Jaya Nagar is one of the posh and most valued locality in
Bangalore. It houses many single story traditional homes than Apartments. Jaya Nagar
is a very well organized and clean Locality in Bangalore. It is one of the oldest
locality. It hosts many traditional temples as well. Jayanagar 4th block is known for its many south Indian
restaurants and the 5th block is usually for shopaholics. This sprawling locality, spanning 9 blocks comprises
Siddapur, Yediyur, Thayappanahalli, Bairasandra, Karisandra, Kattapalya,
Ragigudda, and parts of Sarakki and Lakkasandra villages.
The region around
Jayanagar came under the control of Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. He dug
several lakes in the area to support agriculture. Yediyur, Bairasandra,
Lalbagh, Sadduguntapalya, and Marenahalli are some of the lakes near the
area. Jamboo savari or Dasara festival processions used to take place in this
area. There is an old inscription from the Wadiyar period at Kothnur that
mentions this festival.
Jaya Nagar is synonymous
with Shopping. You get all types of goods here at a budget and affordable
pricing. People flock Jaya Nagar during the weekend just to shop and relish South
Indian delicacies in good restaurants in Jaya Nagar.