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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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  • A temple that is visited by loads of people. In general I have always found this temple to be crowded. Most of the Indians, prefer taking blessings from Lord Ganesha before setting out to do anything....  more »
  • A beautiful temple of true Kannadiga heritage. Always a joy to visit here - it's a classic symbol of Bengaluru.  more »
  • This temple is one of the historical attractions of Bengaluru. If you are a devotee of Ganesha then you should visit this temple  more »
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  • One of the Oldest temples in Bangalore. Famous for kadlekai parishes. Around end of December to Jan mid... The bull statue made of monolithic stone here is believed to be growing in size every year...
  • A very nice place to visit. It has a big Ganesha idols made of black stone. Every evening they put lots of butter on this idol at Aarti time. The idol is also decorated with the help of coloured paper.
  • One of the oldest temples in Bengaluru. Must watch. Beside Big Bull Temple. In Basavanagudi
  • Ganapati has been carved on a single rock. It a big Idol. The temple has lot of hoardings and advertisements which are diminishing the beauty of the temple. The temple is open from 6.30am-12.30pm and 5.30pm-8.30pm. When temple is not open u can see the God through the window in the front door.
  • I was only in Bangalore for a few days and wanted to see something different and authentic to Hindu culture, this was it. All of the city melts away in a serene park and temple complex. The temple has seen better days however the murals are kept up and outstanding. Ask some of the locals of the meanings of the murals. Everyone was pleasant I was not hassled at all. Expect to take your shoes off and pay a few rupees for someone to watch them. Be warned the "auto" drivers do not want to take you here, I think they have a different culture and agenda (like getting you to a tourist shop). They will tell you ridiculous things if you are a westerner like it is closed for a holiday or not open after 4. Don't listen - go anyway for a magical time.