Bangarapet

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Bangarapet
ಬಂಗಾರಪೇಟೆ
Bangarapete
city
Bangarapet is located in Karnataka
Bangarapet
Bangarapet
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′N 78°12′E / 12.97°N 78.2°E / 12.97; 78.2Coordinates: 12°58′N 78°12′E / 12.97°N 78.2°E / 12.97; 78.2
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Kolar
Area
 • Total 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Elevation 843 m (2,766 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,849
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 563114
Telephone code 08153
Vehicle registration KA-07,KA-08
Website bangarpettown.gov.in

Bangarapet is a town in Kolar district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangarapet is the headquarters of the taluk of Bangarpet. Bangarpet was originally called Bowringpet, named after an officer working in the Kolar Gold Fields. This town came into existence as the connecting point of traffic between the gold fields and Bangalore.

This town is known in Karnataka for its rice trading.

Ancient History[edit]

According to Ramcharitamanasa, Sita Devi (Wife of Lord Rama), after being banished by her husband, lived in the ashram of Valmiki situated in today's Avani in Mulbalgal taluk. This is where Lord Rama and Sita Devi's twin sons, Lava and Kusha, were born.

Sita Devi, while being in the ashram, used to wander bare foot around the present area of Bangarpet. Legend has it that, the places where Sita wandered bare foot turned into gold mines because of the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi. Bangara or Bangaram in Kannada and Telugu respectively means gold. Hence the name of the town 'Bangarpet'. The Kolar gold fields situated very close to Bangarpet testifies this piece of history.

Road[edit]

Bangarpet is connected by State Highway No. 5 up to Kolar and then by National Highway No. 4 up to Bangalore. The distance through road is approximately 90 km.It takes about 15 km to get connected to NH4 ROAD(Bangalore to Chennai) & 30 km to next nearest district kuppam which of andhra pradesh [1]

Railway[edit]

Bangarpet

Bangarapet railway station is the last railway junction in Karnataka before the Bangalore-Chennai line enters Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Bangarpet is approximately 71 km from Bangalore City via rail route. People travelling to Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) need to change trains here while travelling in trains bound to Bangalore or Chennai. Around 50 thousand people travel by train from Bangarpet to Bangalore to earn their livelihood.

Popularities[edit]

Bangarpet is famous for chat & other savories, especially paani poori. The popularity of paani poori is widely spread from among common man to high profile people including the celebrities of Kannada movie industry. Bangarpet Paani poori has slowly found a firm place in the food menu of marriage and other functions across the state.

Bangarpet is also famous for Karaga. The season of karaga is usually termed as 'Jaathre' is usually held in the month of May every year. and The chariot festival of "SRI MARRIAMMAN TEMPLE" in "PALLAVATHIMMANAHALLI" this temple is also famous. lord goddess Sri Marriamman opened eyes on a stone which was kept since from old days. during may month of every year 'JATRE' will be there , during jatre there will be a programs conducted by youths and elder batch people at the time of 'JATRE' , jatre wil be conducting for 7 days and on the last day there will be a grand celebration with( PAMBAI ADI), 'KUZRU, PANAGAM' will be given on the last day and in evening a grand ("Pushpa Pallaki Chariot ), The chariot will move to various streets along with 1000s of lightnings and bursting crackers and outers " will be there and & WITH Tamil folks "BAND SETS AND PALLAGAI ADDI" ............. The chariot festival of Kothanda Ram temple a temple is also very famous. The Dargah Urs (Hazrath Shamshuddin Aulia) which takes place every year with grand ceremony by the Muslims. It symbolizes unity and harmony among people from various communities in Bangarpet.

Bangarpet is famous for the Sri Muttu mariyamman Temple of Sait Compound celebrates Pongal every year which is famous for its tradition and culture, Chowdeshwari and sapta matrukeyara temple of Attigiri Koppa. It was old temple and had reached the falling stage. People of Hunasanahalli village reconstructed it fully of white stones. It was inaugurated on 23 February 2015. In this temple there are Lord Ganesha and Subrahmanya swamy idols also. People across the state visit here. Every amavasyam special pooja is held. Hundreds of people gather here. It was built by few saints thousands of years ago.Sri chowdeshwari and sapta matrukeyara temple, attigiri koppa village, Bangarpet.One of oldest temple in town are

Pani Poori

Administration[edit]

Bangarapet is a town municipality with 23 municipal wards, each ward is represented by a councilor directly elected by the people. Councillors elect the president and vice president among themselves.

Education[edit]

There are numerous Schools, D. Ed and Nursing colleges in and around the township. Sree Venkateshwara Best School of English, IBM [Islami Baithul Maal] English School and PU College, S.I.B.S(South India Biblical Seminary) called as Anandagiri, is a Bible College. Other schools include Jyothi Public School SLV Building, Sandeepani public school vijaynagar, Santosh School, Infant Jesus school, Global Jain school. Little Flowers School in Amaravathi nagar, New Horizon International School etc.

Sports[edit]

For the 1st Time, A Great flood lights State level tennis ball cricket tournament was arranged in 2003-04 by Hoysala Cricketers. Apart from Cricket, there are several other sports like FootBall, VolleyBall, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho.

Demographics[edit]

Bangarapet is a Town Municipal Council city in district of Kolar, Karnataka. The Bangarapet city is divided into 23 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Bangarapet Town Municipal Council has population of 44,849 of which 22,628 are males while 22,221 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5139 which is 11.46% of total population of Bangarapet (TMC). In Bangarapet Town Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 982 against state average of 973. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Bangarapet is around 946 compared to Karnataka state average of 948. Literacy rate of Bangarapet city is 86.69% higher than state average of 75.36%. In Bangarapet, Male literacy is around 90.58% while female literacy rate is 82.74%.

Bangarapet Town Municipal Council has total administration over 10,083 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Town Municipal Council limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Caste Factor Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 23.09% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.00% of total population in Bangarapet (TMC).

Work Profile Out of total population, 15,999 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 12,562 were males while 3,437 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 15999 working population, 88.17% were engaged in Main Work while 11.83% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

The people of Bangarapet depend largely on jobs in Bangalore for earning money. People generally work in IT and private companies in and around Bangalore. The town is very well connected with Bangalore city, facilitating in a huge daily floating population travelling to Bangalore to earn their living. A portion of the people work in the nearby public sector factory of Bharath Earth Movers Limited.

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