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Basavanagudi, The Birthplace Of Legends

03/04/2019

The unique story of Basavanagudi began with the legend of a bull known to destroy groundnut crops year after year back in the 16th century. Upon being struck with a club by an enraged farmer, the bull mystically turned into a statue and was worshipped since then as a divine entity. Later, the local farmers built The Bull Temple in memory of this miraculous incident. The area was hence named Basavanagudi (Basava: bull, Gudi: temple). Even centuries later, the neighbourhood boasts such bastions of heritage that lend an aura of timelessness to this place. Today, Basavanagudi is one of the most sought-after residential locations in Bengaluru.

The reasons are simple. Every Bengaluru aficionado wants to claim their share of this eternal story. With such rich heritage ingrained in the fabric of this enchanting locale, there is no other place in the city that can be proud of such golden traditions. Basavanagudi still retains a rare sense of tranquility imbued with a true sense of history.

Heritage in Basavanagudi begs mention of the famous Kadalekai Parishe (Groundnut fair), which occurs in November every year. The tradition began in the 16th century with farmers offering their first harvest of the season to Lord Basava at the Bull Temple. The fair brings traditional foods and trinkets aplenty, along with various fairground distractions to complete the festive atmosphere.

As a place that still preserves the culture of yesteryears, finding a home in Basavanagudi is an alluring dream for many investors, expats, and Bengalureans. For homeowners and investors alike, South Bengaluru provides something unique: The old-world charm. Basavanagudi is a neighbourhood that exemplifies this charm. A melting pot of both quaint and contemporary hotspots, the Basavanagudi experience ranges from the rustic Gandhi Bazaar and Vidyarthi Bhavan to boutique restaurants, to educational institutes, to lifestyle options, making this place a truly unique offering.

One interesting consideration for investors is the fact that the stability of real estate is high in Basavanagudi due to its proximity to the central business district. In other words, prices in Basavanagudi are more or less future-proof in terms of volatile changes. The strategic placement of Basavanagudi makes it one of the most spectacular living experiences as well as a veritable gold mine from an investment viewpoint.

Another reason Basavanagudi is truly coveted is because it retains ample greenery, even when not taking into consideration the sheer number of parks and community gardens that provide lavish lung spaces for the residents. Lalbagh, in particular, is home to a wide variety of trees including a large mango tree planted by the late Maharaja of Mysore, Tipu Sultan himself. Another landmark worth mentioning is Bugle Rock Park, consisting of 3000 million year old rock formations, existing in harmony with Dodda Ganesha Temple and Nandi temple. Apart from enclosed parks, Basavanagudi roads are lined with plentiful tree cover, so much so that there’s a noticeable difference in the amount of foliage when entering Basavanagudi from other areas. Walking through Basavanagudi, one may stumble upon various lesser-known gardens and parks, such as Hanumantha Nagar park and Jayanthi Garden, each with its own quaint beauty.

No one imagined that capturing the true traditions of Basavanagudi would happen in the form of an exclusive real estate project. Svasa is a revolutionary venture in Basavanagudi created by Machani Group, one of India’s most revered family businesses. Envisioned to pay tribute to the legacy of Basavanagudi as much as to the legacy of Bengaluru, the project is designed on the deeper aspects of heritage, community, and luxury.

Truth be told, the heart of a city goes beyond geographical locations. The true heart of a place is where the city’s culture thrives in all glory, a place that defines the essence of the city and transports you to a time outside the boundaries of past, present, and future. Even to this day, Bengaluru’s heart most certainly beats in Basavanagudi.

03/04/2019

The unique story of Basavanagudi began with the legend of a bull known to destroy groundnut crops year after year back in the 16th century. Upon being struck with a club by an enraged farmer, the bull mystically turned into a statue and was worshipped since then as a divine entity. Later, the local farmers built The Bull Temple in memory of this miraculous incident. The area was hence named Basavanagudi (Basava: bull, Gudi: temple). Even centuries later, the neighbourhood boasts such bastions of heritage that lend an aura of timelessness to this place. Today, Basavanagudi is one of the most sought-after residential locations in Bengaluru.

The reasons are simple. Every Bengaluru aficionado wants to claim their share of this eternal story. With such rich heritage ingrained in the fabric of this enchanting locale, there is no other place in the city that can be proud of such golden traditions. Basavanagudi still retains a rare sense of tranquility imbued with a true sense of history.

Heritage in Basavanagudi begs mention of the famous Kadalekai Parishe (Groundnut fair), which occurs in November every year. The tradition began in the 16th century with farmers offering their first harvest of the season to Lord Basava at the Bull Temple. The fair brings traditional foods and trinkets aplenty, along with various fairground distractions to complete the festive atmosphere.

As a place that still preserves the culture of yesteryears, finding a home in Basavanagudi is an alluring dream for many investors, expats, and Bengalureans. For homeowners and investors alike, South Bengaluru provides something unique: The old-world charm. Basavanagudi is a neighbourhood that exemplifies this charm. A melting pot of both quaint and contemporary hotspots, the Basavanagudi experience ranges from the rustic Gandhi Bazaar and Vidyarthi Bhavan to boutique restaurants, to educational institutes, to lifestyle options, making this place a truly unique offering.

One interesting consideration for investors is the fact that the stability of real estate is high in Basavanagudi due to its proximity to the central business district. In other words, prices in Basavanagudi are more or less future-proof in terms of volatile changes. The strategic placement of Basavanagudi makes it one of the most spectacular living experiences as well as a veritable gold mine from an investment viewpoint.

Another reason Basavanagudi is truly coveted is because it retains ample greenery, even when not taking into consideration the sheer number of parks and community gardens that provide lavish lung spaces for the residents. Lalbagh, in particular, is home to a wide variety of trees including a large mango tree planted by the late Maharaja of Mysore, Tipu Sultan himself. Another landmark worth mentioning is Bugle Rock Park, consisting of 3000 million year old rock formations, existing in harmony with Dodda Ganesha Temple and Nandi temple. Apart from enclosed parks, Basavanagudi roads are lined with plentiful tree cover, so much so that there’s a noticeable difference in the amount of foliage when entering Basavanagudi from other areas. Walking through Basavanagudi, one may stumble upon various lesser-known gardens and parks, such as Hanumantha Nagar park and Jayanthi Garden, each with its own quaint beauty.

No one imagined that capturing the true traditions of Basavanagudi would happen in the form of an exclusive real estate project. Svasa is a revolutionary venture in Basavanagudi created by Machani Group, one of India’s most revered family businesses. Envisioned to pay tribute to the legacy of Basavanagudi as much as to the legacy of Bengaluru, the project is designed on the deeper aspects of heritage, community, and luxury.

Truth be told, the heart of a city goes beyond geographical locations. The true heart of a place is where the city’s culture thrives in all glory, a place that defines the essence of the city and transports you to a time outside the boundaries of past, present, and future. Even to this day, Bengaluru’s heart most certainly beats in Basavanagudi.

Bengaluru, Now The Hub Of Leadership Subject Matter Workshops

03/04/2019

The unprecedented surge in Bengaluru’s corporate ambition has brought to the fore some of the world’s best organizations, business leaders and impact-makers in one melting pot. From being declared a startup haven, Bengaluru now progresses into a new phase of leadership excellence unlike imagined ever before.

Despite a bustling headcount of business leaders ramping up the rung, there remains a gaping void in leadership knowledge exchange that impedes the excellence trajectory of individual and collective leadership. Although the prevalence of knowledge exchange platforms such as TED broadly address leadership interests and needs of the hour, what’s truly required is an exclusive platform for impact-makers where Bengaluru’s most important minds gain access to privileged knowledge from the world’s best subject matter experts

This vision came to fruition with the inception of Minds That Matter, a workshop series showcasing handpicked subject matter experts from around the world in order to facilitate knowledge exchange of the highest level. Crafted for business thought leaders with the core intent of catalyzing growth and creating impact, the first chapter of the series brought to Bengaluru’s doorstep Professor Stuart Diamond, the world’s most renowned negotiation expert. The second and third chapters featured internationally celebrated family business experts, Peter Leach, Tatwamasi Dixit and Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez respectively.

Envisioned by Machani Group, one of India’s most revered family businesses with a rich legacy of 70 years in manufacturing, philanthropy, technology, real estate, and design, Minds That Matter series is an example of how history repeats itself, even in matters of business excellence. A tribute to Machani Somappa, one of the first recipients of the Padma Shri award for his historic contributions to society, Minds That Matter makes global excellence accessible to today’s impact makers for the first time in India.

03/04/2019

The unprecedented surge in Bengaluru’s corporate ambition has brought to the fore some of the world’s best organizations, business leaders and impact-makers in one melting pot. From being declared a startup haven, Bengaluru now progresses into a new phase of leadership excellence unlike imagined ever before.

Despite a bustling headcount of business leaders ramping up the rung, there remains a gaping void in leadership knowledge exchange that impedes the excellence trajectory of individual and collective leadership. Although the prevalence of knowledge exchange platforms such as TED broadly address leadership interests and needs of the hour, what’s truly required is an exclusive platform for impact-makers where Bengaluru’s most important minds gain access to privileged knowledge from the world’s best subject matter experts

This vision came to fruition with the inception of Minds That Matter, a workshop series showcasing handpicked subject matter experts from around the world in order to facilitate knowledge exchange of the highest level. Crafted for business thought leaders with the core intent of catalyzing growth and creating impact, the first chapter of the series brought to Bengaluru’s doorstep Professor Stuart Diamond, the world’s most renowned negotiation expert. The second and third chapters featured internationally celebrated family business experts, Peter Leach, Tatwamasi Dixit and Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez respectively.

Envisioned by Machani Group, one of India’s most revered family businesses with a rich legacy of 70 years in manufacturing, philanthropy, technology, real estate, and design, Minds That Matter series is an example of how history repeats itself, even in matters of business excellence. A tribute to Machani Somappa, one of the first recipients of the Padma Shri award for his historic contributions to society, Minds That Matter makes global excellence accessible to today’s impact makers for the first time in India.