Bull Temple, Bangalore-Mythological Significant Bull
Bull temple is associated with mythological & religious significance; the shrine is a renowned worship place. It is one of the calm, peaceful and oldest places in Bangalore. It is dedicated to nandi bull, the vahana of Lord Shiva. Bull temple is situated in Basavanagudi, built in the Dravidian style of architecture. During his time, Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore got the bull temple built.
This temple counts among the oldest temples of the city and draws devotees from all over the country. With a height of 4.5 m and length of 6.5 m in measurement there is a huge idol of Nandi Bull inside the temple. It is said to have been carved out of a single rock. The bull also has a small iron plate on its head. As per the tradition, the plate prevents the bull from growing. The idols of God surya and Goddess chandra are providing a great backdrop to the statue. It is believed that the VIshva Bharti River originates at the feet of this statue.