| Naganatheshwara Temple
Anicient Naganatheshwara temple (Lord Shiva), built by the Cholas, is said to be 1,200 years old. Naganatheshwara Temple is located in Begur village, off Bangalore-Hosur Highway, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Bangalore. It's believed to be the first place where an inscription records the city's ancient original name of 'Bengaluru'. During the festival of Maha Shivratri, devotees throng this temple to perform pujas and stay awake the whole night. Another important festival held at the temple is the Car (Chariot) Festival, in April.