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SHIVAGANGE- A Divine Place for Pilgrims
Located at a distance of 60 km from the city of Bangalore, Shivagange, a small hillock got its name from the temple of Lord Shiva which is situated on the hillock’s top. A spring, the water of which is considered to be sacred, adds to the charm of Shivagange. It is believed that this holy spring is an outgrowth of the River Ganges.
This hillock experiences mild climate, which makes a trip to the place favorable all around the year but the best time for marking a visit is from the month of June till the month of September. Occasional spell of rain increases the beauty of the region making it look wonderful.
Various attractions that are offered by this region for religiously inclined people include the Nandi Statue, Patala Gange, Oralakallu Temple and the Gangadhareshwara Temple. The Patala Ganga temple is the place of origin of the holy spring. It is also believed by the local residents that a secret tunnel connects the ancient Gangadhareshwara Temple with the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple situated in Bangalore. Also taking a bath in the spring is believed to free a person from his ailments.
A paradise for adventure lovers, Shivagange offers a lot of interesting activities. Mountaineers, trekkers and rock climbers are amongst the tourists who visit this place in huge numbers. This region remains crowded with a large number of devotees and travelers.
So plan your vacations to this magnificent region to experience its lush greenery and to seek lord’s blessings.