The Dodda Ganesha Temple is situated in basavanagudi south bangalore area of Bangalore city which is one of the old temple of lord Ganesha. You can see One of the biggest idol of Lord Ganesha in Karnataka. The legend of Doda Ganesha name is ‘Dodda’ in Kannada language means big, relating to ‘Big Ganesha’. The Dodda Ganesha Temple is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi and Satya Ganapathi.
Fact about Dodda Ganesha Temple of Bangalore
Address: Bull Temple, Bull Temple Road, Basavangudi, Bangalore
Location: Basavanagudi, south bangalore
Built By: Kempe Gowda I
Major Attraction: Ganapathi idol decorated with over 100 Kgs of butter
Dedicated to: Lord Ganesha
Festival: Ganesh Chaturthi
Nearest Airport: Bangalore international airport just 38 km from temple.
Nearest Railway station: Bangalore city railway station just 33 km from temple.
By Bus or Road: It is about 5 km from city Bus Stop and 6 km from Kalasipalyam.
The temple is located in Bull Temple Road, next to Big Bull Temple, which is another religious attraction in Bangalore. The idol of lord ganesh in this temple is covered in cream paint with golden lace and buttons on it. One of the most famous decorations of lord ganesha idol is the butter coating. Over 100 Kgs of butter is needed for to apply to the idol of Dodda Ganesha Temple.
Entry fee and Timing for Dodda Ganesha Temple of Bangalore
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Timing: 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM, 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM
Entry Fee: Free to all
A story behind the construction of the temple is Kempe Gowda once found a big rock which is looking like Lord Ganesha so he order to build this temple. Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi was constructed by Kempegowda One. Ganapathi idol in this temple is about 18ft height and 16ft width is one of the biggest idol in Karnataka state. The Ganesha idol is huge but inspires awe only when it’s full decorated during some puja or festival.