(Last Updated on : 24/03/2015)
Temples of Bangalore Urban District laced with several myths and legends are some of the brilliant art works in the state of Karnataka. Bangalore Urban is one of the important districts in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Teru-Malleshwara Temple is one of the ancient temples of Bangalore Urban District, built on the right bank of the river Vedavati. It has a lofty tower and a 45 ft high lamp, which is lit only once a year. The lamp has eight lamps, which hold 10 seers of oil. The walls of this temple are decorated with paintings. Every year a car festival is held in the premises of this sacred site. During this event, the large images of Lord Shiva, Parvati, and Uma-Maheshwari are seated on Nandi are taken out in procession.
Ranganatha Temple is dedicated to Vishnu was built by the Gangas in the 9th century AD on the island of Srirangapattana. Thus the temple is an amalgamation of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. Hyder Ali is said to have made endowments to this temple. Three centuries later, these temples of Bangalore Urban District was fortified and improved upon architecturally. Yoga-Madhava Temple is dedicated to an unusual form of Vishnu. The Sanctum houses an image about nine feet in height above a pedestal of Vishnu seated in the emblematic thoughtful "Lotus Posture" Padmasana.
Other than the mentioned temples of Bangalore Urban District, Kumara Ramaswamy Temple, Byatarayaswamy Temple, Padmeshwara Temple, Narasimha Temple, Malik Rihan Darga, Kalleshwara Temple, Balalingeshwara Temple, Narasimha Temple, Lakshminarasimha Temple and Varadarajeswamy Temple are also well known in this district.