Best Ganesha Temples in Bangalore
One of the most revered gods in Hindu mythology is Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is among the most loved gods in India. Ganesh Chathurthi is one of the most popular festivals all over the nation with grand celebrations in every nook and corner of the country.
Ganesha is also known as Ganapathy, Chathurbhuj, and Gadadhara, among other names. The son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy is also brother to Lord Ayyappa and Lord Karthikeya. The popular god also symbolizes growth and prosperity.
Ganesha is potbellied and usually depicted with a few laddoos in his hand, of which he is inordinately fond. His vahana (vehicle) is a rat that symbolizes Ganesha’s ability to overcome anything to achieve what he wants.
He is also distinct as he possesses the visage of an elephant and body of a boy. The story behind his distinct body characteristics was that Lord Shiva had once sliced the head of Lord Ganesha when he was boy, unaware of the fact that the boy was, in fact, his son. On learning the truth from his wife Goddess Parvathy who was shocked to see that Lord Shiva had chopped the head of their child in a fit of rage, he ordered his men to sacrifice a soul to replace his head. Ultimately, the men managed to bring the head of an elephant, which Lord Shiva had restored on the child to bring him back to life.
Hindus all over the country believe in praying to Lord Ganesha prior to the commencement of any good deeds, with the hope that the Lord would handle any problems in the future or give them the strength to face problems.
There are a number of Ganesha temples spread all over the city of Bangalore. Here is a list of best Ganesha temples in Bangalore.
Also known as the Nandi bull temple, the Dodda Ganesha Gudi in Bengaluru is located on a boulder hill. The temple is on the boundary of the popular Bugle Rock Garden. It is known to home one of the largest Nandi bull idols in the world. The Ganesha idol itself too is quite extraordinary with golden lace and buttons and a butter coat of around 100 kg.
Pancha Mukhi Ganesha Temple
The Penta Ganesha or Pancha Mukhi Ganesha temple hosts one of the 32 revered avatars of Lord Ganesha with a lion as his vehicle (Vahan). Located on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, the temple is famous for its five-faced Ganesha statue on the roof.
Power Ganesha Temple
The Power Ganesha temple is one of the most visited temples in the city. The temple boasts of a Ganesha idol with diamond armor and headgear which can be seen by devotees on the occasion of important festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi.
Hope this article helps you locate the nearest Ganesha temples near you. Ganpati Bappa Morya!
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