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Shivaganga is only 70 km from the Garden city of Bangalore. Shivaganga in Karnataka is located in the hill top which is about 1368 meters high and lies on the national highway number 4.
The small town of Shivaganga in Karnataka is situated on the four-faced hill. The eastern part resembles the Nandi bull of Lord Shiva, the western part resembles Ganesha, the southern part resembles a linga and finally the northern part resembles King Cobra. Shivaganga in Karnataka is the home to two main shrines, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Cave Temple and Honnadevi Temple. You will be amazed to see the beautiful natural spring at Patalaganga on your way to the hilltop of Shivaganga.
The temple of Lord Shiva and waters found is said to be from river Ganga which was believed to be from holy waters of Ganga in Kashi. Shivaganga has a temple on the hill top where you will find a statue of Nandi. Thousands of devotees come to the temple of Shivaganga at Karnataka to pay their homage to the Lord.
The landscape of Shivaganga is very enchanting and you will have a panoramic view of the down town from the height of 1368 meters. There is a quadrangular Shivaganga Fort, located in the south western part of the old city of Shivaganga. The fort was built by the nayaka ruler, Sevappa Nayaka in the 16th century. The fort comprises of a square Shivaganga tank, Brihadishvara temple, Schwartz Church and public amusement park.
Thousands of devotee come to Shivaganga of Karnataka to take a holy dip in the tirtha or sacred water place and see the 100 pillars hall in Shivaganga.
There are two main temples at Shivaganga--Gavi Gangadhareshwara Cave Temple and Honnadevi Temple.The followers need to climb a number of stairs to arrive at the temples. The Patalaganga is situated between the two temples.
This is a natural spring. The travelers can take rest at this monolithic rock while climbing the huge stairs.
This ancient town houses old temples and it is probably for this reason that it is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi or Varanasi of Southern India. Shivaganga in Karnataka lies in the Tumkur district. The nearest railway station is 12 kilometers away. This religious site is also accessible by
road from Bangalore.
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