Bull Temple, Bengaluru

#5 of 78 in Historic Sites in Bengaluru
Architectural Building · Religious Site
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bengaluru route planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
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