Vidyaranyapura is situated in the northern part of Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka, India. Vidyaranyapura, along with several other extensions of the city, comes under a constituency called Byatarayanapura.[Ref 7][Ref 8] It comes under the Greater Bangalore jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).[Ref 7][Ref 2]
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Vidyaranyapura is a colony that was formed in the late 1970s.[Ref 3] It was formerly owned by a rich landlord, who still owns a large mango garden called Dinshaw Estate.[Ref 9] Legends suggest that it may have been a battlefield. This is supported by the name of a nearby place called Dandina Kodigehalli (‘Dandu’ in Kannada means a cantonment or military camp). The township is named after the great Kannada poet, saint, and priest, Vidyaranya.