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Sri Ananda Lingeshwara Temple

A Hindu temple situated in a small hill called Aananda Giri Hill near Hebbal, Bangalore capital city of Karnataka state, India, was originated in 13th century Chola dynasty era

The temple was renovated in 2000 the temple itself, 2009 surrounding places of the temple, and 2012 Ganesha Temple on the west side of the hill In 2013 a Kala Bairaveshwara idol was installed in a cave towards east of the hill


  • 1 Sri Kaala Bairaveshwara Cave
    • 11 Tunnel to Nandi Hill
  • 2 Other temples surrounding the hill
  • 3 Maha Shivaraatri
  • 4 Photo gallery
  • 5 References

Sri Kaala Bairaveshwara Cave Cave">edit]

The Kaala Bairaveshwara is also known as Kshetra Paalaka that means the protector of the area According to " Shiva purana " the devotees had to first devote the Kaala Bairaveshwara god before seeing the main God

The idol was installed and modified by Sri Ananda Lingeshwara Kshetra Trust in the year 2009 The cave has a secret escape route to Nandi hills

Tunnel to Nandi Hill

A secret passage on the west is believed to have helped the kings to escape during unforeseen attacks on Nandi Hills, situated in present Chickaballapura district, before it comes under Chickkaballapura Talaq, Bangalore The tunnel connects Ananda Giri to Nandi Hill, by 57 km by road, and 49 km by tunnel Because of urbanization construction the link of the tunnel has been closed in between

Other temples surrounding the hill

  1. Ganesha temple 1 towards west, 1 towards north
  2. Muneshwara Temple, towards north
  3. Kaateramma devi temple, towards north east
  4. Santoshi mata mandir in Garasia colony
  5. Aadi shakthi Mandir in Garasia colony
  6. Sri Vishnu Shakti Lakshmi Mandir in Garasia colony
  7. Ayyappa temple towards east
  8. Shanimahtma temple towards south east
  9. Kalabairaveshwara temple towards east side of temple

Maha Shivaraatri

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati

The Maha Shivratri festival, also popularly known as 'Shivratri' or 'Great Night of Lord Shiva', is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Falgun according to the Hindu calendar

This festival is celebrated very grandly in the hill, it will be like a fair More than a thousand people visit the temple from area surrounding hill Various programmes are organized from the holiday to till the next day on this occasion Every year free lunch is organised on the next day of the holiday Shivaratri

Photo gallery


  1. ^ Bhairava
  2. ^ http://arunodaya-arunblogspotin/2015/02/aananda-lingeshwara-templehtml

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