Hidden in plain sight on the Banks of river Ganga is an architectural marvel craves for recognition. The Holy City of Prayagraj never fails to awe one with its confluence of beauty, culture and history (here, also, symbolically represented by Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati respectively). And Gangoli Shivala is one such noteworthy attraction.
Standing on the eastern bank of Ganga, the temple Gangoli Shivala stands as a testimony to Indian Hindu architecture parallel to the time of construction of TajMahal. It is believed that the artisans who carved this Temple out shared blood with those who had spent years building the TajMahal.
The Akshardham group of temples pride themselves for reviving the long lost architecture of Hinduism. However, not much heed is payed to this temple that still preserves the roots of its origin. Although the place is like a sonnet when compared to the epic grandiose of Akshardham group of temples, it's historical importance is noteworthy.