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The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple Bangalore

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The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple also Gavipuram Cave Temple, an example of Indian rock-cut construction, is located in Bangalore in the state of Karnataka in India. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is extraordinary due to the somewhat perplexing stone discs in forecourt and the exact planning allowing for Sun to sparkle on shrine in certain time of the year.

In the 9th century perhaps The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple was cut out of enormous rock. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Main shrine is Shivalinga, in the front of The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, there is also Nandi sculpture. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple contains also a rare idol of Agni, The God of fire. There are also other idols including the idol of Agnimurthi, which has two heads, seven hands and three legs inside The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. Those worshipping this deity consider it will heal one of all eye defects. The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is one of few temples in Bangalore devoted to Shiva and is visited by large number of disciples during Shivaratri.


A large number of devotees visit The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple in middle of January every year on Makar sankranti Day. This is a significant day when the sunrays fall on the Sivalinga for one hour as it passes from the horns of the Nandi. Discrimination of simultaneous structures and earlier drawings by William Daniel and Thomas Daniel show that preceding The Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple has less structures and the Sun illuminated the shrine in winter and summer solstice. Even today also the Sun illuminates Shivalinga two times in a year - from 13-16 January in late afternoons and from 26 Nov-2 Dec.