Some exciting facts on how some of the places in Silicon valley of India derived its names.
HSR- Derived its name from Hosur road and Sarjapur that connects the layout
Domlur- Said to originate from the ancient word Tombalur inscribed on the walls of Chokkanathaswamy Temple.
Nagarbhavi- Means ‘well of snakes’ in local language and this area
apparently had lot of snakes and thus deriving its name from it.
BTM- A simple abbreviation of the three words Byrasandra, Thavarekere and Madiwala that are accessible from this area.
Banashankhri- Owes its name to the stunning Banashankari Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road which also happens to be one of the oldest temples in Bangalore.
Sadashivnagar was renamed in the honour of freedom fighter and philanthropist Karnad Sadashiva Rao.
Basavanagudi is named after the bull temple located within the area. Basava in local language means Bull and Gudi means temple!
Rajajinagar is righteously named from C. Rajgopalchari who was a prominent freedom fighter He was fondly called Rajaji which gave the area its name.
Arekere has its origins in the Kannada language where Are means half and Kere means lake owing to the water reservoir located in the area.
Marathalli- Halli in local language means "village", Though many stories surround the derivation of the name.
There are some who claim the word Maratha originates from Maruti (Hanuman) temple located here in ancient era.
Other tales say that the word originated from the Maratha community.
There are also claims that the word originated from the fighter aircraft called 'Marut' that crashed here.