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"Significant Hindu Temple"

With its origins dating back to the 16th century, the historically significant Bull Temple or the 'Dodda Basavana Temple' is perhaps the most famous temple in Bengaluru. In fact, the neighborhood- Basavanagudi derives its name from this temple, as Basavanagudi in Kannada means Bull Temple. The monolithic stone idol of Nandi lies majestically upon the crest of the Bugle hill in Basavanagudi. This is one of the biggest Nandi idols in the world which was constructed by Kempe Gowda who formed the city of Bengaluru. The ascending gopuram (monumental tower) was built in the true Dravidian style. The sacred Nandi bull is worshiped by several devotees and the farmers offer their harvest to it each year. These offerings see a festive occasion called the 'Groundnut Festival' or 'Madalena Parishe' or 'Kadalekaye Parishe'. The Bull Temple is a must visit both for its historical importance and to show devotion to Nandi, the sacred vahana of Lord Shiva. It is situated near the Doddaganapathi Temple.
Bull Temple Road, Bugle Rock Park, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, India, 560004
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"Significant Hindu Temple"
With its origins dating back to the 16th century, the historically significant Bull Temple or the 'Dodda Basavana Temple' is perhaps the most famous temple in Bengaluru. In fact, the neighborhood- Basavanagudi derives its name from this temple, as Basavanagudi in Kannada means Bull Temple. The monolithic stone idol of Nandi lies majestically upon the crest of the Bugle hill in Basavanagudi. This is one of the biggest Nandi idols in the world which was constructed by Kempe Gowda who formed the city of Bengaluru. The ascending gopuram (monumental tower) was built in the true Dravidian style. The sacred Nandi bull is worshiped by several devotees and the farmers offer their harvest to it each year. These offerings see a festive occasion called the 'Groundnut Festival' or 'Madalena Parishe' or 'Kadalekaye Parishe'. The Bull Temple is a must visit both for its historical importance and to show devotion to Nandi, the sacred vahana of Lord Shiva. It is situated near the Doddaganapathi Temple.
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