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Shivagange

About the Shivagange

The hillock has few temples atop and a statue of Nandi took of a single rock is a beauty. It is about 2 kilometers from the bottom of the hillock where there is a town to the top of the hill. There are many temples all along the way.

Distance: From Bangalore: 56 km

Trek Length: 4-5 km one way.

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Nearest Town: Bangalore 56+ km, Tumkur 8+ km

How to Reach: Bangalore - Tumkur Road - Nelamangala - Right to Hassan Road - Solur - Right turn to Shivagange.

Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet as well as a Hindu pilgrimage center located near Dobbaspet, in Bengaluru Rural District India. It is situated 19 km from the town of Tumakuru as well as 54 km from Bengaluru. The sacred mountain is shaped as a shivalinga as well as a springtime moves near locally called "Ganga", thereby giving the place its name. It is also called Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South) as well as has various temples such as Gangadhareshwara temple, Sri Honnammadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patalagang Sharadambe temple and several there has such as Agasthya theertha, Kanva theertha, Kapila theertha, Pathala Gange.

History

This area was initially under the control of Hoysala kings and the queen Shanthala, wife of Vishnuvardhana, who committed suicide as she did not give birth to a son. The hill was fortified during the 16th century by Shivappa Nayaka. These fortifications currently lie in ruins. The owner of Bengaluru, Magadi Kempegowda, also made improvements to the strongholds and maintained a part of his prize within it.

The divine place of Shivagange

Shivagange additionally goes by the name Dakshina Kashi because of the existence of many temples that adds to the divinity of the area. Temples located here include Patalagange, Sri Honnadevi Temple, and Nandi Statue, Olakal Teertha, and Gangadhareshwara temple.

Architectural Splendor of Shivagange

The fantastic architecture of the temple is alluring. The rock-cut statuary of Nandi is again unique, with a superb place for the statue. The Shiva Parvathi statues outside as well as the cavern temple etc. are an astonishing construction. The holy place is carved out of the rocks and gives an exemplary structure. The rock carvings illustrate the ancient holy place architecture. The temple architecture is preserved by the government of Karnataka.