Kadugodi

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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
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
MetroBengaluru
Founded byCholas Dynasty
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyBBMP
Demonym(s)Bangalorean
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Index Number
Area code(s)+91-(0)80
Vehicle registrationKA-53
Websitewww.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[edit]

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)

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References[edit]

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

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