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. Put Bull Temple and other Bengaluru attractions into our Bengaluru route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From the street, the entrance is a very short walk up a small incline. Follow the path on the right (with two bull horns). At the top you are there after 3 minutes walk (or less). Take off your shoes ...  more »
  • This temple also has an interesting backstory to it. It is said that in olden days, a shadow used to come and eat peanuts in peanut fields. The villagers went to field and tried to kill the shadow. Af...  more »
  • Located within the Ganapati temple, this Bull temple houses a large monolithic statue of Nandishwara - the bull who is Shiva's chief gan. The statue is made of a single piece of rock. It's an architec...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good temple. It has Big bull statue. One of the nice place to visit in Bangalore City.
  • 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.
  • It is one of the calm, peaceful and oldest places in Bengaluru. This temple is dedicated to the Bull(Nandhi)- Vahana of Lord Shiva.
  • You will wonder , when you saw Bull temple. Its really amazing. Don't miss nearest park

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