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PanchaLingeshwara Temple , Begur

Searching for old historic spots in Bangalore , our team recently visited the Pancha Lingeshwara temple at Begur , Bangalore.  This temple is in the center of the Begur town , around 16 kms from Bangalore center.


Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple
Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple  , Begur



Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple gopuram
Gopurams
Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple



Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple carvings
Sculpture Carvings
This temple is believed to be existing since around 1200 years since the rule of Gangas, being developed during the period of cholas. The temple houses 5 lingaas (The symbol of Lord Shiva) -
1) Nagareshwara
2) Parvathi Nageshwara
3) Choleshwara
4) Karneshwara
5) Kaalikamateshwara
and hence the name Pancha Lingeshwara (Pancha meaning 5) temple.

Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple Nandi idol
Nandi Idol
Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple Nagareshwara temple
Nagareshwara temple
This temple is surrounded with 3 big gopurams which seemed to be renovated recently . On entering the temple , we noticed beautiful sculptures carved on stones. There were also scriptures carved on stone blocks which seem to be belonging during cholas period. The Stone pillars are beautifully engraved with circular discs in the middle - which clearly reminded on the glory of our past kings . The height of the temple roof seemed to be around 6 feet , so tall people have to mind their head carefully while passing through this temple and the main chamber. From the temple outset , it resembled the structure of Hampi. All over the temple , sculptures depicting panchatantra are carved.

Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple procession idol
Procession idol
Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple outer view
Outer View

There is good transport facility from all parts of the city to this destination. Temple is open for darshan from morning 6 AM till 12.00 PM and later in the evening between 5 to 8 PM. Although the main roads here are very narrow may be only around 20 feet , around this temple there is a good parking space.

Sri PanchaLingeshwara Nageshwara Temple Begur lake
Begur Lake
A very nice destination to visit with friends and family . Do visit this place and share your visit experiences.

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