|• Total||5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||843 m (2,766 ft)|
|• Density||7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Bangarapet is a town in Kolar district inIndian state of Karnataka. Bangarpet is the headquarters of the taluk of Bangarpet. Bangarpet was originally called Maramootlu before it changed to Bowringpet, named after an officer working in the Kolar Gold Fields. This town came into existence as the connecting point for the traffic between the gold fields and Bangalore.
This town is famous in Karnataka for its rice trading.
During Ramayan times, there is a story in Ramcharitamanas that Sita Devi (wife of Lord Ram) after being left in jungle by Lord Rama, stayed in Valmiki Muni ashram, gave birth to Lav-Kush and during this phase only Sita devi walked bare foot in some areas. Goddess Laxmi gave her ashirwad and said that all those areas where goddess Sita has walked bare foot will become bangaram (Gold). Hence the name of the area bangarpet. Supporting facts—There is an evidence of gold in the Kolar Gold Fields and gold is found nowhere in else in India. Valmiki's ashram is in Kolar district Mulbagal Taluk " Avani" which temple is a national heritage site.
Bangarpet is connected by State Highway No. 4 up to Kolar and then by National Highway No. 4 up to Bangalore. The distance through road is approximately 90 km.
Bangarapet railway station is the last railway junction in Karnataka before the Bangalore-Chennai line enters Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Nearly 87 trains stop here, and it is the second largest railway station in Karnataka after Bangalore. Bangarpet is approximately 71 km from Bangalore City via rail route. People travelling to Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) need to change trains here while travelling in trains bound to Bangalore or Chennai. Around 50thousands of people travel By train from bangarpet to bangalore for the job .
Bangarapet is famous for its Chaat & other savory snacks especially paani poori. It is well endorsed by many celebrities visiting Bangarpet taking an ‘OFF’ to relish the appetizing snacks. Chef/Owners of various center often use to travel and put up a stall at buffets arranged by High profile Luminaries.
Bangarapet is also famous for Karaga. The season of karaga is usually termed as 'Jaathre', and is a type of festival in the town. It is also known for Kothanda Rama temple Street (a kind of holy chariot). The Dargah Urs (Hazrath Shamshuddin Aulia) which takes place every year with grand ceremony by the Muslims. It symbolizes unity and harmony among people from various communities in Bangarpet.
Bangarapet is a town municipality with 23 municipal wards, each ward is represented by a councilor directly elected by the people.
There are numerous Schools, D. Ed and nursing colleges in and around the town.IBM [Islami Baithul Maal] English School and PU College, S.I.B.S(South India Biblical Seminary) called as Anandagiri, is a Bible College. IBM and Bible College are the oldest institutions in Bangarapet. Other schools include Sandeepani public school vijaynagar, Santosh School, Infant Jesus school, Global jain school. Little Flowers School in Amaravathi nagar is fast emerging school.
For the 1st Time, A Great flood lights State level tennis ball cricket tournament was arranged in 2003-04 by Hoysala Cricketers. Apart from Cricket, there are several other sports like FootBall, VolleyBall, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho.
As of 2001[update] India census, Bangarapet had a population of 98,000. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bangarapet has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The people of Bangarapet depend largely on jobs in Bangalore for earning money. People generally work in IT and private companies in and around Bangalore. The town is very well connected with Bangalore city, facilitating in a huge daily floating population travelling to Bangalore to earn their living. A portion of the people work in the nearby public sector factory of Bharath Earth Movers Limited.
Most Popular Schools in Bangarpet
- Jyothi Public School,SLV Building Bangarpet
- Navachethana School, Bangarpet
- Adarsha vidyalaya, B.E.O Office compound Bangarpet
- Sandeepani public school Bangarpet
- Infant Jesus School Bangarpet
- Kendriya vidyalaya, BEML Nagar
- Government Junior College, Bangarpet Taluk
- Sree Venkateshwara Best School of English, Bangarpet
- I.B.M. (Islami Baithul Mal) English School Bangarpet
- Government High School, Bangarpet
- Santosh School of English, Bangarpet
- The Nava Chetana High School, Bangarpet
- The Kumarans High School, Bangarpet
- Sharadha School
- The Field Marshal Cariappa High School
- The Subhashini High School
- The Kumaran's High School
- The Srinivasa High School
- Government Boys Higher Primary School, Bangarpet
- Gandhi Primary School, Bangarpet
- Government Primary Urdu School, Bangarpet
- Ashley International School
- Little Flowers School, Amaravathi Nagar. Bangarpet
- Jain Global School, Bangarpet
Colleges in Bangarapet
- Government First Grade College, Bangarpet,
- Boys PU College, Bangarpet,
- Girls PU College, Bangarpet,
- Sree Lakshmi Vidyalaya Teacher Training Institute (D.Ed), Bangarpet, Kolar
- K.G.F Law College,K.G.F,Bangarpet Taluk,
- Dr. T. Thimmiah Institute of Technology.KGF,Bangarpet Taluk,
- Dental College, Aladamara,KGF,Bangarpet Taluk,
- FGC,KGF,Bangarpet Taluk,
- Jain College, KGF,Bangarpet Taluk,
- gokul college. bangarpet
- Jallappa Medical College, Tamaka,Kolar,
- South India Biblical Seminary, (Anandagiri) Budukott Rd, Bangarpet
- I.B.M PU College, Bangarpet
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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