Shivagange – Kashi of the South !

Shivagange is a mountain peak near Dobbaspet in Bengaluru District. It’s a Hindu pilgrimage center located near Dobbaspet, 50 km from the city center. The mountain is formed as a shivalinga (a sacred Hindu symbol representing the phallus of Lord Shiva) and a spring flows near locally called “Ganga”, thereby by giving the place its name.

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A stall on the trail !
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People Shoot Coins aiming for the pillar top, for if the coins stay there without bouncing, it is believed that brings luck to the shooter!

An fascinating miracle happens here is that when an Abhisheka is performed on Shivalinga with ghee, the ghee turns into butter. It is believed that the butter has medicinal powers and can cure many illnesses.

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A spectacular view down from the top of the mountain !

The area is a popular site for rock climbing.The entire path is well marked and the presence of man-made steps makes the trail seemly for novices. There are many stalls serving food and drinks. The trekking path to reach summit from foothills is of 2.3 km in a pre-defined path, much of which is climbed towards the end of the path where the trail becomes steep and narrow – safety rails are provided in such areas.

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