The "RVM Foundation's Shiv Mandir" located in old airport road Bangalore. It is one of the famous Shiva temple in Bangalore.This temple is built by RMV foundation in 1995.
The Shiva Temple has got a Shiva statue made of cement concrete which is 65 feet tall. The temple also has a huge lord Ganesh statue and Navagraha temple inside. This temple is open for 24 hours. Iside and underneath the Shiva statue there is a path where Models of Shiva lings different forms, such as linga made of ice is maintained.
Location: Behind Total Mall (earlier Kemp Fort), Old Airport Road, Bangalore
How to reach there: BMTC buses are available from Majestic like 333, 331 etc.
RVM Foundation Shiv Mandir is open to devotees for 24 hours. Devotees can visit the temple at any time and seek Lord Shiva's blessings.
65-feet-tall Shiva Statue:
The Shiv Mandir, located in the heart of Bangalore, is abode to the 65-feet-tall Shiva statue. Seated in a Yogic posture, the deity is a towering symbol of faith. Lakhs of devotees throng the temple to experience God, especially on festive days. The majestic Lord, in a lotus position, sits in a scenic spot, with the backdrop of Mount Kailash and the Ganges flowing from the Lord's matted locks. The sense of tranquility that one can experience by looking at the 65-feet marvel, in the Himalaya, with the blue sky moving above, is overpowering. The look on Lord Shiva's face is so serene that it calms anyone who looks into his eyes. The positive energy that exists in the place is overwhelming. To stand beneath the powerful God and surrender oneself completely is a positively exuberating feeling one must experience.
32-feet-tall Ganesh Statue:
Upholding the tradition of worshipping Lord Ganesh before all endeavors, the 32-feet-tall Vignaharan Ganesh is the first deity you will be offering prayers to at the temple. The white statue of the Vignaharan Ganapati is seated first in your path of pilgrimage at the Shiv Mandir, blessing you with his right hand and a modak in his left hand.
This place is called “God's very own Universe,” as it consists of images of the powers of the 9 planets that rule our fate. As you do the parikramas or circumambulate the Navagraha, you can offer prayers. Performing Shani puja here can ensurewealth and prosperity for your family.
The Pratyaksh Ling is hidden under the sacred waters of theMansarovar Lake and appears only during the aarti in the morning, evening, and midnight. After the aarti is over, the Ling disappears! This symbolic gesture tells us that God's miracles are mystical and everything happens only at the right time as per His wish. This implication suggests us to have Faith because God can turn the impossible into possible. The aarti itself is a special blessing, but praying to the Pratyaksh Ling is a symbolic prayer to God's greatness, acknowledging the fact that God will make the unexpected happen.