Thursday, March 21, 2013

Puncha Mukhi Ganesha Temple, Bangalore

On Bangalore - Mysore Highway just on the outskirts of Bangalore city there is a Ganesha temple that has been built very recently. This is a Puncha-Mukhi Ganesha Temple one can never miss when driving on this road.



The temple is very different from other temples as there is a huge sculpture of Lord Ganesh on its top. This sculpture  is five faced  which is coated in gold color and is visible from very far distance. 



The temple has entrance in all the four directions. The deity of lord Ganesha inside the temple is located at the center. This idol is also Puncha Mukhi and is carved out of black stone.





48 comments:

Team G Square said...

Lovely sight one can't miss on Mysore rd .

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful.Nice to read.

Lowell said...

Wow! That would get one's attention. Very dramatic inside and out. I like the black stone, too!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

will visit , lovely pictures

Neeraj said...

My "favourite" God - Ganapati bappa morya!

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Spiderdama said...

So much gold! Impressive building.

Hope you have a great week:-)

HansHB said...

Lovely post for the theme!

Carver said...

Great shots. I particularly like the affect of the gold sculpture against the blue sky.

Steffi said...

Great photos,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

Randi said...

Terrific captures of the golden sculpture!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! This is really unique!

Sylvia K said...

Wow!! What a magnificent temple, Rajesh! And beautiful skies for a backdrop!! Terrific captures for the day!! Have a great weekend!!

Photo Cache said...

when i saw it on the thumbnail i was going to ask you how they got the idol looking so fresh and new. now i now it's not as old as the rest of the temples and structures you were featuring.

islandwonder said...

That is so majestic! Very nice!

Rizalenio said...

Wow! Very nice! Looks so magical.

ladyfi said...

A wonderful golden Ganesh.. I like the one out of black stone too.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice. I have seen this temple from outside , on the way to Mysore. Good images

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful details and composition.

Indrani said...

This is new to me. I have to see this.
What a divine sight!

Leovi said...

Yes, the golden sculpture of Lord Ganesha gorgeous... beautiful photos. Greetings.

Zuzana said...

That is amazing; is that plated with real gold?;)
xoxo

Meghana Hassan said...

Beautiful, must visit during my next visit to B'lore....

afanja said...

Wonderful shots of the shining temple under the clear blue sky.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Laloofah said...

Very eye-catching indeed! The gold one is spectacular, but I really love the one carved of black stone.. It's striking too, but in such an understated way.

I carry a little metal Ganesha charm in my purse. A friend sent it to me years ago when my life seemed full of obstacles, and I still keep it with me. :-)

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciation of this temple.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

a new coat of gold paint.

sceneoftranquility said...

It looks real huge.

Jim said...

Shiny.

Jeevan said...

This looks like a new attraction to Bangalore! Well built with wonderful sculpture. Nice shots

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The brightness of the statue, offset by subtle shadows, is a delight to the eye!

Fortitude of Shadows

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi R,

This is one of the thing I remember of India that my old folks about the tale of India.

Very interesting.

Happy SSS2,
/CC girl

MyMaracas said...

How beautiful, and how impressive. I'd love to see it for myself.

LV said...

What a sight to behold. Noway would anyone miss seeing that gold, stately temple.

Jane said...

Very beautiful-I have never seen a five faced Ganesha sculpture-powerful! Thank you for sharing!

N P said...

very nice... beautiful snaps..

George said...

This is a very impressive temple.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, amazing temple!

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Kay L. Davies said...

That first photo of Ganesh is my favorite of all your photos I've seen for the last few years, Rajesh. It is spectacular!
K

Gillena Cox said...

the gold against the blue sky is quite alluring


much love...

Kiran Acharya said...

Magnificent idol...awesome click.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Wonderful clicks !

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful Thanks for sharing :) I like Lord Ganesha in every form :)

AmitAag said...

Great Ganesha!

रजनीश के झा (Rajneesh K Jha) said...

प्रभावी !!!
शुभकामना
आर्यावर्त

Anita said...

Such a wonderful temple with amazing idols! Thanks for sharing :)

Yogesh Shinde said...

What are the timings of the temple

Rajesh said...

Yogesh, I am not sure about the timings. It should be open from morning to evening.