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Bull Temple, Bengaluru

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#4 of 40 in Historic Sites in Bengaluru
Architectural Building Religious Site
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 itinerary maker to get the most from your Bengaluru vacation.
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  • This Bull Temple is situated at Basavangudi Bangalore. This is one of the rarest temple where "Vahana" (Vehicle ... here Bull) gets precedence over the master (Lord Shiva). This temple is dedicated to...  more »
  • This temple reminds one of the old and rustic charm in Bangalore. It's a peaceful place. The bull that's the Nandi is carved out of one stone. One must visit place when in Bangalore.  more »
  • A temple of Nandi, Lord Shiva's devotee & attendant houses a huge idol of Nandi Bull with small Ganpati murti and a ShivLinga. Absence of any glamour inside the main temple adds to its charm and spiri...  more »
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  • Peaceful place during the weekdays...early to late morning. Visit to get a feel of old Bengaluru. There are specific times when tourists come in good numbers. Also weekends are busy. Old temple being maintained well.
  • Good temple. It has Big bull statue. One of the nice place to visit in Bangalore City.
  • Bull temple is not as expected but good temple. It is not open but in a temple. Bull temple is open all day morning to evening. No ticket for entry. Nearby Doda Ganpati temple. Park is really good and lot many things specially for kids.
  • It is one of the calm, peaceful and oldest places in Bengaluru. This temple is dedicated to the Bull(Nandhi)- Vahana of Lord Shiva.
  • You will wonder , when you saw Bull temple. Its really amazing. Don't miss nearest park

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