A visit to the Basavanagudi Temple

I visited the Basavanagudi (The Big Bull Temple) with my family in 2013. An amazing temple with a grand architecture housing Nandi, the bull.

 Also, this temple complex, which is pretty crowded in the weekends, has other smaller temples. Dodda (Big) Ganesha temple has a giant idol of the Hindu God.

I was particularly attracted to a less visited temple of Hanuman. A temple only as big as the idol itself, it is perched atop the uneven hills around the complex. What is interesting is the reclining position of the idol elegant with white butter applied all over the body and a garland of leaves adorning the border frame of the idol. I had never seen an idol placed in such a position in any temple before. Worth a visit!


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