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Location of Vijayanagar, Bangalore
in Bengaluru and India
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Vijayanagar is a residential locality in north west Bangalore, India. It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries. It is bound by Mysore Road and Magadi Road, with Chord Road cutting through.
People started dwelling in this locality from late 1970s. It has a sizable middle class population. Early inhabitants were employees of organizations such as BCC (now known as BBMP), BHEL, KIMCO, and AMCO, which are located on Mysore Road.
Maruti Mandir, Shani Mahatma temple, Kodandaramaswamy temple, Shiva Ganapati temple, Adichunchunagiri temple are some of the prominent temples in this area. It also has Siddaganga & Adichunchanagiri Hostels.
Vijayanagar is close proximity to RV Engineering College, PES Institute of Technology, the Bangalore University and the National Law School of India University. 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. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.
Vijayanagar also houses a large Public Library, which is one of the largest in Karnataka. Chandra Layout is one of the fastest growing localities of Vijayanagar, which houses some of the prominent people of Bangalore.
Vijayanagara is one of the most happening places in bangalore with good hangout places & also many shootings for movies & series of tele films are done here. It also houses many local movie stars & poets.
Schools and Colleges
Vijayanagar has many well recognized educational institutions, such as the New Horizon Public School, New Public English School, Sri Sarvajana School, St John's Educational Institutions, The New Cambridge English School, and Bharatiya Samskriti Vidya Peetha.
Apart from the academic institutions, Vijayanagar also boasts of "Karnataka Haridasa Scientific Research Centre" in the Vijayaranga building. KHSRC has two units, "The Structural school of Fine Arts", training individuals of all age group in Fine Arts and Performing Arts like Dramatics, Bharatanatya, Painting, Odissi, western Dance, Guitar, Veena, Violin, Guitar, Flute, Tabla, Karate, Yoga etc. The other unit is the "Institute for Educational Research and Development" dealing with research along Prof. Bharadwaj's "Structural Method", which is an alternative methodology and framework for facts.Also a well renowned AnneS institute for Western dance& computers where its students are in great competitions like boogie woogie,etc is placed in (Amarajyothinagar) the northern part of Vijayanagar.Also Music Mate a institute truly made to make Vijayanagar residents learn music well is also located very next to Vijayanagar club.
M Krishnappa from Congress(I) is the sitting MLA for the current Vidhan Sabha term. He defeated Pramila Nesargi of BJP in 2008 Electionshttp://www.mkrishnappa.com/index.html
Earlier this constituency was represented by former Minister V Somanna, who is known to be one of the backbones in great improvement of this area.
Banks and ATMs
1) HDFC Bank 2) ICICI Bank3) Citi Bank4) Axis Bank5) Carporation Bank6) SBM BANK7) ING Vyasya8) State Bank of Hydrabad9) State Bank of INDIA
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