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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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THE BULL WHO GUARDS BANGALORE

The name Basavanagudi is named as the Bull (or Basava), the vehicle of Lord Shiva who guards the city of Bangalore.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The name Basavanagudi is named as the Bull (or Basava), the vehicle of Lord Shiva who guards the city of Bangalore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big bull statue, carved out of a big rock stone, is the main attraction of this temple, apart from the associated religious significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple should be on top of the list if any traveller who wants to explore bangalore. This temple dates back to more than 500 years, which means it was built at the time when bangalore was founded. The deity is a gigantic bull. Basavanagudi, one of the oldest areas in the city, means bull temple in kannada. Thus, the... More 

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Thank Myblo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has very big basvanna and it is very old. Pleasant. We can find few temples along with big Ganesh temple. This is attached to Park which is very nice. We can spend some time here as this is different than other parks.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

big bull temple in basavangudi located in south bangalore. the temple is small but not well maintained surroundings are very much un hygenic .but one can appreciate the carvings of the bull as such especially the eyes oh God! it is simply superb

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bull Temple is located in Basavanagudi. This temple has a massive statue of Nandi - The Bull which is the vahan (vehicle) of Lord Shiva. The statue is carved out of a single stone. It's adjacent to Dodda Ganesha Temple. We visited on a Sunday. There were absolutely no queues. Straight forward Darshan of the deity. The temple campus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad spot to visit and learn a little about the Bull God which is a massive granit rock shaped naturaly apparantly like a bull. Pretty impressive and worth 30 mins to have a look round.

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Thank Wheller151
Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bull temple at Banglore Is one of the six temples in India which worship the monolithic bull.,Nandi,the vehicle of Lord Shiva.It is monolithic granite structure which is 4.57 meter in height and 6.10meters in length.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful temple located near other smaller temples a a big Ganesha temple... Huge statue of the Bull carved from a single block of stone... Priest will give you a Puja (blessing) so don't be shy...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is small and not easy to get reach. I had a guide so it was easy for me. It was fairly dirty and took about 10 minutes to walk thru and explore. There is a big temple on the alter that is the highlight.

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