Monday, March 20, 2017

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, Bangalore

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple in Bangalore is located in Malleswaram region. The temple is built on a hilly area and temple itself on a hill top. 



As per the historic records the temple was built in the 17th century A.D. by Venkoji, the brother of the Maratha King Shivaji.



A flight of 40 steps leads to the temple and as one enters inside one can see main sancum and Parijata tree. 



The presiding deity of the temple Lord Shiva in the form of Linga. This linga is much older than the temple, while the other idols accompanying Ganesha, Parvathi, Subramanya and many other are new additions.



This temple has been one of the oldest temple in the city and is very colourful.

23 comments:

Anuradha Premkumar said...

beautiful temple...

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Nice to read.

Maggie said...

This certainly is a very colourful temple, Rajesh and a very fascinating one too.
Thank you for joining Mosaic Monday again this week.
Maggie

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Great shot of the steps leading up to the temple....beautiful colours!

Jeevan said...

Indeed beautiful temple and nicely led by your photos!

Devilish Angel said...

Looks neat...

TeamG square said...

Very beautiful temple.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

Beautiful :)

Klara said...

another beautiful temple. feast to my eyes.

Al said...

Spectacular temple and photos.

Jim said...

That's beautiful architecture.

krishna said...

The temple color is very vibrant..

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely and ornate temple!

riitta k said...

I love to see your Indian architecture for it is so different from ours. Have a happy week!

R Niranjan Das said...

Glad to know more about this temple.

Leslie: said...

For having been built I the 17th century, it appears to be in good shape and very clean!

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

I know I repeat myself, but the architecture of these temples is just amazing. I just don't know how they constructed them with so little modern equipment.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely colors and creative photos of the temple ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Peaceful week ~ ^_^

Melody Steenkamp said...

Love it...

looks brandnew but that is not the case I guess



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zongrik said...

i like how some looks so hidden. looks like it would be fun to find.

Trubes said...

Wow !
Your Temples are amazing so beautiful fit
for KINGS of your beautiful country.
Thank you for sharing it with us,
Best Wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

tall and intricate
ROG, ABCW

Wandering Wren said...

What a gorgeous temple, love the offering candles are they inside watermelons?
Wren x