This temple is located ~4 km from Bangalore City and ~1.5 km from Dodda Ganesha Temple, Basavanagudi area.
Mysterious stone structures
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is ancient temple built around 9th century which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the main sanctum is inside the cave. To the right side of Shivalinga lies the Goddess Parvathy. One has to bend and go carefully around the narrow passage behind cave sanctum.While passing through one can find idols of Lord Agni (fire) with two faces and idols of Sapta-Matrikas (7 mother goddess): Brahmani, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani, Chamunda. There is also Shakthi Ganapathy with many hands. To the left of Shivalinga lies Lord Dakshinamurthy and Lord Subramanian along with his consorts Valli and Devyani. Here Shivalinga is facing towards dakshina (south). Hence called Dakshinamurthy.
Sun rays passes through the arch
On Makara Sankranti evening, one can witness the sun rays passes through the Nandi horn and lluminates Lord Shiva
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm