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About Dodda Ganesha Temple

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The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
Temple is the ancient temple with a renowned respect and located on the Bull Rock Road, Basavanaguri, Bangalore. It is adjacent to the Bull Temple and therefore, acts as an important landmark.  The temple attracts people from all over because of the much-hyped decoration to the Ganesha idol, which is 18 ft tall and 16 ft broad.  The Ganesha is commonly known as Shakthi Ganesha or Satya Ganesha and it is believed that the idol is increasing from its right side.

 

Historical Significance
The much-coveted Dodda Ganesha Temple was constructed by Kempegowda I at Basavanaguri. He was the founder of Bangalore and the story goes like this, he was taking a stroll where he found in the midst of stones, a huge boulder with a peculiar Ganesha idol engraved on it. Surprisingly, he called for the sculptors and asked to convert the boulder into an idol of Lord Ganesha. The rest as we know remains history.
 

 

The Deity
Lord Ganesha is of utmost importance and specifically, the Temple is famous for the spectacular decoration and ornamental carnation to Lord Ganesha on festive occasions. For instance, One of the most famous decorations is the butter coating (Benne Alankara) to the idol. Over 100 KGs of butter (Benne) is needed for to apply to the idol of Dodda Ganesha Temple.
 

 

Location: The Dodda Ganesha Temple is located at the Bull rock road, Basavanagri in Bangalore.
 

 

Built In: The temple was constructed by Kempegowda I, the founder of city Bangalore.
 

 

Dedicated To: The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, commonly known as Shakthi Ganesha or Satya Ganesha.
 

 

Attraction: Some of the places to visit around the temple are-
 

 

 



 


 
 

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