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Shiva Temples in Bangalore

Shiva Temples in Bangalore 

Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga, the symbol of infinity, there are over 500 temples in Bangalore (Bengaluru) district. Shiva is considered as the supreme Lord in Hindu Dharma, he is the most powerful and popular god since Vedic times, around 5000 years ago.
During Vedic times he was popularly called Rudra, all over Bangalore, there are many ancient temples for Lord Shiva because, between the 5th century to 18th Century, the Dynasties that ruled Bangalore were The Gangas, The Cholas, The Hoysalas, The Vijayanagar, and the Wodeyars of Mysore all the were predominantly Worshippers of Lord Shiva.

Below are the details of some of the most popular temples dedicated to lord shiva.

 

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Gavipuram
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

» Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
» Location Address is Gavipuram Extension, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019.
» Contact / Phone Number is 080 22427272 and + 91 9448485907.
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year ancient more than 2000 years old.
» Temple architecture is natural Cave.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Bhavani Shankar Temple, Vasanthpura
Sri Bhavani Shankar Temple
Sri Bhavani Shankar Temple

»Sri Bhavani Shankar Temple, Vasanthpura.
» Location Address is Vasanthapura, Subramanyapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560061.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
» Established year was in 1755 CE, by Guru Samarth Ramdas.
» Temple architecture is Ganga Style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple
Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple
Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple

» Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Malleshwaram.
» Location Address is 2nd Temple Street, Vyalikaval, Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003.
» Contact / Phone Number is +91 98450 75961
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:00 Noon and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
» Established year is mid 17th Century
» Temple architecture is Dravidian-style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Harihareshwara Temple Gavipuram
Harihareshwara Temple, Gavipuram, Bengaluru
Harihareshwara Temple, Gavipuram, Bengaluru

» Harihareshwara Temple Gavipuram.
» Location Address:
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
» Established year,
» Temple architecture is
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Shivoham Shiva Temple, HAL
Shivoham Shiva Temple, HAL
Shivoham Shiva Temple, HAL

» Shivoham Shiva Temple, HAL
» Location Address is 97, HAL Old Airport Road, Kemp fort mall Parking, Ramagiri, Murgesh Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017.
» Contact / Phone Number is +91 9731885555.
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 24 hours, all 365 days
» Established year is 1994 CE.
» Temple architecture is nil, Open space.
» Entry Fees is Rs 50 onwards.

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Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple Chickpet
Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple Chickpet
Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple Chickpet

» Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple Chickpet.
» Location Address: 365, Old Taluk Cutchery Road, Sowrashtra Pet, Chickpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560053
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year is 18th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is Dravidian-style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Basavanagudi
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Basavanagudi
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Basavanagudi

» Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Basavanagudi.
» Location Address is Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year,
» Temple architecture is
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple Kalasipalyam
Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple Kalasipalyam
Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple Kalasipalyam

» Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple Kalasipalyam.
» Location Address: Kalasipalayam, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year more than 2000 years old.
» Temple architecture is Dravidian-style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Prasanna Gangadhareshwara Temple Yeshwanthpura
Sri Prasanna Gangadhareshwara Temple Yeshwanthpura
Sri Prasanna Gangadhareshwara Temple Yeshwanthpura

» Sri Prasanna Gangadhareshwara Temple Yeshwanthpura.
» Location Address is SC road, Yeshwanthpura, Bengaluru- 560022.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year,
» Temple architecture is Dravidian-style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya Hulimavu
Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya Hulimavu
Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya Hulimavu

» Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya Hulimavu.
» Location Address:
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
» Established year is ancient at least 2000 years old.
» Temple architecture is natural Cave.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Devalaya Chikkabettahalli
Sri Someshwara Devalaya Chikkabettahalli
Sri Someshwara Devalaya Chikkabettahalli

» Sri Someshwara Devalaya Chikkabettahalli.
» Location Address is
» Contact / Phone Number is +91 9342298319
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
» Established year was in the 16th Century.
» Temple architecture is Natural Cave.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Udbhava Sri Kailasa Shambulingeshwara Swamy Devalaya Mount Joy Hanumantha Nagar
Udbhava Sri Kailasa Shambulingeshwara Swamy Devalaya Mount Joy
Udbhava Sri Kailasa Shambulingeshwara Swamy Devalaya Mount Joy

» Udbhava Sri Kailasa Shambulingeshwara Swamy Devalaya Mount Joy Hanumantha Nagar.
» Location Address is 50 Feet Main Rd, Mount Joy Extension, Hanumanthnagar, Banashankari Stage I, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year at least 300 years old.
» Temple architecture is contemporary style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Omkareshwara Hill Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple

» Omkareshwara Hill Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple.
» Location Address:
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
» Established year,
» Temple architecture is
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Halasuru
Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Halasuru, Bengaluru
Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Halasuru, Bengaluru

» Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Halasuru.
» Location Address is Ulsoor Rd, Someshwarpura, Halasuru, Karnataka 560008.
» Contact / Phone Number is + 91 94496 63126.
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
» Established year ancient at least 3000 years old.
» Temple architecture is Vijaynagar style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Temple, Kengeri
Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple 1050 CE, Kengeri Fort Area, Bengaluru,
Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple 1050 CE, Kengeri Fort Area, Bengaluru,

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Kengeri.
» Location Address is Fort Kengeri, Kengeri Satellite Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560060.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:30 afternoon and 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
» Established year in 12th Century.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Mukthi Natheshwara Temple, Binnamangala
Mukthi Natheshwara Temple, Binnamangala
Mukthi Natheshwara Temple, Binnamangala

» Mukthi Natheshwara Temple, Binnamangala.
» Location Address is
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
» Established year in the 1110 CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Kadugodi
Kashi Vishveshwara temple, Kadugodi, Bengaluru
Kashi Vishveshwara temple, Kadugodi, Bengaluru

» Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Kadugodi.
» Location Address is Kadugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560067.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is are 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
» Established year in 12th Century.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Ananda Lingeshwara Swamy temple, Hebbal
Ananda Lingeshwara Swamy temple, Hebbal
Ananda Lingeshwara Swamy temple, Hebbal

» Ananda Lingeshwara Swamy temple, Hebbal.
» Location Address is Hebbal, Ayyappa Layout, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560032.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:00 noon  and at 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
» Established in the year 1220 CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Temple, Old Madiwala
Sri Someshwara Temple, old Madiwala, Bengaluru
Sri Someshwara Temple, old Madiwala, Bengaluru

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Old Madiwala.
» Location Address is 101, V P Main Rd, Old Madiwala, Dollar Scheme Colony, 1st Stage, BTM Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560068.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 11:30 am  and at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
» Established year is in the 12th Century.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Temple, Hasigala
Sri Someshwara Temple, Hasigala
Sri Someshwara Temple, Hasigala

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Hasigala.
» Location Address is Hasigala village circle, Hasigala, Karnataka 562114, near National Highway 207.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 7:00 am to 11:00 am
» Established year in 13th century.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple, Marathahalli
Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple Marathahalli
Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple Marathahalli

» Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple, Marathahalli.
» Location Address is Chowdeshwari Temple Rd, Marathahalli Village, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 11:15 am  and at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
» Established year in the 12th century CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Parvathi Udanurai Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Agara
Sri Parvathi Udanurai Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Agara
Sri Parvathi Udanurai Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Agara

» Sri Parvathi Udanurai Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Agara.
» Location Address is Marathahalli – Sarjapur Rd, Jakkasandra Extension, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:00 noon and at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
» Established year in 11th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Lord Shiva Temple, Gunjur
Shiva Temple Gunjur
Shiva Temple Gunjur

» Lord Shiva Temple, Gunjur.
» Location Address is Gunjur Village Rd, Gunjur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 6:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
» Established year in the 11th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is renovated contemporary style.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Kalikamba Kamateshwara Swamy Temple, Nagarathpete
Sri Kalikamba Kamateshwara Swamy Temple, Nagarathpete
Sri Kalikamba Kamateshwara Swamy Temple, Nagarathpete

» Sri Kalikamba Kamateshwara Swamy Temple, Nagarathpete.
» Location Address is 221, Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Rd, Kumbarpet, Ganigarpet, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002.
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 1:30 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
» Established year in 16th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is Vijay Nagar Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Temple, Gangavara
Sri Prasanna Parvathi Sametha, Sri Someshwara Temple, Gangavara, Devanahalli Chola Architecture
Sri Prasanna Parvathi Sametha, Sri Someshwara Temple, Gangavara, Devanahalli Chola Architecture

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Gangavara.
» Location Address is Gangavara village Circle, Bengaluru Rural, Devanahalli, Karnataka 562129.
» Contact / Phone Number is +91 99453 53004.
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
» Established year in the 10th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Hulimavu
Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Hulimavu
Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Hulimavu

» Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Hulimavu.
» Location Address is
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings is 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
» Established year in the 10th Century CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Nelamangala

Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Chola Architecture Nelamangala

» Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Nelamangala
» Location Address is
» Contact / Phone Number is
» Distance from  Bangalore City Centre –
» Timings are 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
» Established year in the 1110 CE.
» Temple architecture is Chola Style of architecture.
» Entry Fees is nil.

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People also ask these Questions frequently about Lord Shiva. 

What is the meaning of Shiva?

Ans. Shiva is the Sanskrit name that means auspicious one.

Which are the Oldest Shiva Temples in Bangalore?

Ans. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple located at Gavipuram, Sri Someshwara Temple Located at Halasuru, Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple located at Kalasipalyam, Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya located at Hulimavu are the oldest Shiva Temples in Bangalore, these are having at least 2000 years of History.

Why People Search and visit Old Shiva Temples in Bangalore?

Ans. The reason people try to visit Old Shiva Temples because it is one of the Easy ways to appease Lord Shiva as per Shiva Purana.

What type of Shiva Temples are powerful and what are the reasons for that?

Ans. As per Shiva Purana, ( an ancient Vedic text related to God Shiva) states that Shiva temples which are old, situated in Cave, on the banks of the River, On a hilltop, and in abandoned places are the most powerful temples of Lord Shiva, that’s the reason.

» An example of the Shiva cave Temple in Bangalore is Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara situated in Gavipuram.
» An example of the old Shiva Temple in Bangalore is Halasuru Sri Someshwara Temple, Established by the sage Mandavya some 3000 years ago, though this temple was renovated many a time.
»  An example of the Hilltop Shiva Temple in Bangalore is Sri Gangadhareshwara temple situated in Shivaganga (a hill at 4265 feet high MSL).
»  An example of the abandoned place Shiva Temple is Sri Someshwara Temple located in Manne a 10th-century temple built for Lord Shiva by the Ganga Dynasty.
»  An example of the Riverbank Shiva Temple in Bangalore is Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, located in Malleshwaram, but at present, the River does not exist.

What are the popular names of Lord Shiva?

Ans. In and around Bangalore Lord Shiva’s popular names are, Gangadhareshwara, Someshwara, Kashi Vishveshwara, Vishwanath, Mallikarjuna,  and Manjunatha, that the reason most of the Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva will be in these names.

How to appease Lord Shiva?

Ans. Lord Shiva is one of the easiest gods to appease, he is simply and demands nothing except devotion, water is one of the dearest things of the Lord, he is also called Abhisheka Priya, it’s a Sanskrit term that means one who loves Abhisheka, literally it means shower.

Why Shiva is Worshipped in Linga form?

Ans. Once a dispute between the Lords Shiva,  Vishnu, and Brahma, resulted in Brahma cursing Shiva that he should not be worshipped in his actual form rather he should be worshiped in Linga form, Linga is the symbol of Infinity.

Which is the most powerful Shiva mantra?

Ans. Panchakshari Mantra, ( Panchakshari means 5 letter word) “Namah Shivaya” it means I bow to Shiva is the most powerful, simple, and easy to chant Lord Shiva’s Mantra.

Pronunciation of the Shiva Temples and location names audio files are below. 

» Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Gavipuram.

» Sri Bhavani Shankar Temple, Vasanthpura.

» Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Malleshwaram.

» Harihareshwara Temple Gavipuram.

» Shivoham Shiva Temple, HAL.

» Sri Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple Chickpet.

» Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Basavanagudi.

» Kote Sri Jalakanteshwara Temple Kalasipalyam.

» Sri Prasanna Gangadhareshwara Temple Yeshwanthpura.

» Sri Ramalingeshwara Guhantara Devalaya Hulimavu.

» Sri Someshwara Devalaya Chikkabettahalli.

» Udbhava Sri Kailasa Shambulingeshwara Swamy Devalaya Mount Joy.

» Omkareshwara Hill Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple.

» Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple Halasuru.

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Kengeri

» Mukthi Natheshwara Temple, Binnamangala.

» Kashi Vishveshwara Swamy Temple, Kadugodi.

» Ananda Lingeshwara Swamy temple, Hebbal.

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Old Madiwala.

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Hasigala.

» Sri Prasanna Someshwara Swamy Temple, Marathahalli.

» Sri Parvathi Udanurai Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, Agara.

» Lord Shiva Temple, Gunjur.

» Sri Kalikamba Kamateshwara Swamy Temple, Nagarathpete.

» Sri Someshwara Temple, Gangavara

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