Doddaballapura Taluk

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Coat of arms of Doddaballapura
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): DB Pura
Doddaballapura is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Rural
 • Type Taluk Administration
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 299,594
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 561 203
Telephone code 080
Vehicle registration KA-43

Doddaballapura is a town and municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means "big" in the native Kannada.[1]

Development and Economy[edit]

Doddaballapura is about 40 km from Bangalore towards North on Bangalore-Hindupur state highway (SH-9). This town was once known for weaving silk. Many families in Doddaballapura depend on power looms. There is a very big industrial area in Bashettihalli, which is around 6 km from Doddaballapura. This industrial area houses a large number of industries. The site of the upcoming $22 billion, 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, the largest IT region in India and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Karnataka's history.[2]

Government Offices[edit]

  1. Deputy Superintendent of Police office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  2. Assistant Commissioner(Revenue)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  3. Commercial Tax Officer office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  4. Assistant Executive Engineer(BESCOM)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  5. Assistant Registrar (Cooperative societies) office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  6. Senior Assistant Director(Horticulture)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  7. Executive Engineers TL&SS (KPTCL)office, Doddaballapura Division
  8. Assistant Executive Engineers TL&SS (KPTCL) office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  9. Assistant Director(Agriculture)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  10. Tahsildar (Revenue)office, Doddaballapur Taluk
  11. Senior Sub Registrar (Stamps and Registration) Office, Doddaballapur Taluk
  12. Sub Treasury office, Doddaballapur Taluk
  13. Food Inspector office, Doddaballapur Taluk
  14. Assistant Executive Engineer (PWD)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  15. Assistant Executive Engineer (Panchayat Raj)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  16. Taluk Panchayat Executive officer(Panchayat Raj)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  17. Taluk Social Welfare officer office, Doddaballapur Taluk
  18. District Manager(Bangalore Rural) office, Karnataka Food And Civil Supplies Corporation Limited
  19. Assistant Director(Sericulture)office, Doddaballapura Division
  20. Sub Divisional Engineer (BSNL)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  21. Assistant Director(Fisheries)office, Doddaballapura Sub-Division
  22. Doddaballapura Taluk Manager office, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Development Corporation
  23. Range Forest officer office, Doddaballapura Forest Range
  24. Assistant Conservator of Forests, Doddaballapura Sub-Division


  1. Rai Technology University[1]
  2. GITAM University[2]

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. RL Jalappa Institute of Technology,Kodigehalli[3]
  2. Sri kongadiyappa PG College,Doddaballapur[4]
  3. Sri Kongadiyappa First Grade College,Doddaballapur[5]
  4. Sri Devaraj Urs Institute of Management,Kodigehalli[6]
  5. Bengaluru School of Management Studies,Nagadenahalli[7]
  6. Government First Grade College for Women,Doddaballapur
  7. Malva Evening College of Arts Commerce Yogic Science,DOddabalapur
  8. Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology,Doddaballapur[8]
  9. Government First Grade College,Doddaballapur
  10. Sri Kongadiyappa PU College,Doddaballapur[9]
  11. Sri Devaraj Urs PU College,Kodigehalli
  12. Lavanya Composite PU COllege,Doddaballapur
  13. Sri Aravinda Ded College,Doddaballapur
  14. Government PU College,DODDABELAVANGALA
  15. Government PU College,Kanasawadi
  16. Government PU College,Tubagere
  17. Government PU College,Doddaballapur
  18. Government PU College,Konaghatta
  21. Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College, Kodigehalli
  22. Atreya Ayurvedic Research Center, Kodigehalli
  23. Lavanya B.Ed College,Doddaballapur
  24. SRI ARAVIND ITI College,Doddaballapur
  25. Government ITI college doddaballapur
  26. Lakshmamma PU College,Koligere
  27. Sri Siddaganga ITI College,Purushanahalli
  28. Sri Siddaganga D.Ed College,Purushanahalli
  29. Sathishchandra D.Ed College,Koligere
  30. Vidyanidhi PU College,Doddaballapur
  31. Sri kongadiyappa MBA College,Doddaballapur[10]
  32. IL&FS Institute of Skills,Doddaballapur[11]
  33. Sri Vinayaka College of Physical Education,Doddaballapur
  34. M.S.V public school, Doddaballapur [12]
  35. Niveditha English School, Doddaballapur
  36. Sri M.A.B.L High School, Doddaballapur
  37. Sri Mangala Vidya Mandira (MVM)
  38. Swamy Vivekananda School, Doddaballapur
  39. Saraswathi school, Doddaballapur
  40. Sri Jagadguru Chandrashekharanatha Rural Vidyanikethan, Melekote Cross
  41. Sri Mahaveer Jain Vidyalaya, Doddaballapur
  42. Carmel Jyothi High School, Doddaballapur


Doddaballapura receives scanty rainfall compared to other cachement areas in Karnataka. This is one of the reasons for water scarcity in the town as well as in villages surrounding Doddaballapura. Most of the underground water is often depleted due to low rainfall.

Tourism Attractions[edit]

There are several historical temples most located in Terina beedi [Car street], like Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple, Arunachaleshwara temple, Shankara matha, Chowdeshwari temple, Neladaanjaneya temple, Someshwara temple, Kashi Vishweshwara temple, Panduranga Swami temple, Prasanna Anjenaya Swami temple (near railway station), Venugopalaswami temple, Muthyalamma temple, Nagareshwara temple, Arkavati temple, Sadhanandara matha, Saptha mathruke Sri mariyamma temple (karaga temple), Dharmaraya Swamy temple etc.[3]

  • The Venkataramana temple is a huge structure covered with a vast compound that bears the influence of Muslim architecture. The temple is believed to have been constructed towards the end of 18th century by a local officer under Haider called Arunachala Panth. Inside the temple, over a platform a stone image of Lakshminarayana in Vijayanagara style, measuring about one and a half metre in height is kept and said to have been brought from the local Adinarayana temple.
  • To the south of the Venkataramana temple is the temple of Arunachaleswara, also ascribed to the same Arunachala Panth, built during the same time. This had been repeatedly renovated.
  • Beside Arunachaleswara temple is the local Shankara Matha having images of Sharada, Adi Shankara and Vinayaka.
  • Nearby, in the Devanagapete there is Chowdeshwari temple (renovated) described to be over 300 years old. There are three Garbhagrihas in a row housing Shivalinga (central), planked on either side by Chowdeshwari and Parvati.
  • Of the other temples in the place, mention may be made of Kashi Vishweshara (renovated), Kalika Kamateshwara, Vaikunta Janardhana and Nagareshwara, and Someshwara (outside the town). The Kalika Kamatesh temple is perhaps the oldest and has two typical Vijayanagara pillars with jumping hypogriff motifs. The Vaikuntha Janardhana temple near the bus stand is built in later Vijayanagara style. The outer Mantapa has pillars in Mysore style with fine relief sculptures. The Nagareshwara temple has three Garbhagrihas in a row with images of Ganapati, Linga and Parvati enshrined in them.

Every year Brahmarathotsava is held in Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple in the month of Magha Masa where lot of people from far away places gather to offer prayers and also world famous Karaga festival happens every year in the month of May/June(on the day of buddha Poornima).

Some of the other landmarks in Doddaballapura include Raamannana Bhaavi, Naagara kere, YMCA, Government Teaching School, Railway station, Navodhaya School, etc.

Ghati Subramanya Temple

Places of interest around Doddaballapura[edit]

  • Ghati Subramanya Temple: Subrahmanya is one of Hinduism's important Gods. Subramahnya is also called as Karthikeya, Shanmuga, Saravana and Muruga. Subrahmanya is the youngest son of Lord Shiva. The specialty of this temple is that it has two gods - on the front side there is Surbrahmanya and the rear side is Narashima. One can see both the gods at the same time. For viewing the god on the rear side, there is a mirror. The temple is about 60 kilometers from Bangalore, 15 kilometers Northerly to Doddaballapur.
  • Makalidurga Hills with a fort and temple : close to Ghati Subramanya Temple
  • Prasanna Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple : Tubagere, located 13 km far from Doddaballapur Northeasterly
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha : Lakkasandra, located 16 km far from Doddaballapur Northeasterly after Tubagere
  • HulluKudi Hills : Hanabe [fort and Veerabhadra swami temple with a pond][4] located 10 km far from Doddaballapur Northwesterly
  • Shani Mahathma Temple : Chikka Madhure (Kanasawadi), located 18 km far from Doddaballapur southwesterly on Nelamangala Doddaballapur road[5] popular as the similar one in Pavagada Shanaischara temple
  • Bete Ranganatha Swamy Temple : Hulikunte, located 22 km far from Doddaballapur westerly on Dabaspet road


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