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“Greatest place of attraction in Bangalore”

Shivoham Shiva Temple
Ranked #41 of 330 things to do in Bengaluru
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: On February 26, 1995, on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri, the Shivoham Shiva Temple was inaugurated by Sri Shankaracharya of Shringeri. Since then the Shiva Temple has become a revered spiritual destination for devotees and visitors. Year after year, with Lord Shiva’s blessings, the temple has transformed into a destination of faith that attracts millions of devotees from not only India but all around the world. The main attractions of the temple include the 65-feet-tall Shiva statue, the 32-feet-tall Ganesha statue, the 25-feet-tall Shiv Ling, Paanch Dham Yatra, and Barah Jyothir Ling Yatra.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Greatest place of attraction in Bangalore”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is undoubtedly the best place of attraction.The whole ambience is very peaceful and full of spirituality.Huge idol of Shiva and Ganesha are awesome and also there is virtual visit of Jyotirlingas which is very beautiful.Queue management is very good but we get the valet parking also.

Visited March 2012
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good place to visit but commercial”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is one of the good place, I would prefer to visit but it has become completely commercial. For every small thing, you need to churn out CASH. If you don't you are not allowed to go further and the main attraction of Lord Shiva Statue will be missed out.

Visited July 2012
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Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
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119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Business overtakes spirituality !”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

If someone had asked me about this temple - few years back - i would have given great reviews but not today. Its virtually become a business centre. Shops - shops and shops - People trying to convince you to take tickets to visit the cave, to offer milk and so on.

Few years back there was no special entries, no shops - it was so beautiful - now the mall in front of it has taken more precedence.

Such a beautiful idol of Lord Shiva and Ganesha - should visit this place just to see them but
If you are going for some peace , calmness and divine bliss - i would strictly advice against it.

Visited January 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A business centre and not a temple”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I visited this temple last week with my wife. The aim was to visit a spiritual place but this temple turned out to be a commercial place instead.
To begin with the temple has 2 queues, one for general public which gives free entry and another one a Rs. 50 special entry. We first stood in the general entry queue, but after 10 minutes realised that the queue was moving at a snails pace since the temple security were purposely not allowing general queue to move fast. We were forced to buy special entry ticket and entered the temple immediately.
Inside the temple, again there was a entry ticket for jyotilinga yatra which is a loot. There were other ways to spend money also by paying for miracle coin and hawan.
The only plus point is a very beautiful Shiva idol in the temple because of which I am rating this place 2 out of 5.

Visited December 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Avoid this if you can.”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

It's on the regular tour circuit, and if you don't mind lining up to see a Disneyesque version of a temple, then go for it. But really, there are better things to endure Bangalore traffic to see and experience.

Visited November 2012
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