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Must visit best religous places in Bangalore
Bangalore is a unique city of technology but its devotion and predisposition towards heritage, religion and culture stand unparalleled as well. The city has more than a 1000 places of worship and almost all of them are well-maintained. This causes numerous devotees to flock towards this city every month. If one is looking for a religious place tour in Bangalore, one can opt for the ISKCON Temple here. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world and stands tall in wondrous glory. Tens of thousands of travellers and devotees are drawn to its magnificent charm every year. The temple also has a lot of gold in its prominent features which puts every visitor in awe and is evidently one of Bangalore's best religious places. St. Mary's Basilica at Noronha Road is one of the oldest churches in the city and is among Bangalore's finest religious places. The architecture, serenity and the overall aura of this place is alluring and on September 8th, every year, it organises St. Mary's Feast Day which draws tourists and the city residents alike. They all gather, pray and enjoy to the fullest under the roof of this famous church.
Another very famous and pious religious site in Bangalore is the 'Bull Temple' or the 'Dodda Basavana Gudi'. The temple has been sitting in splendour since the 16th century. There lies a massive monolithic statue of Lord Shiva's Bull inside the temple. The 'Banashankari Temple' is one of the best religious places in Bangalore. It is very sacred for the locals and its architecture and peculiar tradition of worshipping during the times of 'Rahukaal'(which according to Hindu beliefs, is a very inauspicious period) draws many visitors. Talking of the best religious sites in Bangalore, one can't miss the 'Jamia Masjid', as it is one of the most prominent mosques for the city and even its surrounding areas. It was constructed using marbles, brought all the way from Rajasthan. It is filled with spectacular frescoes and engravings and has a humongous prayer premise that can fit 10000 devotees at once. The Someshwara Temple built during the Chola period is the oldest temple in the city and stands firm as one of the best religious places in Bangalore. Some additions to the main temple were done during the Kempe Gowda and even Vijayanagar era as well.