Dodda Ganapathi Temple
#6 of 55 Places to Visit in Bangalore
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Place Location: Near Bull Temple In Basavanagudi
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: 1. This place is close to Bull Temple and can be visited together
2. Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple is about 1 Km from here and can be visited together
At a distance of 6 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Dodda Ganapathi Temple or Basavanagudi Ganesh Temple is located on the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi. Built in 1971, the temple has a monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha with 18ft in height and 16ft in width. It is one of the popular pilgrimage & tourist attraction in Bangalore.
The deity in this temple is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi or Satya Ganapathi. The idol is believed to be growing on its right side. The most popular ceremony of the temple is the butter coating which apparently consumes about 100 kg of butter. This butter is broken up and distributed to the devotees once in every four years. This is a spectacular sight at the temple and a visit to the temple to witness this is recommended.
Timings: 7 AM to 12.30 PM and 5.30 to 8.30 PM