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Basavanagudi, a residential area located in Southern Bangalore along the borders of Jayanagar.
The name “Basavanagudi” refers to the Bull Temple that located here and the temple has a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. Basava in Kannada, the local language, means Bull and Gudi means temple.
It is an oldest area and commercial locality in the city of Bangalore. The main commercial street here is DVG Road which is home to numerous retail businesses several of them dating back to the 1970s and 80’s. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar which is a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower market.
The main attractions cited here are M.N Krishna Rao Park, Bugle Rock, T. R. Shamanna Park, Armugam Circle Park, Dewan Madhav Rao Circle Park and Ramakrishna Square
Annually, a two day fair of peanuts is organised near Dodda Ganeshana Gudi temple here called as Kadlekai Parishe which literally means Groundnut Fair. Different varieties of groundnut are exhibited and sold during this event.
Another event named Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava is held on the grounds of Acharya Pathasala Public School celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival for over 10 days. The evenings are studded with cultural programmes by artists from all over India.