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Basavanagudi is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. It is located in South Bangalore, along the borders of Jayanagar. The name "Basavanagudi" refers to the Bull Temple, which contains a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. The word Basava in Kannada means bull, and gudi means temple.
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi
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Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore. 4.6 km far from Bangalore City Railway Station and BMTC, and 38.7 km to Kempegowda International airport. The main commercial street of Basavanagudi is DVG Road, which is home to numerous retail businesses, Most of them dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar, which is well known for fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
- Kadlekai Parishe: Every year a two-day fair of peanuts is held near Dodda Ganeshana Gudi temple of Basavanagudi called Kadlekai Parishe, which translates to Groundnut Fair. Groundnuts are exhibited and sold during this event.
- Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava: An annual event is held on the grounds of Acharya Pathasala Public School or National College, Bangalore celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival for over 10 days. The evenings are studded with cultural programmes by artists from all over India.
- The Indian Institute of World Culture
- Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs
- B.M.S. College of Engineering
- National College, Basavanagudi
- Acharya Pathasala Public School
- National School Basavanagudi
- Vijaya College, R.V. Road, Basavanagudi
- Sree Saraswathi Vidhya Mandir
- Bangalore High School
- Mahila Mandali Vidya Samsthe
Temples and religious placesEdit
- Dodda Ganeshana Gudi
- Ramakrishna Ashram/Math
- Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
- Kaaranji Anjaneya Swamy Temple
- Uttaradhi Mutt
- Sringeri Shankarmutt
- Hanumanthana gudda
- Magadi Karnikara Patha Shaale
- Sri Vyasaraja Mutt Sosale
- Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana
- Puthige Mutt
- Jamia Masjid Mohammedan Block
- Renukamba Temple, MN Krishna Rao Park
- Ayyappa Swamy Temple
- Jayatheertha Brindavana Sanidhana,PMK Road, Basavanagudi,
- D. V. Gundappa — Kannada poet and writer; after whom the DVG Road is named
- Mysore Suryanarayana Bhatta Puttanna - author of Kannada literature
- Anil Kumble — the highest wicket-taker for India in Test and ODI Cricket
- Hosur Narasimhaiah — physicist, educator and activist
- K. S. Nissar Ahmed — Kannada poet and writer
- Masti Venkatesha Iyengar — Kannada poet and writer
- P. Lankesh — Kannada Journalist
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- "Celebration of life in Basavanagudi". Hindu. 24 June 2005.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
- Ground nut festival| Basava Festival | Kadlekai Parishe
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
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- Anil Kumble, highest wicket-taker for India in two cricket formats Archived 2014-02-28 at the Wayback Machine.