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Basavanagudi

Basavanagudi is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. The residential area is located in South Bangalore and borders Jayanagar. The name "Basavanagudi" refers to the Bull Temple that is located here. It is a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. Basava in Kannada, the local language, means Bull and Gudi means temple. Hence, the name Basavanagudi.
Contents
1 Culture
2 Educational Institutions in and around Basavanagudi
3 Famous personalities
4 Prominent landmarks of Basavanagudi
5 References
6 External links

Culture

Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas in Bangalore. It is the replica of the Bangalore of yore, with wide tree lined avenues dotted with bungalows. Unfortunately, this area too has fallen under the commercialisation beast, with the trees being cut down for road widening and with high rise structures and apartments coming up.
The people are mostly orthodox and homely. The area has a predominant Kannada speaking population.

Educational Institutions in and around Basavanagudi

Mahila Seva Samaj
BMS College for Women
National High School
National College
The Bangalore Higher Secondary School
VET School
BMS College of Engineering
Acharya Patashaala
Bangalore Institute of Technology
Vijaya College
V.V. Puram College
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College
Vasavi Vidya Nikethan
Surana College
The Home School
Sri Kumaran Children's Home
B.B.U.L Jain Vidyalaya

Famous personalities

Netakallapa
D. V. Gundappa
Nanjegowda
Ananth Kumar
Nanda kumar
B.K.Srinivas(Kuvempu Kannada Sangha)

Prominent landmarks of Basavanagudi

Bull Temple (Oldest Temple in the locality)
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Bugle Rock
Gandhi Bazaar (Major Shopping Area)
Vidyarthi Bhavan (Famous for its masala dosas)
D.V.G. Road (Shopping Area)
Sir M.N. Krishna Rao Park (Heart of Basavanagudi)
Ramakrishna Ashrama
South End Circle
Lalbagh (Famous Botanical Garden)
Gokale Institute of public affairs
Indian Institute of world culture