Shiva temple located in the HAL road of Bengaluru is a must visit temple in Bangalore.
About Shivoham Shiva Temple
The Shivoham Shiva temple located in the old airport or HAL road was built by Ravi V Melwani in the year 1995. The temple was consecrated in February 1995 by Sri Shankaracharya of Sringeri. The idol of the Shiva was created by the sculptor Kashinath. The speciality of this idol is that it was built without a measuring tape or any blueprint for that matter. The idol of Shiva is 65ft tall and a major attraction.
Apart from the Shiva idol, temple has many other attractions
The entrance of the temple has 25 feet tall Shiva linga at the entrance. This the biggest Shiva long entrance in Bengaluru
Lord Ganesha Statue
The temple also hosts a 32 feet tall ganesh idol. The ganesh idol was built later and unveiled in the year 2003.
Amarnath Panch Yatra
The temple has also recreated the model of Amarnath panch yatra which includes the places of Haridwar Hrishikesh Bhadrinath Kedarnath and Amaranth. One has to take this yatra by travelling through a man made cave and there is a fee of Rs 50.
The temple also has the depiction of Baraha jyotirlingas. The baraha jyotirlingas are the 12 pilgrim places where the jyotirlinga are located in India . These places are Somnath, Mallikarjun, Mahakaleswar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath. Bhimashankar, Vishwanath Temple. Tryambakeshwar, Baidyanath, Nageshwar, Rameshwaram, Grishneshwar.
How to Reach Shiva Temple
Reaching the temple is very easy even by the public transport. All the BMTC buses from Kempegowda bus stand (majestic ) to ITPL and Kadugodi go via this temple.
One can also go by Metro and get down at Indira Nagar Metro station and then take an auto or a cab.
As soon as you enter, you will see the ticket counter for special darshan which cost you 250 ( during weekend) and 150 during weekday. The temple authorities force you to buy this ticket but you can ignore them as the temple will not be crowded. You can buy the ticket of Rs 50(150 during weekend)