Kempfort Shiva temple


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March 22nd 2005
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Happen to visit Bangalor for one day. Went shopping in Kemp fort shopping center whose exterior is a copy of the 'Excalibur' casino, in Lasvegas.

At the back of the shopping mall there is this Shiva temple with its gigantic Shiva and Ganesha statues. Rather unsual scene comparing to other normal hindu temples.

It will be the tower of the temple which will dominate the archetecture but here it is the Shiva statue which takes the prime attention.




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9th September 2005

WISHES
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10th September 2005

Magnificent
My brother took us to this beautiful Shiva temple in August of 2004, it was our highlight of our trip. My daughter and I were spellbound, we felt that we were in kailash and closer to the lord himself. Eversince i have been recommending my U.S friends to keep this as one of their important agenda when they tour around India. What a wonderful gift to humanity.
24th September 2005

its simply beautful n u really feel gods presence- once ina life time opputunitny
9th October 2005

it's true that the shiva temple in kempfort is awesome. But whether the shopping mall (just in front of the temple) has taken the beauty away from the temple is to be considered.
11th October 2005

Truly a Divine Experience!!
I used to stay very near this spectacular temple and in my view the Shiva idol is just awesome! If one looks closely at Shiva's face, a keen observer can almost see Shiva's mood reflections.Somtimes he is angry or sometimes smiling. I have always felt Shiva's presence whenever I have been around this idol.
18th October 2005

It's great .....fantastic
I just visited this shiva temple last week....i hv never seen something that wonderful in my life....the Lord Shiva there look realy great .....anyone going to Banglore should not miss this place....
5th October 2006

Your humble request reached shiva
I was in Bangalore in 2003-2004 and i stayed in place called Murugesh Palaya..where this heaven is located.. Bring your full concentartion deeply to lord shiva here...and cry out your humble requests...he is so kind to us here...and he accepts your prayer here and...sends his blessings..as soon...
27th March 2007

Nice Temple
I visited this temple on 18 mar 07 with one of my good friend, during my short visit to Banglore. What i can say is "those who are going,even for a single day, should try to visit this temple!! "...thnx
16th May 2007

Great..
Really no words are suppose to enough to express this great experience.. Here we can see Lord shiva who came directly from kailasam and sat here.. for giving blesses to all devotees.. Thank you..
18th May 2007

Ignore entring KempFort, It is very very worst
KempFort is very worst. Plz don't visit or buy anything there. They will allow you inside only if u look rich or else they will demand you that u should buy for atleast Rs.1000. Also the employees inside have no mannerism they will be behaving like beggars.
7th September 2007

SHIVA the Generous one
Belive me guys,the Lord Shiva is the only effective god whose has his true presence to be believed seek him you shall not be disappointed all your wishes and worries will be fulfilled i have experienced its fruits so its my duty to share his blessings and glory to the world OM NAMA SHIVYA
21st September 2007

Its truely magnificent
Its a truely magnificent idol...one shud never miss the darshan and blessings for life time....
20th October 2007

It is the most heavenly place that i had ever been to. This is one reason why i liked my stay in bangalore. As long as i was there in bangalore, i made it a point to visit the place everyday. And i have a special word of appreciation for the bhajan singers who make the place all the more divine. let the divine blessings of the magnanimous lord get showered on all those who visit this place.
10th December 2007

Love Is Lord Shiva, Lord Shiva means Love
The moment you enter into this temple and see Lord Shiva's Tapas Posture with half opened Eye. You will feel like you are in the most Safest place you can ever think off. You will completely forget all your worries and trouble if you sit in front and pray and make your wish with good heart. Its one of the finest thing the beautiful ever green Bangalore has. Please dont miss to visit this temple.
2nd February 2008

for the owner RVM
yes it is true that the Shiva Temple is beautiful but it is heard that the owner Mr. Ravi V Melvani is minting money from the devotees and spending for his own benefit. Heard that he is also known as a womaniser though he pretends to be a spiritual man....maybe that is the reason that his store has been closed due to loss...
2nd February 2008

for the owner RVM
yes it is true that the Shiva Temple is beautiful but it is heard that the owner Mr. Ravi V Melvani is minting money from the devotees and spending for his own benefit. Heard that he is also known as a womaniser though he pretends to be a spiritual man....maybe that is the reason that his store has been closed due to loss...
2nd February 2008

for the COO, Mr Jitender Tiwari
Jitender Tiwari, the COO of the temple is helping the owner Ravi V Melvani in robbing the money from the devotees. It is good that the physically challenged people are given job but only to gain to the emphaty from the devotees...in return they get very less salary. Jitender is stealing money and he is helped by the financer Radha (his love)...hey jitender this is very bad ha....becareful.
7th February 2008

rvm sucks
the owner of the kempkids suckssss....he always takes the avantage of girl. his personel assistance soumiya is the one ho traps the helpless girl. she is the one who does the whole work and behaves like a dog....indeed she licks the leftover of rvm....becareful girls to go near him
10th February 2008

I was there in bangalore for abour four and half years for my undergrad course.That time it was a place for peace and eternal blessings for me. I used to feel secured and calm in that place. 65 feets tall statue of Lord SHIVA is awsome.This statue of Shivaji is beautiful.. Guys! can we get the mineature sclupture of Lord shive(Exactly like the one in Kemp fort, but definately in smaller size around 3-4 feet tall)???? I am really interested to get one . If you guys have any idea baout it , please let me know . I would highly appriciate your response.
17th March 2008

This temple is simply awesome. I was lucky enough to go there everyday, as I was leaving nearby.
29th March 2008

shiv
i like this shiv temple s much. thank you for keep this beautiful shiv pictures.
8th April 2008

Private message I recieved regarding some adverse comments. I cant check the authenticity however I thought its only fair to add the message in public comments.
Hi Ken, My name is Bobby Srinivas. I am the Chief of marketing and publicity of the famous Shiva Temple at Bangalore. I am writing you this mail in a great hope that you can help us. The blog written on your website by some unknown person:http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/Karnataka/Banglore/blog-5749.html with the content pasted below. This content is not true. The temple raises money for our charity work as we are running a charitable hospital and home service. Please visit us at www.humanitariannetwork.org and you will come to know about us more in details. I request you to please take or erase the blog that I have pasted below since it hurts our reputation. Looking forword for your help. Bobby Srinivas February 2nd 2008 - aninomous banglorean: for the owner RVM yes it is true that the Shiva Temple is beautiful but it is heard that the owner Mr. Ravi V Melvani is minting money from the devotees and spending for his own benefit. Heard that he is also known as a womaniser though he pretends to be a spiritual man....maybe that is the reason that his store has been closed due to loss... February 2nd 2008 - aninomous banglorean: for the owner RVM yes it is true that the Shiva Temple is beautiful but it is heard that the owner Mr. Ravi V Melvani is minting money from the devotees and spending for his own benefit. Heard that he is also known as a womaniser though he pretends to be a spiritual man....maybe that is the reason that his store has been closed due to loss... February 2nd 2008 - debu: for the COO, Mr Jitender Tiwari Jitender Tiwari, the COO of the temple is helping the owner Ravi V Melvani in robbing the money from the devotees. It is good that the physically challenged people are given job but only to gain to the emphaty from the devotees...in return they get very less salary. Jitender is stealing money and he is helped by the financer Radha (his love)...hey jitender this is very bad ha....becareful. February 7th 2008 - malige: rvm sucks the owner of the kempkids suckssss....he always takes the avantage of girl. his personel assistance soumiya is the one ho traps the helpless girl. she is the one who does the whole work and behaves like a dog....indeed she licks the leftover of rvm....becareful girls to go near him Re: Kempfort Shiva temple
22nd April 2008

beautiful temple
i visited the shiva temple few days back ... it was superb
29th April 2008

SHIVA Temple
Give up on religion, it doesn't work. Since when did cutting your hair off achieve anything? Rebel against the corrupt politicians, police and government officials. Demand fair treatment from the rest of the Worls, India is a wonderful country being dragged down by bad traditions.
24th June 2008

this temple is awesome!!i went here few days back
5th July 2008

Lord shiva is mahakal the god Of all Yugas
Saivism is ancient, truly ageless, for it has no beginning. It is the precursor of the many-faceted religion now termed Hinduism. Scholars trace the roots of Siva worship back more than 8,000 years to the advanced Indus Valley civilization. But sacred writings tell us there never was a time when Saivism did not exist.Lord of lords Is Maha dev lord Shiva,even Vishnu,krishna,and Rama Worshipped Shivji He is Mahakal the god Of all Yugas and Time,Om Nama shivya.
5th November 2008

GOD
GOD IS ONE
10th November 2008

about temple
It is very historical and unbelivable temple in Bangalore
14th December 2008

happiest place ever been to
the pleasure u get by sitting in front of the almighty lord is immense...its one the most peaceful place i have ever been to... and i wanna thank the trustees to have built so wo0nderful place... for those who have never been there, please don't miss it
18th December 2008

shiva temple
I went kemfort several times.The temple of Lord Shiva is really awsome.I never forget those times in my life. --Isita
24th December 2008

Attraction in eyes
I have been visiting the temple from the construction days...Earlier(before kemp fort) the idol looked as if it has cum from ground, man it was gorgeous...ppl around have maintained the temple well. Shiva's eyes attracts all of us. Dhyana shiva is one of the finest idols in our country....
21st February 2009

Unforgettable vist to Kempfort Shiva temple
I had been to this temple couple of time, my 1st vist was in 2001 and i was fortunate to participate in the arti..... when they were giving people the thali with the diyas, in my mind i wished to get one thali, an in few seconds one person came near me and asked would you like to hold this while arti, i was so surprised, it was like Shivji send him to me with that...... i almost cried...... it is such a peaceful environment, where one can forget all his worries.... i would suggest who ever get a chance to vist Blore, please dont miss the opportunity 2 go there atleast once....
26th March 2009

Really nice experience
I had been to this temple multiple time and the environment and shiva statue are all very magical and you feel like you are in a different place. I have written about this at http://blog.ramagi.com/2008/04/kempfort-shiva-temple-bangalore.html
29th June 2009

its amazing
such a great experience 4 my body and soul whaen i visited this temple , it was a good experience
10th August 2009

Very nice the lord Shiva and Ganesh
I visited Shiva temple during my short visit to Banglore in July 3-6, 2009, its amazing the lord Shiva and Ganesh.
15th August 2009

wer we can fine the temple of shiva?
21st August 2009

BANGALORE
Hi Shiva Mae, You can find this temple in India's silicon valley - Bangalore, in Karnataka state, India. Excellent place to visit. Very impressive indeed and gigantic scultupures will amaze you. regards, ken
1st September 2009

Amazing temple.gives you peace of mind.
22nd September 2009

Har Har Mahadev
I want to learn God Shiv Shankar teachings
28th September 2009

maha shivji and maha ganapathi.
being an tipical hindu comunity, I observed some ethical mistake of shivji's sculpture. Mistake. number (one) the hands position says that shivji in "thapas" which means the eyes should be in closed condition. ( two) If the god seeing his devoties means one hand should be in ' aashirvad" blessing possition as Lord Ganesha. (three) normally gods do "thapas" in original appearence. that is two hands, one head, and two eyes. please note not with three eyes. Please understand after the complition of His " thapas" the first vision ( what ever appears right on his sight) will get ash. through this statue we unable to come to the conclusion that the devoties are comming to take the ashirva or just to see his thapas.....? Ganesha
1st October 2009

Breathtaking....
I have been this temple on my way to the Airport this Sept 09. I could not believe that I was here, right in front of phenomenal Lord Shiva. This is has been the hilite of my tour. The temple is awesome, breathtaking and mesmerizing. My next visit is guaranteed to be back here with Lord Shivas blessings, Om Nama Shivaya. Its one temple, on should not amiss....Mindblowing in a nutshell!!!
23rd October 2009

My favourite Temple
I had been to this temple since long back before the Ganesha statue established. Its my most favourite temple. The statue of lord shiva mesmerizes us, believe me, the moment we see him, our eyes doesn't support to see or enjoy any kind of beauty in the world. And I also liked that the organisors also established Jyothirlinga's around the big shiva. Its really amazing experience, no one should miss to visit the temple...God bless u
5th November 2009

thank u
hai iam a bangalorean i need these this photos to be sent to my mail plz can u send it om namashivaya
7th November 2009

SAVING IMAGE
Hi Vicky, Just RIGHT CLICK on the image and click 'save as'. That will allow you to save the image. Then send it by email to your friends. regards, ken
7th November 2009

Booking chrismas ticket
I do not know. You need to visit their website and check it out. regards, ken
23rd November 2009

Loud noise all the time
I recently shifted my house very very near to Shiva temple. I get a clear view of the temple which i think it is my luck to stay in such a locality, I have become an ardent devotee of that temple. I immensly like the "shiva gayathri slokas" played at low tone in the mornings every day , which is really refreshing and like a booster to start the day with. But later through out the day the bajans sung in the tune of hindi film songs spoils the whole effect. There are times the sound is too much to bear. There are people who are sick and old , there are students who is preparing for their exams, there are people who come back in the evenings too tired after a day's work .For them the sound is little too much, they may wish to have relatively quiet evenings. It would be greatful if the temple authorities look in to this matter and keep the volume little low.
27th November 2009

request to keep the volume of bajans low
Hi, Can u kindly request the concerned authorities to keep the volume of bhajans little low, i dont mind mangalarthi being slightly loud. Mondays , it has to be low since it continues till the midnight.Barring the sound the temple looks awesome. Calm atmosphere has more effect on people who come to pray.
10th December 2009

Hi vs, I agree with you. Quietness far better than jarring music in a temple. Hope the temple authorities will see this and make some amends. regards, Teaman
10th December 2009

Hi Shanti, I agree with you. Hope the temple authoriities will see this and do something about it. regards, ken
21st December 2009

temple awesome loud in night
hi the shive statue looks awesome, but the bhajans in night is too loud and nobody can sleep. It should be complete at 10.00 PM and not beyond except may be in weekends
23rd December 2009

AMAZING
I LOVE KEMP FORT.
22nd January 2010

Om Namah Shivay Om Gam Ganapathy Namah
Hi, really it's a wonderful temple, Shiva is plasent with Ganesh
1st February 2010

i wish i could visit this temple soon...need a peace of mind...
1st February 2010

I will be at the temple on the 12th February, cannot wait.
5th February 2010

all are pray to good shiva
my life is good shiva
12th February 2010

Realy Beautifiul temple
just visited this shiva temple last week....i hv never seen something that wonderful in my life....the Lord Shiva there look realy great .....anyone going to Banglore should not miss this place.... Prathibha Bangalore
12th February 2010

Excellent Place for "Man ki Shanti"
Hello Frens, I used to visit this place regularly since 2002 - 2007, its very good place to visit for peace of mind and you will feel presence of shivji around you. Dont miss this place to visit when you go to bangalore.
24th April 2010

Its .....just Awesome
I was in bangalore for almost 1.5 years ..and every we find times we used to visit Kemp fort ...........i also visited this temple with my beloved .it feel awesome ...i just wanted Shiva to tie our knot without any complications .........as its almost 7 years for me and my beloved for struggling to get married ............hey shiva please give us our blessings.......OM Namah Shivae ...........
17th May 2010

Shiv Aarti
Hi All - I go to the temple almost every Monday and attend the aarti at 7:30. Wish I could go to the temple when there are only few ppl. Most of the ppl who come there.. come just for fun.. take pics of the Lord and leave. Only few serious devotees. Sometimes I feel it's less like a temple and more like a tourist place. I love the aarti bhajan..the male version and I learnt that it's sung by someone Babaji or Bawaji I'm not sure. The temple attendees say the bhajan is from 70s and is not available outside and I'm struggling hard to get that bhajan. I would really appreciate if someone at least gives me the name of the singer. Thanks alot in advance, Shashi
11th July 2010

shopping mall spoilt the divinity
I went to the Kemp Fort in the month of June 2010..happened to see the gigantic idol or statue whatever u call of Lord Shiva..but I personally felt that shopping mall in front of the temple spoilt the divinity..if the shopping mall is removed and such a very good Shiva Temple is adequately given publicity, it will be seen by lakhs of Hindu devotees! I personally believe so!
21st July 2010

superb
this shiva is more powerfull
24th July 2010

Its awesome
Really no words are suppose to enough to express this great experience.. Here we can see Lord shiva who came directly from kailasam and sat here.. for giving blesses to all devotees.. Thank you..
27th September 2010

Kempfort Shiva Temple
Hello Readers, As a Banglorean,, I would like to share this information about the commercial mind of the people who ever is looking after this temple in Bangalore,, Hope till date no one would have come across paying money to visit a Temple in India,, but if you want to visit this shiva temple in Bengaluru,,, The entrence and exit is full of shops,, And more over,, The entrance is having an Footwear shop.. I dont think anyone visiting the temple will buy footwears first and then take them inside the temple. and as soon as you enter the temple, you see a big statue of Lord Ganesha, and just behind that there will be two ladies sitting and selling the Entry tickets which is 30Rs for one person,, and This is just to Enter inside,, (AND there is no EXIT if you don,t want to PAY) and after a calm argument with the ladies sitting there,, I and my wife were allowed inside without paying,,, and again after the exit there were 2persons sitting who were collecting 10Rs again for the visit of 12 Jyothirlingas,,, which are behind the Big Shiva Statue,,, Till date i havn,t seen any temple in India collecting Entry Fees...
27th September 2010

Shiva the buisness God !
Sad really. But then someone built such a magnificent Shiva and Ganesha. Sure they need to be paid. No money and nothing happens. Either way, hope after few years or so it should become free for everyone to see such a wonderful place. May be the government could pay fixed amount to the owners so that it is free for the people. Just a thought. regards, ken
13th November 2010

Shiva Murti
Very beautiful appearance. Calm and little smile face has been turned the mind into holy and peaceful life. I think Shiva is the only God who is satisfy by simply worship.
23rd November 2010
Lord Ganesha

poto gahesha
23rd November 2010

hi i travel to punjab almost every 2 years, but i really want to visit this temple, so would it be better if i travel from punjab to Bangalore? or from United Kingdom to Bangalore?
23rd November 2010

NOT SURE
I am not sure really. London to Bangalore is a direct flight. Then going back you will, probably have to get Bangalore to Delhi and from there another flight to Punjab. regards, ken
12th February 2011

Lord Shiva
I was there @ Bangalore for 2&1/2 years, shame on me for not visited Kempfort Lord Shiva Temple (not even once)..... It meant that you should have mercy of Lord Shiva even to visit him & pray him.... Hope atleast this year, I can make it out....
15th February 2011

some info required
The temple is too good, want to visit once during weekends. Is there any time to visit the temple or its open for all day long?
24th March 2011

shiva vs Parvathi
My friend told me. This temple is very very beautiful. She likes so much. I have to think about that temple, when will I come to Shiva temple ? Thank you so much for relese perspective views.
17th April 2011

Hi, i visited Shiva temple at Kempfort, bangalore at about 9.30 P.M on a Monday after my shopping in Total Mall. The temple looks awesome. But I was surprised to see the temple Bhajans are at full swing, that too very loudly. I want to request the concerned authorities to have some concern over ailing people, other religious sects, and students who are preparing for examination so that it does not hurt them in anyway. Otherwise, the temple is very beautiful.
18th April 2011

GODLY BUSINESS & FAIR PRACTICE
Creating a loud atmosphere in the name of God is not a fair practice for people who live in the vicinity. I gather this temple even though it might be magnificent to look at but in reality it is a business venture ! Hope the government will regulate these so called "Godly businesses".
1st August 2011

WOW!AWESOME
THESE STILLS R AWESOME AND GREAT.HATSOFF TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
21st November 2011

no words to express abt it
really it was very great...evry one must vist dat place ...
12th December 2011

Noise and commerical
Yesterday I went to KempFort to see Lord Shiva\'s Statue because my relatives has come first time to bangalore. I have visited 5 times before. When I entered inside the way to Kempfort, there is a big Q and It has taken 1 hour to reach Vinayaka Statue. Initially I thought the crowd is because of Weekend. After Ganesha, There is a ticket counter to visit Lord Shiva. The situation is like mandatorily you need to buy the ticket. I asked in the ticket counter employee you havn\'t mentioned any where in the entrance. They given some non-sense response. Finally forcibly I bought the ticket and entered the place, its full of noice because of big loud speaker and one group singing the bhajans. Devotees come to temple means for fresh mind and peace of calmness. These 2 are not there now a days in Kempfort. Previous times I used to sit infront of Shiva about 30 minutes but yesterday Its really pain for me to sit atleast 2 minutes. Now in my opinion please dont visit the Kempfort now a days. Its pakka commerical. You can see Lord Shiva from Photos or just outside and pray him.
15th December 2011

It is a business
I agree with your thoughts. It is not a temple but a pure business venture. People should not go there for praying. But one can visit the place to see the magnificent statues of Lord Shiva and Ganesa, which are truly a master peice work.

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