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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...more
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Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru 560004, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It has a good story, but it is actually very small, and it does not even allow a photo taken for the granite bull

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lingang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are close to it I recommend you to visit. Otherwise it doesn't worth the travel. Temple is almost empty...just the bull inside

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FlavioV28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is out of the way, small, costs to leave your shoes, you can’t take photos inside and monk strongly encourages you to make a donation. I really wouldn’t bother.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jodi1728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind the building of this temple - the appeasement of a peanut eating bull, is far more entertaining than the temple itself. Apart from a couple of corpulent priests, and an almost comic book looking statue of the bull, which you walk around,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank roobarb99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Nandi was so beautiful and the temple was very tidy. No entry fees but found difficulty to park during weekend.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Saddy_Prab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popularly known as dodda basavanna gudi.Nandi is vahana of lord Siva.This temple is must visit for Siva devotees.Its good and its neat

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temple where Lord Shiva's bull Nandi is worshiped. The statue of Nandi is the biggest bull statue worshiped. The legend related to this temple is posted outside the temple itself. The temple is not so big but the architecture is quite detailed. This temple is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shubhangi s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple was made in around 1573 by Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore.It is dedicated to Lord Nandi ( Basavva or Bull of Lord Shiva. The bull statue is made of granite and is one of the biggest bull idol in India.The Temple is opened...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kiran N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nandi is a Hindu demi-god who is the devotee and mount of Shiva. He takes the form of a bull. This is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. It houses a giant bull statue. There are many legends about how this statue came to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hearing the story of the bull statue was very interesting and well worthwhile to visit. A guide is very useful to explain everything although there are a limited number of information boards.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank worldwidedoug
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FREE Entry and Bull Temple Bangalore Timings Day Timing All days 6:00 am – 12:00 Noon Break Evening 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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All Days 6.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM