Basavanagudi

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Basavanagudi
ಬಸವನಗುಡಿ
Bull Temple
Neighbourhood
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi.
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi.
Basavanagudi is located in Bengaluru
Basavanagudi
Basavanagudi
Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560004

Basavanagudi (ಬಸವನಗುಡಿ) (English Translation: Bull Temple) is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. The residential area is located in South Bangalore along the borders of 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.[1]

Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore city. The main commercial street of Basavanagudi is DVG Road[2] which is home to numerous retail businesses several of them dating back to the 1970s and 80's. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar[3] which is a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower market.

Parks of Basavanagudi[edit]

Events of Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Bengaluru 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[edit]

Theosophical Society, Basavanagudi

Notable (old) Businesses of Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Vidyarthi Bhavan (Est 1943) - A vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar
  • Highland Traders (Est 1960) - A dry fruits and spices retail shop[7]
  • Siddoji Rao and Sons (Est 1925) - A silk saree retailer[8]


Restaurants and Eateries in and around Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Vidyarthi Bhavan - Located along Gandhi Bazaar main road, is famous for its masala dose.
  • Roti Ghar - A vegetarian multicuisine restaurant, located along Gandhi Bazaar main road.
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Bhavan - The famous restaurant of Balepet in old Bangalore, has opened its branch along Gandhi Bazaar main road.
  • SLV Corner - A vegetarian multi cuisine restaurant along Vani Vilas road. They also have a typical darshini outlet, located right opposite to the main restaurant.
  • Brahmin's Coffee Bar - Ranga Rao road, near Shankarapuram police station
  • Mahalakshmi tiffin room - This restaurant reminiscent of old Bangalore is famous for its 'melt in the mouth' khali dose. It is located along DVG Road.
  • By2 Coffee - Bugle Rock Park road, modelled on the lines of Brahmin's coffee bar, is famous for its idly, vada, chow chow bath and coffee. It has been hugely popular with South Bangaloreans for serving delicious food at a very low price.
  • Upahara Darshini (est 1991) - DVG road, a typical darshini, famous for its masala dose and ghee rice, besides the usual idly, vada etc.
  • Davanagere Benne Dose - NR Colony, famous for its benne khali, benne dose, khara mandakki etc.
  • South Kitchen - Yet another darshini which serves only idly, vada, chow chow bath, rice bath, shavige bath etc. It is located close to NR Colony bus stop.
  • South Thindies - Nittur Srinivas Rao road (near MN Krishna Rao park), famous for pesarttu, kerala parota, halbai etc.
  • Dwarka Bhavan - NR Colony, known since ages for its benne khali dose palya.
  • Halli Thindi - Bull Temple road (opposite to SDM Choultry), popular amongst people for serving the traditional cuisine of rural Karnataka.
  • Kamat Bugle Rock - Known for serving the cuisines of South and North Karnataka besides that of North India, this restaurant is located along Bull Temple Road.
  • Meera Delicacy - A vegetarian multi cuisine restaurant near Lal Bagh, Bengaluru West gate. Ibaco, a popular ice cream parlour is located right beside this restaurant.
  • Red Berry's - A hot favourite amongst the residents of Basavanagudi, this ice cream parlour is located along DVG Road, right beside the Apollo Pharmacy. It is famous for its pure vegetarian handmade ice creams of unusual flavours.
  • Puliyogre Point - This is located along East Anjaneya Temple Street and is popular for its Puliyogre and Sakkare Pongal.
  • Suprabhata Coffee Kendra - VV Puram, near Sajjan Rao Circle. Idly, vada and Puliyogre (on Saturdays), are a must try here.
  • Janata - VV Puram, near Sajjan Rao Circle, serves extremely delicious sambhar for idly. Palav and khali dose are other items that one must try here.


  • McDonalds - Ramakrishna Square, Bull temple road.
  • Subway - Bull Temple road
  • Pizza Hut Delivery - Bull Temple road.
  • KFC - Vani Vilas road

Notable Temples and Religious Places of Basavanagudi[edit]

  • Dodda Ganeshana Gudi
  • Ramakrishna Ashram/Math [9]
  • Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  • Kaaranji Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Uttaradhi Mutt
  • Sringeri Shankarmutt
  • Magadi Karnikara Patha Shaale

Notable Residents of Basavanagudi[edit]

Basavanagudi has housed, at various times, famous personalities such as:

References[edit]