BHOGA NANDEESHWARA TEMPLE is located in Nandi village, at the base of Nandi Hills in Karnataka, India. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. This is one of the oldest temples of Karnataka, dates back to the early 9th century, the earliest inscriptions referring to the construction of the temple for Shiva, according to the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore, protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.
HOW TO REACH BHOGA NANDEESHWARA
Temple is located at the base of Nandi Hills,take a right turn towards the temple while you reach the junction towards Nandi Hills. It will take 30 minute drive from National Highway to reach temple. Bus services, autorickshaw, and cabs are also available.
AROUND BHOGA NANDEESHWARA TEMPLE
You will be entering to a huge courtyard protected by high compound wall around the temple. enclosing with lawns and large trees offering plenty of shade and greenery.
Stone carved Lord Naga idols are placed and worshiped under a huge grandfather tree in temple courtyard.
Large chariot made of wood is placed outside the temple in courtyard was undergoing renovation. Chariot is decorated with magnificent wood sculptures all around.
INSIDE BHOGA NANDEESHWARA TEMPLE
The temple complex has two large shrines Arunachaleswara shrine and Bhoga Nandeeshwara shrine. There is also a shrine for Uma Maheshwara with a kalyana mantapa. Each shrine has a nandi mantapa in with sculptured idol of Nandi facing the shrine.
This monument is a piece of hand crafted Art, History and Heritage, well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. A must visit place especially for people in and around Bangalore.