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Gulur Ganesh Temple

Gulur Ganesh Temple is a highly revered shrine located 5 km from Tumkur on the busy Tumkur-Kunigal road. Constructed 50 years ago by Thopegowda, one of the most distinguishing features of this temple is that there is no permanent deity.

The deity of Lord Ganesh is constructed on the auspicious day of Vinayaka Chaturthi. It takes two months for the completion of the Ganesh idol. The idol of Lord Ganesh is completed on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi (Deepavali) and a special puja is performed. The 8-10 ft tall idol of Lord Ganesh is placed on a raised platform so that the devotees can pay their respects and pray. Irrespective of caste or creed, people from all sections of the society take part in the puja from the day of Deepavali.

The idol will be immersed in Gulur pond after the one-month long puja.

Tumkur Railway Station and Bangalore International Airport are the nearest major railway station and airport.

Updated on 3rd November, 2014


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