Sri RamaLingeshwara Cave Temple, Hulimavu , Bangalore

Temple Entrance
Our team recently visited Sri Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple which is in Hulimavu , Bannerghatta road . This temple is one of the cave temples in Bangalore. 

Just behind the royal Meenakshi hypercity mall and 400 meters from the Bannerghatta Main road , This temple is little difficult to identify as it is submerged with the surrounding buildings such as BGS national school , Police station etc. One has to pass through the school gate to reach this temple. Although the history of this spot is not fully clear , it is believed to be existing for about 300-400 years where a saint used to meditate here. This is administered by the Adichunchanagiri trust . The last renovation tasks were carried out by Sri BalaGangadharanatha Swamiji.

Temple inside the cave
Cave view
Visitors meditating
When our team visited , there were some renovation tasks going on and the temple door was closed. However on request , the priest subordinates opened it for us and we could get a glimpse of the spot. On entering inside the temple , we observed rock stone all over which was extended till at-least half acre and a very calm place. One has to mind their head while traversing inside against the cave rock. We noticed a room inside the cave which had idols of Lord Shiva , Nandhi , Ganesha and goddess Devi. Traversing through the end points of the temple below the rocks was interesting.  We observed few visitors meditating at the spot, which makes it a very good spot for meditation as well.

Navagraha outside temple

Overall a good calm spot to visit with your friends and family. Once may plan to visit here during a visit to Bannerghatta National Park or Meenakshi temple. One of the recommended spots for those who are looking a calm spot for meditation.