Whether you’re celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi or need spiritual inspiration, there are plenty of Ganesha temples in Bangalore you can visit. There are many places of worship dedicated to Hindu gods. We have listed some of the most noteworthy ones as well as some offbeat ones. We’ve compiled a list of the top temples dedicated to Ganesha in Bangalore. Check it out!
Techie Ganesha Temple
The Prasanna Ganapathi temple in Koramangala, more commonly known as the Techie Ganesha temple, was built in 1979. Software professionals flock to it when they need divine guidance in their career. Especially when they are approaching new job opportunities, their annual reviews, or their promotions. Some techies report having their prayers answered. During auspicious occasions and festivals, many of them give voluntary services, money or medicines as reward.
Location: Sri Prasanna Ganapathi temple, 1/99, B-3, Ganapathi Temple Rd, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple
Among the numerous Panchamukhi Ganesha temples listed on Google, this one, located in Kengeri, outshines them all because of its majesty and tranquillity. The temple is known for its 30-foot golden statue of Panchanukhi Ganesha, which is great if you’re looking for a peaceful place to meditate. Its five-faced avatar of Ganesha, which has four Ganeshas looking in four directions and one sitting above them facing forward, is what sets the statue apart. There is a six-foot version of the same statue in the inner sanctum.
Location: Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple, 19/20, Mysore Rd, Kengeri Satellite Town, Bangalore
Traffic Ganesha Temple
This temple is conveniently located on Kasturba Road and is reputed to be more than six centuries old. Its fame is not simply due to its central location. A.K.A. Traffic Ganesha, Vahana Ganpati, or Accident Ganesha, this deity is said to bless new vehicle owners with an accident-free life! It is said that the Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore, got his Rolls Royce to start up again after it broke down, and he stopped by the temple to seek blessings. Along with people who come with new vehicles, nearby automobile showrooms also bring their vehicles to the temple for pooja & Blessings.
Location: Traffic Ganesha Temple, 50, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Bangalore
108 Ganesha Temple
Do you want to know what makes this one so special? Try to see the garbhagudi or inner sanctuary of the structure if you do not see anything special at first glance. In addition to the deity’s idol, 108 miniature Ganesha statues are arranged here. There is also a community hall where private functions and religious ceremonies can be held.
Location: 108 Ganesha Temple, 5th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
The Nandi Temple with its large sacred bull statue often takes center stage, but the temple complex also features the Dodda Ganapathi Temple near the Bugle Rock Garden. Ganesha’s idol here, believed to grow by itself, stands 18 feet high and 16 feet wide. Often visited by devotees seeking blessings, the place is also known for its varying decor, including Benne Alankara or butter coating, which sees a staggering 100 kg of butter applied to the idol!
Location: Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Power Ganesha Temple
According to legend, the Power Ganesha Temple wields a great deal of power and wealth (including political power), and is closely followed by those who want to rise to the top in various aspects of life. Every day, the deity in Jayanagar is adorned with different alankaras, and the place is dressed up for Hindu festivals like Dasara and Ganesh Chaturthi. The most notable aspect of this temple is its Ganesha idol, which is adorned with diamond armour and a kirita on special occasions.
Location: Power Ganesha Temple, New Diagonal Rd, 7th Main Rd, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Katte Vinayaka Temple
In the midst of the ooru’s chaos, are you looking for a moment of tranquility? KR Puram is where you should go see Ganesha. Perhaps the hood’s oldest temple, the structure stands right in the middle of the street, not far from the bus stop. During major festivals or special events, the place may get crowded. However, its strategic location does not interfere with the tranquil atmosphere inside, providing an oasis of calm from the world outside.
Location: Katte Vinayaka Temple, Tirupati Rd, Beside Subramanya Swamy Temple, Devasandra, Krishnarajapura, Bangalore
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