Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bangalore

Gavi Gangadhreshwara Temple is one of the old temples of Bangalore, attracting devotees from all over the state. The cave temple is carved in single monolithic stone and has Shivalinga as main deity along with the idols of Goddess Parvathi and Dakshinamurthy. Every day pooja is performed and special pooja will be offered to Lord Dakshinamurthy on every Thursday.

Main temple from outside 

The temple architecture is so beautiful that on the day of Makara Sankranthi, sun light falls on Shivalinga passing through the horns of Nandi. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on that particular day to witness this and many TV channels arrange live telecast on this spectacular event.

picture showing how the sun light enters temple and falls on Shivalinga

sun light enters through this opening

it enters through the adjacent window before passing through ears of Nandi

Adjacent to temple, BBMP has maintained lustrous Green Park allowing public to walk or spend time. Many devotees have belief that visiting this temple for three weeks on Thursday will relieve them from all their worries. This temple is very near to Ramakrsihna Ashram bus stop.


  1. It is a nice temple and I have been to this several times. Good that you have written a nice post on this temple.

  2. Nice pictures. Check out the two pillars- Trishul and Chakra -have astronomical significance.

    1. Thanks Siddeshwar. I don't know much about it. I would try to know.