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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple in Nandi Hills Karnataka

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Location: Nandi Hills,Bangalore Rural,Karnataka
Built in:1000 years ago
Built By: Bana Queen Ratnavali
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva Parvathi
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 6:00 am to 9:00 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Jun to Dec
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore  station
Nearest Air Port: Bangalore Airport

Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple located on the foot hills of Nandi Hills. This is said to be the oldest Shiva Parvathi temple is Karnataka. It is built in the Dravidian Architecture style. It is a 1000 year old temple that bears the architectural stamps of around five different dynasties that ruled here.Believed to have been originally constructed by the Bana Queen Ratnavali, this temple was added to and extended by the Ganga dynasty, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pallavas and finally the Vijayanagara kings. This temple even has a statue of the Chola King Rajendra.The temple is enclosed in a huge space known as its praakara measuring 112.8m x 76.2m with two mahadwaras, A pallava and several chola inscriptions are in this courtyard. This complex consists of twin temples dedicated to Shiva as Bhoganandishvara (north) and Arunachaleshvara (south). Between the two is a small intervening shrine. These two temples consists of a garbhagriha, a sukanasi and a navaranga each. Both sukanasi and navaranga are provided with sculptured jails. To the right in the Navaranga of the South Shrine is a curious figure of Ganapathi which is 3 ft high with a small lion face and a lean proboscis. The pillars are plain with only two figures of Dikpalakas and bears the evidence of renovation of this portion. Both temples have individual nandimandapas in front which are inscribed on all its pillars and basement.

Architecture of  Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is the oldest in the state of Karnataka. The Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple houses three temples, the Arunachaleshwara, the Uma Maheshwara and the Bhoga Nandeeshwara.Traditionally Arunachaleshwara is said to represent the childhood of Shiva, Bhoga Nandeeshwara the Youth, and Yoga Nandeeshwara on the Hill top, the final renunciation stage.The Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple depicts the youthful phase of Lord Shiva, and as youth is the time to rejoice and enjoy life, there are many festivals held in this temple throughout the year.The Uma Maheswara temple depicts the wedding scenes between Shiva and Parvati, and newly married couples often visit this temple to take the blessings of Shiva and Parvati.

How To Reach  Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

By Road: Frequent bus services will be available from the city of Bangalore, 60 km away. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple is located in the village at the foothills of Nandi Hills. You can reach here from Nandi Hills by auto rickshaw. The best time to visit the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple is during Shivaratri.

By Rail: The nearest Railway station is bangalore Station 60 Km.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Bangalore Airport.

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