Located in the foothills of Nandi hills lies a beautifully integrated historical temple leaving you awe struck with its architecture and beauty. Built by Bana Queen Ratnavati in the 9 th century, the original temple has a history that will make your getaway trip complete in every sense. The magnificent and captivatingly large building is home to not just one temple but three,the Arunachaleshwara, the Uma Maheshwara and the Bhoga Nandeeshwara, each one having made a beautiful contribution to the story of this place and Lord Shiva’s life.
Serving through the rule of over 5 dynasties, the changes and modifications done have left it to be one of the oldest majestic with a strong ancient vibe around it. The temple divinely comes to life in the festive season with the light of about 100000 lamps lit thrice every year. Starting from the ganga dynasty to cholas, hoysalas, pallavas and the vijayanagara kings. The temple has been solely devoted to Shiva and Parvati for the past 13 centuries, depicting the childhood, the youth and the final stage of shiva’s life, these 3 temples still stand with the same majestic and royal pride.