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Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Bengaluru
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Dodda Ganapathi Temple features a giant idol of Lord Ganesha. Originally constructed by Kempegowda I, Bangalore's founder, this shrine occupies a spot where the ruler ordered a massive boulder to be sculpted into a stone idol of Ganesha. The 5.5 m (18 ft) high idol boasts various forms of elaborate decorations, including some created using layers of butter. Plan your Dodda Ganapathi Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bengaluru using our Bengaluru vacation trip planner.
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  • We did not like the visit because we were told that there was a festival (bull festival) at the time and the place was buzzing with local people and lots of roadside stalls as a result movement was ve...  more »
  • One of the biggest monolithic idols of the popular Indian god 'Ganesha'. It is a major attraction for most of the tourists who have a religious stop over in their schedule. It is not very far from the...  more »
  • The word 'Dodda' is a Kannada word, which means 'Big'. As the name suggests, 'Dodda Ganapathy' means big Ganapathy idol /statue. Oldest temple. Those coming to have tour in Lalbagh botanical garden, s...  more »