Nandi Bull Temple is one of the unique temples in South India which contains a majestic structure of a bull. This structure has been carved out from one stone which depict the unique stone architecture of Dravidian age. The massive structure of the bull contains some iron plates that is placed on the head of the bull which is supposed to restrict the bull from growing. The ancient Nandi Bull temple rests on a number of legends. It is often believed that the temple was built to appease the bull that used to damage all crops and destroy the groundnuts and peanuts cultivation of the area. It was believed that once the temple was built the bulls of the area stopped destroying the crops. As such the local farmers of Basavangudi district celebrated this with the groundnut fair that is organized near the bull temple. Along with the statue of the majestic bull the temple also includes the statues of God Surya and Goddess Chadrama who are placed on a chariot. It is believed that river Vishwa Bharati also originate at the feet of this statue which is considered to be one of the most sacred places of Bangalore.
Thus with the unique and gigantic structure of Nandi, this temple is considered to be one of the most attractive tourist sight of Bangalore. Thousands of devotees visit this temple and offer puja to the Vahana of Lord Shiva who is considered to be a creator at the time of peace and destructor at the time of anger. Bull plays a very significant role in Indian society which is largely agro based. As bull helps if farming it at the same time can cause destruction for which it needs to be appeased. For this reason the temple was created which shall appease the destructive anger of the Bull and bring prosperity to the area. With these believes the Nandi Bull temple of Bangalore stands as one of the rare temples of South India.