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Bull Temple, Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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One of the city's major landmarks, Bull Temple pays tribute to Nandi, the faithful attendant of the Hindu deity Shiva. Constructed during the 16th century, the temple features the iconic pyramidal architecture found commonly in historic sites across India, with added ornamental carvings of figures and deities. According to local legend, the temple originally came about as an attempt to appease a wild bull that wrought havoc on the area's crops. The temple's standout feature is a statue of Nandi, a 4.5 m (15 ft) tall figure carved out of a single piece of solid granite and surrounded by idols that depict other gods riding chariots. For Bull Temple and beyond, use our Bengaluru (Bangalore) itinerary maker to get the most from your Bengaluru (Bangalore) vacation.
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  • Beautiful old (15th cent) temple on Bugle Rock (park) for Nandi, the bull deity. Massive granite stone. Very impressive. 
  • Interesting, but not easy to access by car and remember to take small notes for the snowman who monitors your shoes and the small donation to the priests in the temple.
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  • A must visit place along with your family and loved ones. Very nice and calm place. The rock sculpture of THE NANDI (Bull) attractive. Just near the temple their is rock garden with dense tree cover. 
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