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Address: Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Phone Number: 9438054636
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian...

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.

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Good to stop by during ceremony

We managed to stop by around 11 AM, and we found ourselves right in the middle of a ceremony which was very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We managed to stop by around 11 AM, and we found ourselves right in the middle of a ceremony which was very interesting.

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Thank Hofeher
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing too special about the place. Like any other temple, while I know probably its rare to have a bull as a deity. So in that sense its unique. Useful to have the idol be visible from the outside. Visit if you happen to be in the vicinity.

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Thank Saurabhng
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

biggest Bull her, nice temple carving....situated next to Dodda Ganapati...both the temples worth to see.

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Thank Richa11_12
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bull temple was a nice, short stop to see an old, but still active Hindu temple. Expect to encounter people seeking charitable donations here.

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Thank Mike W
Lavaur, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small and beautiful temple housing an incredibly large stone bull. Our hosts told us it was around 400 years old. The temple itself was built around the statue. Next door is another Hindu temple and behind the two temples there is a nice park.

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Thank Anton81500
West Hill Ottery St. Mary Devon UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After passing the horned entrance to this attraction, you have to remove your shoes to enter this ancient Hindu temple which is used regularly by locals and visitors. The carvings are intricate but we lost track of each of their meanings. Well worth a visit to see the carved stone Bull inside, which, I assume the temple was built around.

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Thank JimnJan1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Temple is really gorgeous from the outside and the Bull is magnificent, but besides that there is nothing else to see.

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Thank Aranza O
Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with rich history of the temple..... Huge deity which was growing until a stone was inserted on the deity.... The temple is huge and very old..... Every year during the month of November there will be a kadalekayi parish e where in lakhs of devotees come here and participate in the festival....

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first thought on seeing this Bull Temple was Wow! this is the India I've come to see. Set in a small garden, through a decorated gateway, I removed my footwear and entered the temple. The Bull statue is a large black sculpted piece of marble, with hand drawn symbols around the edge of the supporting structure. The statue itself... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is truly beautiful and I thought it was great you can go so close inside the temple. However be warned that surrounding the temple is people always trying to sell you things. They can be quite hard to ignore. The flower girl also "requests" a donation and also the guy standing by the shoes. You must also donate... More 

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