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Bangarapet is a town in Kolar district in Karnataka. Bangarpet was originally called Maramootlu before it changed to Bowringpet, named after an officer working in the Kolar Gold Fields. This town came into existence as the connecting point for the traffic between the gold fields and Bangalore.

Bangarpet is connected by State Highway No. 4 up to Kolar and then National Highway No.4 up to Bangalore. The distance through road is approximately 90 km.

Bangarapet is the last railway junction in Karnataka before entering Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.and it is the second largest railway station in Karnataka after Bangalore. Bangarpet is approximately 70 km from Bangalore City via train route.

Bangarapet is bordered by both Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

This town is famous in Karnataka for its rice trading.

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Bangarpet Karaga

Bangarapet is also famous for karaga. The season of karaga is usually termed as jaathre, and is a type of festival in the town. It is also known for kothanda rama temple theru (a kind of holy chariot). Bangarpet is famous for its Dargah Urs (Hazrath Shamshuddin Aulia)which wil take place every year with grand ceremony by the Muslims.

Bangarpet is famous for Pani puri,Masala puri etc.,

Places to visit in Bangarpet Taluk:

Kotilingeshwara

Kotilingeshwara(Kammasandra)It is about five kilometers from Kolar Gold Fields . This Temple was constructed by Swamy Sambha Shiva Murthy. There are millions of Lingas being installed surrounding the temple by the pilgrims since 1980 spread over an area of 13 acres (53,000 m2). There are more than 8.6 million Lingas installed as of 2008. The lingas installed vary between 1 foot (0.30 m) and 3 feet (0.91 m) tall.The temple was started with the intent of installing 1 crore lingas, hence the name "Kotilingeshwara".

The temple boasts of having the largest Linga in Asia which stands 108 feet (33 m) tall. In front of this huge Linga there is a huge Nandi (Animal mount of Lord Shiva) which is 35 feet (11 m) tall. The Nandi is installed over a platform which is 60 feet (18 m) in length, 40 feet (12 m) in width and 4 feet (1.2 m) in height.

There are eleven small temples of various deities constructed within the premises of the Lord Kotilingeshwara temple. The first to be constructed is the Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara temple, followed by the main deity temple Lord Kotilingeshwara. The sequence of the other temples are Lord Venkataramani Swamy Temple, Goddess Annapoorneshwari Temple, Lord Panduranga Swamy Temple, Lord Panchamukha Ganapathy temple, Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita Temple, Lord Anjaneya Temple, Goddess Kannika Parameshwari Temple and finally Goddess Karumaari Amma Temple.

Budikote

It has an old fort, hence the name. It is also the birth place of Hyder Ali, father of Tipu Sultan-the Tiger of Mysore.Budikote also is well known for housing Namma Dhwani, India's first cable community radio station, operating from 2002. As of today, Namma Dhwani or Our Voices, is a fully functional Community Multimedia Centre, with radio, video, and satellite facilities.

Kolar Gold Fields refers to the area of lands owned by the Bharat Gold Mines Limited. KGF is about 30 km from Kolar and 100 km from Bangalore.

The gold mines of KGF were closed down by BGML in 2001 due to reducing deposits and increasing costs.

BEML

The Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Defence set up a large manufacturing unit in KGF. It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment used for earth moving, transportation and mining such as trucks, tractors, trailers and excavators.

 

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