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13 Untold Stories of Famous Localities in Bangalore & How They Got Their Names

Ever wondered how the names of various localities in Bangalore were derived?

We thought we would delve into the History of some of the famous localities in Bangalore and help you understand why they were given those names. Here’s the story behind some of the most popular localities in Bangalore which will surely leave you open mouthed as you go through them one after the other! 

Marathahalli

Halli in kannada means village. A fighter aircraft named Marut had an accident in this area, hence the area is called Marathahalli. Intriguing! Isn’t it?

BTM Layout

Finally we have decoded what the abbreviation - BTM Layout means. It stands for Bannerghatta, Tavarekere and Madivala Layout. BTM Layout is the heart of all the 3 localities and hence the name “BTM.”

Malleswaram

Located in the North-West of Bangalore, Malleshwaram derives its name from the famous Kaadu Malleshwara Temple – which is a centre of worship for the Shaivite group or the devotees of Lord Shiva.4. HSR Layout 

Again an abbreviation decoded as Hosur- Sarjapur Road Layout. HSR is a relatively new suburb located in the South-East of Bangalore. The Layout, which is built on the land reclaimed from the Agara lake is located between Hosur Road and Sarjapur Road.

HSR Layout 

Again an abbreviation decoded as Hosur- Sarjapur Road Layout. HSR Layout is a relatively new suburb located in the South-East of Bangalore. The Layout, which is built on the land reclaimed from the Agara lake is located between Hosur Road and Sarjapur Road.

Banashankari

Banashankari is a famous neighbourhood in south Bengaluru. The area gets its name from the Banashankari Amma temple on Kanakapura Road, one of Bengaluru's oldest and most famous temples constructed by Subramanya Shetty In 1915.

Basavanagudi

The name "Basavanagudi" is derived from the bull temple which is located in the area. The temple has a Monolith Statue of ‘The Nandi Bull.’ Basava in Kannada means bull and gudi means temple. Hence, the name Basavanagudi.

Domlur

Domlur, located in the Eastern part of Bangalore is a word which is derived from Tombalur, a kind of flower used To Worship Lord Shiva. This is further supported by the inscriptions of Shiva found in Chokkanathaswamy Temple in Domlur, which is believed to be constructed by the Cholas.

Hebbal

Once indicative of the North endpoint of Bangalore, was originally famous for the Hebbal Lake. It is now better known for the longest flyover in India spanning a Length of 6.25 Kilometres over all the loops combined.

Jayanagar

Jayanagar means "Victory City". Regarded as the southern end of Bangalore, the "South End Circle", where six Roads from different areas meet and the historic Ashoka Pillar which was to mark the southern end of the city bear this fact. While newer extensions have taken away this distinction from Jayanagar, it still remains a tip of southern parts of Bangalore.

Rajajinagar

Rajajinagar got its name from Rajaji, the great freedom fighter from southern part of India. The area has many famous schools and colleges that have made a mark in the entire country.

Rajarajeshwari Nagar

Rajarajeshwari Nagar received its name from the famous Rajarajeshwari Nagar temple that is located just over one kilometer from the entrance arch of the locality.

Vijayanagar East

It derives its name from the Vijayanagara Empire that flourished in South India during 15 and 16 centuries. Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar.

Nagarbhavi

Nagarbhavi literally means "A Well of Snakes". The name has been derived because of the high number of snakes that were present in the area. Some believe that it is called a "Well" because of the surrounding hillocks that are no longer present due to Urbanization.

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