History of Bangalore


History Of Bangalore
King Ballala,on a hunting expedition,
Lost his way in the dense jungle
Deep inside the jungle,a old women
Took pity on the hungry hunter
She had nothing to offer
But a handful of boiled beans
The king was pleased,
Named the city as 

Which meant Boiled Beans
Bengalooru got its name.

The time of Kempe Gowda
Time of Kempe Gowda@ History Bangalore

Kempe Gowda, known as the founder of Bangalore, played a very important in the shaping of the city. A feudal lord himself, he used to serve under the Vijayanagara Kings. A hunting enthusiast, Kempe Gowda once saw his dog being chased by a hare. Amused as well as impressed up this incident, he started calling Bangalore as 'Gandu bhoomi' (heroic place). He, with the help of King Achutaraya, built a mud fort in Bangalore and inside it founded the towns of Balepet, Cottonpet, and Chickpet. Later, his son got the four watchtowers erected on the boundaries of the city, visible even today.

Reign of the Sultans, Marathas and British

1638-1644 : , the Vijayanagara Empire fell to the Sultan of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah.
1687 : they sold the kingdom to King Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar of Mysore.
1759 : Hyder Ali received Bangalore in the form of jagir in 1759, from Krishna Raja Wodeyar II. He converted the city into an army town.

1799 : , when Tipu Sultan died, the British returned the kingdom back to Krishna Raja Wodeyar III.
1831 : However, the British again took over the kingdom in 1831, citing misrule by Krishna raja Wodeyar III as the reason. It was under the British rule that Bangalore started developing into a modern city, with all the contemporary facilities like railways, telegraphs, post and telegraph, etc. The city was again given back to the Wodeyars in 1881. However, since the British Commissioners were based in Bangalore, its development into a contemporary city continued unabated.

After India gained independence in the year 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Karnataka. From then onwards, the city has witnessed large-scale development and has grown in leaps and bounds.

Bangalore, is also known as 'India's Silicon Valley', 'The Fashion Capital of India', 'The Pub City of India', etc.

The city of Bangalore got renamed as Bengalooru in the year 2006. Even though the term 'Bangalore' is still very common, now the official name of the city is Bengalooru.

Wasnt (History of Bangalore)that an interesting read,there's a story behind name of every indian city,coming up with more interesting stuff next week.

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