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National College Flyover, Basavanagudi.
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Basavanagudi is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. The residential area is located in South Bangalore and borders 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.
Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore city. The main commercial street of Basavanagudi is DVG Road which is home to numerous retail businesses several of them dating back to the 1970's and 80's. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar which is a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower market.
Parks of Basavanagudi
Events of Basavanagudi
- Kadlekai Parishe - Every year a two day fair of peanuts is held near Dodda Ganeshana Gudi temple of Basavanagudi called Kadlekai Parishe which translates to Groundnut Fair. Different varieties of groundnut are exhibited and sold during this event.
- 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
- The Indian Institute of World Culture
- Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs
- B.M.S. College of Engineering
- National College, Basavanagudi 
- Acharya Pathasala Public School
Notable (old) Businesses of Basavanagudi
- Vidyarthi Bhavan (Est 1943) - A vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar
- Highland Traders (Est 1960) - A dry fruits and spices retail shop
- Siddoji Rao and Sons (Est 1925) - A silk saree retailer
Notable Temples and Religious Places of Basavanagudi
Notable Residents of Basavanagudi
Basavanagudi has housed, at various times, famous personalities such as:
- D. V. Gundappa - after whom the famous DVG Road is named.
- Anil Kumble - the highest wicket-taker for India in Test and ODI Cricket.
- Hosur Narasimhaiah - educator who founded the National High School.
- K. S. Nissar Ahmed - Kannada poet and writer.
- Masti Venkatesha Iyengar - Kannada poet and writer.
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- "Celebration of life in Basavanagudi". Hindu. June 24, 2005.
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- Anil Kumble, highest wicket-taker for India in two cricket formats