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Hulimavu Cave Temple

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Visit Duration: 2 hours

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

Entry type: Free

Entry Details: Free

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There is a beautiful history associated with the temple establishment. A civil contractor named Mariappa Swamiji was working in Sri Vishwanath temple in the Nandi Hills. A sage whom he used to visit gave him the task of identifying a similar kind of sage who was doing Tapasya in the caves of Bangalore. Finally, after a lot of research, Mariappa discovered Saint Ramanand Swamiji meditating in the cave of Hulimavu. After, the death of the saint, a temple was finally carved out of the cave with the rest of the ancient structures intact. On that note, the following are some of the most important overviews for a tourist:
• The temple celebrates Sri Kodandarama Swami Brahmotsav each year.
• The Cave temple is a monolithic structure.
For unknown reasons, the temple lacks the wide range of popularity that it deserves. However, it has all the amenities favorable to the tourists, such as the nearest bus routes, train routes, and airports as it is located near the main city of Bangalore. With that said, the temple is sure to fill one's tourism reprise.

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Highlights of Hulimavu Cave Temple

There are various theories regarding the actual age of the temple. It is often said that the temple could be more than 2000 years old. It could be around 4000 to 5000 years old. The Saint that did tapasya in the temple attained mahasamadhi in the same place. Along with all these mentioned, the following are some of the most important attraction highlights of the place:
• Low-lying rock ceiling – As the name goes, the cave part of the temple extends for a distance of at least 60 ft. and is surrounded by low-lying ceilings. The ave connects a pathway to the Chamundi Hills as per local legends. However, usually, the passage is blocked.
• Idols of the deities – Ancient sculptures of the deities are found in the temple. The deities are; Lord Shiva, Lord Rama, Lord Agni, Mata Sita, Sri Lakshman, and Lord Hanuman. There is also an idol of Lord Ganesha between the ancient shrines.
• Dhyan Mandap – The meditation Hall or the Dhyan Mandap is located to the extreme right of the collection of all the shrines. The Dhyana Mandap is capable of accommodating at least a hundred people.
• Temple Shrines – The Shrines comprise the Shrines of Shiva-Parvati to the left and Sri Rajarajeshwari to the right.
• Navagraha Shrines – The Navagraha Shrines are located to the outside of the temple on an elevation.
• Samadhi of Saint Ramanand Swami Jeeva and Shrine – Besides the collection of all the shrines of the temple lies the Jeeva Samadhi of Saint Ramanand.
• Naga shrines - The Naga Shrines are located to the outside of the temple on an elevated platform.
• Rishi Ramanand Shrine – The Shrine of Rishi Ramanand is present on the outside of the temple along with Naga Shrine and Navagraha Shrines.
• The Temple Tower – The temple tower in continuation with the temple architecture varies with the height of the hall which is 6ft. at places and 4ft. at others with carvings and murals.
• Entrance Paintings – The entrance of the temple is scenic with eye-catching paintings from Ramayana. From the entrance, the pathway to the middle of the temple is flanked by narrow sculpted structures from the epic.
With all these attraction points, the tourists must not forget to maintain the rules and regulations of the place. Naturally, the place occupies a very important mark in one listing of religious tourism in Bangalore.

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Hulimavu Cave Temple Overview

There is a beautiful history associated with the temple establishment. A civil contractor named Mariappa Swamiji was working in Sri Vishwanath temple in the Nandi Hills. A sage whom he used to visit gave him the task of identifying a similar kind of sage who was doing Tapasya in the caves of Bangalore. Finally, after a lot of research, Mariappa discovered Saint Ramanand Swamiji meditating in the cave of Hulimavu. After, the death of the saint, a temple was finally carved out of the cave with the rest of the ancient structures intact. On that note, the following are some of the most important overviews for a tourist:
• The temple celebrates Sri Kodandarama Swami Brahmotsav each year.
• The Cave temple is a monolithic structure.
For unknown reasons, the temple lacks the wide range of popularity that it deserves. However, it has all the amenities favorable to the tourists, such as the nearest bus routes, train routes, and airports as it is located near the main city of Bangalore. With that said, the temple is sure to fill one's tourism reprise.

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Points Of Interest for Hulimavu Cave Temple

The Hulimavu Cave Temple is a wonderful tourist spot along with many places of attractions in its neighborhood. The following are some of the most important places to see in the vicinity of the cave temple:
• Kodandarama Swami Temple
• Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple
• Bannerghatta National Park
• The Bhagavathi temple Hulimavu
• Kotilingeshwara temple
• Avani Betta
• Seetha Parvati Temple
• Mandaragiri Guru Temple
• Chokkanathaswamy Temple Domlur
• Devanahalli Fort Town
• Bull Temple
Thus, along with the mesmerizing neighboring places as mentioned above, the Hulimavu Cave Temple represents a wonderful heritage site. It contrasts the cave temples of Badami in design, outlook, and heritage. It also represents an important chapter for those that want to do religious tourism.

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