Shiva Statue in Bangalore
The huge Shiva Statue of Bangalore is located just behind the Total Mall in Murugeshpalya, old Airport Road. The Shiva statue in Bangalore is about 65 feet tall. The statue depicts
Lord Shiva who is seated in Padmasana or Lotus posture (Meditating form).
The Shiva statue is white in color. The statue of Lord Shiva has four hands. The front two hands are placed on his lap with the fingers interlocked. The rear hands are equipped with a 'damaru'
and a 'trishul' or trident. The background of Shiva Statue appears as if it is Mount Kailash, the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. You can watch River Ganga flowing from the rocks of the idol.
The Shiva statute looks superb during the night once it is lighted.
There is an attractive pond right in front of Shiva statue. It is believed that this is a wishing pond. People chant here "Om Namah Shivaya", 7 times and after that throw a coin in the pond
while making a wish at the same time. It is believed that wish will surely come true.
You can also see 12 Jyotir Lingas here. All the 12 Jyotir Lingas are displayed with their related stories and proper description about their origin. You can also see a huge statue of Lord
Ganesh at the entrance of the temple.
The Shiva statue in Bangalore attracts thousands of devotees during the Maha Shivarathri festival. People gather here from different parts of Bangalore to get the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Shiva statue is one of the important tourist attractions of Bangalore. The place is very silent and peaceful. You should not miss an opportunity to visit to this extraordinary religious destination.
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