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Malleshwara is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 77°34′30″E / 12.98°N 77.575°E / 12.98; 77.575Coordinates: 12°58′48″N 77°34′30″E / 12.98°N 77.575°E / 12.98; 77.575
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560003

Malleshwara (Kannada: ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ) is a north-western district of Bengaluru city. It developed as a suburb during the great plague of 1898,[1] which caused many people to move out from the city center. It derives its name from the Kaadu Malleshwara temple.[2]

H. V. Nanjundaiah is credited with the founding of Malleshwara,[2] and 6th main road is named after him. The neighborhood of Malleshwara hosts people from all walks of life. Nobel laureates (C.V. Raman), renowned scientists (Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan), and world champions (Prakash Padukone) live or lived here, so did many writers, scholars, musicians (Doraiswamy Iyengar), film stars (SarojaDevi), and educators (M.P.L.Shastry). [3]

The Place[edit]

The ward is characterized by mixed demographics, sustaining a substantial middle class, upper middle class, and elite residential areas. The middle and lower class populations live to the east of Malleswaram, while the elite residential areas are on the west. The lanes are designed with horizontal, north-south roads called main roads, and east-west roads called cross-roads. Two of the major main roads are Sampige Road and Margosa Road. Sampige road begins at Swastik Junction and runs all the way to 18th cross. It caters to traffic/vehicle movement from Majestic/Kempegowda Bus Station towards Yeshwantpur. Margosa Road caters to the vehicle movements in the reverse direction, i.e., From Yeshwanthpur to Majestic. On the cross-roads, 8th cross road is the most famous street for all kinds of purchases from clothes to accessories to fruits, vegetables to flowers to eateries. The road is always buzzing with people and gains more significance during festivities where the entire road will be blocked for vehicular movement and would resemble a market with items pertaining to each festival being put up on sale. Another prominent landmark in Malleshwara is the Indian Institute of Science.The World Trade Center (WTC) is near by to Malleshwara.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Indian Institute of Science

Malleswaram is home to many institutions. Some of the noted schools/colleges are:

  1. Indian Institute of Science
  2. Bangalore Education Society (BES), 8th cross, 4th Main Road.
  3. B.P.Indian Public School, 10th cross, 4th Main Road.
  4. MES Kishore Kendra, 15th cross
  5. Sri Vidya Mandir Educational Society, 11th Cross, Malleswaram, Banglore 560003
  6. Malleswaram Ladies Association, 13th cross
  7. Himanshu Jyothi kala Peeta, Between 15th and 17th cross, 4th Main Road.
  8. Vidya Mandir, 11th cross
  9. Vivekananda PU College, 17th Cross, Dr.Rajkumar Road
  10. Government Boys High School, 18th Cross
  11. Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram


  1. Inox Movies, Mantri Square
  2. PVR Cinemas, Orion Mall
  3. Natraj Theater, Swastik Junction
  4. Sampige Theater, Next to Mantri Square
  5. Savitha Mini theater, Behind Sampige Theater
  6. Cauvery Theater


Malleswaram has 2 malls in its vicinity.

  1. 1. Mantri Square on Sampige Road entrance at Swastik Junction. (Close to Swastik Metro Station)
  2. 2. Orion Mall on Dr.Rajkumar Road, Near Vivekananda PU College, 17th Cross Malleswaram. (Close to Soap Factory Metro Station)

Performing Arts[edit]

Chowdiah Memorial Hall

The Chowdiah Memorial Hall, named after the violinist Tirumakudalu Chowdiah was built in Malleswara in 1980.

6th main road

Seva Sadan, 14th cross, near MLA college


Malleswaram is home to a large Hindu population. It has a vivid mix of other religions too.


Malleshwara is well connected by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation.Direct buses are available Malleshwara to Kempegowda Bus Station and Yeshwanthpur.There is also a small Railway station located here.The Bengaluru Metro construction is taking place in this area at a brisk pace.



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