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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bangalore, India
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As featured in Bangalore for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #24 of 180 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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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

the Bull of the bull temple or the "Basavana-gudi" is a hughe monolithic structure and a good piece of work. Its surprising to see such a calm ancient temple in the present hustling bustling city of Bangalore. Located within the bugle Rock park, both park and the temple form part of the main attraction. The Dodda Ganesha Temple at the... More

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Chennai
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Nandhi is a stunning piece of work and when you touch you can feel the cooling, healing energy. The campus has few more small temples..a shrine for Lord Hanuman, another for Lord Vishnu, and another for Lord Shiva. The ceremony at 6pm at Lord Shiva shrine is a must for believers. A worship is supposed to cure of Raghu-... More

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Ahmedabad
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Size is of great importance in Hinduism. Bigger the better. Hanuman, Shiva and Bull temple all have meter sized statues across India. This temple is excellent for its spiritual call to face the trouble of mankind and improve our morale.

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Philadelphia PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This is worth a stop, though it is not something to inconvenience yourself to see. The Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is much more interesting.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This Temple houses a huge carving of a bull which has been carved from a single black boulder. We visited on a Sunday when everyone from tots to older people seemed to be wearing their best clothes and having a happy time!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Bull temple is one of the oldest known temples in Basvanagudi. It is dedicated to Nandi Bull and people here can witness the old Dravidian style architecture. It is believed that the idol of Nandi was rapidly growing and to stop it, people hammered a nail on the head of Nandi, which is still visible in the form of Trishul.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We went on Dussehra and it was packed! So, we decided to just visit the Bull Temple and come for the other temples in the complex some other time. Bull Temple is the main temple in the complex and is quite old (it is being maintained by the AS, Karnataka). It claims to house the largest monolithic Bull idol, but,... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Big Bull temple in Basavanagudi to be a nice place to visit. It is located on the Bull temple road It is a nice place to see for tourist Well worth a visit while in Bangalore

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The temple complex houses the Ganesha temple & Shiva temple which are the main attractions. there are few smaller temples too. The Huge Nandi is the main attraction and draws many foreign visitors also. there are few snack stalls & few handicraft roadside stalls near the temple.

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Aizawl, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It is a nice place to see for tourist like me and a religious site for the Hindus. You can see some old buildings and take a nice photos of it. :D

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