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8 Must Visit & Famous Temples in Malleswaram, Bangalore

By Suhas Prasad

Staying in Bengaluru, Can anyone forget to visit the temples in Malleswaram? Malleswaram is a famous temple street in Bangalore and is one of the oldest localities in Bengaluru. Malleswaram is named after the Kadu Malleswara temple that is present in the locality. It is believed that the locality was developed after the Great plague in 1898 by Mr. H V Nanjundaiah, The first Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University.

Malleswaram is one such locality in Bengaluru where you get to see ancient architecture and brilliant sculptures of the most famous and ancient temples. Most of the temples in Malleswaram were built during the historic and medieval ages, a visit to these temples mesmerizes you with their brilliant architecture and sculpture. 

Malleswaram temples remind you of the brilliant artistic skills of the engineers who have built them. Makes you admire the intricate works of art and sculpture, and feel the old-world spiritual charm. 

If you are planning to visit Malleswaram in Bangalore anytime soon, don’t forget to visit the temples in Malleswaram. In this article, we bring to you a list of temples in Malleswaram, Bangalore that is sure to give you a great spiritual experience.

List of Famous Temples In Malleswaram, Bangalore:

  1. Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  2. Nandi Theertha
  3. Sri Gangamma Devi Temple
  4. Kannika Parameshwari Temple
  5. Sri Mahaganapathi Temple
  6. Venkateshwara Temple
  7. Dattatreya Temple
  8. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

1. Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is located on the Temple Street of Malleswaram, Bangalore or Bengaluru.  Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is a temple that was built in the 17th century A.D. following the Dravidian style of Architecture. Every year during the time of Mahashivaratri, Thousands of devotees in and around Bangalore visit the temple, observe fasting and seek blessings from Lord Shiva. 

Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Address:

2nd Temple Street, Vyalikaval, Kodandarampura,
Malleswaram, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560003

2. Nandi Theertha

Nandi Theertha, also known as Sri Dakshinamukha Nandi Tirtha Kalyani Kshetra is a small temple that is located diagonally opposite Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.  Similar to Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Nandi Theertha is also dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The interiors of Nandi Theertha temple consists of a corridor with surrounding pillars around a Kalyani. The uniqueness of the temple is that a continuous stream of water flows out of the Nandi’s mouth and falls onto Lord Shiva in linga form through an opening in the floor.

3. Sri Gangamma Devi Temple

Sri Gangamma Devi Temple is located near Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple on the 2nd Temple Street of Malleswaram. Sri Gangamma Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddesses Ganga. 

A permanent Sri Gangamma Devi Temple was sanctified in the worship of the Goddess in 2004. Within the temple, there are smaller shrines for Ganesha, Subramanya and the Navagraha.

Every year thousands of devotees in and around Bangalore visit the temple during the Gangamma Jathre. Gangamma Jathre has been a tradition since 1928. During the festival, The deity is adorned with colourful flowers and the temple is decorated to match the grand event.  Devotees are seen enjoying along with their families and friends during the Gangamma Jathre.

Sri Gangamma Devi Temple Address:

1408/1, 2nd Temple Road, Malleswaram,
Near Kadu Malleswara Temple,
Bangalore – 560003

4. Kannika Parameshwari Temple 

Kannika Parameshwari Temple is located on the 8th cross, Malleswaram. Kannika Parameshwari Temple is dedicated to Goddesses Sri Vasavi Maatha.

Sri Vasavi Maatha believed in Ahimsa and promoted the same during the 11th century AD. She believed and promoted the message that “harming oneself or others is not the way forward but bringing a change of heart is what matters in averting wars” [4]

Kannika Parameshwari Temple Address:

8th Cross, Malleswaram,
Bangalore – 560003

5. Sri Mahaganapathi Temple

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple is one of the oldest and most famous temples located in the heart of Malleswaram. Sri Mahaganapathi Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Don’t forget to recite 108 names of Ganesha to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha when you visit the temple.

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple Address:

9th Cross, East Park Road,
Malleswaram, Bangalore – 03

6. Venkateshwara Temple

Venkateshwara Temple is an exact replica of the Lord Venkateshwara temple located in Tirumala. Venkateshwara Temple is located in Vyalikaval, Malleswaram, Bangalore and is managed by the Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanam trust.

The Lord Venkateshwara Temple is constructed as per the instructions mentioned in the Agama Shastra and under the supervision of TTD trust architects. 

During the opening of the temple, the President of the TTD local advisory committee, P Shyamaraju says,

“The idols have been sculpted by TTD at their Shilpa Kendra and all of them are exact stone replicas of the ones at Tirumala. Even the jewellery has been made by the same people,” 

All pujas and sevas at the Venkateshwara Temple are conducted in the same spirit as in Tirumala and all contributions made in the temple is directly credited to TTD Hundi at Tirupathi.

Venkateshwara Temple Address:

16th Cross Rd, Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Kodandarampura, Malleswaram,
Bengaluru – 560003

7. Dattatreya Temple

Sri Dattatreya Temple is one of the famous temples located in the heart of Malleswaram. Sri Dattatreya Temple is dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. 

Dattatreya Temple Address:

Dattatreya Temple Street Road,
Malleshwaram West,
Bangalore – 560003

8. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is one of the beautiful temples located in Sampige Road, Malleswaram. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is dedicated to Sai Baba.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Address:

335/1, Sampige Rd, Vyalikaval,
Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003

A Weekend Evening Visit To Temples In Malleswaram

Bengaluru’s Malleswaram is one such locality where tradition and culture harmoniously blend with shopping and business. With multiple famous temples in Malleswaram, popular and delicious food serving south Indian restaurants, and renowned educational institutions, Malleswaram is a must-visit locality to be reckoned with. 

Malleswaram is probably Bengaluru’s most crowded locality!

Visiting temples in Malleswaram, Bengaluru can be planned like a complete family fun-filled, devotional, entertainment-based evening outing on a weekend. Here is one such plan that Team Smart Daily Journal has made for you if you intend to visit Malleswaram temples anytime soon.

Start by visiting Sampige Road located in Malleswaram to buy flowers and other pooja essentials, then from there visit the first worshipped God’s temple – Sri Mahaganapathi Temple which is located at a very close and walkable distance of about 100 meters and offer your prayers to Lord Ganesha.

Then head towards the temple road of Malleswaram, This is a street in Malleshwaram that is known for its most famous temples. This is again located at a close walkable distance of about 300 meters from Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Malleswaram.

Once you reach the temple road, visit all the possible famous temples present in and around the temple road of Malleswaram. The address mentioned just underneath the temples listed above in the article along with Google Maps will be handy. Don’t miss to visit Nandi Theertha and Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.

In the last, if you can visit TTD Venkateswara Temple within the open hours, then proceed ahead to the temple. This is about a kilometre from the temple road of Malleswaram. 

After visiting all the famous temples in Malleswaram, head towards CTR or Sri Sagar – Have a few benne dosas. You will be shocked to see the crowd in the restaurant. But, it’s worth it – the benne dosas and other foods served are really tasty!

Post this, you can go for a movie at Mantri Square along with your family and spend your quality leisure time with them or get back home and binge-watch the all-time best Korean dramas.

Which Is The Oldest Temple in Malleswaram

The Kadu Malleshwara Temple or Sri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is the oldest temple in Malleswaram. The temple was built during 17th-century A.D

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