Shrungagiri Shanmukh Temple located in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, is one of the important tourist destination and religious places of Bangalore. Shanmukha Temple in Shrungagiri Hill has a Gopuram or temple tower which has the six faces of Lord Shanmukha or Murugan and is visible from around 2 to 3 km distance. The temple is situated at BEML layout in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on top of the hillock situated 240 feet height from the ground level.

Location Shrungagiri Shanmukha Temple,Off: Mysore Road;Rajarajeshwari Nagar,Near Kengeri - Uttarahalli Main Road, Bangalore


It was Lord Shanmukha's own will to choose the unproductive Hillock in Raja rajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore as his abode and Lord inspired His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Sri Sharada Peetam, Sringeri, to choose Dr R Arunachalam as the contractor to build Shrungagiri Sri ShanmukhaTemple on the hillock. Thus ordained and blessed, Dr. Arunachalam's extraordinary visionary capacity guided him to design the entire temple structure based on the very name of Lord Shanmukha, meaning a 'Six Faced God'.


The temple features a Crystal Dome above the six faces of Muruga, embedded with 2500 crystals which receive sun rays and convert them into beautiful rainbow patterns. During night, the crystals are illuminated with LED lights which is a must watch attraction. Two huge beautiful peacock statues adorn the entrance of the temple. The total height of the temple is 123' of which the six faced Gopuram itself is 62' (including 19' up to neck). The Crystal Dome above the Gopuram has a height of 42', with 33' Diameter and 105' Circumference. The six faces of Lord Shanmukha are 6" thick concrete moulded structures.

The Temple Tower is ultra modern and is being fitted with thousands of Crystals to receive and disperse an array of colorful LED & Laser lights. A laser graphic sky show is also being organized and the work is in full swing. Once completed, the Temple is bound to be a land mark tourist spot of Bangalore. Lord Ganesha enshrined here is Simhavahanaroodha (Lord riding a lion). From there devotees have to climb around 100 steps to reach the temple. The temple prakara features numerous idols of Lord Ganesh in various forms.


Cultural life of Bangalore is closely related to the diversity of its population. More or less every nook and corner of India have their representative in this Silicon Valley and multi cultural spirit can also be witnessed during any festival when the folks iron out the region, religion, class, caste barriers and take part heartily. With several International industries and business being a part of Bengaluru, people from all over the world are settling in Bengaluru. They are further enriching the Bengaluru culture.

Darsan Dresscode 

Please wear modest clothes while visiting the temple. (Avoid shorts)

Darsan Info 

Morning Darshan Timings are from 6:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Evening timings are from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Temple Rituals 

Surya Kirana Abhisheka is offered to the Lord every morning at 6:40 A.M, also archana and abisheka can been performed after 7:00 A.M.

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