The temple is a crowd puller mainly because of the two granite pillars which supports the huge discs representing the sun and moon, while the other two pillars have a figure of Nandi at top. The temple has a rare idol of Agni, the God of fire.
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, one can view a unique scintillating phenomena. In the evening, when the sun's rays passes through an arch between the horns of Nandi and falls directly on the linga inside the cave, it lights up the idol inside. The technical versatality combined with the knowledge of astronomy of the ancient architects is manifested in this historical architecture. This is one of the few temples in Bangalore dedicated to Lord Shiva and therefore thousands of devotees throng the temple during Shivaratri.