Bull Temple
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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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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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robinjn1
Sherborne, UK913 contributions
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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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India678 contributions
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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JZRasmussen
Denver7 contributions
Apr 2019
If you're in the area this temple is an authentic India experience. Be prepared to remove your shoes and walk barefoot to see the impressive bull statue and grounds around the temple. Photography is allowed outside the temple, but not inside. If you have a good zoom lens you can easily get some good photos of the Bull through the open temple doors. You'll also be able to get good photos of the decorations high upon the temple walls and roofs. Overall, the grounds are not very big so this visit isn't a commitment of hours, but you'll want to take your time.
Written January 19, 2020
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Shailendra
Hyderabad, India493 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Nandi Bull temple is one of the famous temples in Bangalore with historical background.

It is famous for the huge Nandi Bull statue and a reasonably well Gopuram.

The parking has to be done on the main road as there is limited space in the temple premises.

It is not a very big temple and not so architecturally rich but if you are in nearby area of Bangalore it can be considered for a visit.
Written February 11, 2020
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jan shaik
Guntur, India96 contributions
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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Im_GPS
Bengaluru, India663 contributions
Jun 2023
Peaceful and Tranquility are the two words that comes to my mind when I think of this place. This temple is able to maintain that status despite being in the bustling of the crowded traditional market place called Gandhi Bazaar in South Bangalore. If we closely watch the address of this temple you can see the location name as "Basavana Gudi", which literally translates to "Bull's Temple". Yes, this entire location in the busiest south Bangalore is named after this temple, and that is how important is this place for Bangaloreans. This temple is still able to maintain the old charm and peacefulness amidst staying close to the busy main road. It has a long history, you can find it in Google. If you are in Bangalore, pls visit this place if you are a temple lover.
Written June 28, 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
It's a rather small temple centred around a big bull and an interesting story behind it. It is also surrounded by the peaceful Bugle Park. Definitely one to visit for first-timers, but I am not sure if I would make my way all the way here again just for this.
Written December 29, 2022
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Michelle R
35 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went on a little tour of Bangalore and visited the Bull temple and Ganesh temple. They are just next door to each other.
The bull temple was very interesting and the story behind it fascinating.
The Ganesh temple was much more active with local people coming to worship.
It was absolutely fascinating and something I don’t think we will ever forget.
We are a British couple and all the people whilst practicing their religion were extremely welcoming and we felt comfortable being part of the experience.
A fascinating experience that I’m very glad we took the time to appreciate.
Written January 4, 2024
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Sangeetha Anbalagan
Bengaluru, India1,746 contributions
Mar 2022
On 13th Mar'22, myself with my parents, son & bro (Arvinth) got to visit Big Bull temple located at Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.

Big Bull temple is also known as Nandi temple, is one of the oldest temple in Bengaluru. It is the biggest temple dedicated to Nandi in the world. Nandi is the vahana / guardian deity for Lord Shiva. So, this temple is a must visit destination for Lord Shiva devotees.

Got to have great dharshan at the temple, blessed visit.
Written May 4, 2022
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jbschmor
Springfield, OR270 contributions
Jun 2022
I'm not quite sure why this place is on so many tourism itineraries. I've seen a lot of old temples in India, and this one doesn't rank. If you are a believer and follow Nandi in some special way, then it would be definitely a place to go. If not, skip it.
Written June 18, 2022
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