Know your neighbourhood - 13: Banaswadi & Kacharakanahalli

Overview: Now a cosmopolitan area, Banaswadi used to be a sleepy village north of Bangalore till the 1960s.The Anjaneya temple in Banaswadi is well known across the city for its miracles. It is believed that the Hanuman idol sheds tears in the temple here on certain days. This temple is beautifully decorated during Navaratri. The ITC tobacco factory is also located near Banaswadi. Kammanahalli, just a couple of kms from Banaswadi, is probably the most cosmopolitan area of suburban Bangalore. Proximity to IT companies and educational institutions has attracted crowd from across India and even from Africa, Middle East and Asian countries to Kammanahalli. Today’s Kammanahalli is abuzz with pubs, restaurants and is home to all major brands of retail.
Banaswadi also has a railway station, on the Yeswantpur-Salem line connecting Yeswantpur, Hebbal, Bellandur.


Banaswadi Anjaneya temple

Banaswadi Railway Station

Kacharakanahalli: This village was known as Ramachaturvedi Mangalam as per Hoysala records of 1273 CE. One Hoysala inscription at this temple speaks of the construction of the shikhara of the deity Sri Sivaniswaram Udayar by Periya Triloka Settiyan under Illaipakkanadu. Another temple in the same village is of Chennakeshava, with post-Vijayanagara features, now renovated. There is also an ISKCON Narasimha Giridhar temple, with an old Hanuman idol inscribed in a rock within its premises.

Someshwara temple, Kacharakanahalli

Someshwara temple, Kacharakanahalli

Someshwara temple, Kacharakanahalli

Someshwara temple, Kacharakanahalli

Chennakeshava temple, Kacharakanahalli
ISCKON temple, Kacharakanahalli

Anjaneya at ISCKON temple, Kacharakanahalli

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