Kadugodi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kadugodi
Kadugudi
Neighbourhood
Nickname(s): Whitefield, Kadugodi
Whitefield Railway Station
Coordinates: 12°58′N 77°45′E / 12.97°N 77.75°E / 12.97; 77.75Coordinates: 12°58′N 77°45′E / 12.97°N 77.75°E / 12.97; 77.75
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
Founded by Cholas Dynasty
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body BBMP
Demonym(s) Bangalorean
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Index Number 560067[1]
Area code(s) +91-(0)80
Vehicle registration KA-53
Website www.bbmp.gov.in

Kadugodi (Kannada pronunciation: [Kāḍugōḍi]), also known as Kadugudi was founded by the great Cholas Dynasty. It is located in Whitefield, Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. Kadugodi comes from "kadu" & "Gudi" meaning "temple in a forest" in Kannada. It is believed that this whole area had thick vegetation consisting of soap-nut shrubs. The temple after which the place gets its name was also discovered by people venturing in to this kadu(forest) while gathering soap-nuts. This temple is of Anjaneya which is believed as udbhava murthi. Kadugudi is also referred to as "Aranayapuri" in temple related invites and publications.

Kadugodi has many temples and oldest among them are Anjaneya temple, kashi Vishwanatha temple, Ganesh temple, Eashwara temple and the grama devata temples of Maramma and Ganga parameshwari. All these temples are located in old kadugodi area starting from Bapuji circle up to Kashi vishwanatha temple.

Two major festivities of kadugudi is when Rathotsava(Charriot festival) are conducted for Eashwara and Rama deities. Lot of festivities are conducted before and after the actual rathotsava day.

Going by the street names of kadugudi one can deduce that this place must have been a well planned out settlement. There is a kumbhara beedi(potter street), there is Ganigara beedi(vegetable oil extractors), Angadi beedi(Market street), balajigara beedhi(mainly merchants dealing in bangles, flowers etc.).

In 1970s kadugodi saw its first extension towards west as Village Panchyat extension or simple referred to as new extension or VP extension. In 1980s saw another extension in eastern direction when a new extension was formed by free distribution of plots to economically deserving families. This was done by the Eashwara temple family and was named after Shree Shankar Dixit, this area now is popularly known as Shankara pura.

Climate

Kadugudi is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities of India.

View of inside Kadugodi.

Kadugudi has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Kadugudi usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make summer somewhat uncomfortable The coolest month is December with an average low temperature of 19.4 °C (66.9 °F) and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 36 °C (97 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Kadugudi is 36.8 °C (98.2 °F) (recorded in March 2012). However, the suburbs of Kadugudi recorded temperatures as high as 39 °C (102 °F). The lowest ever recorded is 9.8 °C (50 °F) (recorded in January 2013).

Winter temperatures rarely drop below 12 °C (54 °F), and summer temperatures seldom exceed 37 °C (99 °F). Kadugodi receives rainfall from both the northeast and the southwest monsoons and the wettest months are September, October and August, in that order. The summer heat is moderated by fairly frequent thunderstorms. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a 13-hour period in recorded on 17 October 2014

Climate data for Kadugodi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.8
(91)
36.9
(98.4)
37.7
(99.9)
37.3
(99.1)
38.9
(102)
38.1
(100.6)
33.3
(91.9)
33.3
(91.9)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
32.7
(90.9)
31.1
(88)
38.9
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
30.2
(86.4)
32.9
(91.2)
35.1
(95.2)
33.3
(91.9)
29.4
(84.9)
28.1
(82.6)
26.5
(79.7)
29.3
(84.7)
28.0
(82.4)
27.0
(80.6)
26.2
(79.2)
29.4
(84.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
23.7
(74.7)
26.3
(79.3)
28.0
(82.4)
27.4
(81.3)
24.8
(76.6)
24.0
(75.2)
23.6
(74.5)
24.0
(75.2)
23.7
(74.7)
22.4
(72.3)
21.1
(70)
24.2
(75.6)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
17.2
(63)
19.6
(67.3)
21.8
(71.2)
21.5
(70.7)
20.2
(68.4)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.7
(67.5)
19.4
(66.9)
17.7
(63.9)
16.0
(60.8)
19.0
(66.2)
Record low °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
9.4
(48.9)
11.1
(52)
14.4
(57.9)
16.7
(62.1)
16.7
(62.1)
16.1
(61)
14.4
(57.9)
15.0
(59)
13.2
(55.8)
9.6
(49.3)
8.9
(48)
7.8
(46)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.8
(0.071)
7.9
(0.311)
7
(0.28)
40
(1.57)
110.2
(4.339)
89.1
(3.508)
108.9
(4.287)
142.5
(5.61)
241
(9.49)
154.5
(6.083)
54.1
(2.13)
17.5
(0.689)
974.5
(38.368)
Average rainy days 0.2 0.5 0.8 3 6.9 6 7.4 10 10.3 7.9 3.9 1.6 58.5
Average relative humidity (%) 60 52 45 51 60 72 76 79 76 73 70 68 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 262.3 247.6 271.4 257.0 241.1 136.8 111.8 114.3 143.6 173.1 190.2 211.7 2,360.9
Source #1: Indian Meteorological Department
Source #2: NOAA (humidity and sun: 2012–2014)

Geographic location

See also

References

  1. ^ "Area code". Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

External links

  • Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike – (Municipal government)
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kadugodi&oldid=856247079"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadugodi
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Kadugodi"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA