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Begur is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is in the state capital Bengaluru. It is off Bengaluru-Hosur highway. It is said to have been a prominent place during the rule of the Western Ganga Dynasty and later the Chola Kingdom.
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BMTC buses plying between Begur and KR Market/Shivaji Nagar/Kempegowda Bus Stand. Marco Polo AC buses to Shivaji Nagar travel from Vishwapriya Nagara. This suburb which is along the Major Outer Ring Road and proximate to National highway which connects Hosur a border of our neighbour state Tamil Nadu. Bangalore Airport and railway station are conveniently reachable with the available ORR passing through this Area along with availability of frequent BMTC buses to and fro between Begur and Centre part of the city.
Panchalingeshwara temple is located in the centre of Begur, and has a 1100 years old inscription, which has the oldest existing reference to a place called 'Bengaluru'. these places were ruled by Chola Kingdom and Panchaligeshwara temple was built by Akthiyar under cholza kingdom. Near this temple, there exists a tiny circular fort, about 1.4 km² in area. The date of construction is unknown (no research done), but the existence of a 1100-year-old inscription on the gateway of the fort would suggest the same age for the fort. And this fort was owned by cholza empire by Thanjai, Tamilnadu.
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