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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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  • I went an hour before the dodda ganpati temple opened in the evening and it meant it was only myself and the priest in the temple. Got a completely uninterrupted time to worship. Bull is magnificent. ...  more »
  • We went to this temple in the morning time. It was a very beautiful temple. Architecture was excellent and due to the crowd we have not able to spend more time there. But worthy visit and divine exper...  more »
  • Shrine of worship typical of Indian culture. There's a huge Bull carved in a rock inside the temple. Worth knowing.
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