Bull Temple & Dodda Ganesha Temple

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Floohoo Travels offer Bull Temple & Dodda Ganesha Temple Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. This temple was built in 1537 by Kempegowda in the Vijayanagara architectural style and named after a monolithic idol of a large granite bull named Nandi that is placed on a plinth in the temple shrine, now turned black from years of being rubbed with charcoal and oil. The idol of the bull is over fifteen feet tall and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. The Bugle Garden is adjacent to the temple. It is densely covered with trees with numerous bats hanging from their branches. The garden gets its name from a daily bugle call made from the top of a very large rock formation on the grounds.

The entrance of the Bull Temple is, in itself, an impressive shrine. The tower over the shrine was constructed in the early 20th century and is adorned with Saivite figures and motifs. A smaller temple nearby houses the Hindu elephant god Ganesh. An awe inspiring sight, the Bull Temple is definitely worth a visit for those interested in traditional Hindu temple architecture.