Shivagange is a hill-turned pilgrimage center standing with a height of 4649 feet near Dobbaspet from the Bangalore Rural district of India. It enthralls devotees and tourists with the scenic weak and scope for adventure activities with rocky terrain that is ideal for trekking. The hill that appears to be in the shape of a Shiva Linga accommodates an under the rock river named Ganga, thus adopting the name Shivagange. The place also houses five temples, all spread at different levels of the heights. At the entrance stands a life-size Ganesha statue, followed by the Gagadeshwar temple a few steps above. Here a Nandi carved out of a single stone greets the visitors.
The vast collection of boulders and solid granite rocks found at the place invites pilgrims and rock climbers from different parts of the world. Proceeding ahead, one will find three more temples, Olakal Theerta, Patala Gange, and the last located at the top of the hill, the Honammadevi temple. Several theerthas like Agasthya theertha, Kanva theertha, Kapila theertha, and Pathala Gange are also found on this hill. The path towards these temples is designed with a number of steps carved artificially for the pilgrim's easy movement. Trekking is the main tourist highlight of the place. Trekking towards the hilltop takes the enthusiasts' number of elaborate as well as small temples that can be explored for its traditional structuring.
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