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Address: Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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nice temple

beautiful temple . a huge bull statue.nice to visit when there is not much of a rush .nice and calm place. dedicated to lord shiva

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

beautiful temple . a huge bull statue.nice to visit when there is not much of a rush .nice and calm place. dedicated to lord shiva

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is an excellent temple. There are 2 temple next to each other. One is of Lord Ganesha and Another is Bull Temple (Nandi Temple). Both Temples are worth the visit and time spent. Bull temple is nice and calm place where you can sit and spend lot of time. Worth a visit!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A huge bull statue blesses you as soon as you enter the temple.A quite place.It has many vendors selling various things outside.There isnt much rush but its a unique temple.There is also a Ganpati Idol just behind the bull along with Shiv-Parvati idols. A nice place.There is a walking path where many people come for morning /evening walks.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are two temples in this complex - one of Ganesha and the other of the Bull (vehicle of Shiva). The idol of Ganesha is carved out of a large stone - probably largest Ganesha idol in India and in the world (yes, Ganesha is worshiped in early Hindu outposts such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and others). The Hanuman... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went with a Hindi friend who explained the religious relevance of the cow. The temple itself is clearly a very old building, the cow looks more contemporary. Very nice fresh coconut water at the entrance at 25 rupees. Overall visit does not take long, be aware that you have to pay some protection money for your shoes!

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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The bull temple is a religious shrine located in basavanagudi(basava=bull,gudi=temple)in bangalore.Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, got the Bull temple built during his time in the dravidian style of architecture around 1537 AD. This temple counts amongst the oldest temples of the city and draws devotees from all over the country.The idol of nandi the bull(mount of lord siva in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I arrived there was a ritual in progress which was nice to experience, but the layout of the whole place was quite odd, making it a bit of a challenge for a casual visitor to find everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Being a staunch Bangalorean, I have visited Bull temple innumerable times and continue to do so when I am in Bangalore. The miracle of a little stone Nandi growing to its current stature is a fact I am always amazed of. I am equally mesmerized when the Ganesha idol is decorated with butter on special days. The temple has featured... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

During My Official visit in May I got chance to see very famous Bull Temple in Bangalore. Many outstation tourist visit this place for it's historical value and nice architecture.The bull inside the temple is Really huge one!!!!!!!

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Toronto, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

went here as a tour, waste of time. giant bull in a garage. don't bother. don't bother don't bother.

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