Divine Ayyappa swamy temple on a rocky hill , Gottigere , Bengaluru


Highlights of this spot

  • Ayyappa temple sanctum having Idols of Ayyappa , Ganesha and Subramanya
  • Shanimahathma temple sanctum having idols of Shanimahathma , Najundeshwara and Parvathi
  • Narasimhaswamy temple 
  • Very calm place , ideal for meditation and conducting special functions
  • Unique peepal  tree surrounding a hanuman stone carving.

Our team while passing through the NICE road on to Bannerghatta road , came across this unique complex of temples situation on a rocky hill . This temple is just adjacent to the BWSSB water tank at Gottigere , Bengaluru.


Area is spread over more than 1 to 2 acres with lush greenery around . As we enter the lane , a beautiful shanimathma temple can be seen . In this temple , a lady priest conducts pooja and devotees take her blessings . Its very silent and peaceful for devotees at this spot and one can feel the vibes. Idols of Shiva in the form of Nanjundeshwara linga and Parvathi are also present in this sanctum. Temple manager Sri Ramanna who briefed about the spot and shared information on unique traditions with their meanings.


After crossing this temple , we were welcomed by the beautiful Ayyappa Swamy temple with a writing Tatvamasi which means I am that (Universal God) , walking by the stairs with rocky surfaces around gave a pleasant feel of visiting a remote temple. After climbing the stairs a magnificent sanctum and pillar welcomed us and the vibes around were esthetic. On entering the sanctum , the environment was very peaceful , idol of Ayyappa swamy similar to the one of Shabarimala style was delightful to watch. There is a separate hall for Ayappa devotees for bhajans and programs. 


Adjacent to this temple is a peepal tree under which a hanuman is carved on the stone , one of the devotee share info , the branches of the peepal tree have structured itself in such a way to provide shade to this rock.  We noticed one of the tree branch in the form on ganesha trunk was another attraction.


Passing through we visited the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple where a unique 5 feet Narasimha idol along with Lakshmi was consecrated in sitting posture. As this is the top of the small rocky hill , we could take a good view of the city around  , relaxed on the rocks for some time and returned back.

Overall a very nice , peaceful environment temple complex to visit with family and friends. Temple is open in the morning from 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM and in the evening between 5.30 PM to 8 PM . Do visit this spot and share your experience.