So,This year Durga Puja came to an end on 14th October as Bijoya Dashami being the last day when The Durga Maa is immersed in water,As being in Bangalore I didn’t have the opportunity to see much of Durga Puja which I did back in my Home…So this time Me and few of My Friends decided to go somewhere else–though related to God,So after a bit of discussion we ended up deciding to Visit a Shiv Temple,which is what they say a Great Display of Architecture.. 😀
Well to start of this Shiv Temple is sure visit if you are in Bangalore.It is at Murugeshpalya,just next to Total Mall–A 10 minutes walk from “The Leela Palace” hotel.
And Going through The Photographs of this temple will surely make you to visit this Temple.. 😀
The Temple is in the Vicinity of the City,so it is very easy to get to this temple and can be easily reached using private or public transport…. 😀
The Temple is very beautifully built,Upon Entering we will see the Ganesha Deity–The Son of Lord Shiva(And One of my Favorite Deity),Generally known as Vighna Vinasha and The reason we see Lord Ganesha at the start of many temple is because According to Hindu Mythology Lord Shiva once gave him Vardan(Blessing) saying that no prayers would not be considered complete if Lord Ganesha is not worshiped at the beginning.
We offered prayer and moved on to The Lord Shiva Deity..The way to the deity is built like a cave with inscriptions on the wall of different famous Shiv Temples found in India,But we have to pay 30INR to get to the Deity,infact entering the temple main gate will cost you 2INR and Camera charge is 25INR,I guess even God’s are not away from Commercialization.. 😉
The Way to Lord Shiva..
Now Finally we reach the Main Shiva Statue,But once again you have to pay 20INR for a closer look at the statue and get the blessing,funny how everything is commercialized..But we will love to see the 65ft tall Shiva statue sitting in Yogic position and believe me it will give you a feeling of being in Kailash(Home of Lord Shiva,according to myth)
All in All it was pretty relaxing experience visiting this temple and though I am not so religious,I love visiting Place of Worship.So,If you are in Bangalore or have visited Bangalore,this place is a must visit though avoid going on Mondays if you want some peace as there will be huge rush during Mondays,We went during evening and got to attend the evening Aarti,so if you can attend that.There is also provision for special entry which is 50INR if you hate standing in Queues.
So Guys,What do you think about this Temple and The Architecture–I guess it is Amazing and a Must visit place.. 😀
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RVM Foundation Shiva Temple situated in Old Airport Road, Bangalore is considered the best Shiva Temple in Bangalore.
It was rejuvenating! Never seen something like this… It opens up your mind and gives you faith that things will change in your life, even if they are worst at present- said Ms. Balachandra from Salem when she visited the Shiva temple.
The RVM Foundation Shiva Temple is spreading the power of faith to millions across religions, cultures and creeds for the last 20 years. It all began when RVM and his father, the founders of the temple, had a vision from God to build a Shiva Temple that would propagate Faith, Hope and Belief in Lord Shiva for generations to come. On February 26, 1995, on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri, the Shiva Temple was inaugurated by Sri Shankaracharya of Shringeri.
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its an awesome place ….have been there multiple times but i hate the way they have commercialized it …i mean to pour milk – 10rs ,wishing lake – 20 rs for the coin 😦 😦 but its definitely a must visit place in bangalore 🙂
I didn’t know about this place before… nice pictures and info..
Thank You and If you can visit this place..It is really Good.. 😀
interseting place and amazing captures ….I wud love to visit such a place !!
Thank You Bharat…And Yes you must visit this place.. 😀
Lovely collection of pictures.
Thank You Mridula.. 🙂
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Interesting post by a blogger friend Harsha.
Thank You Swati for the Reblog.. 😀
I saw narad muni’s statue for the very first time! Interesting!
😀 And Did you like it?
Oh of corse I did!!
Great pictures of Ganesh!
Thanks a Lot 😊
Harsha, Beautiful captures , Nice post 🙂
Thank You Rupam 😊
Seems you had a great time 🙂
Indeed we had a pretty good time.. 😀
Never been to Murgeshpalya but it seems so much like the temples at BTm 🙂
Hmm..Then you should visit this one..I am sure you will love it.. 😀
And I have not been to BTM temples.. 😀
A common place to every Bangalorian.
Indeed it is and Even going there is so relaxing provided less crowd.. 😀
Very nice captures ! Intriguing festivals. Happy all your festivals to you 😉 (They are hard to spell so apologies for writing them as ‘all these’ 😛 )
Lol…Thank You Thank You.. 😀
BTW How was you Eid Celebrations?
It was fine I guess…and you can know from my recent post how much ‘fine’ it was 🙂
Hmm..I have checked that out already.. 😀
And Why are you guessing..Are you not sure about the celebrations?
You haven’t checked it …otherwise you may not be saying that 😛
Lol..I have checked it see for your yourself.. 😀
So you know it was spent crying…
Ya I know that..I am writing a comment check that..
And Read and Understand what I have to say.. 😀
Lol okaay 😛
We lived in that area for almost 2years. Nice captures.
Oh..I see,That is a very nice area to live in.. 😀
Thank You.. 😀
Thank You Deepak.. 😀
Fabulous snaps, especially the use of lighting..
Thank You Rajesh.. 😀
Its amazing temple of Lord Shiva …i have been there ….
Harsha amazing and nice click ….
Thank You Mere Bhai..And I know you went there.. 😀
Nice pics. I have seen this temple from outside, but never visited it. Someday, when it isn’t too crowded, maybe…
Ya,you must visit this temple…Though not on Mondays and Holidays.. 😀
Very well covered.
Thank You Rajesh.. 😀
Harsha, during my high school years in Bangalore, I use to go there with my friend who use to live in Marthali (Airport road) Wow, its like reliving that moment
Indeed it is a Very lovely and relaxing place to be.. 😀
But you know now it has became commercialized as well… 🙂
idol of lord Ganesha is so imposing.Nice pics.
Thank You Indu ji..:)
Awesome! I am definitely gonna visit this temple when I come to blore!
Surely you should visit this temple when you are in Bangalore.. 🙂
The Shiva pics are beautiful Harsha!
Thank You Ashwini… 😀
Iam always visiting the temple , very lovely place, thanks for the posing
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Thank You Alex.. 😀
Thanks Ali Bhai.. 😀
I had been to this temple many years back(when it was next to Kids Kemp). Though I personally don’t believe in praying at temples, I love going to the Bull Temple in Basavangudi area of Bangalore.
Even I am planning to go to Bull Temple this Weekend.. 😀
Lovely pictures Harsha…:)
Thank You Karan.. 🙂
Amazing clicks Harsha
Thank You Karanvir.. 😀
Yes it is an impressive place!
I have been there a couple of times.
Indeed Indrani..The Place is pretty good.. 🙂
Even God, Prayer and Temples have been commercialized..
Well.. Nice post and pictures!!
Indeed everything is getting commercialized now-a-days..
Thank You Bharti.. 😀
very lovely place to visit – and the statues appear to be larger than life size.
Indeed a very Lovely Place and yes the Statue is somewhat larger that Life…65ft it is.. 😀
Namaste to you too..:D
Thank you so much 🙂
My Pleasure.. 😀
And One more Indian/Hindi Word–
Thank You is Dhanyawad in India..:D
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[ Smiles ] Amazing photos, Harsha.
Thank You Renard..:D
[ Smiles ] You are welcome, Harsha.