A Slice of Life in a Bangalore Neighborhood
We've lived in Malleswaram (mull-ae-sh-war-rum) in the city of Bangalore for many many years and I am familiar with every street and corner of the old Bangalore neighborhood. Historically, Malleswaram dates back to the Maratha times (Shivaji's brother Ekoji is said to have built what is now the Kadu or Wild-Malleswaram temple), and geographically extends from Yeshwantpur in the north, bordering the great campus of the Indian Institute of Science, to what used to be the Minerva mills, and from the Milk Colony to Vyalikaval extension horizontally. The grid of roads are called main roads and cross roads (like avenues and streets in USA), and it is one of the few places in India where you can locate a house by its address (see: Amusing Postal Addresses from India).
© K. L. Kamat
The neighborhood of Malleswaram hosts traditional people, spiritual people, ordinary people, and extra-ordinary people. Nobel laureates (C.V. Raman), and world champions (Prakash Padukone) live or lived here, so did many writers, scholars, musicians (Doraiswamy Iyengar), and educationists (M.P.L.Shastry). The poor, destitute, and beggars also call it their own and make a living in the large number of temples, and churches located here. The flowering trees on either sides of the streets hide all the pollution, and the popular street-side eateries obscure some of the finest south Indian restaurants in the city.
Welcome to the neighborhood of Malleswaram!
Pictures of Malleswaram
Hotspots of Malleswaram
|Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Bangalore Malleswaram|
Merchandise and Link Suggestions