30 Aug 2010

TEMPLES IN BANGALORE

Here are list of some temples, we visited different evenings on weekends.Since taking pictures in this temples, were not  allowed, have got them from Google. (Hope it helps for non-bloreans, who cant make up to visit them)


TEMPLES IN BLORE CITY
 
Dodda Ganesha Temple Basavangudi
Bull Temple Basavangudi
 
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple Hanumanthangar
Kumara Swamy  Temple Hanumanthangar
Bandi Mahakali  Temple Hanumanthangar
 
Annamma Temple Majestic
 
Shiva Temple Near Kemp fort
 
Iskon Temple Rajajinagar
 
Vijaya vittala Temple Nelmangala
   
Banashankari Temple Banashankari
   
Kadu Mallikarjuna Temple Malleshwaram
   
Dharmaraya Temple Majestic
   
Prassana VeerAnjaneya Temple MahaLakshmi Layout
   
Ragi Gudda Anjaneya Temple J.P Nagar
 
Raja Rajeshwari temple & Murgan temple R.R Nagar
   
Meenakshi sundareshwara temple Banerghatta road
   
Surayanarayana Temple Airport road

 ANNAMA TEMPLE ( MAJESTIC)


Annamma temple is said to be bangalore's main deity, also called "nagaraa devate", almost every place in bangalore has functions in summer, where utsava murti of this temple is taken in procession and people offer poojas.



Annamma Temple.1  (Majestic)

Annamma Temple.2  (Majestic)



 NANDI TEMPLE ( BASVANGUDI)


Unlike other temples, where shiva is main god and nandi  is in front of lord shiva, this temple is exclusively for the worship of Nandi, lord shiva's vahana. The temple was built in 1537. Dodda Basavana Gudi is said to be the biggest temple dedicated to " Nandi"  in the world


                       .BULL TEMPLE  2. (BASAVANGUDI)



 DODDA GANESHA TEMPLE (BASVANGUDI)


Sri Dodda Ganapathi Temple is located in Basavanagudi. The monolithic Ganapathi is about 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width. The most famous is the butter coating  the idol. More than 100 kg of butter is used for this purpose.This ancient temple is found just next to Bull temple.




DODDA GANESHA TEMPLE 1(BASAVANGUDI)

DODDA GANESHA TEMPLE 2(BASAVANGUDI)


GAVI GANGADHARESHWARA TEMPLE (GAVIPURAM)

The ancient temple was cut out of monolithic rock probably in the 9th century. It is dedicated to Shiva Main shrine is Shiv Linga, in the front of the temple there is also nandi sculpture. The temple contains also a rare idol of Agni, the God of fire.Thousands of devotees come in middle January every year on makara sankranti Day to this cave temple. This is a special day when the sunrays fall on the shivalinga for one hour as it passes between the horns of the nandi.




Gavi Gangadara temple 1.


ISKCON TEMPLE (RAJAJINAGAR)

Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Mandir or ISKCON blore, temple is a famous vaishnav temple of Lord krishna & Radha. is  the largest ISKCON temple in the world.




ISKCON 1

ISKCON 2

ISKCON 3

ISKCON 4


RAGI GUDDA ANAJANEYA TEMPLE ( J.P NAGAR)

The Ragigudda Anjaneya temple is a temple dedicated to  Hanuman .Ragigudda temple also has a Shivalinga and the Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman shrine in the same precinct. The temple is situated on a hillock.




Ragigudda 2

Ragigudda 3



SHIV MANDIR ( AIRPORT ROAD)

This magnificent Shiva Temple is situated on the old airport road. Behind Total mall  is the grand Shiva temple.This is open 24 hours a day and is a good place to visit while in Bangalore. There is also a giant Ganesha statue in the temple.The Shiva statue is around 65ft high and is considered to be one of the highest in India. The background is made to resemble Kailas mountain and give a feeling like in Himalaya. They also have a small tour of different Shiva pilgrimage centers across India made into a miniature exhibition.




Shiv linga, the main god of shiv mandir

Huge ganesha idol in shiv mandir



BANASHANKARI TEMPLE (BANASHANKARI)

The history of Banashankari temple in Bangalore dates back to the year 1915. This temple was founded by Somanna Shetty, a devotee of Goddess Banashankari. He brought a deity of Goddess from Badami, a holy place in Bijapur district, and installed it inside the temple.The unique features of the Banashankari temple in Bangalore is of the fact that Goddess is worshipped and prayers are offered during Rahukala time, Rahukala is believed to be an unfavorable time as per Hindus. Additionally it is believed that worshipping Goddess Banashankari in Rahukala to overcome all of the hardships as well as paucities of life. . The prayers to Goddess Banashankari are offered by lighting many oil lamps in semi cut lemon peels, whose pulp have been removed.



GALI ANJANEYA TEMPLE (BYATRAYANAPURA)
 

The main attraction, Sri Gali Anjaneya Swami is seen facing the Sri Rama Parivara.The west facing Gali Anjaneya is smeared with Sinduram (a saffron colored paste) which is considered auspicious by Hindus. The lord here is shantha swaroopi (Calm). The left hand of Gali Anjaneya is resting on the hip and holding the flower. The right hand is in abhya mudra posture offering the quality of nirbhayathvam to all his devotees. Another attraction of this Anjaneya is that he has a mustache and a yathurmuki that is he is facing the devotees directly with both the eyes.




  

SURYA NARAYANA TEMPLE (DOMLUR)

Surya Narayana Temple in Domlur is one amongst the very few Sun God Temples in India and it is located in Bangalore city. The Surya Narayana Temple is dedicated to Lord Surya Narayana (Sun God).The idol of Surya Narayana was bought from Badrinath and it is 3.25 feet in height along with the Prabhavalli. Underneath the deity, you can see the idols of Kashyapa and Aditi.







MEENAKSHI SUNDARESHWARA TEMPLE (HULIMAVU, BANERGHATTA ROAD)


The Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple is beautiful temple with a beautiful Tower (Gopura) which resembles the very old Tamilnadu temples. The temple is a miniature version of the original temple at Madurai, Tamilnadu.If you enter the temple premises of Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple in Bangalore, Lord Sundareshwar is seen at the entrance and Goddess Meenakshi is found on the other side of the Temple.






RAJARAJESHWARI TEMPLE (R.R NAGAR )

The Raja Rajeshwari Temple is just 1 km away from the striking entrance arch on Bangalore-Mysore highway.The main attraction of this temple is the six feet attracting stone idol of Goddess Raja Rajeshwari found in the sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha). The Goddess is also worshipped as Gnanakshi. The Goddess Raja Rajeshwari is seated on a throne with her right leg folded and placed across the seat, and her left leg is bent at the knee and stretched below to rest on a lotus in full bloom.








SHANMUKHA TEMPLE (R.R  NAGAR)



Shanmukh temple 3.  RR nagar

Shankuma 1 R.R nagar

This temple is located in the small top hill rock mountain. This  temple dedicated to Shanmukha. (Subramanya)





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