Bull Temple , Basavanagudi , Bangalore , KadalekAyi PariShe

This is one of the famous ancient temples in Bangalore near Basavanagudi (In kannada Basavana gudi means Basavana + Gudi - the temple of Bull).As per history , the bull idol here , some 500 years ago is believed to be existed as a real bull. It used to eat the Groundnuts which was cultivated here. Once a farmer tries to chase the bull away from his farm, but the bull escapes. Later when the farmer reached in the evening , to a surprise he saw this idol instead of the bull. People thought earlier this Bull idol was not present and suddenly happen to be after this incident.

Bull Temple , Basavanagudi

Magadi Sri Kempegowda also came to know about this incident and developed this temple during the year 1537. Even now farmers cultivating ground nuts come here during Karthika month last Monday and Tuesday and conduct Groundnut mela popularly known as "KadalekAyi PariShe" and get the blessings of this Bull.

Bull Temple , Gopuram
In Hindu mythology , Bull is also known as Lord Nandhi and serves as vehicle to Lord Shiva. In all Lord shiva temples , Bull idols will be established. Many people pour in here to visit this magnificient idol. This is at a heigher altitude in the city. This idol is of height 8 feet and is scripted from a single rock piece.

The carvings on this Bull idol , signifies the way our predecesors Rajas and Kings used to dress up (alankara) the Bulls with ornaments etc during their Pattabhisheka (event before taking King powers). At present the government of Karnataka is maintaining this temple.

A cutout showing KadaleKAyi PariShe (Groundnut Mela) - Bull Temple Entrance
Our team happen to visit this temple just before a day before the Groundnut Mela and captured few snaps for you. This temple is open between 07 AM to 07 PM. The famous Dodda Ganesha temple is besides this temple.  Here are few colourful moments in the PariShe.


Farmers with their ground nuts at the Mela & Food items

Shopping Items at the Mela PariShe

Shopping Items at the Mela PariShe

Shopping Items at the Mela PariShe

Shopping Items at the Mela Parishe
Hope you enjoyed the snaps . This is a must visit Mela in Bangalore. Share your visit experiences.

Sri Dodda Ganesha / Ganapathi Temple , Basavanagudi , Bangalore


As per Hindu religion , before starting any good work , there is a practice followed to worship Lord Ganesha first and then start then start the work.

Sri Dodda Ganesha Temple Gopuram


This temple is in Basavanagudi, Bull temple road and is famous throughout the state. As per history , this temple was built by Magadi Sri Kempegowda during 1536. This temple is famous by its name "Dodda Ganapathi" . The idol is carved on a single piece of rock ranging 15 feet height which is unique to itself and pleasure to our one's eye.

Many people visit here for new vehicle poojas. Many devotees come here for blessings especially when the idol is covered with silver coverings / butter alankara. Modaka/Kadbubu which is Ganapathi's favourite food is distributed to the devotees as prasada. Especially during Ganesha festival in Bhadrapada month and Kadalekayi Parishe during Karthika month , flow of devotees is more.

Sri Dodda Ganesha Temple  premises

The infamous Bull Temple is next to this temple. You can visit this temple in the morning between 07 AM to 12 PM or at evening between 04 PM to 08 PM.

Parking facilities are available near the temple. The famous Halli Thindi (village type restaurant) is opposite to this temple.



Sri Karanji Anjaneya Temple , Basavanagudi , Bangalore


Out of the ancient temples in Bangalore , Basavangudi's Famous Bugal rock , Sri Mallikarjuna ,Dodda Ganapathi and Dodda Basavanna temples are in the list. Karanji Anjaneya temple is also one among them. This temple has a history of about centuries ago.
Sri Karanji Anjaneya Swamy Temple , Basavanagudi

Sri Rama Temple , Karanji Anjaneya Temple premises


Lord Hanuman is worshiped here , this temple houses a unique single rock Hanuman idol of about 6-7 feet , a very rare one of its kind. It has a very calm temple premises , Also is Sri Ram temple besides the gopuram of this temple. Many devotees from all over the state come over here to get blessings.

This temple is managed by Government of Karnataka.  Special poojas , homas are conducted during Hanuman jayanathi , Rama Jayanthi here.

You can visit this temple along with your family any day between 07 to 12 AM in the morning or after 4 pm to 8 pm in the evening. There is a good arrangement for parking facilities.

Sri MalliKarjuna Swamy Temple , Basavangudi , Bangalore


Out of the ancient temples in Bangalore , Basavangudi's Famous Bugal rock , karanji Anjaneya,Dodda Ganapathi and Dodda Basavanna temples are in the list. Sri Mallikarjuna temple is also one among them. This temple has a history of about 300 years.

Sri MalliKarjuna Swamy Temple , Basavangudi , Bangalore



If we go back to the year 1689, we get the history of this temple. In the year 1689 , when Sri Chikadeveraya ruled Bangalore , just like the fort built by Sri Kempegowda , he also had built a fort , the Kote venkataramana swamy temple is also one of his contributions. As per history , this temple was developed by him.

Chikkadevaraya had appointed 3 subordinates to look after Bangalore. Of them Sri AchyuthaRaya during the year 1710 , had taken care the development activities of this temple. During 1799 , when British invaded Bangalore , many business men had feared and left Bangalore and no people activity were found in this place for some time. During this period , many temples without development activities and vigilance moved towards deterioration. Of these , Sri Mallikarjuna temple was also one.
Sri MalliKarjuna Swamy Temple , Basavangudi , Bangalore

Now during the 20th century , Bangalore developed a lot, Central college was very famous. The science lecturer of this college  Sri Bellave VenkataNaranappa while laying foundation to this house in Basavangudi , found nearby lord Shiva Ling and the temple left outs. He later went through the records , history of the temple  and realized the importance of this temple. During 1903 , this temple was fully developed by him and was open to people for worship. Since then many people have visited this temple and received the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Temple is built in Dravidian style. Shiv Ling is established in the square shaped garbagruga. It also has idols of Lord Ganapathi and Goddess Parvathi and houses a navagraha temple. This place is very calm and suitable for meditation also.

Karnataka's literature legendary Sri DV Gundappa (DVG) , Sri K.R. Seetharam Shastry who were localities here used to conduct many programs here in the temple premises.

You can visit this temple along with your family any day between 07 to 12 AM in the morning or after 4 pm to 8 pm in the evening. There is a good arrangement for parking facilities.

ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಾದೆಗಳು ಗಾದೆ ಮಾತು Popular Kannada Proverbs


ಹಾಸಿಗೆ ಇದ್ದಷ್ಟು ಕಾಲು ಚಾಚು

ನಮ್ಮ ಸಂಪಾದನೆಗಿಂಥ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಖರ್ಚು ಮಾಡಬಾರದು
haasige idaShTu kAlu chAchu
Always have control on your expenses. Make sure your expenses does not exceed more than your earnings


ಕುಂಬಳಕಾಯಿ ಕಳ್ಳ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಹೆಗಲು ಮುಟ್ಕೊಳೊದು

ಬೇರೆಯವರಿಗೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದನ್ನು ತಮಗೆ ಅಂಥ ಭಾವಿಸುವುಧು
kuMbaLakAyi kaLLa aMdre hegalu muTkoLodu
Thinking that the words spoken are for you even when it is not for you !


ರಾತ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲಾ ರಾಮಾಯಣ ಕೇಳಿ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಸೀತಾ ಯಾರು ಅಂತ ಕೇಳಿದರಂತೆ
ವಿಷಯ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಕೇಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು , ಮುರ್ಖ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಕೇಳೊದು
raatriyallA rAmAyaNa kELi beLagge sItA yAru aMta kELidaraMte
After hearing the whole conversation clearly , asking silly questions again.

ಶಂಖದಿಂದ  ಬಿದ್ದರೇನೆ ತೀರ್ಥ
ನಮಗೆ ಇಂತವರೆ ಹೇಳಿದರೆ ನಂಬುವುದು , ಬೇರೆಯವರ ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಕೇಳದೆ ಇರುವುದು
shaMKadiMda  biddarEne tIrtha
The act of responding only to people whom you admire and neglect other’s words


ಕೈ ಕೆಸರಾದರೆ ಬಾಯಿ ಮೊಸರು
ಕಷ್ಟಪಟ್ಟು ದುಡಿದರೆ , ಅದರ ಫಲ ದೊಡ್ಡದು  ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು
kai kesarAdare bAyi mosaru
Hard work results are always good and bear fruits. There is no substitute to hard work.



ಬೀದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಗೊ ಮಾರಮ್ಮ ಮನಗೆ ಬಂದು ಹೊಗಮ್ಮ
ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ತೊಂದರೆಗೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನ ಕೊಡುದು
beediyalli  hogo mAramma manage baMdu hogamma
Inviting troubles


ನಾಯಿ ಬಾಲ ಯಾವತ್ತಿದ್ದರು  ಡೊಂಕೆ
ಎಷ್ತೇ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರು , ಮಾಡಿದ್ರು ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ ಇಲ್ಲ
naayi bAla yavattiddaru  DoMke
Irrespective of any advise , guidance - they still remain same - no effect.



ಎತ್ತಿಗೆ ಬರೆ ಎಳಿಯೋದು
ಎಷ್ತೇ ದಂಡಿಸಿದರು ಅದು ವ್ಯರ್ತ
ettige bare eLiyOdu
There is no use guiding a fool , they will not change


ಮೀಸೆ ಬರುವವನಿಗೆ ದೇಶ ಕಾಣಲ್ಲ 
ಯೌವನ ಬರುವಾಗಿನ ನಡತೆ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ಚೇಷ್ತೆಗಳು
meese baruvavanige dEsha kANalla
A teen's pride and naughty characters.


ಕಾರ್ಯವಾಸಿ ಕತ್ತೆ ಕಾಲು ಹಿಡಿಯೋದು
ಕಷ್ತ ಬಂದಾಗ ಯಾರ ಬಳಿಯು ಮೊರೆ ಹೊಗುವುದು
kAryavAsi katte kaalu hiDiyOdu
When troubles come , taking anyone's help ( Enemy / Dislike also) 


ಸಂಕಟ ಬಂದಾಗ ವೆಂಕಟರಮಣ
ಕಷ್ತ ಬಂದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರ ದೇವರ ನೆನೇಯೋದು
saMkaTa baMdAga veMkaTaramaNa
Praying God only when there is a trouble.

ಊರಿಗೆ ಬಂದವ ನೀರಿಗೆ ಬರಲೇಬೇಕು
ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈ ಹಾಕಿದಮೇಲೆ ಅದರ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ವಿಷಯಕ್ಕು ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸುವುದು
oorige baMdava neerige baralEbEku
Once entered into some big task, to get involved in subsequent small tasks also

ಎತ್ತಿಗೆ ಜ್ವರ ಬಂದ್ರೆ ಎಮ್ಮೆಗೆ ಬರೆ ಎಳದರಂತೆ
ತಿಳಿವಳಿಕೆ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಬೇಕಾಗುವುದನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಬೇರೇ ಎನೋ ಮಾಡುವುದು
ettige jvara baMdre emmege bare eLadaraMte
Indicates foolishness. Not knowing the root cause and doing something else without solving the actual problem.

What I want to acheive in my life

Have I achieved what I want

Yes, you may have answered this question some time or many times in your life and would have brain stormed for hours or days or even months !! Not a simple decision to take isn't it.

Some of us may be wise enough to think what we want to become , what we want to achieve in this short life which god has gifted us. But we get to see some people around us who do not know what they want to become in their lives , what they want to achieve before they leave the Earth ! They get influenced by others sayings, thoughts and follow doing things blindly even which they don't love to do and just remain as just another bum

Yes, lets stress on the point what we want to achieve during our wonderful life before we die. We are sure this is one decision which has transformed thousands of minds and has helped many to plan and achieve their dreams and kept them moving.  So let me ask you 5 questions, take your time and try to answer them in a sheet of paper

  1. What are your dreams,  be it any matter you wish to achieve before you die ?
  2. Are you capable of achieving it within your life time , if yes within what time. ?
  3. Is this what you want is your passion, you love doing it and even ready to die working for it?
  4. Have you achieved it , if not are you working towards it ?
  5. Do you know beforehand when you may die , after 70 years ? after 50 years ? after 2 years ? after 10 days ? tomorrow ? !!!! 
Your answers to these questions are inputs for designing your own successful life . Remember , you are only successful when you achieve what you had loved to do and become in your life which you dreamt to achieve. 

Share your experience on how above questions have changed you or others .. Ask these questions to your loved ones who are in need to design their life especially the youth and children . 

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