Kadugodi is a suburb located in Whitefield, Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, India. The area is said to have been founded over 1000 years ago by the Chola dynasty.[2]

Kadugodi
Kadugudi
Neighbourhood
View of street in kadugodi
View of street in kadugodi
Kadugodi is located in Bengaluru
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Kadugodi
Map of Kadugodi
Coordinates: 12°59′55″N 77°45′39″E / 12.9985767°N 77.7609716°E / 12.9985767; 77.7609716Coordinates: 12°59′55″N 77°45′39″E / 12.9985767°N 77.7609716°E / 12.9985767; 77.7609716
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictBangalore Urban
MetroBangalore
ZoneWhitefield
Ward83
Founded byChola dynasty
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyBBMP
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
 • OtherUrdu, Tamil, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Index Number
Area code(s)+91-(0)80
Vehicle registrationKA-53

EtymologyEdit

The name of the Kadugodi has been derived from a Mythical sayings known as "Kadu" & "Gudi" meaning "Temple in a Forest" in Kannada Language. It is believed that this whole area had thick vegetation consisting of soap-nut shrubs. The temple after which the place gets its name was said to be discovered by people venturing in to this Kadu(forest) while gathering soap-nuts.

ClimateEdit

Kadugudi is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities.

Kadugodi has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Kadugodi usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year. The coolest month is December with an average low temperature of 17.4 °C (63.3 °F) and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 36 °C (97 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Kadugudi is 36.8 °C (98.2 °F) (recorded in March 2012). However, the suburbs of Kadugudi recorded temperatures as high as 39 °C (102 °F). The lowest ever recorded is 9.8 °C (50 °F) (recorded in January 2013).

Winter temperatures rarely drop below 12 °C (54 °F), and summer temperatures seldom exceed 37 °C (99 °F). Kadugodi receives rainfall from both the northeast and the southwest monsoons and the wettest months are September, October and August, in that order. The summer heat is moderated by fairly frequent thunderstorms. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a 11-hour period in recorded on 7 October 2012, has real thick water resource which is hard water in nature.

InfrastructureEdit

Kadugodi has started seeing a residential construction, since the late 2000s and especially during 2010 and onwards. In the 1970s, Kadugodi saw its first extension towards west as Village Panchyat extension simply referred to as new extension or VP extension. In the 1980s, it saw another extension in the eastern direction when a new extension was formed by free distribution of plots to economically deserving families. This was done by the Eashwara temple family and was named after Shree Shankar Dixit, this area is now popularly known as Shankara pura.

Going by the street names of Kadugudi one can deduce that this place must have been a well planned out settlement. There is a Kumbhara beedi (potter street), there is Ganigara beedi (vegetable oil extractors), Angadi beedi (Market street), Balajigara beedhi (mainly merchants dealing in bangles, flowers etc.)

ShrinesEdit

Kadugodi has many temples and oldest among them are Anjaneya temple, Kashi Vishwanatha temple, Ganesh temple, Eashwara temple and the grama devata temples of Maramma and Ganga Parameshwari. All these temples are located in Old Kadugodi area starting from Bapuji Circle up to Kashi Vishwanatha temple.

Kadugodi also has some of the oldest mosques, among them is Hajee Sir Ismailsait Mosque. It has been said that it was built by Hajee Ismalsait, in the 1900s. Considering how old it is, it's named as Badi Majied. It's also one of the most visited places in Kadugodi.

FestivalsEdit

Two major festivities of Kadugudi is when Rathotsava (Charriot festival) are conducted for the Eashwara and Rama deities. Lot of festivities are conducted before and after the actual Rathotsava day.

TransportationEdit

Kadugodi is very well connected to all parts of Bangalore by the road. The Hopefarm road in the locality road, which connects Kadugodi to the rest of the Bangalore city.

Kadugodi is easily accessible by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses and All buses from Kempegowda Bus Station, K. R. Market and Shivajinagar towards HAL, Marathahalli, Varthur and Whitefield as well as Banashankari depart from Kadugodi.

The Namma Metro Station of Kadugodi is being built in as Kadugodi Industrial Area Metro Station, The project is estimated to be finished by March 2023.

Whitefield Railway Station is one of the oldest railway stations in the Bangalore. It lies on the Bangalore-Chennai route and is double and electrifie; the Krishnarajapuram-Whitefield section is slated to be converted to a quadruple line. The station is slated to become a junction with a Whitefield-Kolar (53 km; 33 miles) line being laid. Whitefield railway station has four platforms, each running to 650m in length, shelters, lighting, benches and a booking office. Rails run here throughout the Day and Night from Whitefield Railway Station to Marikuppam, Kanniyakumari, Tirupati, Kolar, Jolarpettai, Bangarapet, Kuppam, as well as Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore Cantonment and Bangalore City Junction

Geographic locationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area code". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ Shekhar, Divya. "History of the Cholas Dynasty in Kadugodi". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 February 2019.

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