Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is one of the very ancient cave temple in India and a religious tourist attraction of Bangalore located in the area Gavipuram.
The outer mantapa of the temple features fourteen pillars in Vijaya Nagara style, unique and beautiful granite structure like suryapanas, a trident dhamaruka.
The two Shikaras of the temple are said to have built during the period of Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore.
There are two idols of Sage Gowthama and Baradwaja here who were said to have performed penance here.
Illumination of Shivalinga by the Sun
The major attraction of the temple is the illumination of Shivalinga by the Sun.
On Makara Sankranthi day, from January 13th to 16th of every year, Sun rays passes through two windows of the temple and through the horns of Nandi inside the temple and falls on Shivalinga.
Thousands of devotees from Bangalore and other places gather here on these days to witness this rare phenomenon.
Temple Timings are from 7am to 12-30pm and from 5pm to 8.30pm.
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple Photo Gallery
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy Temple Address and Route Map
The temple is located in Gavipuram of Kempegowda Nagar and is around 5kms distant from Bangalore City Railway Station, Bus Stand, and is around 38kms from Bangalore International Airport.
Visiting places near to the temple
Lalbagh Botanical Garden, one of the top major tourist attractions of Bangalore is 3kms away from here.