Anekal

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Anekal
suburb
Anekal is located in Karnataka
Anekal
Anekal
Location in KARNATAKA, India
Coordinates: 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7Coordinates: 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7
Country India
Government
 • TypeLegislative Assembly
 • BodyCongress
 • MLAB. Shivanna
Elevation
915 m (3,002 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total44,260
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
562106
Telephone code91-80
Vehicle registrationKA 51 and KA 59
Websitewww.anekaltown.mrc.gov.in/

Anekal is a major town and taluk of Bangalore Urban district. It is a major town in the suburbs of Bengaluru city. Approximately 36 km from Bangalore Centre and around 15 km from Hosur and Electronics City. Express lines run from Silk Board to Anekal passing through the National Highway and SH broadway thus providing excellent connectivity. It lies in the southern part of the Bangalore metropolitan area. Anekal is known for the karaga and Dasara festivals.

Major MNCs and IT-BT companies like Infosys, Biocon, Wipro, HCL, TCS, Accenture and so on are all part of Anekal Taluk.

The population has more nearly doubled since 2011.

History[edit]

Anekal, town situated about 35 km from Bangalore, is a municipal town. The town was founded in about 1603 by Chikka Thimme Gowda of the Sugatur family, the General of Bijapur, after annexing Thimme Gowda’s hereditary possessions of Hoskote, granted him Anekal. He thereupon erected the fort and temple and constructed a large tank. At the time of his grandson Dodda Thimme Gowda, Anekal was annexed by Mysore. The Chief continued, by paying tribute to Mysore. Finally Haidar Ali expelled the rulers, and Anekal became part of Mysore.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Anekal is located at 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7.[1] It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Anekal had a population of 44,260. Males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Anekal has an average literacy rate of 67 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, with 56 percent of the males and 44 percent of females literate. 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Anekal in Kannada translates to 'Elephant rock'.

Education[edit]

  • Vidhatha Global High School , Anekal
  • Prarthan Computech "Computer Training Center" Anekal
  • ASB Government High School, Anekal
  • Royal English High School, Indalvadi Cross, Anekal Taluk
  • Sri Sairam College of Engineering
  • Shirdi Sai Pre-University College
  • T.M.C Computer Education(R), Anekal
  • Shirdi Sai Nautical Science Academy
  • Urdu Higher Primary School Anekal
  • Regional Theology Extension Center, Jnanajyothi
  • Swamy vivekananda (pre-university college)
  • Alliance University
  • Lincoln Memorial English School (English-language medium school)
  • St. Joseph High School
  • St. Joseph's Pre-University College(Anekal) Attibele Road
  • Softech Online Computer Education, Anekal
  • Sri Saraswathi Vidyaniketana, Dommasandra
  • Sri Saraswathi Vidyaniketana Independent PU College, Dommasandra
  • Anekal Public School, Anekal
  • Saraswathi Vidya Mandira, Anekal
  • Vishwa Chethana PU College
  • Vishwa Chethana Degree College
  • New Baldwin International Residential School, Anekal
  • M.TRESS PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL, marsur gate anekal-chandapura mainroad, Anekal.
  • Padmashree Computers (Aadhaar and Ratio Card)
  • Kaushlya Training Center(Skill Development Center)
  • Bharathi High School (This is the first girls' high school established in Anekal)
  • DMM High School
  • Government Pre University College Dommasandra college code AS545 near Muthanalluru Cross Janatha Colony Ground Bangalore 562125
  • SIR M V COMPUTER LITERACY, DOMMASANDRA *
  • Shine Systems Laptop and Desktop Sales And Service(Chandapura)
  • Omsai Enterprises, Anekal
  • National Public School
  • Sri Aravinda High School, Anekal

Economy[edit]

Anekal is one of the growing towns around Bangalore urban district, situated close to major economic sites like Electronic City, Jigani and Hosur. Muthyala Maduvu also known as Pearl Valley is a major tourist spot just a few km from the town and attracts tourists from all over the state. Anekal is also known for its Silk industry and is home to a number of skilled weavers.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

Kambada Ganesha Temple
  • Sri Someshwara temple located at hinnakki village which has a shivalinga of 12th century and anekal taluk first granite roof
  • Sri Thimmarayaswamy temple located at Anekal is well known for fair and Karaga Utsava.
  • Kambada Ganesha temple located in the town center, is well known for its monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha on a long pillar.
  • Sri Amrutha Mallikarjuneshwara and Sri Bhramarambika temple are one of the many historical temples located in the town.
  • Sri Avimukteshwara Deva (ಶ್ರೀ ಅವಿಮುಕ್ತೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವ) at Neriga village (ನೆರಿಗೆ)
  • Shri Bhooneela Sameta Channakeshavaswamy Devasthana, Haragadde, Karnataka 560105 - Temple of Lord Chennakeshava in Anekal believed to have been established by Arjuna
  • Sri Madduramma Temple in Huskur
  • Sri Bandi Mahakaliamma Temple in Marsur Madiwala
  • Lord Srirama Temple (Sri BhooNeela Sametha Cheluva Champaka Varadaraja Swamy) in Narayanaghatta Village
  • There are 4 mosques namely Masjid-e-Bilal, Masjid-e-Jamiya, Masjid-e-Umar-Bin-Khattab and Masjid-e-Ameen for muslim community and 1 Church for Christian religious people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Anekal
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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