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|Ward||155, 156, 158, 161, 163, 164, 165, 166, 180, 197|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||560050, 560070, 560085, 560061, 560062|
|Vehicle registration||KA 05, KA 41|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bangalore South|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Spread over Basavanagudi, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore South and Vijayanagar|
- 1 About Banashankari-Bangalore
- 2 Areas under Banashankari
- 2.1 Banashankari 1st Stage
- 2.2 Banashankari 2nd Stage
- 2.3 Banashankari 3rd Stage
- 2.4 Banashankari 4th Stage (Kathriguppe)
- 2.5 Banashankari 5th Stage
- 2.6 Banashankari 6th Stage(Vajrahalli)
- 3 Transport
- 4 Location
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Banashankari, abbreviated as BSK, is a neighbourhood in South Bangalore. It gets its name from the Banashankari Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road, one of Bangalore's oldest and well known temples, which was constructed by Subramanya Shetty in 1915.
Banashankari is the largest locality in Bangalore, extending all the way from Mysore Road to Kanakapura Road. It is bounded by Girinagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar in the west, Basavangudi in the north, Jayanagar and J.P. Nagar in the east, and Padmanabhanagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, ISRO Layout, Vasanthapura and Uttarahalli in the south.
Areas under Banashankari
Banashankari is the only locality which has all the possible classifications – stage, phase and block. It is divided into 6 stages, with the 6th stage being the largest.
Banashankari 1st Stage
This area is one of the oldest areas in Bangalore. It subsumes areas such as Hanumanthanagar, Srinagar, Nagendra Block, Muneshwara Block, Kalidasa Layout, Raghavendra Block, Avalahalli, Brindavan Nagar and Ashok Nagar.
Banashankari 2nd Stage
This area is close to Jayanagar. It is home to eminent persons such as Devegowda, Anil Kumble and Ramesh Arvind. It has two well known hills, Banagiri, housing the Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple and Devagiri, housing the Venkateshwara Temple. It and its sublocalities mentioned later in the section are a cosmopolitan area (where people from different parts of India having different cultures reside in harmony), unlike the 1st and 3rd stages, which have a predominantly Kannada speaking population.
Along with Kathriguppe, it is the main commercial area of Banashankari. Mindtree has its office in this area.
It also subsumes areas like Kadirenahalli, Yarab Nagar, Karesandra and Kaveri Nagar.
Karesandra, Yarab Nagar, Kaveri Nagar
Karesandra, Yarab Nagar and Kaveri Nagar are Muslim majority areas. At Yarabnagar, there is a beautiful mosque by name Masjid-E-Quba and the minaret height measuring about 120 feet.
Kadirenahalli is notorious for its long delayed underpass which has hampered traffic in South Bangalore. The work started in 2008 and has been completed.
Banashankari 3rd Stage
A relatively new area, formed in the mid-1980s. It is divided into 3 phases and 9 blocks. It also subsumes areas like Srividya Nagar, Hosakerehalli, Veerabhadra Nagar, Kathriguppe, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Ittamadu, Srinivasa Nagar, Mysore Bank Colony and Channammanakere Achukattu.
An old village which was formerly under Rajarajeshwarinagar CMC. It is named after a famous lake in the vicinity. The NICE road passes through this area. Institutions like Little Flower Public School &&P.E.S. Institute of Technology are located here. The lake has dried up and the land has been used up for constructions of houses.
Banashankari 4th Stage (Kathriguppe)
The commercial area of BSK 3rd/4th Stage. Kathriguppe is famous for being the locality where Sandalwood Star of Cinema of Karnataka Upendra resides, Famous for Big Bazaar, which was the first in South Bangalore. The development of the Outer Ring Road acted as a catalyst to the development of this village. Now this area has many factory shops selling clothes at cheaper prices compared to other places in the city.
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Banashankari 5th Stage
Relatively new area, formed in the late 90's. It is further divided into 2 phases.
1st Block: ISRO Layout (Bikashipura/Vasanthapura)
First block is perhaps a bit smaller comprising few hundred sites but more developed among the two blocks in BSK 5th Stage since it adjoins the already developed ISRO Layout, Vasanthapura (Kumaraswamy Layout) localities and closer to ORR, Banashankari Temple/TTMC, Kanakapura road Metro Cash & Carry, Jayanagar, J.P.Nagar, Basavangudi, Padmanabhanagar & first four stages of BSK. It also subsumes areas like Bikashipura, Prashanthinagar, Yelachenahalli, Maruthi HBCS Layout, Vittal Nagar, Devarakere Extension(ISRO Layout). 
2nd Block: Uttarahalli/Poornaprajna HBCS Layout
Banashankari 6th Stage(Vajrahalli)
Formed in the mid 2000 and still in nacant stage in terms of development is perhaps the largest. It is further divided into 11 blocks.
The area is well connected by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation.There is also Volvo bus facility to this area.The area has a reconstructed Bus stand and a Traffic Transit Management Centre.
||Girinagar||Srinagar / Hanumanthanagar||Basavanagudi / N.R. Colony|
|Rajarajeshwari Nagar||Thyagarajanagar / Jayanagar|
|Uttarahalli||Padmanabhanagar / Kumaraswamy Layout||J.P. Nagar|
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