Nandi Temple in Bangalore
The “Nandi Temple”, also called as the “Bull Temple”, is located in Bangalore. It is dedicated to Nandi, the bull and vehicle of Lord Shiva.
This temple has a free entry and the daily timings for visit are from 6 am to 8 pm.
This temple can be reached by the buses of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, coaches of I.T.D.C. and B.T.S., taxis or tourist coaches. In this temple, a huge bull of length 6.10 meters and height of 4.57 meters is the deity.
A single granite rock was used to carve out the idol. This temple has Dravidian-style architecture and has been built by Kempe Gowda.
The devotees believe that the feet of the Nandi are the sources of the river Vishwa Bharati. In the premises of the Nandi Temple, is a Lord Ganesh Temple. The deity in this temple is created from 110 kilograms of butter.
Every four years, this butter is distributed amongst the devotees as prasad or “God’s Food.”