Pradosham on 25th September, 2011 !! Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, Bangalore !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!




Bhoga Nandishwara Temple at Nandi Hills is located in Nandi Village, near Chikballapur.  This temple is very close to Bangalore International Airport.  Nandi village is situated 60km North of Bangalore, Karnataka.  Two Shiva temples were built here, one at the foot of the hill – Bhoga Nandishwara and another at the hill top – Yoga Nandeeswara.  Bhoga Nandishwara Temple represents the pinnacle of Temple Architectural skills existed at the period of 9th century.  The rulers of Banas, Cholas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagar Emperors have made several contributions to this temple. 

The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva with His consort Goddess Parvathy.  It is one of the magnificent temples in the State of Karnataka exists dating back to thousand years.  Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga – Brighadishwara and Lord Nandi stands majestically in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple.  This temple was built by Cholas, as marks of reverence to the emperor a statue of King Rajendra Chola also have been positioned here.   The Kalyana Mandapam and Thulabara Mandapam are the two additional attractions were contributed by the Vijayanagara Emperors.  Shringi Theertham - The temple tank known for Lord Nandi plunged his horns on the ground to bring water from holy river Ganga.  The five hills situated are the source of five rivers known as Palar, Pinakini, Akravathi, Papagni and Swarnamukhi.

This glorious temple of Bhoga Nandishwara – Lord Shiva symbolizes in His youthful form.  This temple also houses the shrines of Sri Arunachaleshwara – Childhood form of Lord Shiva and Sri Uma Maheshwara.   Sri Arunachaleshwara Temple was built by Gangas.  It has Sannidhi of Simha Ganapathy/Ugra Ganapathy and Lord Nandi made of granite stands majestically in front of the temple.  The Uma Maheshwara Temple – Lord Maheshwara with His consort Goddess Uma was built by Hoysalas.  It has a grand Kalyana Mandapam  with grandiose pillars bears striking murals of  Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvathy, Lord Brahma with Goddess Saraswathy and Lord Vishnu with Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and murals of Lord Agni and Swaha Devi also can be seen,  commemorates the glorious marriage of the divine couple Lord Maheshwara with Goddess Uma.  The structure of the Kalyana Mandapam covers the paintings and intricate carvings on the wall are a depiction of typical Hoysalas.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!


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