Vidyaranyapura

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Vidyaranyapura
Vidyaranyapura is located in Karnataka
Vidyaranyapura
Vidyaranyapura
Location of Vidyaranyapura in Karnataka
Coordinates: 13°04′34″N 77°33′29″E / 13.076°N 77.558°E / 13.076; 77.558Coordinates: 13°04′34″N 77°33′29″E / 13.076°N 77.558°E / 13.076; 77.558
Country  India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Languages
 • Official Kannada [1]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560097
Vehicle registration KA-50

Vidyaranyapura is situated in the northern part of Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka, India. Vidyaranyapura, along with several other extensions of the city comes under a constituency called Byatarayanapura.[2] It comes under the Greater Bangalore jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

History[edit]

Vidyaranyapura is a colony that was formed around the late 1970s. It was formerly owned by a rich landlord and he still owns a large mango garden called Dinshaw Estate. Legends suggest that it may have been a battlefield. This is supported by the name of a nearby a place called Dandina Kodigehalli ('Dandina' in Kannada means a cantonment or military camp). The township is named after the great Kannada poet, saint and a priest, Vidyaranya.

Geography[edit]

Vidyaranyapura is situated in the north-west part of Bangalore, about 3,050 ft (930 m) above the sea level, at 13°05' N and 77°33' E. Nearby areas includeYelahanka, Thindlu, Kodigehalli, Doddabommasandra, Jalahalli, MS Palya and Sahakara Nagar.

It is a composite locality comprising multiple sub-blocks and layouts: AMS Layout, Ganesha Layout, Balaji Layout, Defence Colony, Nanjappa Layout, Chamundeshwari Layout, Srinidhi layout, BEL Layout (Bharat Electronics Ltd.), Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) layout, National Technological Institutes (NTI) layout.

Vidyaranyapura is located close to government sector factories like BEL [Bharat Electronics Limited] and HMT [Hindustan Machine Tools]. Premier educational institution such as Centre for Liquid Crystal Research, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science , National Centre for Biological Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics are within few minutes drive and are also well connected by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus services. Thindlu is one of the oldest areas in Bengaluru and is one kilometers to the east of Vidyaranyapura post office and has ancient temple of lord Virabhadra ( a form of lord Shiva).

Agriculture[edit]

Vidyaranyapura is west of The University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK and Thindlu. The area has a variety of trees and plants, which were planted by the Forest Department while converting it into a residential area. The native tree is predominantly the eucalyptus. The soil is very rich in nutrients and has a distinct red color to it.

Biodiversity[edit]

Vidyaranyapura is known for existence of varied number of species. It also houses some beautiful lakes. The location is surrounded by ample greenery. Agricultural Land form a major part. Besides, there is a mango grove (earlier Dinshaw Estate), at the center of the locality. Soil humus content is high in the area, red soil is found majorly. Almost all diversity of plants can be found or grown here, including those of medicinal value. The area does also have some animal diversity. The locality has huge flock of pigeons, birds of rarity in Bangalore like sparrow can be found in numbers near the Last Bus Stop. Cobra snakes are very common here and can be found in groups. Narasipura lake is home for a few turtles and mongooses. Common Indian toad and bull frog are the various others traced in the area. Even a pangolin was traced in the area in 2002[3]

Birds which occasionally dwell in Vidyaranyapura are lesser whistling teal, black headed ibis, purple swamphen, red wattled lapwing, white-cheeked barbet, small green barbet, pied wagtail (Motacilla alba), egret, little grebe, little cormorant, purple heron, oriental darter, spotted dove, bulbul, night heron, spot-billed duck, sandpiper and whistling duck.[4]

Notable Residents[edit]

Notable People
  • Obaid Siddiqi - Acclaimed Scientist and Padma Vibushan awardee.[5]
  • Sreesanth - Former Indian Cricketer, Cine artiste.
  • Rajesh - renowned Kannada Actor and Theater artist.
  • Sandeep Micheal - International hockey player who represented India and plays for World Series Hockey
  • Abhijeeth - Kannada actor, notably acted in Yejamana and few other celebrated movies
  • Ashok Rao - Kannada actor, worked in many movies including Ba Nalle Madhuchandrake, Cyanide, Tavarina Siri.
  • Jayalakshmi - Yesteryear actress acted in many movies as a lead, and in noted song 'Ninna neenu Maretharenu Sukavidhe'
  • Govind Raju - TV Serial Artist and acted in many films including CBI Shankar as a Lawyer with Shankar Nag.
  • Ravindranath - TV Presenter, Actor and Film Employees Association Secretary.
  • Sri G R Subramany - Priest, Popular Kannada writer published Several books Prose and Poetry recognized with several award one of them "Kempa Gowda Award"
  • Ashutosh Sharma - MSc - Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (2010 - 2014)

Localities[edit]

  1. GANESHA LAYOUT
  2. ADITHYANAGAR
  3. VEMANNA LAYOUT
  4. MUNESWARA LAYOUT
  5. PUTTANJANAPPA LAYOUT
  6. 1st BLOCK DBS, 2nd BLOCK DBS
  7. C.V. LAYOUT
  8. KRISHNA TEMPLE ROAD
  9. MUNIBYRAPPA LAYOUT
  10. DESHABANDHU NACARA
  11. RAILWAY PARALLEL ROAD
  12. KODIGEHALLI GATE
  13. MUTHURAYASWAMY LAYOUT
  14. ANJANAPPA LAYOUT
  15. MAIN ROAD DBS
  16. DODDABODMMASANDRA
  17. VENKATACIRIYAPPA LAYOUT
  18. SEETHAPPA LAYOUT
  19. 4th BLOCK DBS, 5th BLOCK DBS
  20. GOPALAPPA GARDEN, K N V II
  21. KRISHNAPPA LAYOUT
  22. S M S LAYOUT, BEL ‘Ist BLOCK
  23. 2nd BLOCK BEL LAYOUT
  24. 3rd BEL LAYOUT
  25. VAISHNAVI LAYOUT
  26. AMS LAYOUT
  27. IEHCS LAYOUT
  28. BEL 4th BLOCK, BEL 5th BLOCK
  29. NTI LAYOUT,
  30. HMT 4th BLOCK, HMT 5th BLOCK
  31. DEFENCE LAYOUT
  32. NARASIPURA LAYOUT
  33. HMT 1st BLOCK, HMT 2nd BLOCK
  34. HMT 3rd BLOCK
  35. HMT LAYOUT 4th BLOCK
  36. EECHALAMARA
  37. DURGADEVI LAYOUT
  38. BEL 6th BLOCK
  39. HMT 6th BLOCK, HMT 7th BLOCK
  40. SOMANNA GARDEN
  41. PARVATHANINIA LAYOUT
  42. DHANALAKSHMI LAYOUT
  43. INDIAN EXPRESS LAYOUT
  44. PRAKRUTHI LAYOUT
  45. S.V. LAYOUT
  46. ANANDA LAYOUT
  47. V.G.GARDEN
  48. TELECOM LAYOUT
  49. BALAJI LAYOUT
  50. RAGHAVENDRA COLONY
  51. TEACHERS LAYOUT
  52. M.S. PALYA
  53. J.B.K. LAYOUT
  54. B. NAGARA
  55. CHINNASWAMY LAYOUT
  56. MARUTHI LAYOUT
  57. VINAYAKANAGARA
  58. V. J. NAGARA
  59. SINGAPURA
  60. BALAN DAIRY FARM
  61. N.T.C. LAYOUT
  62. AMS LAYOUT
  63. AKASHAVANI LAYOUT
  64. VENUGOPAL LAYOUT
  65. CHIKKABETTAHALLI
  66. DODDADETTAHALLI
  67. BHEL LAYOUT
  68. SAMBRAM COLLEGE
  69. Srinidhi Layout
  70. SAINAGARA 1ST PHASE
  71. BEST COUNT
  72. VADERAHALLI LAYOUT
  73. LAXMIPURA LAYOUT
  74. LAXMIPURA CROSS
  75. RAMAIAH ENGLAVE
  76. MEDIAGRAHARA
  77. SUBEDAR PALYA
  78. JNANESVVARI LAYOUT
  79. NANDANVAN LAYOUT
  80. V.S.LAYOUT, B.S.LAYOUT
  81. L.G ENCLAVE
  82. NANJAPPA LAYOUT
  83. CHAMUNDESHWARI LAYOUT
  84. C. RAMAIAH LAYOUT
  85. BLUE FIELD GARDEN
  86. BLUE MOON GARDEN
  87. RAMANNA GARDEN
  88. DODDCHANNAPPA GARDEN
  89. AYYANNA LAYOUT
  90. SAPHALGIRI LAYOUT
  91. MUNISWAMAPPA LAYOUT
  92. BANK COLONY
  93. ANJANEYA SWAMY LAYOUT
  94. Shiridi Layout
  95. LAKESHORE GARDEN
  96. APC LAYOUT
  97. VEERANNA LAYOUT
  98. Kanshiram Nagar
  99. SS LAYOUT
  100. HANMAN LAYOUT

BMTC Bus Routes[edit]

It is also provided with ample transportation with the Local Bus Service BMTC,

Route No Origin Destination Route Comments
269B Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Stand Ramachandrapura, BEL, Devasandra, Malleshwaram
276 Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Stand BEL, Devsandra, Malleshwaram
288M Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Stand Thindlu-Sahakara Nagar
276-210A/MBS9 Vidyaranyapura ISRO Layout Devsandra, Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand., KR MARKET, MONO TYPE
275D Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand. Mathikere rarely available
276P kabir ashrama and doddabomasandra Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand. rarely available
276J Yelahanka Kempegowda Bus Stand Vidyaranyapura not available
276H Vidyaranyapura JP NGR. 6TH PHASE Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand., South End Circle not available
276N Vidyaranyapura Chikkalasandra Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand., KR MARKET, CHAMRAJPET, PADMANABHA NAGAR
276E Vidyaranyapura K R Market Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic . These buses also the area with Bangalore City Railway Station which is located on the opposite side of Kempegowda Bus Stand.|

not available

276A Vidyaranyapura Shivajinagar Bus Stand YESHWANTHPUR TOLGATE, JC Nagar
276AA Vidyaranyapura Shivajinagar Bus Stand Devasandra-Mekhri Circle-JC Nagar not available
288E-314/MBS6 Vidyaranyapura C V Raman Nagar Thindlu, RT Nagar, Shivaji Nagar,Indira Nagar
401B Yelahanka Hampinagara Vidyaranyapura, Mathikere, Rajajinagar
401C Yelahanka(Mother Diary) Yeshvanthpura Vidyaranyapura-Mathikere
401E Yelahanka Chandra Layout Vidyaranyapura, Mathikere, Rajajinagar
401G Yelahanka Upanagara Hampinagara Vidyaranyapura rarely available
401K Yelahanka kengeri Vidyaranyapura, Vijaynagar, Nagarabhavi, Mariappana Palya
401P Vidyaranyapura Vijaynagar Mathikere-Yeshvanthpura-Rajajinagar
401Q Yelahanka MCTC Bus Stand Vidyaranyapura, Vijaynagar
401R Yelahanka RajaRajeshwari Nagara Vidyaranyapura, Vijaynagar, Nayanda Halli
401AC Devanahalli Yeshwanthpur Yelahanka, Vidyaranyapura, Mathikere
401BA Yelahanka Chikkalasandra Vidyaranyapura-Mathikere-Yeshvanthpura-Vijayanagar
248D Vidyaranyapura DASARAHALLI BEL, Gangamma Circle, Jalahalli Cross, Peenya 2nd STG, Kamakshipalya
BC-8 Vidyaranyapura Jalahalli Cross Doddabommasandra-BEL-HMT
503 Vidyaranyapura Marathahalli Hebbal Vidyaranyapura
V-276 Vidyaranyapura Kempegowda Bus Stand BEL, Devsandra
276-G Volvo Vidyaranyapura Electronic City(Wipro Campus) Kempegowda Bus Stand
500-DE Volvo Vidyaranyapura Kadugodi Hebbal-KRPuram-Marathahalli
362-E Volvo Vidyaranyapura Electronic City Mekhri Circle-Shivajinagar-Brigade Road-Adugodi

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