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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.

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Karnataka, India
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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Altitude / Height:
2931 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
12.9418129°N, 77.5678361°E
Distance from Bangalore city center to Bull Temple, Bangalore
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Read traveller's reviews about Bull Temple, Bangalore..

Overall Rating:4.5

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"Temple has got centuries old history, its Kempegowda time's temple, and every year here kadale kai parishe is celebrated for bull temple."
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"Good old place. Vehicle parking may be issue. As no dedicated parking space seeing its one of the most visited tourist destination of bangalore."
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"Situated on a hillock, one of the oldest deities in the city when it was a small village. One of the largest Nandis in the world, and ornately carved from a single rock. The story behind this temple is a fascinating one and has been put up in the Praangana of the temple. The temple also lends its name to the place around it- Basavanagudi. "
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"One of must visit places in Bangalore. Ancient temple built in 1537 by Kempegowda. Very serene and beautiful surroundings. Better to avoid on weekends as its over crowded."
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" One of the big Nandi temples. (Basava) hence the area name is Basavanagudi meaning Basava - temple. Famous Kadalakai Parshae - Groundnut Fair around the temple in Karthik Masa. Very famous fair attracts lakhs of people ."

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