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Bull Temple
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi.
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi.
Basavanagudi is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560004

Basavanagudi (ಬಸವನಗುಡಿ) (English Translation: Bull Temple) is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. The residential area is located in South Bangalore along the borders of Jayanagar. The name "Basavanagudi" refers to the Bull Temple that is located here. The temple has a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. Basava in Kannada, the local language, means Bull and Gudi means temple. Hence, the name Basavanagudi.[1]

Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore city. The main commercial street of Basavanagudi is DVG Road[2] which is home to numerous retail businesses several of them dating back to the 1970s and 80's. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar[3] which is a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower market.

Parks of Basavanagudi[edit]

Events of Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Belngaluru Ganesha Utsava - An annual event is held on the grounds of Acharya Pathasala Public School celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival for over 10 days. The evenings are studded with cultural programmes by artists from all over India.

Notable Institutions of Basavanagudi[edit]

Theosophical Society, Basavanagudi

Notable (old) Businesses of Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Vidyarthi Bhavan (Est 1943) - A vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar
  • Highland Traders (Est 1960) - A dry fruits and spices retail shop[7]
  • Siddoji Rao and Sons (Est 1925) - A silk saree retailer[8]

Notable Temples and Religious Places of Basavanagudi[edit]

Notable Residents of Basavanagudi[edit]

Basavanagudi has housed, at various times, famous personalities such as: