Bull Temple, Bengaluru

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#2 of 39 in Historic Sites in Bengaluru
One of the city's major landmarks, Bull Temple pays tribute to Nandi, the faithful attendant of the Hindu deity Shiva. Constructed during the 16th century, the temple features the iconic pyramidal architecture found commonly in historic sites across India, with added ornamental carvings of figures and deities. According to local legend, the temple originally came about as an attempt to appease a wild bull that wrought havoc on the area's crops. The temple's standout feature is a statue of Nandi, a 4.5 m (15 ft) tall figure carved out of a single piece of solid granite and surrounded by idols that depict other gods riding chariots. For Bull Temple and beyond, use our Bengaluru itinerary maker to get the most from your Bengaluru vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Loved this little temple. It was built in the 16th century and is dedicated to the demi-god Nandi. Has a huge statue of a bull decorated by flower garlands as offerings.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Experience the continuous surprise. Put the to become barefoot shoes to go inside. It would prepare the chips in pennies. Unlike the familiar seen elephants, large, small, was uproar in the photo thing is good to go. And to prepare bills of small donations, so good.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The temple is clean and neat. However, there is a cartel of vendors including the vendor selling the frames as well as the vendor for the chappals. They try to fleece you at every step and charge exor...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Peaceful place during the weekdays...early to late morning. Visit to get a feel of old Bengaluru. There are specific times when tourists come in good numbers. Also weekends are busy. Old temple being maintained well.
  • July 5, 2017
    Good temple. It has Big bull statue. One of the nice place to visit in Bangalore City.
  • June 24, 2017
    Bull temple is not as expected but good temple. It is not open but in a temple. Bull temple is open all day morning to evening. No ticket for entry. Nearby Doda Ganpati temple. Park is really good and lot many things specially for kids.
  • July 8, 2017
    It is one of the calm, peaceful and oldest places in Bengaluru. This temple is dedicated to the Bull(Nandhi)- Vahana of Lord Shiva.
  • June 5, 2017
    You will wonder , when you saw Bull temple. Its really amazing. Don't miss nearest park

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