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Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple

The picturesque city of Bangalore is quite well known and famous for its monuments, temples and other tourist places. There are many temples in Bangalore which are extremely old but have not lost their charm. This cave temple is located near Basavanagudi. The Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple in Bangalore in India is famous for its architecture and also a rare phenomenon. This temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore.


Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple Bangalore was built by the great Kempe Gowda, who was the founder of Bangalore. The type of construction that was followed while building the picturesque Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple Bangalore was the 'Ancient' type of building temples.


On the festival of Sankranti (a local festival), a phenomenon takes place which is a scientific mavel. It speaks of the deep understanding that our forefathers had of the mysteries of the universe and fundamental laws which govern our life. The idols of Nandi and Lord Shiva are so positioned that the sun's rays, passing between the horns of Nandi, light up the face of Lord Shiva. Every year generally on the 14th or 15th of January this rare phenomenon takes place. This phenomenon is a huge crowd puller and attracts a large number of devotees. Every year thousands of tourists from each and every corner of the world and from all over India visit this beautiful and picturesque temple.

Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple Bangalore is a natural monolith carved cave temple and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Dedicated to Lord Gangadeshwara and Goddess Honnadevi (i.e., Lord Shiva and Parvati), are two well known shrines. Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple consists of thirty three idols.