Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bull Temple, Bangalore

Year of Construction: 1537 AD

Place: Basvangudi, South Bangalore. ‘Basava’ in Kanada means Bull and ‘Gudi’ means temple.

Transportation: BMTC and KSRTC buses are available at regular interval from Majestic Bus Stand, near Bangalore City Railway Station. One can also hire private car or auto to the temple.

Bull Temple is located on the Bungle Hill. Bull temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore and dedicated to Lord Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. This 4.5 meter tall and 6 meter long monolithic is much older than the temple housing it. The carving of lord Nandi is a typical style of Dravidian Architecture, and carved on a single granite rock. The Granite Rock turned black due to application of coconut oil during rituals and prayers.

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