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Shree Dodda Ganapathi Temple  

  Bengaluru , Karnataka.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • accepts donations
    Donation
    Accepts
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • baggage counter
    Baggage counter
    Available
  • footwear counter
    Footwear Counter
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry

Description

Dodda Ganesha Temple is situated in basavanagudi south Bangalore area of Bangalore city which is one of the old temples of Lord Ganesha.  the elephant-headed god who is worshipped first or at the outset of any religious service and who removes obstacles. Dodda Ganesha Temple You can see One of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesha in Karnataka. The legend of Doda Ganesha name is ‘Dodda’ in the Kannada language means big, relating to ‘Big Ganesha’. The huge Ganesha of this popular temple is 18 ft tall in height and 16 ft wide. The Dodda Ganesha Temple is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi and Satya Ganapathi.  It is usually believed that the idol of Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi is growing on its right side. 

This temple is also known for its Ganesha festival which attracts visitors from everywhere. During the festival which goes on for a week, the idol of Lord Ganesh is decorated in different ways. The most captivating one is Benne Alankara where the idol is smeared with a whopping 100 kg of butter.  Sometimes, even dry grapes and almonds are also fixed on the butter layer. A significant aspect of this alankara (decoration) is that in spite of the warmth inside the garbha gruha (sanctum sanctorum), the butter does not melt. Vegetable decorations are also done using almost all the vegetables available in the market.

Basavanagudi was constructed by Kempegowda I, the founder of Bangalore. Once upon a time while he was strolling, he found a number of rocks and one of the boulders had a shape of Ganesha engraved on them. Kempegowda, therefore, ordered his sculptors to convert the shape into a massive as well as a fantastic single stone idol of Lord Ganesha.

Just behind the Dodda Ganesa temple is the Bugle Rock Garden. The intriguing nomenclature of this sprawling flower garden can be attributed to a bugle call siren made at the summit of the tallest rock formation before the area was converted to a garden to intimate the nearby dwellers. 

Pilgrims and visitors can visit the temple from 6:30 AM are to 01:00 PM  in the afternoon while the temple reopens at 4:30 PM before closing for the day at 8.00 pm every day.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Last Admission Morning 1:00 PM Evening 8:00 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no camera
    Camera
  • no bags
    Bags
  • no outside food
    Outside Food
  • no footware
    Footwear
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.1 km
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.7 km
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.1 km
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.1 km
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    0.1 km
  • hotel
    Hotel
    1.0 km
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    1.2 km
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.5 km

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