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Bull Temple, Bengaluru

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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 itinerary maker to get the most from your Bengaluru vacation.
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  • While this isn't the largest or most ornate temple, it's built around a giant bull statue and is a nice place to visit.  more »
  • From the center of town think as far as the access is good. Nadi here is India's four largest I heard one of the Nadi. I thought it is not a place you want to go, but I think that one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore.
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  • Pray in bull temple and then go adjacent garden and spend and hour. Its a unique garden in between city.  more »
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  • Soak in the history of this place. Talk to the priests to get first hand info. Massive size of the basavanna (bull) is impressive.
  • One of the must watch temple in Bengaluru. 16th Century temple built by Kempe Gowda. Bull was very big and nowhere as big as in the world.
  • One of the key places to visit when in Bangalore and for those who are in town, it really gives a pleasure to be here, its serene and just gives peace of mind being here
  • Beautiful location, and very peaceful. The people here are wonderful, and happy to share the history of the area. Great place for a nature walk.
  • Good temple with nice park adjacent to it. Nice place for evenings