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Yeshwanthpur is a sub locality in the north western part of Bengaluru City in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located to the north of Malleswaram and west of Hebbal. The biggest wholesale market of agricultural produce in the city, the Yeshwanthpur APMC Yard, is situated in Yeshwanthpur.[1][2]

Yeshwanthpur
Neighbourhood in Bangalore
Flyover at Yeshwanthpur Junction
Flyover at Yeshwanthpur Junction
Yeshwanthpur is located in Bengaluru
Yeshwanthpur
Yeshwanthpur
Coordinates: 13°01′43″N 77°32′46″E / 13.0285°N 77.54620°E / 13.0285; 77.54620Coordinates: 13°01′43″N 77°32′46″E / 13.0285°N 77.54620°E / 13.0285; 77.54620
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
DistrictBangalore
MetroBangalore
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
560022
Vehicle registrationKA 04


Etymology

His Highness Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar's association with Maharaja Srimant Yeshwantrao Hindurao Ghorpade led to common meetings, usually spent on hunting, and cup of tea in the outskirts of his Bangalore Palace. which was a small village and had the proximity of Mysore sandal soap factory. The conversation went late into nights, which made it difficult to head back to Palace. As a token of friendship. Maharaja Srimant Yeshwantrao Hindurao Ghorpade, Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar renamed the Railway station in the area after the Yeshwantrao Ghorpade. Since, then the area has been popularly known as Yeshwanthpur. The largely popular Yesvantpur Junction railway station was commissioned by Mysore Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X in 1881.


Yeshwanthpur comprises many lesser known historic places, viz.

Deewanarapalya - In Kannada, Deewan means Prime minister (mysore state), due to its proximity to Bangalore palace. This place was the serving quarters for the Deewan of Mysore.

Subedaarpalya - In Kannada, Subedaar means Head of a Regiment, due to its proximity to Bangalore palace. This place was the serving quarters for the Subedaar of Mysore.

Both these places along with Vyalikaval, a suburb near malleshwaram. Vyalikaval, which in kannada means station of horses, were important political and strategic points to Mysore kingdom.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Truckers strike badly affects APMC market". Deccan Herald. India. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. ^ "APMC strike may hit fruit, vegetable supply". The Hindu. India. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2009.