Monday, 3 August 2015

Bhoga Nandeeswara Temple - Nandi Hills


Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple is a Shiva temple at the base of Nandi Hills in the Chikkaballapur district, Karnataka - 60 Kilometers away from Bangalore City.



It is one of the oldest temples of Karnataka, built in early 9th century. Now, it is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.


The temple has two shrines – Arunachaleswara shrine and Bhoga Nandeeshwara" shrine. According to a Hindu legend, these depict the two stages of Lord Shiva’s life - childhood and youth.


And, Uma-Maheshwara shrine depicts the third stage - Lord Shiva's marriage to goddess Parvathi.



Many newlyweds visit the temple seeking the Lord’s blessing.


Main Hall – Constructed by the Vijayanagara empire 




Temple Tank 

Marriage Altar







Temple’s Chariot

And there he posed for me!!!!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing this beautiful temple. And, thanks for sharing these nice photos.

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  2. The architecture reminds me of the Perur temple in Coimbatore. Lovely :)

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    1. I have not seen that temple tough...
      Thanks :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I must visit this once.
    Beautiful sculpture, certainly an inspiration for me to paint!

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    1. I hope it would inspire you for sure :)

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  4. I had been to this temple many years back! I was not a photographer then! Your pictures are beautiful! Feel like visiting once again!

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  5. Beautiful art work looking like paintings in photographs.Thank you for sharing these.Enjoyed.

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  6. Temples in south are so magnificient , that i feel like visiting all of them

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    1. They indeed are... I feel the same :)

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  7. So beautiful captures! Wish I visit the temple soon :)

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    1. I am sure that the old world looks of the temple will charm you :)

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