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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #28 of 189 attractions in Bangalore
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style) contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also... more » Owner description: Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style) contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also host the annual groundnut fair in November/December. The nearby Dodda Ganesha Temple and Bugle Rock Garden also can be visited. « less
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Kolkata
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When the lovely Bangalore breeze brings along with it the divine scent of camphor mixed with jasmine and marigold, all you would want to do is to sit in the cool shade of trees and enjoy it with eyes closed. The compound surrounding the Basavaraj and Dodda Ganapati temples offers you all that once you have bowed to both deities... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited here after a loooooong gap, maybe 15 years. its gotten too crowded ( ofcourse i visited on a Sunday) and kind of lost its earlier charm. Noticed some saw boards / pictures, showing some proposed expansion plans to include a lot more public spaces... lets wait and ses

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colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The bull temple is located in the middle of the city ,yet easy to reach by a vehical.better to avoid fridays since lot of hindu vershipers will come on this date.being a buddhist and since we learned about the "Nandi Bull" the temple was visited with devoted heart.the temple is clean and peacefull where you can stay as long as... More

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Mumbai, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This structure of bull was created long back to save the crops from the real bulls as by seeing this huge size bull, the real bulls will not come to the village. Now this is a temple. If you want to see the big size bull then visit. Good to visit once.

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Dayton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A great way to experience the religious temple framework found throughout India. My children loved watching the rituals and spiritual events of the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This temple is quite near to the Summer Palace...inside the temple is a Bigggg Bull idol which is worshipped gracefully.....worth a visit for a while....After all its the great Nandi, the great carrier of Lord Shiva.

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Kozhikode, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place offers peace of mind and a great feeling. The idol is carved out of a single stone and is huge one.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is one of the famous temples in bangalore. Its a very old one and the place speaks words. You will definitely enjoy visiting this temple, especially visit during the evening will give you peace of mind and makes you feel happy

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went here with some local friends, a few years ago. The temple is actually quite small inside but filled with this huge stone carved Bull Deity. Garlands and offerings can be purchased here. Indian people are very respectful of their Holy places and you can obtain a great feeling of peace and oneness with people by visiting sites like this,... More

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This temple contains a large stone bull hewn from one piece of stone. There is a lot of beautifully carved stone. It's rather touristy and the emphasis is on getting money out of visitors.

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