Digital HDR color image of the 65 ft Shiva idol, and healing stone (foreground), at the Shiva Temple in Bangalore, India.
Inaugurated on February 26 1995, the Kempfort Shiva Temple has a 65-feet-tall Lord Shiva idol with a backdrop of the Himalayas and a surrounding pond, symbolic of the Mansarovar. The temple doesn’t have a roof, so the morning and evening sky lend it a charming and peaceful beauty.
The shrine receives many visitors every year particularly from across South India and is popular for the sense of tranquility that it offers. Many visitors also come to touch the healing stone in the temple, which is believed to have curative powers. There temple has a Ganpati statue close to the entrance.
Since Monday is a day dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has special activities through the day including an aarti every two hours and special live bhajans in the evening.
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