Years Old Temple In Bangalore – Ramani's blog
A good number of logs available here for Bangalore to Tirupati travel and I The priest opening the doors of other Parvati devi temple .. The shiva linga is believed to be of satavahana period dating back to 2nd century BC. MALLESWARAM boasts of many temples, but none is so shrouded in controversy and mystery as this one is. Another of Bangalore's old Shiva temples, Someshwara Temple sits alongside Ulsoor Lake It dates back to the Ganga and Chola periods.
According to legendary stories Kempegowda was instructed by Someshwara to build a temple using hidden treasure, which he got and build this beautiful temple, that has many elements of Vijayanagara architecture. It is a square sanctum garbhagriha surrounded by a narrow passage connecting mantapa hall. The walls of this hall are decorated with pilasters and sculptures in wall painting.
The hall leads to an open mantapa having four large areas connecting four pillars. The eastern gopuram is an imitation of 16th century structure. Tower or Rajagopura is tall. There are number of sculptured images of gods and goddesses selected from mythology on the tower. I could count 48 pillars with beautiful carvings of religious painting. We find Navagraha stand stand where nine planet- gods are installed on north where 12 pillars symbolic of Sages are located.
Two Dwarapalakas standing at the entrance look like cautioning you to be disciplined inside. Curiously interesting mythological episode is the sculpture of Ten-headed Ravana attempting to lift Kailasa Mountain. The sacred Kalyani stone stepped water tank in the temple precinct is said to be of years ancient. The most sacred Srichakra is kept in goddess Kamakshi shrine. We will have an opportunity to worship here other gods Bhimeswara, Nanjundeswara, Arunachaleswara and Chandramouleswara.
Lord Someshwara appeared to him in a dream, revealing the existence of hidden treasure and told him to build the temple dedicated to him with it. It is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the best architectural monuments depicting a monolithic idol of Lord Shiva made of granitea rare idol of Agnithe God of fire and monolithic exquisitely carved four pillars inside the cave.
The cave temple is also stated to be a fine piece of Indian rock-cut architecture of the 9th century. In the 16th century, Kempe Gowdas added grandeur to the temple by building the frontage to the cave temple with Gopuras towerslarge tridentsdiscs known as Suryapana and Chandrapana representing the Sun and the Moon, a damaru drum and two fans all pictured in the gallery.
This temple built in on a hill top with a porch in the Vijayanagara architectural style is named after the large granite Nandi monolith placed on a plinth in the temple shrine. The temple is exclusive for the worship of the sacred bull in Hinduism, known as NandiLord Shiva 's vahanaor animal mount.
A groundnut fair called Kadalekay Parishe in Kannada languagewhich is linked to a popular folklore legend, is held by farmers every year during November to thank Nandi for the good yield of this crop and to seek further blessings.
This shrine is built in the traditional Parashurama Kshetra architectural style, which is not found elsewhere in Bangalore or its surroundings.
This temple was built with the help of a large number of devotees of Shri Nimishamba Devi.
Chandika Homa is performed every day in a specially designed Yagna Shala. The temple also has Annadana on most days.
JanmashtamiVaikuntha Ekadashi and Rath Yatra are the major festivals celebrated Other temples Apart from the above famous temples, the other temples built between the 16th and 19th centuries are also numerous and some of the well known ones with interesting history are the 1 Karanji Anjaneya in Basavanagudi2 Bande Mahakali, 3 Pralayakalada Veerabhadra, 4 Kalabhairava in Gavipura Guttahalli, 5 Basaveshwara in the fort shifted to Mamulpet6 Anjaneya at Yelahanka Gate at Avenue road crossing7 Dharmaraya at the end of OTC Road, 8 Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bangalore in Balepete.
Many temples have been built by ordinary citizens and are also patronised by certain communities such as the DevangaGollaBesta fisherfolkUpparaGoniga, Kshaurika barberNagartha, Ganiga oilfolkVishwakarmaand so forth. The most popular temples listed are that of Hanuman the monkey Godnumbers, and the oldest of them is reported to be the Shri Gali Anjaneya temple on Mysore Road, said to have been established in by Vyasaraja.
It was during this period that mosques and dargas were built in Bengaluru. Some of the important mosques and darghas in Bangalore are discussed below. Designed by Rayyaz Asifuddin of HyderabadIndia, it was built in with white marble from Rajasthan and is dedicated to Tipu Sultan. This landmark has bulbous domes, twin towers standing on exquisitely carved granite pillars and fashioned jali work in the balcony.
It is a five—storeyed structure, with space to accommodate up to 10, devotees. With an ablution pool in the centre of mosque, the ambiance inside the mosque is cool, serene and airy.
In the elevated prayer hall of the mosque, beautiful bubris frescoes that bear mark of Tipu Sultan have been revealed, after removing the old plaster. Muslims in large numbers congregate here during the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan, to mark the "Tipu Urs".
While the raised prayer hall of the mosque has granite pillars, the building as such is a brick and mortar structure with ornate jali work and floral motifs in plaster on the facade. It was built at a time when there were only a few Muslims in the suburb. After the demise of his father in started a small business on his own inand prospered expanding his business around Bangalore and also Madrastrading in goods and Kerosene. At the same time, he was involved in philanthropy and charitable work.
It is situated on Millers Road in the city inside an Eidgah ground. The mosque is very close to the Bangalore Cantonment Railway station, The Eidgah ground where this mosque is housed is called Quddus Sahib Eidgah and it is the place where Haj camp is organized every year.
Masjid-e-Khadriya is made using Islamic architecture with geometric patterns and surrounded by gardens with fountains. One can see pointed arches and onion shaped domes with a grand arch in the opening gate of this masjid. This grand arch is rectangular in shape and adorned with calligraphy. On All 4 sides at the end of the masjid are high minars.
Beautiful landscaping has been done on broad pathways that start from the grand arch leading up to the complex.
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The prayer hall has a capacity of people who can offer prayers at the same time. There are three doors each being 16 feet wide in this hall on northern, southern, and eastern sides. There is capacity of musallis on the first floor also.
There are three staircases, 2 on the eastern side and one on the southern side to allow for easy movement of the people. The mosque is located at a distance of 5. The mosque have a highest minaret in Bangalore. Dargahs There are 24 dargahs a dargah is a Sufi shrine built over the grave of a revered religious figure in Bangalore and the popular ones are Chishty Order Dargah of khwaja Lalu bhai Qasir chisti J. The Tawakkal Mastan, in particular, has a legend which has a Hindu linkage as it is associated with a local Hindu festival called karaga.
According to a popular folk legend, Tawakkal Mastan, a mason from Arabia while working in disguise as an ordinary coolie labour in the construction of Hyder Ali 's fort was trampled by a crowd during the karaga procession and fainted but was revived by some Hindu priests who applied kumkum vermilion powderwhich resulted in the healing of his wounds and recovery.
Since then, on his insistence, the karaga procession used to stop at the dargah as mark of respect and devotion, which is continued to this day. Mary's Basilica - Oldest church in Bangalore Infant Jesus Church Bengaluru with recorded number of 40 churches thus also called the city of churchesrepresents diverse Christian communities, such as the Roman Catholic Churchthe ancient Syrian churches of Kerala and its reformed counterpart, the Marthoma ChurchProtestants from the Church of South India which includes Anglicans, Wesleyan and other older denominations and newer evangelical groups with links to the United States.
Bengaluru was not a big city in those days. Even though the first church in Bangalore was dated to the years —, the spread of Christianity suffered a decline during Tipu Sultan 's rule. However, the history of revival of Christianity in Bangalore is traced to the year when the French priest Fr. He restored the Christian religion in the city by building confidence of the Christians living in and around Bangalore in Somanahalli, KamanahalliBegur, Gunjam, Palahalli, DoranahalliGarenahalli, Shettyhalli and other villages and by extending them spiritual solace.
His acts of service to the people also involved introduction of vaccination in India. Roman Catholic Churches St. Mary's Basilica had a humble beginning as an attached hut in the 17th century, built by Tamil Christian migrants from Gingee. The Shrine was then known as 'Chapel of Kanikkai Madha' and was located in their village where rice was grown.
The rice grown in the village had a distinct white colour, and hence the settlement came to known as Bili Akki Palli or colloquially known as Blackpally now known as Shivajinagar. Jean Dubois led a mass for both Europeans and Indians inafter the fall of Seringapatam. Jean Dubois built small chapel along with residence for the catholic priests.
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Andreas, a priest from Pondicherry of Indian origin, expanded the church building in the shape of a cross. However this church was torn down during the communal riots ofand troops had to be called in to protect the settlement for many months. Over the years, the church of St.
Mary's at Blackpally became a parish and was elevated to the status of minor basilica in through an order by Pope Paul VI The church was the sixth church in India to be elevated to this status. Stained glass windows and multiple columns with a rich Corinthian capital support the stately arches of the Church. Father Chevalier was responsible for building the church, which was consecrated as a cathedral in The foundation was laid in July and the building was completed in Renovated inon November 12, the church was consecrated as St.
It has a beautiful arched entrance flanked by twin columns. The interior of the church has twelve graceful pillars which symbolise the twelve apostles. The twin spires of the Church are a landmark in the city cantonment.
The Church was first conceived by Fr. Paul Kinatukara in the sixties and the foundation was laid in April by Rev. Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore. The missionary zeal in spite of daunting hurdles of Fr. Peter established the church on a firm footing and the church was opened to devotees in the yearto honour and glorify the divine Infant Jesus of Prague.
Designed by the Architects of Thomas Associates, the church with a fan shaped hall can accommodate about people. It has 9 faces and openings running all round the church.
People seated anywhere in the interior of the church feel that the altar is facing them. The podium is raised above road level with steps and ramp on either side. The remarkable feature of the church is the secular nature of the devotees who throng seeking blessings, particularly on Thursdays and Saturdays.
St Mary's Feast is celebrated in September every year when devotees gather at the Church dressed in saffron colour. The service is conducted in English and starts from 9: You will enjoy the worship music and the inspiring motivational word.
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