Bull Temple

Bull Temple, Bengaluru

Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Monday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
About
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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Neighborhood: Basavangudi
Close to Jayanagar and home to the Bull temple after which it was named, Basavanagudi is one of the oldest localities in the vibrant metropolitan of Bengaluru, with structures replete with character, architecture and rich history. Numerous old and beautiful temples define the true essence of this green locality filled with chirpy markets like the colourful Gandhi Bazaar, many parks with ancient trees, a wide range of unique eateries and dotted with tiny lakes. Taking a stroll here is full of Malgudi Days throwback moments since this pretty lush green neighbourhood has still retained its old-world charm, which might remind you of scenes and stories from the popular collection of short stories by RK Narayan. From a stately old spacious home that once belonged to the Diwan of Mysore, a shop in a heritage family home, a 100-year old home that has turned into a reservoir of modern art, there is a lot of cultural confluence at every step.
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jan shaik
Guntur, India96 contributions
Bull temple.
Nov 2020 • Friends
Most ideal place to visit with family and friends.The Bull Temple in Bangalore, also known as Nandi Temple, is famous for its large statue of the sacred bull, Nandi. In fact, with a height of around 4.6 metres and a length of about 6.1 metres, the idol of Nandi in this temple is said to be one of the biggest in the world. This unique feature attracts many devotees and tourists to the place.
Written February 27, 2021
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India617 contributions
Nandi Temple
Nov 2019
Bull temple is also referred to as a Nandi temple. Temple is situated in basawanagudi area.

Idol of Nandi is carved out of a black granite, and it is believed that this is the oldest and biggest idol of Nandi anywhere in the world.

This temple is near to doda Ganesha temple. However cleanliness is lacking in surrounding area.
Written May 2, 2020
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cnomis
Chorley, UK492 contributions
very different
Feb 2020
no entrance fee, this is a small temple where the Bull literally fills the whole place, you can walk round it and the size is astounding , only the bull see but its worth a visit
Written April 19, 2020
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AVNI
532 contributions
popular and oldest temple
Feb 2020
It is also known as Nandi Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in the city of Bangalore. People say, the idol of Nandi in this temple is one of the biggest idol in the world.
Written March 29, 2020
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robinjn1
Henley-on-Thames, UK829 contributions
Experience spoilt by surrounding rubbish!
Mar 2020
Temple dedicated to Nandi, the bull. The bull is carved from a large piece go black granite. No entrance charge but they request a donation.
Its a shame that it is also revered to the extent that they don't let you even take photos inside, yet on the walk up to it, it looks like a rubbish tip!
Interesting 10 min visit, but wouldn't advise going too far out of your way to see it!
Written March 23, 2020
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Jenny D
england5 contributions
Worth the climb
Mar 2020
This temple is well hidden and you have quite a climb to approach it. Highly decorated, but you are not allowed to take photos inside
Written March 19, 2020
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
Ancient temple
Nov 2019 • Family
The temple is very old and has its on history. The place is located in Basawanagudi and its really nice place to visit
Written March 17, 2020
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Sara W
9 contributions
Interesting temple
Feb 2020
I'm not a Hindu but temples are an integral part of visiting India. This was a really interesting temple because of the story of Nandi and it was very accessible and easy to visit. It was good to go with a guide to explain the significance of the temple and the layout of things. Definitely go if you want to see Indian culture.
Written March 4, 2020
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Mick1803
Koeniz, Switzerland627 contributions
Small but beautiful temple of Nandi
Feb 2020 • Business
If you are in Bengaluru and don't have much time but only want to see one temple then the Nandi Bull Temple might be a good choice. Nandi is carved out of one big monolith from the rocky Deccan plateau. The visit takes only 10 minutes and you walk around the Bull inside the temple. Shoes have to be parked outside.
It is for free but you will be asked for a monetary contribution.
Written February 19, 2020
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D MOHAN
Chennai (Madras), India76 contributions
unique temple dedicated to Nandi the bull God
Feb 2020
This is one of the very rare temples dedicated to the Bull God Nandi, the inseparable guardian of Lord Shiva
Written February 12, 2020
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