- Shiva statue - 65 ft
- Ganesha statue - 32 ft
- Navagraha Temple
- Havan Kund & Abhisheka Ling
- Miracle point
- Ganga Ling & Pratyaksh Ling
- Yatras through the cave and over the mountantains
- Souvenirs with Shiva pictures
- Event : Maha Shivaratri
Shiv Mandir, ( Shiva temple) was built by owner of Kemp Fort, Ravi V Melwani, a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Shiv Mandir was inaugurated on 27 March 1995 on the day of Mahashivratri ( the Great Night of Shiva). The main attraction here is the 65 ft high statue of Lord shiva. The main deity is called Lord Bholenath.
There is a 32 ft Ganesha idol near the entrance. This Ganesha is called Vignaharan Ganapathi, who is believed to bless with success during the auspicious beginning of a new venture. Enroute to Bolenath Darshan are: Vignaharan thread, 108 Om Namah Shivaya yatra, Havan Kund, Abhisheka Ling, miracle point and Paap Naash Diya. Pratyaksh Ling is hidden under the waters of Mansarovar Lake and appears only during the Aarti in the morning, evening and midnight.
Shiva is portrayed in the posture of Padmasan, ( lotus form). River Ganga flows from the matted locks on the head of Shiva on to a Ganga Ling. At night the Shiva statue glows with special effect lighting. The background depicts Kailash mountain, the abode of Lord Shiva in the Himalayas. Pahadi Shiv Dham Yatra allows devotees to climb the Himalayas, passing through Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, and finally reach Amarnath. Behind the idol is a holy cave. The Cave Yatra or the Barah Jyotir Linga Yatra. Within the cave are twelve Jyotir Lingas. It is a miniature exhibition of various Shiva pilgrimage centres: Kedarnath ( Himachal Pradesh), Kashi Vishwanath ( U.P.), Vaidyanath ( Bihar), Nageshwar, Somnath ( Gujarat), Grishneshwar, Trymbakeshwar, Bhimashankar ( Maharashtra), Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar ( M.P.), Rameshwar ( Tamil Nadu).
During the evenings, music concerts and bhajans are conducted. Entrance of the temple is quite small and not very prominent that a tourist may easily miss it. Shiv Mandir is behind the TOTAL Mall on old airport road. Earlier Kemp Fort was in place of TOTAL.
Timings: 24 X 7
Go with lots of 10 rupees notes!
Location: Behind old Kemp Fort
Behind new TOTAL mall
Airport Road, Bengaluru
Kemp Fort bus stop