Shiv Mandir TempleCurrently Open
- Address: 97, Old Airport Road, Behind Kemp Fort Mall, Kaveri Nagar, Murugeshpalya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +91-9739455555
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Shiv Mandir Temple - Review
Founded by RVM, the Shiv Mandir was constructed as the result of a vision during one of his morning ‘thought time’; a vision to build a temple where a huge statue of Lord Shiva would stand, building Faith, Hope and Belief for generations to come. As an inspiration from that vision, this temple was constructed and has finally become one of the attractions of the city. It is due to the presence of such splendid temples that Bangalore temple trail has become historic and something that you can’t miss during a trip to the city.
Shiv Mandir Temple Information
- Follow the Hindu rituals while entering the temple.
Shiv Mandir Temple Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Shiv Mandir Temple Hours
- RVM Foundation Shiv Mandir is open to devotees for 24 hours.
- For Aarti timings refer official website.
How To reach Shiv Mandir Temple by Public Transport
- By rented car from city centre.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shiv Mandir Temple
3.41% of people who visit Bengaluru include Shiv Mandir Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
80% of people start their Shiv Mandir Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shiv Mandir Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shiv Mandir Temple
Shiv Mandir Temple Trips
Shiv Mandir Temple, Bengaluru Reviews
My husband and I left this temple feeling hugely disappointed and like we had been scammed. It actually made us both feel very uneasy. The top entrance had a man selling offerings and I thought 100 rupees was okay for that as I was expecting the rest to be free and offering to a shrine is important. Further in we were told it was 250 rupees each, I could see a sign and entrance saying 'Free entry' but we were told because we were foreigners we had to pay. We just wanted to see the statue but they took us round to these different stations which were rushed and made it feel like we were on a conveyor belt (these were included in the ticket price). At one point we were told to pray and before we could even think about something to say, we were whisked off somewhere else. Then we were taken to another station where we were asked to give a 500 rupees donation (we had already given a donation at a previous station) and they seemed unhappy when I said no. Towards the way out there were more people asking for donations and it made us both feel very uncomfortable. The place felt tacky and lacked the calm and meaningful feeling that I've experienced in many other Hindu temples. This is such a shame as it could be so different. Elements of it such as burning incense, placing a candle on the water and lighting the wax in the metal holders were interesting; however they were overshadowed by the constant feeling that this was a money making exercise rather than a spiritual one. I would advise people to avoid this place. There are so many better temples.
It is a small and a beautiful temple with a feeling of Himalayas around. This tall and beautifully structured Shiva idol is the main attraction of the temple. The pathway to it is very dark and long and it looks like a tunnel that you have to pass through reach the Shiva idol. Water falls from his hair and you can actually feel the drops and mist in the premises. Their the temple monks and all try to pick you for various poojas and unnecessary offerings and some show or tour of the temple, be aware of that and try not to fall for that.
I can't give negative rating, so, I am giving 1 star. It is a commercial place. I went to this place today. A woman at the entrance counter asked me 150 rupees for Dharshan. I told her that I paid only 30 rupees last time, that too to visit a special place inside the temple. Then she agreed. These women are trained to force people to pay money even if people are not willing to visit. I had a similar experience in the past where a women at another counter forced me to buy 30 rupees ticket, but since I know there is another path to reach Shiva's statue, I refused to buy the ticket. I believe in God and it is a nice place, I like the temple, but please don't run business in the name of God, Even God won't be happy with these things. Please don't take people's money.
I stayed near by this temple for 2-3 years. I visit this place most often. There are couple of things which you can explore here. A bigger Idol of lord Ganesha at entrance and lord Shiva Idol after you enter in to the temple. You'll find a peaceful atmosphere inside the temple. It will be more crowded during festivals. I would prefer to go in normal days only. Everything is good at this temple but I would say this is a commercial place because you have to pay for most of the places inside the temple.
Don't be misguided, this isn't a temple but a religion-themed museum. Skip this if you can. Apart from huge statues of lord Shiva and Ganesha, there isn't much to see or do but get fleeced. You will be asked to purchase tickets strategically at various locations within the temple. It felt more like an amusement park where you pay for the entrance and then pay for rides, food, drinks and everything under the sun. If religious entertainment is on your agenda, then you won't be disappointed. The basement park is dark and unclean, definitely not worth the parking ticket they charge.