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Bull Temple in Bangalore

·  Summer: 20°C-36°C
·  Winter: 10°C-30°C
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  October-February

Opening Time: 07:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:30 p.m. (closed from 11:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

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Bull Temple, better known as Dodda Basavana Gudi in the regional language, is dedicated to Nandi Bull, which according to Hindu mythology is Lord Shiva’s mount. The chief attraction of the place is a 15 ft. high and 20 ft. long granite monolithic idol of Nandi, counted among the largest in the world.

According to the popular legend, the temple was built to pacify a violent bull that would destroy the groundnut crops in the region. The bull stopped its damage spree after the temple was built. Since then, a traditional festival called groundnut festival is celebrated during the months of November-December at the temple.

Bull Temple is home to a gigantic idol of Lord Ganesha. The temple is also famous for its typical Vijayanagara architecture with temple tower as the key highlight.

Road: Bangalore is a major destination on the road map of South India. State transport ordinary and deluxe buses connect this metropolitan city with Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin and many other destinations. Private vehicles and taxis can also be used for the journey. Local buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws and cabs within the city can help you reach the temple.

Railway: Bangalore has three railway stations named Bangalore City Junction (about 6 km. away), Cantonment (about 8 km. away) and Yeshwanthpur (about 11 km. away). Those travelling by train can easily access the temple from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Airway: Bangalore International Airport caters to the domestic and international air travellers and is located about 37 km. away from the temple. Taxis and cabs are available at the aerodrome to reach the temple.