Bangalore is known as the tech hub that loves to party. So, Bangalore is buzzing with a lot of clubs ragging with party animals. While saying this, Bangalore also has a calm and composed vibe, it is opposite to the above nature. Nandi Hills is one such place, where you will get to experience scenic views with much calmness. Check out these twin temples in the foothills of Nandi Hill, Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It is 54 KM from Bangalore, visit whenever you are in Namma Bangalore.
Visit This Twin Temple At The Foothills Of Nandi Hills
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Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Gudi is a temple located in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It is a twin temple with Arunachaleswara Temple. Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Gudi is the northern part of the temple, and Arunachaleswara Temple was added to the southern portion of the temple.
This Instagram account, artbytraveler, covered this historical temple still standing since the age of 9th century CE and gave all the necessary details for the same. The Archaeological Survey of India has been taking care of this historical marvel. Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Gudi is an intricately carved temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It focuses on the union of their marriage and celebrates it.
Arunachaleswara Temple has Lord Ganesha, and in front of this temple, there is a Nandi idol made out of granite. This temple was built by the Ganga dynasty.
Historical Significance Of The 9th Century CE Temples
It has clearly been renovated and modified multiple times because it spread over five ruling dynasties! It is believed that Bana Queen Ratnavali made this temple, and further, it was extended by the Ganga dynasty, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pallavas, and Vijayanagara Kings.
According to The Archaeological Survey of India, the inscriptions may belong to the Nolamba dynasty dated around 806 and 810 CE. It has seen a lot of ruling and tweaking of the town. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati devotees should undoubtedly seek blessings from these temples in Chikkaballapur.
Where: Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Gudi – SH 74, Nandi, Karnataka
When: 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free
How To Reach: Regular bus services are available to Nandi Hills, and then take an autorickshaw to the temple.
Cover Image Credits: Wikimedia