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“Gem of a monument!”

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“Gem of a monument!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Its a gem and there is hardly any architecture required as everything is almost God made (Caves). The walk way from back gate shows the old houses built 100s or even 1000s of years ago where the Archakas of the temple have been residing for years now without a tinge of how old it is.

The temple once went in is under a cave which is bent towards the Lingam of Shiva. Once in you'll feel the heat though you have been in the winter season, as the ventilation is bit scarce due to the cave.

You could find the shrines of Shiva, Kumaraswamy, Parvathy and Ganapati in the temple. An old cave which is currently closed used to lead to Kashi by walk, which is currently closed. As per the archakas this cave leading to Kashi was closed as many attempted to walk in and could not find a hint of where they went, as it leads through river Ganga in between and forests to reach the destiny. So this is closed as per the instructions from Government.

On the day of Sankranthi(pongal) the Sun shine moves from the Doors to the shrine of Lord Shiva for 5 minutes and disappears. This is the most visited days to this temple and its a spectacular natural marvel which you must experience atleast once in a life.

You have good 2 wheeler parking facilities and 4 wheeler parking on road side.

All in all a must visit place in your life time.

Visited February 2014
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Bangalore
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“LORD SHIVA TEMPLE”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is the temple where you see the sunrise directly falls on the statue of lord Shiva. Ultimate divine for lord Shiva devotees.

Visited November 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Must visit temple”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The temple is about a kilometre from Bull temple. Easily locatable as everyone knows this place. The temple is very ancient and inside a cave. The main deity is shiva and parvati is there on the side. The passage around the diety is cut inside the rock to form a cave structure. The temple draws lots of tourists. It is considered that sunlight falls on the main deity during sankaranti day in january.

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Remains of a By-gone Era”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The temple itself although not very "attractive" compared to the other "newer" ones, is worth a visit, as it reminds us of an era when temple architecture was more about "spirituality and peace" rather than "convenience". Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Bengaluru
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“Ancient temple in Cave”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We happened to visit it in the morning and the Aarti was on. it was good to be on aarti time. The temple within the cave is amazing.
It was artificially lighted inside but I heard that the original construction used the day light reflections to illuminate the inside the cave.

Visited June 2013
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