A walk down Sampige Road

"From Central Talkies to Malleshwaram 18th Cross, would be a great walk and sunlight would not fall on the ground. That is my memory of Sampige road."

Sampige Road – the wonderfully fragrant name holds a lot of memories for many Bangaloreans who grew up in and around Malleswaram. The huge Malleswaram Circle, the horses in the jataka stand, the fragrance of the bouquet shop, shoppers at 8th Cross and the temples – all this give Sampige Road a typical south Indian look and feel.

Listen to Vimala Rangachar, grand daughter of Venkataranga Iyengar, the founder of Malleswaram, and other old time residents, reminisce on the origin and evolution of Sampige Road and hear the stories behind the temple Nandi and Grandige stores.


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About Poornima Dasharathi 46 Articles
Poornima is our correspondent for Heritage & Features. She also runs a heritage and culture themed travel outfit called Unhurried.

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  1. I enjoyed this . It should be done for the other areas of bangalore too. Different approaches could be used.thanks

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