Monday, August 31, 2015


We visited another temple at RajaRajeshwari Nagar at NammaBengaluru on Sunday 30th August 2015, with RaviDya and Bidarahallis.

Shrungagiri Shanmukha Temple located in RajaRajeshwari Nagar, is one of the important tourist destination and religious places of Bangalore.
It was Lord Shanmukha's own will to choose the unproductive Hillock in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore as his abode and lord inspired His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Sri Sharada Peetam, Sringeri, to choose Dr R Arunachalam as the contractor to build Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple on the hillock.

Thus ordained and blessed, Dr. Arunachalam's extraordinary visionary capacity guided him to design the entire temple structure based on the very name of Lord Shanmukha, meaning a 'Six Faced God' (Shan means Six and Mukha means Face in Kannada language)

Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple is situated on a hillock which is 240' from the ground level. The total height of the temple is 123' of which the six faced Gopuram itself is 62' (including 19' up to neck). The Crystal Dome above the Gopuram has a height of 42', with 33' Diameter and 105' Circumference. The six faces of Lord Shanmukha are 6" thick concrete moulded structures.
Written Tuesday 01September2015

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