple. From here one can easily reach the temple by booking a rickshaw.
By Air:- Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport to the temple. Which is situated at a distance of about 38 kms. A variety of transport facilities are available outside the airport, such as taxis, buses and auto rickshaws that can take you to the temple.
Nearby famous places
- Basavanagudi 27 minutes away
- Bull Temple 23 minutes away
- Bengaluru By Foot 2.1 km away
- Bugle Rock 22 minutes away
- Chikka Tirupati Temple 2.2 km away
- Gandhi Bazaar 23 minutes away
- Culture Rings 7.5 km away
- Sri Govardhana Kshetra 21 minutes away
- Lalbagh Botanical Garden 3 km away
- Sri Someshwara Complex 20 minutes away
- SPA.ce the Spa 8.9 km away
- ISKCON Temple 4.7 km away