Bull Temple Bangalore
Bull temple in Bangalore also known as Basavagudi and the temple dedicated to Nandi the Lord Shiva Vahana (carrier). The place name itself indicates a giant Bull sculptured in monolith black granite is the major attraction of the Bull temple in Bangalore. The Bull temple located in rocky area and is certainly picturesque. Other major attractions around the Bull temple are Doddaganesha temple and the beautiful Bugle Rock Garden. The Nandi idol is one of the largest single rocks curving with 15 feet height and 20 feet length.
The giant black granite idol of Lord Ganesha worshiped in Doddaganesha temple. The dense Bugle Rock Garden home lots of birds and Bats. Day time visitor can enjoy huge group of bats hanging in trees and its noises. Bull Temple is traditionally believed to be an origin of the River Vrishabhavati. Locals believe the spring arise from Nandi feet.
History of Bull Temple Bangalore
The Bull temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore built by Kempe Gowda the great founder of the Bengaluru. The Bull Temple gopura (tower) built in Dravidian style of architecture. Before Bull Temple built that are called as Sunkenahalli and it was famous for groundnut crops. The farmers were usually cultivating groundnut crops. One day a bull was destroying their groundnut crops and as farmer tried to drive bull away but it suddenly stopped and become a statue. Most interestingly the statute started grown up and worried framers worshiped the Lord Shiva built a temple for Nandi.
Kadalekaayi Parishe in local language the great groundnut fairs take place every year at surrounding of Bull Temple. Groundnut also offered to Nandi and Kadalekaayi Parishe is one of the famous carnivals of Bangalore.
Bull Temple Bangalore Timings
Evening is the best time to visit temple although temple will be opened through out of the day between 6 AM to 8 PM.