Kodigehalli

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Kodigehalli is a suburb of Bangalore.

Historic temples and modern constructions lean against and interleave each other, here.

Kodigehalli is adjacent to Sahakarnagar on its North Side, where many employees of the government and private sector live.

To the west of the railway station is a road that leads to Tindlu.

To the north west of the railway station is a large ground with a small Hanuman temple, where concerts take place on festival days.

The Kodigehalli bus stop is marked by the Dodda Ganapa Devasthana (a Ganapathi Temple). There are frequent buses to the city centre from there. There is a large colourful slum area to the north west of the railway station and the south east of the Hanuman Temple.

To the east of ancient Kodigehalli, is a brand new residential layout called Tatanagar, which is also called I.I.Sc layout. This is because the layout was made by current and ex-employees of I.I.Sc. There is a Padma Bhushan (1998) Dr. V. Rajaraman,[1] a Guinness record holder among others. Tatanagar is also a part of Kodigehalli. To the east of Tatanagar is the area Bhadrappa Layout, on the outer ring road. On the road from Kodigehalli to Tatanagar, there is an Omkareswara Temple and a Ganga Temple.

History[edit]

Bengaluru was first mentioned in records from the Ganga era as a small hamlet, the location of which coincides with modern Halebengaluru near Kodigehalli (not far from Hebbal). It is said that when Kempe Gowda built his new capital town in about 1537,he called it Bengaluru as his mother and wife belonged to the hamlet of Halé Bengaluru (Old Bangalore).[2]

Stone Age weapons belonging to 2000 to 1000 B.C. have been found near Jalahalli, Siddapur, and Gavipura.[3] Jalahalli is very near the Kodigehalli area.

Directorate of Census Operations completed its decadal Census recently. During the Census, the department discovered that Bangalore had human habitation as early as 4,000 B.C (Middle Stone Age), and stone implements were found at Jalahalli, Sudasandra, Siddhapura, and Jadigenahalli belonging to this period. Around 1,000 B.C (Iron Age), burial grounds were established at Koramangala and Chikkajala on the outskirts of Bangalore. In 27 B.C., coins of the Roman emperors Augustus, Tyberious, and Cladius were found at Yeshwantpur and HAL, which indicated the signs of civilisation and Bangalore's trans-oceanic contacts.[4]

Kodigehalli is so called because it was a gift from the king to a resident of that area, who fed him.

BMTC Bus Routes[edit]

Route No Origin Destination Route Comments
288 KR Market Thindlu Majestic, Mekhri Circle, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Kodigehalli
288A Shivaji Nagar Kodigehalli Cantonment, RT Nagar, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Sahakar Nagar
288B Majestic Kodigehalli Mekhri Circle, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Sahakar Nagar
288C Majestic Kodigehalli
288D Majestic Kodigehalli Mekhri Circle, Ganganagar, Hebbal, Sahakar Nagar
288F Majestic Kodigehalli Mathikere, BEL Circle, Thindlu
288H Majestic Thindlu Mekhri Circle, Ganganagar, Hebbal,Kodigehalli
401H Yelakanka Yeshvantpur GKVK, Kodigehalli, Thindlu, BEL Circle, Mathikere

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Coordinates: 13°03′22″N 77°34′24″E / 13.0560°N 77.5733°E / 13.0560; 77.5733