Chikkaballapura district

Chikballapura district is a district in the state of Karnataka, India. On 23 August 2007, it was carved out of the pre-existing Kolar district which was the fourth largest district(before bifurcation) of Karnataka by moving the talukas of Gauribidanur, Gudibanda, Bagepalli, Chikballapur, Sidlaghatta and Chintamani into the new district. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language.[2][3]

The town of Chikballapur is the district headquarters and a key transport link in the North Bangalore area. The north-south six-lane National Highway 44 (NH-44) as well as the East-West Highway 69 go through the district. A rail line runs north from Bangalore to the town of Chikballapur, east past Doddaganjur to Srinivaspur and south to the town of Kolar.

Chikkaballapura District
The Bhoganandishvara group of temples at the foot of Nandi hills
The Bhoganandishvara group of temples at the foot of Nandi hills
Location in Karnataka, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°26′N 77°43′E / 13.43°N 77.72°ECoordinates: 13°26′N 77°43′E / 13.43°N 77.72°E
Country India
DistrictChikballapur District
Founded23 August 2007
Founded byGovernment of Karnataka
 • Total4,244 km2 (1,639 sq mi)
 • Total1,255,104
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
562 101
Telephone code08156
Vehicle registrationChikkaballapur KA-40 Chintamani KA-67

Towns and attractions

Dargha Hazrath Khawaja Peer Syed Gayazulla Shah
The Dargha of Hazrath Peer Syed Gayazaulla Shah Naseeri Located Honnenahalli Hyderabad Highway Chikkaballapur (2.5 km from Chikkaballur)

The town of Muddenahalli is the birthplace of eminent engineer and statesman Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayyais the site of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba University.

The Nandi Hills and Nandi Fort (Nandi Durga) are situated within the Chikballapur taluk.

Jibin fort is also situated near nandi hills

The Dargha Of Hazrath Miskeen Shah vali Chikkaballapur

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple (also spelt "Bhoga Nandishwara" or "Bhoga Nandishvara") is a Hindu temple located in Nandi village, at the base of Nandi Hills (or Nandidurga) in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state, India. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.


Yali pillars1 at Ranganatha temple in Rangasthala, Chikkaballapur district
Yali pillars at Ranganatha temple, Rangasthala

According to a popular legend, the Marigowda, the son of the chief Avathimalla Biregowda, was hunting one day in the Kodimanchanahalli forest. He found a rabbit standing fearlessly in front of hunting dogs. Excited by this, the chief told his son that it was a sign of the boldness of the local people. So, he obtained permission from the king of Vijayanagara and built a fort and a town. This in course of time developed into the town of Chickballapur. During the rule of Baichegowda, the king of Mysore attacked the fort but had to withdraw due to the interference of Marathas. Dodda Byregowda, who came to power after Baichegowda, resumed control of the territories seized earlier by Mysore. In 1762, during the rule of Chikkappanayaka, Hyder Ali laid siege the town for a period of three months. Then Chikkappanayaka agreed to pay 5-lakhs pagodas, and the army was withdrawn.

After this, Chikkappa Nayaka with the help of Murariraya of Gooty tried to get back his powers. He was hiding at Nandi hills along with Chikkappa Nayaka. Immediately Hyder Ali took Chickballapur and other places and arrested Chikkappa Nayaka. Then with interfere of Lord Cornwallis, Chickballapur was handed over to Narayanagowda.some sources suggest that Lord Cornvallis visited the temple of Lord Shiva in Peresandra which is 18 km off of few references British text suggest that Peresandra has a tremendous history; upon knowing this, Tipu Sultan again acquired Chikballapur. In 1791 British occupied Nandi & left Narayanagowda to rule the town; due to this fight between Britishers and Tipu Sultan again started. Narayanagowda lost his administration. Later on the British defeated Tipu Sultan. Chickballapur also came under the administration of Wodeyars of Mysore, which is now a part of Karnataka.


As of the 2011 census Chikkaballapur district had a population of 1,255,104,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Trinidad and Tobago[4] or the US state of New Hampshire.[5] This gave it a ranking of 385th in population of districts in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district had a population density of 298 inhabitants per square kilometre (770/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.17%.[1] Chikkaballapura had a sex ratio of 968 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 70.08%.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011: Chikkaballapura". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
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  3. ^ Chitra Phalguni. "10 yrs on CB Pur yet to fully reap benefits of development". Online Edition of deccanherald, dated 23 August 2017. 2017, Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Trinidad and Tobago 1,227,505 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Hampshire 1,316,470

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The river is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to provide 135 million litres of drinking water per day to the city of Bengaluru, or about 20% of all the city's water. As it is filtered in the nearby mountain aquifer, the water is fresh and crystal clear. The water is taken from two reservoirs built on the river, the Hesaraghatta (or Hesseraggatta), which was built in 1894, and the Tippagondanahalli Reservoir (or T G Halli), which was built in 1933. There is Manchanabele dam that is across the river further downstream, located in Ramanagara District


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Gudibande Poornima

Gudibande Poornima (Dr. S.P Poornima) is a Kannada poet, writer and novelist from the State of Karnataka, India. Born in Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka, Poornima holds a master's degree in Kannada literature from Bangalore University, master's degree in Prakrit and Docotorate degree in Jainalogy from Mysore University. She was the president of the district Kannada Sahitya Parishat in 1982-3.

She has published more than 60 books in Kannada in various categories of literature - novels, poem collections, article collections, research, biographies, etc.Gudibande poornima has won many awards like, Sahitya Akademi Award, Shri Gomateshwara Vidyapeetha award, Mallika award, Sharada Seva Shree, etc.The writer has also presided the Chikkaballapura District Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, held in Shidlaghatta in the year 2013

She has published more than 100 research papers, articles in many Kannada magazines, newspapers and journals.

The Karanataka Lekhakiyara Sangha, an organization and association of women writers has established a yearly award in her name which is called as "The Gudibande Poornima awards for poets" is given to prominent Kannada Women poets every year.

Hampa Nagarajaiah

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List of forts in Karnataka

In Karnataka there are thousands of Forts, in Kannada called as Kote or Gad or Durga.


Meluru (Melur Village) and Grama Panchayat are in Sidlaghatta Taluk. It is 20 km from Chikkaballapura district, 20 km from Bengaluru International Airport in Devanahalli, 5 km from Vijayapura and 9 km from Sidlaghatta. It is also around 45 km from Majestic bus stand in Bengaluru.

Muddenahalli-Sathya Sai Loka Seva School

The Muddenahalli-Sathya Sai Loka Seva School is in the village of Muddenahalli, the birthplace of legendary Indian engineer, Sri Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya in chikkaballapura District of Karnataka State, India. The school is run by the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust.

The school follows the State syllabus from 8th standard to 10th standard in English and Kannada, junior high school from 5th through 7th standard Kannada, as well as CBSE syllabus from 6th standard to 10th standard and PUC in commerce and science. The school offers online-based Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate options for gifted students.

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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (born 20 August 1946), commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services. Murthy studied electrical engineering at the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore, and MTech at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Before starting Infosys, Murthy worked with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad as chief systems programmer and Patni Computer Systems in Pune (Maharashtra). He started Infosys in 1981 and served as its CEO from 1981 to 2002 and as chairman from 2002 to 2011. In 2011, he stepped down from the board and became chairman Emeritus. On 1 June 2013, Murthy was appointed as Additional Director and Executive Chairman of the board for a period of five years.Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine. He has been described as the "father of the Indian IT sector" by Time magazine due to his contribution to outsourcing in India. Murthy has also been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards.

Palar River

Palar is a river of southern India. It rises in the Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka state, and flows 93 kilometres (58 mi) in Karnataka, 33 kilometres (21 mi) in Andhra Pradesh and 222 kilometres (138 mi) in Tamil Nadu before reaching its confluence into the Bay of Bengal at Vayalur about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Chennai. It flows as an underground river for a long distance only to emerge near Bethamangala town, from where, gathering water and speed, it flows eastward down the Deccan Plateau. The cities of Ramanaickenpet, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Melpatti, Gudiyatham, Pallikonda, Melmonavoor, Vellore, Melvisharam, Arcot, Ranipet Walajapet (Anaicut), Kanchipuram, and Chengalpattu are located on the banks of the Palar River. Of the seven tributaries, the chief tributary is the Cheyyar River.

Palar river water from Palar anicut is diverted to the Poondi reservoir located in the Kosasthalaiyar River basin and to Chembarambakkam Lake located in the Adayar River basin. These two reservoirs are major water supply points to Chennai city. After commissioning of the Telugu Ganga project to supply nearly 1000 million litres per day of Krishna River water to the Chennai city, the dependence on Palar river water has reduced drastically.

Ponnaiyar River

The South Pennar River is known as Dakshina Pinakini in Kannada and Thenpennai or Ponnaiyar in Tamil.

The river originates in the Nandi Hills in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka and flows through Tamil Nadu before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. It has a catchment area of 1,424 square miles (3,690 km2) located in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states. Small dams of Kelavarapalli and Krishnagiri dams are built across this river near Hosur and Krishnagiri. The largest dam on this river, Sathanur Dam with 7.3 Tmcft Gross Capacity is built near Tiruvannamalai. Moongilthuraipattu Sugar Factory is also situated on the bank of river.

The river is dry for the most part of the year. Water flows during the monsoon season when it is fed by the south-west monsoon in catchment area and the northeast monsoon in Tamil Nadu. However this water flow raises the water table throughout the river basin and feeds numerous reservoirs/tanks.

The old river Dakshina Pinakini does not exist anymore.

Substantial part of Bangalore's sewage enters this river via Bellandur and Varthur Lakes and other channels.The sand build of the river is quite impressive, suggesting that it may have been a perennial river with much larger water flow in the past. Mention of the river is found in Sangam and medieval (Thevaram - Bhakti cult era) literature, where it is depicted as rich with lush vegetation on its banks. There are various temples on its banks. It irrigates Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Vizhuppuram and Cuddalore districts and empties into the Bay of Bengal .

This river is now looted for its rich availability of sand. As the water flow will be only in monsoon seasons, the river is dry in remaining parts of the year.

Sand mafia is biggest and most dangerous elements behind killing of large rivers in south India.

Srinivasa Murthy

Jadalathimmanahalli Krishnappa Srinivasa Murthy (born 15 May 1949), known popularly as Srinivasa Murthy, is an Indian actor and television director. He is mostly known for his work as a director having made many television series in Kannada, beginning in 2001, based on the lives of various Kannada philosophers and poets, and adaptations of the works of popular Kannada writers. As an actor, he is known for his work in Kannada cinema, appearing often in supporting roles. He began his career as a stage artiste in both professional and amateur theatre, before taking to films in 1977. Known for his graceful acting, he is a disciplined actor who has carved out a niche in historical and emotional roles, and is a two-time recipient of the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. His elder son Naveen Krishna is also an actor in Kannada films.


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Vidhurashwatha is a village in the Chikkaballapura District of Karnataka State in India. It is located near Gauribidanur, and is a regional piligimage center.As the name suggests, it is historically connected with Vidhura from Mahabharata who is known to have planted a banyan tree which is still living. This place is also sometimes referred to as Jallianwalla Bagh of the south in recognition to the death of 25 people in firing by the British police during the Quit India Movement.

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