Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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Kadu Malleshwara
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Gangamma Devi Temple, Jamia Masjid, Orion Mall, Malleswara Vegetable Market, Chowdiah Memorial Hall and Mantri Square
Malleshwara is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643
Country India
MetroMantri Square Sampige Road metro
DistrictBangalore Urban district
Founded byH. V. Nanjundaiah
 • neighborhood3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
 • Metro
28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
 • neighborhood99,625
 • Density25,196/km2 (65,260/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density17,000/km2 (44,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
560003, 560055

Malleshwaram (also referred as Malleshwara) is a northwest neighborhood and one of the zones of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in Bengaluru, India. It was planned in 1889 after the great plague of 1898, developed as a suburb in 1892 and handed over to the city municipality in 1895.[1][2] As per 1878 Survey of India map, the area came under the village of Ranganatha Palya [3] and later was named after the Kadu Malleshwara Temple.[4] The neighbourhood houses many offices one them being World Trade Center Bengaluru. It also has shopping malls Mantri Square and Orion Mall (at the two ends of the locality). Education boards of the state- KSEEB and PU boards - are located here.


H. V. Nanjundaiah, the first Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University is credited with the building of the then suburb of Malleshwaram.[4] The neighbourhood of Malleshwaram hosts people from all walks of life. The Nobel laureate C.V. Raman, scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, badminton world champion Prakash Padukone and his daughter Deepika Padukone, noted Carnatic musician Doraiswamy Iyengar and film stars Saroja Devi, Ananth Nag and Jaggesh have all lived here.

Malleshwaram is home to some of Bangalore's heritage cafés such as CTR Shri Sagar (1920s), Janatha Hotel, Raghvendra Stores, New Krishna Bhavan, Veena Stores,[5] and Snehajeeevi Gowdara Egg Rice Adda.[6]


It is located in the North-Western part of the city and is in close proximity to Yeshwanthpur, Rajajinagar, Sadashivanagar, Seshadripuram and the Majestic Bus Stand. The closest metro stations to this place are the Sampige Road metro station and Srirampura metro station

Tourist attractions[edit]

A few tourist attractions in and around Malleshwaram are Orion mall, Mantri mall, The Bangalore Palace , Iskon Temple and Sankey Lake.

Notable locations[edit]


  1. ^ "The plague that shook Bangalore". Deccan Herald. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ "100 years apart, a tale of Bengaluru's two pandemics". Hindustan Times. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ Aruni, S. K. (6 March 2013). "Made for all communities". The Hindu.
  4. ^ a b "Malleswara retains the Bangalore of yore". DNA India. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  5. ^ Jul 31, B. M. B. / U., 2021, & Ist, 06:00. (n.d.). Malleswaram Mirror Special: Community Corner: Good old Malleswaram... Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved April 17, 2022, from
  6. ^ This Tiny Shop in Malleshwaram Serves Bengaluru’s Best Egg Rice And How Can You Afford To Miss It—MetroSaga. (n.d.). Retrieved April 17, 2022, from
  7. ^ "Bengaluru's Malleswaram: Where live gods and their noble soldiers". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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