Bull Temple(Nandi Temple)

Bull Temple(Nandi Temple)

         The Bull or Nandi temple is one of the oldest temple of Bangalore.It was built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style. The temple has a giant bull 4.6 meters tall carved out of a single rock. The Bull temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva's vahana(vehicle). The statue of Nandi is flanked at the back with statues of God Surya and Goddess Chandra on their chariots drawn by the horses. The bull has a small iron plate on its head to prevent it, as tradition says, from growing. It is a sculptural masterpiece. Weekends see musicians performing at the temple with devotees praying in large numbers. In Kannada, Basava means bull that gives the name Basavanagudi to the locality

Address :-
Basavanagudi,Bangalore - 560004.