20 Must-See Temples in Bangalore Karnataka

 20 Must-See Temples in Bangalore for 2023


Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is also the largest Indian IT hub. Bangalore is a highly developed city with a rich cultural heritage. You will find many temples, churches and mosques as well as Jain Derasars. Many of the most famous temples in Bangalore date back as far as the 10th Century. They were built during several ruling dynasties. It was built in traditional Dravidian architecture with some exhibits and a modern fa├žade.

This article will tell you everything you need to know about Bangalore's places of worship. Continue reading!

The Best Temples in Bangalore City

Visit the temples of Bangalore to get a rich and unforgettable experience of India's many religions and cultures. These are just a few of the many.

1. ISKCON Temple, Bangalore:


ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple is one of Bangalore's most popular temples. It is located on Hare Krishna Hill in North Bangalore. Sri Rajadiraja Govinda Temple is 20km away from Hare Krishna Hill Temple. It promotes spiritual learning as well as Vedic culture within its large cultural complex. It combines Dravidian and contemporary styles, as well as glass panels and a traditional Gopuram. Even at night, the complex is beautiful lit up. It is the city's most prominent religious attraction, and celebrates the many festivals associated with Lord Vishnu.

Temple Address

  • ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple, Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010.
  • ISKCON Sri Rajadiraja Govinda Temple, Vaikunta Hill, Vasanthapura, Subramanyapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560061.

Temple Timings: 7:15 am - 1 pm, 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Dress Code Preferably traditional.

How to reach:

  • Temple is located nearer to the Sandal Soap Factory Station Metro Station on Green Line. Mahalakshmi Layout Entrance is the closest bus stop, which is only 2 km from the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Srirama Naami, Garuda Panchami.

Temple Details: https://www.iskconbangalore.org/

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Sri Prasanna Veerajaneya Swamy Temple, 1 Km from the temple

2. Banashankari Amma Temple Bangalore:


The Banashankari Amma Temple can be found on Kanakapura Toad, which is 8.5km from Bangalore city's railway station. This temple, which is among the oldest in Bangalore, is dedicated to Banashankari Amma, an incarnation Goddess Parvati. Subramanya Shetty built this temple in 1915. According to Hindu belief, the deity can be worshipped at Rahukala (an inauspicious period). To worship the goddess, devotees light multiple oil lamps using half-cut lemons.

Temple Address: Kanakapura Rd, Sarbandapalya, Banashankari Temple Ward, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Temple Timings: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Dress Code Mode clothes

How to reach:

  • The temple is located very close to Banashankari Metro Station, Green Line. The bus stop for the BMTC Shuttle Service Bus is located four kilometers from the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit:Banashankari Jatre.

Other Attractions Near Temple: Sakambari Nagar Raghavendra Mutt can be found within walking distance of this temple.

3. Dodda Basavana Gudi - Dodda Ganapathi Gudi (Big Bull Temple) :


The heritage site of Basavanagudi, in Southwest Bangalore, is home to the Dodda Ganapathi (Bull) temple and Dodda Basavana Gudi ("Bull Temple"), both built in 16th-century. This area also contains many ancient temples. This temple was built in Dravidian style under the leadership of Kempe Gowda (ruler of Vijayanagar). The temple's main feature is the monolithic Nandi, which gives its name. The DoddaGaneshan temple is located adjacent to the Bigg bull temple.

Temple Address: Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India.

Temple Timings 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dress Code Traditional attire is preferred.

How to reach:

  • The closest bus stop is located 280m from the bull temple.
  • Lalbagh metro station, 2 km away, and National collage metro station, 2 km away from the temple.

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Kadalekai Parhe (Annual Groundnut Fair), is held every year in Karthika Masa.

Other Attractions near the Temple: BugleRock Park, other temples located on the temple premises.

4. Karya Siddhi Anjaneya Swamy Temple Bangalore:


Sri Karya Siddhi Anjaneya Swamy temple was built under Sri Ganapathi Swamiji, Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Girinagar Bengaluru in 2015. It also houses the Navagraha, Shiva, Ganapati, and Dattatreya temples. It is a peaceful and tranquil temple in Bangalore. After tying a coconut to the temple, devotees believe Lord Hanuman will fulfill all their desires.

Temple Address: 3rd C main Rd, 1st phase Girinagar, Kadavanthra, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560085.

Temple Timings 06.30 - 1.00 pm, 05.00 - 9.00 pm

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • There are many local transportation options that can take you to the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: About 1 and a Half Hours

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Hanuman Jayanthi.

Other Attractions near the Temple: Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple can be found 2 minutes walk from the temple.

5. Shivoham Shiva Temple:


The Shivoham Shiva temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, can be found on Old Airport Road in Bangalore. In the 1995 temple complex, the 65-foot-high Lord Shiva statue is covered in matted locks that have Holy Ganga running through them. This figure recreates Mount Kailash's icy home with a lotus chair on a tiger skin. The mountain's interior is explained in detail in a walk-in exhibit that engages devotees in meaningful prayer.

Temple Address 97 Old Airport Road Kemp fort Mall Parking, Ramagiri MurgeshPallya Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560017

Temple Timings Open 24 Hours

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • To reach the temple, you can take advantage of the extensive network of public transport. You can also rent cabs and auto-rickshaws to reach the temple.
  • The nearest metro station to the temple is Indiranagar, which is located 4 km from it.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Shivaratri.

Temple Details: https://shivohamshivatemple.org/

6. Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple:


Because it is situated on Jayanagar's nearby stone hill, Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple has a spectacular view of the city. Built in 1969, the temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Many worshippers believe that they pray to the Lord for strength and courage to face any difficulties. The temple complex is home to 32-foot-tall monolithic blocks that depict Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. The temple complex also houses Sita, Ram and Lakshman shrines.

Temple Address: KSRTC Layout, Jayanagara 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka560069, India.

Timings for Temples

  • Weekdays 8:00-11:30 AM, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM.
  • Weekends: 8:00 am-12:30 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire is preferred.

How to reach:

  • There are many local transportation options that can take you to the temple.
  • Bangalore has good connections to all the major cities of India.

Approx. Visit Duration: About 1 and a Half Hours

Temple Details: https://ragigudda.org/

7. Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple:


Sringagiri Sri Shanmukha Swamy Gidi is located 12 km from Kempegowda Bus Stand. This temple is located on a hilltop in Bangalore and offers a stunning view of the city. This extravagant temple complex has brilliantly illuminated Lord Shanmukha’s six gigantic faces and adorned crystal dome. The temple's guru was inspired by the barren hill at Bangarole's Rajarajeshwari Nagar in southwest Bengal. R. Arunachalam, a local developer, designed the temple which was inaugurated in 1995. There are three shrines to Lord Shiva and Ganesh.

Temple Address: BEML, Kempegowda Double Road, 5th Stage, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560098.

Temple Timings 6:30AM to 12:30PM, 4:30PM to 9:00PM

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • The closest railway station to Bangalore is the Bangalore city station. You can also use public transport to get to the temple.
  • Bangalore airport is the closest airport to the temple. Bangalore is also well connected to all major cities of the country.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Thai Poosam Festival.

Temple Details: https://sringeri.net/branches/karnataka/bangalore/rajarajeswari-nagari

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Abstract Art Gallery, Gully Tours.

8. Raja Rajeshwari Temple Bangalore:


Raja Rajeshwari Temple is an old temple in Bangalore that has five Rajagopuras constructed-in Dravidian architecture. The temple's main attraction, however, is the six-foot-tall, stone image of Divine Mother Sri Raja Rajeshwari. She is also worshipped by Mother Sri Jnanakshi. This temple, built in pure granite, is one of the most impressive Karnataka temples. It was built strictly according to agama and is a fine example of Dravidian religious architecture.

Temple Address: Kenchenhalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560098.

Temple Timings from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM, and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • The Kempagowda Bus Station is 8km from the temple. You can also take public transport from the bus station to the temple.
  • The Kempegowda International Airport is 48km from the temple. Bangalore has good connections to all the major cities of the country.
  • The nearest station to the temple is the Krantivira Sangolli Ratanna Railway Station.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 Hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Brahmotsavam. Navarathri celebrations. Pradosha pooja. Sri Chakra Pooja.

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Omkar hills and Big banyan tree, Manchanbele Dam.

9. Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Devastana:


Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Devistana, a Temple of great power in Bangalore, is located not far from Basavanagudi. The temple's name means the Cave of the Lord, who adorns the Ganga. Kempa Gouda of Gavipuram restored this temple. Because it is cut into the rock, it has special astronomical importance. Surya Majjana, or Sun Bath, is the most famous sight in the temple.

Temple Address: Gavipura, Kempegowda Nagar, Gavipuram Extention, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019, India.

Temple Timings: 7:00 am - 12:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • The temple is located 3km from the city market. To reach the temple, you can hire a bus or taxi or an auto-rickshaw.
  • The Bangalore International Airport is 38km away.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Makar Sarnathi.

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Hari Hara Gudda Park

10. Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple:


Sri Someshwara Swamy temple, located alongside Ulsoor Lake, is one of Bangalore's oldest temples. It is believed that it was built during the Chola era. In the 16th century, the Kempe Gowda restored the temple and added the towers, or gopurams. In the form of carvings, the temple walls show the reflection of shiva and Parvati's marriage. Its architecture is stunning.

Temple Address: Anugraha Layout, Ramanashree Enclave, Bilekahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076, India.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • The closest bus station to the temple's location is Halasur police station bus stop.
  • Bangalore has good connections to all major cities of the country.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Shivarathri

Other Attractions Near The Temple: The historic and powerful Sri Subrahmanya Swmy Temple and Sri Adi Vinayaka temples are both 450m away.


11. Sri Kadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple:


Venkoji, the younger brother to Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivji, built Sri Kadu Malleshwara Temple Bangalore in the 17th Century. It is home to a formidable collection of stone gods, which is why the temple's name. The temple is visited by many devotees to remove curses and fulfill their wishes. The temple is dedicated Lord Shiva and the snakes are closely linked to him. Regular performances of music and dance are held at the temple.

Temple Address: 2nd Temple Street, Vyalikaval, Kodandarampura, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003, India.

Temple Timings 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • Bangalore is easily accessible from all major cities. You can use local transport like taxis, buses, or auto-rickshaws to reach the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Shivaratri

Other Attractions near the Temple: Sri Subrahmanya Gudi and Sri Kaadu Nagana Temple, Sri Saibaba Devi Gudi, Sri Gangamma Devi Gudi and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple round out other attractions.

12. Jagannath Temple


Another historical temple is the Jagannath temple, located on Sarjapur Road in Agara in Bangalore. During the annual Rath Yatra, which is the main festival of the temple's history, more than fifty thousand people visit it. This temple is maintained by the Shree Jagannath Temple Trust of Bangalore. The deities and rituals are identical to those at the Jagannath temple of Puri. The temple features Prachanda Narasimha and Prahlada, a four-meter high image. Only five days of Rath Yatra's Rath Yatra is available to darshan the idols of Lord Jagannath and Budhe Jagannath. The other idols are much older.

Temple Address: Agara Village, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102.

Temple Timings 06:00 - 09:00 p.m.

Dress Code Traditional attire is preferred.

How to reach:

  • To reach the temple, you can either hire a taxi or take public transport from various parts of Bangalore.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: An Annual Rath Yatra

Other Attractions near the Temple: Sri Abhaya Anjaneya Temple is located nearby to this Jagannath Temple.

13. Devagiri Varaprada Sree Venkateshwara Temple:


The DevagiriVarapradaSree Venkateshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, located on a picturesque hillock called Devagiri in Banashankari, Bangalore. The Devagiri temple's Lord image is a replica of Thirumala. Goddess Padmavathi is accompanied by Lord Venkateshwara and Lord Ganesha to his left. The temple complex also has separate shrines dedicated to Lord Hanuman or Lord Ganesh.

Temple Address: JSS Public, 14th Main Rd, near Bengaluru, Siddanna Layout, Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 5:30 pm -8:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire

How to reach:

  • The nearest bus stop to the temple is at the post office bus stop. There are also many public transportation options that will take you to the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Brahmostsavam.

14. Shree Suryanarayana Swamy Temple:


Built in 1995, Shree Suryanarayana Swamy temple dedicated to the Sun God is one of Bangalore's most stunning temples. The temple's architecture is reminiscent of Cholas architecture. It houses the idol of the Sun God, which measures 3.25 feet in height. The annual fair hosts a 32-foot chariot display, which attracts a large crowd of devotees.

Address: Domlur, Bengaluru.

Temple Address: HAL Old Airport Rd, Bengaluru 560071, India.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm -8:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • You can reach the temple from Bengaluru via public or private transport. It is located 8 kilometers away.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 to 2.

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Eight Day Brahmotsava

15. Sri Dakshinamukha Nandi Tirtha Kalyaani Kshetra:


The Sri Dakshinamukha Nandi Tirtha Kalyaani Kshetra is also called Nandi Tirtha, Malleswaram Nandi Gudi or Basavateertha. This temple is situated diagonally opposite Kadu Malleswara's temple, in front of the Gangamma Temple in Bangalore city. This temple is dominated by Shiva linga, which makes it even more special.

Temple Address: 2nd Temple Street, Vyalikaval, Kodandarampura, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003.

Temple Timings: 7:30A am - 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Traditional attire.

How to reach:

  • Bangalore is connected to all major cities of the country by rail, air and road. To reach the temple, you can rent local transport.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Shivarathri

16. Sree Dharmarayaswamy Temple


Dharmaraya Swmy temple, one of few Indian temples that is dedicated to the Pandavas (and their consort Draupadi) from the Hindu epic Mahabharata is also known as the Dharmaraya Swamy temple. It is located in the heart of India. The temple's most distinctive feature is the Karaga festival. During this festival, the temple priest rides a flower cone in a procession through the streets dressed as a woman. It is also believed that Draupadi gives blessings every year by returning to the temple.

Temple Address: Main Road, Old Taluk Cutchery Rd, Thigalarpet, Dodpete, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka560002, India.

Temple Timings 5.30 - 11.30 a.m.; 4.00 - 8.30 p.m.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • The closest airport is located 36km away. Taxis can be taken to the temple or 5 km from the KSR railway junction.
  • All major cities are easily accessible from Bengaluru. The temple can be reached by bus or local transport.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Karaga Festival.

Temple Details: https://bengalurukaraga.com/

17. Panchalinga Nageshwara Temple:


Begur's Nageshwara Temple is a popular pilgrimage site in Bangalore. Tourists and local residents refer to this temple as PanchaLingeshwara Temple or Naganatheshvara Temple. A shiva linga is located in the temple's central abode. Nageshvarasvami and Nageshwara are placed in the Shrine of the temple complex, which was established under the Western Ganga Dynasty. All festivals can be celebrated in the Temple. However, Shivaratri is celebrated full of pomp, enthusiasm, and vigour.

Temple Address: BBMP Office, Begur Rd, opposite Begur, Begur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560068.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am -7:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire is preferred.

How to reach:

  • Bangalore is easily connected to all major cities of the country via rail, road, and airways. You can also reach the temple using the City's many local transport vehicles.

Approx. Visit Duration: 30 minutes up to one hour

Maha Shivaratri Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Maha Shivaratri

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Begur Lake

18. Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple:


The KoteVenkataramana Swamy Temple is situated near Bangalore's iconic KR Market, which was built in 17th century. This temple, which is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, was once the royal chapel of the Mysore Wodeyar ruler.

Temple Address: 39, Krishna Rajendra Rd, Kalasipalya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002.

Temple Timings: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Dress Code : Preferably traditional attire.

How to reach:

  • Bangalore is easily accessible from all major cities of the country. Local transportation can take you to the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: 30 Minutes

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Historical Bangalore Fort, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and Makkala Koota Park.

19. Sri Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple:


One of the most recently constructed temples in Bangalore is Sri PanchamukhiGanesha. Lord Ganesha, with five faces, or Panchamukhi is the main deity. This gives rise to the name. The temple's elephant-headed God is believed to be one of 32 avatars of Lord Ganesha. This temple, located in Bangalore's Hanumantha Nagar, is one of the most famous in the City. It has marble interiors.

Temple Address: Ramaswamipalya, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore - 560060.

Temple Timings from 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Dress Code Traditional attire is preferred.

How to reach:

  • From Majestic to Basave Nagar, there are many BMTC buses.
  • Bangalore is easily accessible from all major Indian cities via air and rail. You can also book taxis and local transportation to get to the temple.

Approx. Visit Duration: About 1 and a Half Hours

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Guru Poornima Ganesh Chaturthi SankashtaChathurthi.

20. Sri Kumaraswamy Temple:


The Hindu Temple of Lord Kumara Swamy Devasthana, Murugan or Lord Subrahmanya, is located in Hanumanthanagar. You will find the temple on Mount Joy's top. There are stairs and walkways to help you reach the temple. Special prayers are offered during SubbarayaShasti's eve. In a seated position, there are idols of Lord Ganesh, Goddess Parvathi, and Shiva Linga. A separate shrine is located in the same hall for the navagrahas, which is adjacent to the main Shrine.

Temple Address: 50 Feet Main Rd, Mount Joy Extension, Hanumanthnagar, Banashankari Stage I, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019.

Temple Timings: 6:30 am -12:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Dress Code Traditional attire preferred.

How to reach:

  • Toranagal, which is located 30km from Sandur, is the nearest railway station. Toranagal can be reached by daily trains departing from Hubli or Guntakal junctions.
  • Many buses run from Ballari and Hosapete, to all major cities in Karnataka.

Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour

Festivals and Best Times to Visit: Pampa Sarovar Annual Affairs.

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Sri Subrahmanya Devastana Sri Udhbava Swamy Temple, Panchamukhi Ganapathi Devastana


21. Omkareshwar Temple Bangalore:


The Dwadasa Jyothirlinga temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on a small hill called Omkara hills in Bangalore.

Other Attractions Near The Temple: Sri Matsya Narayana Gudi

Temples are a symbol of ideals, beliefs and values, as well as a way to cherish life. They also reflect a synthesis between art and art. Bangalore is the third-largest and most livable city in India. You will be introduced to Bangalore's rich culture and heritage by visiting the temples. These temples can be added to your travel itinerary by reading the article. Let us know if the article was helpful to you!

FAQs

1. Which temple is the oldest in Bangalore?

Ans. According to updates, the Someshwara temple at Halasuru may be Bangalore's oldest known temple.

2. How many temples has Karnataka got?

Ans. Karnataka is home to over 34000 holy shrines, temples, and other religious places. Bangalore is home to more than 1000 temples.

3. Is Bangalore's Iskcon Temple made of gold

Ans. The most beautiful ISKCON temple in Bangalore, out of all those around the globe, is the one in Bangalore. One of the most striking features about the Bangalore ISCKON temples are their prominent features made of gold. The Dhwaja Sambha, which is more than 17 meters tall, is gold-plated. The Kalash Shikhara, which is also gold-plated, is 28 feet high.

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