Tourist Places near Bangalore (Karnataka) – Bull temple at basavanagudi bangalore

The Bull temple also known as the Nandi Temple is located at the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi. It is dedicated to Nandi, the sacred bull and celestial vahana (mount) for Lord Shiva. The temple is itself small and was built using the architecture style of Vijayanagara era during the Vijayanagara times in 1537.However, the statue of Nandi is massive and has been carved from single granite and is considered the largest Nandi statue of the world (5 meter tall, 6 meter long). A new tower (vimana) with motifs and Saivite figures has been constructed in 20th century.

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