The name “Banashankari” is derived from a religious place and the locality name
is derived from the Banashankari Temple. Being situated in southern part of Bangalore,
the locality has six stages which are developed by the Bangalore Development Authority.
The area extends from Mysore Road to Kanakapura surrounded by Girinagara in the
West, Basavanagudi and Hanumanthanagara in North, Jayanagara and J.P Nagar in the
East and South by Padmanabhanagara and Uttarahalli.