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The Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple is an unusual cave temple. It was built by Kempe Gowda. The temple is situated near Basavanagudi. It is well known for its architecture. 

The temple is so constructed that on Sankaranti, the sun’s rays enter the temple between the horns of Nandi outside the temple. This helps in illuminating the image of Lord Shiva. This rare phenomenon attracts large number of devotees. 

The architecture of the temple is a combination of ‘Vastukala’ with astronomy. This rare and amazing phenomenon is a gift to the world. The temple in all contains 33 idols.