Doddabasaveshvara temple, Kurugodu Bellary dist

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The Dodda Basaveswara temple is situated in the town of Kurugodu, which is now a taluk/divisional headquarters in the Bellary district of Karnataka state, India. The Dodda Basaveswara temple ("temple of the big bull-lord") is the main attraction in town; it attracts many pilgrims who are devotees of Lord Shiva. The idol of the big bull, called Nandi or Nadeeswara, is cut out of a monolithic rock, and is 12' high. The annual rath yatra of the deity is conducted on the Holi Purnima day, which marks the beginning of the spring season, as well as the beginning of the New Year.Every year Ratha Mahothsava of the Swamy Dodda Basaveshwara held on holy Poornima