The Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple at Kengeri attracts every eye that passes through the Bengaluru-Mysuru road.
The Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple, located on Mysore road, is one of the most attractive Ganesha temples in Bengaluru. Thanks to the golden-colored Panchamukhi Ganesha Gopuram, it is rare to miss when you travel here.
Hindus all over the world worship Lord Ganesha, the most powerful god with the elephant head. Panchamukhi Ganesha means Lord Ganesha with 5 faces. (Panchamukhi means 5 faces)
The Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple is impressive. Right from the 30 ft. golden-colored gopuram and the temple structure, including the main idol inside the temple. The temple also has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ayyappa, and Goddess Parvati.
The temple complex is massive, big enough to accommodate hundreds of devotees. Artificial ponds surround the temple complementing the temple architecture.
It is a calm place, best for meditation and spending some time with family and friends. You can give a quick visit or spend hours in silence at this temple.
When you are on your way to Mysuru or nearby places, consider visiting this temple. You will see the crowd in the temple during special days and on occasions like the Ganesha festival.
The Panchamuki Ganesha idol inside the temple is so beautiful that you will be tempted to photograph it. Unfortunately, photography and videography are prohibited inside the temple. However, you can capture images of the temple from within the compound.
The Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple is about 8 km from Bengaluru, and it really depends on where you start.
If you plan a day trip from here, consider Ramadevara Betta (Ramanagara) or Dodda Alada Mara, the 400-year old banyan tree.
The Kadamba restaurant is quite famous for south and north Indian dish. The food is good here and it is evident by the crowd you will see. The restaurant is big, you will get to grab your table irrespective of the crowd.
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