4 February 2014

Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple, Bengaluru

Am back from a short trip to Bengaluru. Though this trip was for a family get together, somehow managed for a visit to near-by temple to blog about. 

Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple on Omkar Hills in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, is said to be built in Orissa architecture. The temple has 12 shrines for 12 Jyothirlingas situated in different parts for the country, namely Somnath, Mallikarjuna Swami, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Visheakarmeshwar, Trimbakeshwar, Baidyanath, Aundha Nagnath, Rameshwar, Ghushmeshwar. The main shrine depicts Omkareshwar. At the entrance is the Nandi, the vahana/vehicle of Lord Shiva.

 The temple also has a Bronze Bell, which is said to be one of the largest and heaviest bell in India weighing 1200Kg.
Photography is prohibited inside the temple.
Omkar Hills is on Kengeri Uttarhalli main road and is easily accessible with road.


  1. beautiful photos and nice info... i think its mixture of southern and northern temple style

    thanks for sharing

  2. What a gorgeous temple!

  3. Impressive architecture, that looks so beautiful! :)

  4. Hi Meghana, looks like you had a great experience. The place looks amazing in your picture, nice shots. Bangalore has always been one of my favourite cities. I was planning to visit bangalore next month. Thank for sharing this blog.

  5. Thank you all
    @Sarita, yes, b'lore has lot to explore..

  6. Pictures are very nice. Thanks for sharing. The architecture of the temple is an amalgamation of Islamic and Gothic style. In the centre of the structure, there is a dome and four turrets surround this dome. At the entrance of the temple, you will find a copper plate, which has the history of the temple inscribed on it. And before you enter the temple, you will find a beautiful pool with lots of fish in it, adding to the aura of natural beauty and serenity there. Explore all best places to visit in Coorg also.