Bull Temple

Bull Temple, Bengaluru

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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
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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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Neighbourhood: 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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Sophie M
Ermenonville, France229 contributions
Solo
The statue is impressive. But do not waste time travelling to see it. There are many more beautiful temples to see......
Written 8 August 2022
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jbschmor
Springfield, OR261 contributions
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 18 June 2022
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Sangeetha Vikram
Bengaluru, India1,468 contributions
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 4 May 2022
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jan shaik
Guntur, India96 contributions
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 27 February 2021
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India675 contributions
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 2 May 2020
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cnomis
Chorley, UK492 contributions
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 19 April 2020
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AVNI
532 contributions
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 29 March 2020
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robinjn1
Henley-on-Thames, UK862 contributions
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 23 March 2020
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Jenny D
england5 contributions
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 19 March 2020
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
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 17 March 2020
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