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“OM NAMAH SHIVAY”

Shivoham Shiva Temple
Ranked #64 of 363 things to do in Bengaluru
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: On February 26, 1995, on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri, the Shivoham Shiva Temple was inaugurated by Sri Shankaracharya of Shringeri. Since then the Shiva Temple has become a revered spiritual destination for devotees and visitors. Year after year, with Lord Shiva’s blessings, the temple has transformed into a destination of faith that attracts millions of devotees from not only India but all around the world. The main attractions of the temple include the 65-feet-tall Shiva statue, the 32-feet-tall Ganesha statue, the 25-feet-tall Shiv Ling, Paanch Dham Yatra, and Barah Jyothir Ling Yatra.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited this place with our colleagues in the evening when the Arti was about to start shortly. On public recommendation we waited for the Aarti. The atmosphere with burning of incense stick and deepam was very tranquil. It was a great experience. The place got quite crammed due to very narrow passage and jostling of devotees. But once the evening Arti started it was less chaotic. On completion of Aarti once again there was some chaos. We feel that the temple management should make provision for volunteers to manage the crowd so that the tranquility of puja can be better felt by the devotees.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was an “interesting” experience. I’m not a religious person, but I’ve been to many temples, shrines, and churches around the world. While at the Shiva Temple, we went on a guided tour and followed all the rituals very respectfully (putting seeds in containers while chanting, pouring water over sculptures, lighting a candle and having it float, putting an incense stick in dirt, etc.). However, increasingly as you walked through it, you got the feeling it was more of a commercial enterprise, than a shrine, and that they just want your money. Every display had money inserted into it, you paid to go in (I think this was to get the tour), and at the end they asked you for money to help the poor. This was not collected in any official capacity. They just asked you to hand it over to them. As we were walking out, we saw the Suggestion Box, again filled with rupee bills and coins. I thought maybe this was the culture at temples, but after reading other reviews from people that are Indian and/or from Bangalore, it sounds like this shrine is an anomaly. I’m still glad I went ... but I’m really glad I didn’t read the reviews beforehand.
Tips:
- You have to remove your shoes and put them in a group cubby before you enter the shrine. Wear a pair of old socks there and bring a clean pair to change into. Only 1 person in our group knew to do this (our host) and hw said he forgot to tell us. Anyway, after walking through the temple, the bottom of your socks will be very dirty and you may want to throw them away.
- Bring your own bottled water to drink.
- You will walk through some narrow man made “caves/tunnels” and climb stairs. If you’re severely claustrophobic, really large, or have problems with stairs — this may not be the most comfortable trip for you.

Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This great Shiva temple is located close to NAL bangalore. called affectionately "Kemfort Mall "Shivoham Temple.

This temple is pretty good with a novel concept of Mount Kailash.Its different from other Shiva Temples around the country for one major reason, the architecture of the temple. The temple portraits Lord Shiva in his natural habitat by constructing a huge monolith of the God in white Marble, a mammoth 65 ft. tall, surrounded by small rocks and mounds, depicting the Himalayas and Mount Kailash with a feel of iceberg look boosting the Shiva .The figurine sits in a large artificial pool of water to imitating the rivers of Mount Kailasa. The entrance of the mandir is marked with a 25 ft. tall Shiva Linga, symbolizing the sacred form of the deity. A navgraha temple is also present inside the premise, depicting the nine planets off the solar system and their journey through time.you pass thfough a series of caves all the way and you are allowed. to perform milk abishek am to shiva and Lingam all the way giving you spiritual escalation.Enroute you come across a 2feet linga and it is written there you touch the linga and get blessed.When you touch the linga your hands get electrified and energetic.

Various activities and rituals are carried out in the temple for the devotees. Special Bhajans, aartis, Abhishek of the Linga with Milk and flowers, and havans are the few rituals carried out at a regular interval. A huge celebration is held on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, for the followers to indulge in the prayers and worship at the temple. Various other rituals like lighting a Diya, or tying a thread and asking god to solve their problems are also performed by the devotees visiting the temple.

Thank Narayanan V
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I have been to this place twice one along with parents and second time along with brother and his wife. It's really superb place to see. Temple entry is fee if you donot want extras like chanting Maytas and putting Rudraksha in pots, see jotirlings and all. Aarti is superb they do it with fountains. The view is mesmerising it so much powerful that you feel yourself connected with shiva. We really liked it. Also they give a cd of bhajans and calendar free if you opt to pay and see all extras. Thanks

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I did not expect to have my breath taken away. The statue of Shiva is incredible. It’s over 80 feet tall. If you go later after 9pm then you get to experience peace from the towns hustle and bustle. The people are lovely and it’s definitely a sight to behold. If visiting Bangalore go and see this spectacular place, you won’t regret it.

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