Shrungagiri Shri Shanmukha Temple Bengaluru

The massive Shanmukha temple is on the hillock in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru.  The temple is popular for spectacular faces of Lord Shanmukha that is visible from far away.

Being in Bengaluru for so many years, I had never heard of this temple until I visited the Prathyangira temple in Turahalli, on the advice of Ravi Shankar Guruji in his show in Udaya T V.

Shrungagiri Shri Shanmukha Temple (RR Nagar)

Shrungagiri Shri Shanmukha Temple
Shrungagiri Shri Shanmukha Temple

The Shrungagiri Shanmukha Temple on the hillock requires several steps that you will have to climb. Elderly devotees and those who are week may face difficulties or have to put more efforts to climb the stairs.

While the Lord Shanmukha is at the summit, Lord Ganesha greets us first. There is also a sanctum dedicated to Lord Shiva in a setup that resembles an anthill.

The most interesting part of this temple is six faces of Lord Shanmukha built so big that is visible from at least 2 to 3 kilometres range. Another interesting part is the giant trishul of the Lord that is erected on the step way.

The Trishul

The Giant Trishul
The Giant Trishul
There is also a massive collection of Lord Ganesh idols made of different materials and in different sizes. 

The temple authorities have banned photography inside the temple. However, there are so many things to capture outside the temple. You can really test your photography skills here.

Do not worry about parking. There is dedicated (paid) parking space of the temple visitors.

If you are done with this temple, and still left with time to explore, consider visiting the nearby Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi and Jnana Muneshwara Temple, famous for eradicating bad vibes. Visit there at 12 noon.

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If you are on a temple trail in Bengaluru, consider reading posts labelled Temples in Bangalore.