Lord Ganesh

Temple History

Dodda Ganapathi Temple is situated on the Bull temple Road of Basavanagudi is one of the most popular temples of the Bengaluru city and is widely known for its huge monolith of Lord Ganesha which is about 18 feet high and 16 feet wide. 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’. It is usually believed that the idol of Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi is growing on its right side.

Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi was constructed by Kempegowda I, the founder of Bangalore city. According to History, he found a stone with engraving of Lord Ganesha on it while he was out for a walk. He then ordered sculptors to carve the idol of Ganapathi from a single stone.

Ganesh Chaturti and Sankata Chaturti are the main festivals held at this temple 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 idol is smeared with a whopping 100 kg of butter.


Additional Information

As the Metro City, Bengaluru has best hotel options like, Star hotels and budget hotels for the accommodation.

Big Bull Temple and Kaaranji Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple are the famous temples near this temple.

Bengaluru city is connected with all the major cities of Inida by road and rail ways. Kempegowda Bus Station, Bengaluru is 4.1 km from here.

Bengaluru has two important railway stations - Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction which are well connected with all the major cities of India like, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Chennai etc., Bengaluru City Junction
is the nearest Railway Station which is just 4.8 km from the temple. Yasvantpur Jn is 12.4 km.

KSRTC buses and private transport is available from the Bus station and Railway stations.

Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport is (39.6 km) is the nearest airport.
  • Morning 6:00 A.M to 12:00 PM & Noon 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: +91 80 26678777