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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.[2]


Bull Temple
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi
Basavanagudi is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57
 (Census 2011)
 • Total32,640 [1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

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,[3] 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,[4] which is well known for fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables. One of the most famous areas in Bangalore for eateries, Basavanagudi has historic restaurants in Bangalore, notably the famous Masala Dosa of "Vidyarthi Bhavan" which was opened in the pre-independence era of India in 1943.



  • M. N. Krishna Rao Park[5]
  • Bugle Rock
  • T. R. Shamanna Park
  • Armugam Circle Park
  • Dewan Madhav Rao Circle Park
  • Ramakrishna Square
  • Home School Circle
  • Tagore Circle
  • Nettakallappa Circle


  • Vidyarthi Bhavan (USP: Masala Dosa)
  • Upahar Darshini (UD) (South Indian Food & coffee/tea)
  • Sri Kotureshwara Benne Dose (Original Davanagere Benne Dose)
  • Dwaraka bhavan (USP: Benne Khali Dosa)
  • Brahmin's coffee bar (USP: Idly vada)
  • Udupi Krishna Bhavan (USP: Masala Dosa)
  • Roti Ghar (USP: Roti & curries)
  • SLV corner (North & South Indian food)
  • Gokul Veg (North Indian food)
  • Shanti sagar (South & North Indian food)
  • KFC, Mc Donald's, Pizza hut, Domino's



Theosophical Society, Basavanagudi

Temples and religious placesEdit

  • Dodda Ganeshana Gudi
  • Ramakrishna Ashram/Math[8]
  • 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,

Notable residentsEdit


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  2. ^ "Celebration of life in Basavanagudi". Hindu. 24 June 2005.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ Ground nut festival| Basava Festival | Kadlekai Parishe
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "For further reference, search for DVG Road in the "Search Tab"". Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
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