|Elevation||568 m (1,864 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1740:1757 ♂/♀|
Anegondi, which literally means elephant pit in Kannada, was the original capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire in south-west India. The modern village is known as Anegundi and is in the Gangawati municipality of Koppal district, in Karnataka state. It is located on the north banks of the Tungabhadra River on the opposite bank to the Vittala Temple. As of 2001[update] it had a population of 3,497 in 768 households.
Anegondi was the original capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire when Mohammad Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi, defeated the King of Anegondi (Jambukeshwara Raya) and appointed Malik Nayab as his representative to rule over the city. During this time the brothers Hakka and Bukka organised a group following Vidyaranya's advice that successfully recaptured Anegondi without bloodshed by sneaking into the Anegondi fort and taking Malik Nayab prisoner while he was drunk. Later on, Hakka and Bukka (along with the help of Vidyaranya) would found the Vijayanagara Empire with Anegondi as its capital, though it was moved to nearby Vijayanagara in northern Karnataka as the empire continued to expand.
Pampa Sarovara(tank), Anjana Parvatha (place where the Hindu god Hanuman was born.), Nava-Vrindavana, the cemetery of the former nine Peethaadhipatis (patron saints) of Dvaita Philosophy, notably Vyasaraja Swami who was the Rajguru of King Krishnadevaraya is situated on an island in the river Tungabhadra.
- "View Population". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
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