Doddaballapura

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Doddaballapura
town
Nickname(s): DB Pura
Doddaballapura is located in Karnataka
Doddaballapura
Doddaballapura
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543Coordinates: 13°17′31″N 77°32′35″E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Rural
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 71,509
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 561 203
Telephone code 08119
Vehicle registration KA-43

Doddaballapura, is a town and municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means big in the native Kannada; contrasted with Chikkaballapura or the 'little Ballapura'. The city is near the historic regions of Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura-Nandi.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Doddaballapura had a population of 71,509. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Doddaballapura has a high literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Doddaballapura, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Development and Economy[edit]

It is also one of the largest silk producers in India along with Muddenahalli, Kanivenarayanapura, and Mysore.

Doddaballapura is about 40 km from Bangalore towards North on Bangalore-Hindupur state highway (SH-9). This town was once known for weaving silk. Many families in Doddaballapura depend on power looms. There is a very big industrial area in Bashettihalli, which is around 6 km from Doddaballapura. This industrial area houses a large number of industries.

The government of Karnataka recently started a 100 crore silk city in Doddaballapura, Muddenahalli, and Kanivenarayanapura.[2]

the site of the upcoming $22 billion, 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, the largest IT region in India and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Karnataka's history.[3]


Weather[edit]

Doddaballapura receives scanty rainfall compared to other cachement areas in Karnataka. This is one of the reasons for water scarcity in the town as well as in villages surrounding Doddaballapura. Most of the underground water is often depleted due to low rainfall.

Tourism Attractions[edit]

There are several historical temples in Terina Beedhi, Doddaballapura like Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple, Chowdeshwari temple, Neladaanjaneya temple, Shankara matha, Someshwara temple, Kashi Vishweshwara temple, Panduranga Swami temple, Prasanna Anjenaya Swami temple (near railway station), Venugopalaswami temple, Muthyalamma temple, Sadhanandara matha, Saptha mathruke Sri mariyamma temple(karaga temple),Dharmaraya Swamy temple etc. Every year Brahmarathotsava is held in Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple in the month of Magha Masa where lot of people from far away places gather to offer prayers and also world famous Karaga festival happens every year in the month of May/June(on the day of buddha Poornima).

Some of the other landmarks in Doddaballapura include Raamannana Bhaavi, Naagara kere, YMCA, Government Teaching School, Railway station, Navodhaya School, etc.

Ghati Subramanya Temple

Places of interest around Doddaballapura[edit]

  1. Shree Margadhanba Temple in Kodihalli Village.
  2. Tubagere Prasanna Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple
  1. Shani Mahathma Temple in Madhure (Kanasawadi)
  2. Ghati Subramanya Temple: Subrahmanya is one of Hinduism's important Gods. Subrahmanya is also called as Karthikeya, Shanmuga, Saravana and Muruga. Subrahmanya is the youngest son of Lord Shiva. The specialty of this temple is that it has two gods - on the front side there is Surbrahmanya and the rear side is Narashima. One can see both the gods at the same time. For viewing the god on the rear side, there is a mirror. The temple is about 60 kilometers from Bangalore. Buses are available from .
  3. Hullu kudi hills.
  4. Rayara matha: In Lakkasandra.
  5. Benakana wada.
  6. Keten halli falls: In chikkaballapur.

Villages of Doddaballapur[edit]

  • [Kodihalli Village]
  • Chikkahejjaji
  • Kestur

honnaghatta

  • [Madagondahalli]
  • {Alahalli}
  • [Madhure]
  • Jinke Bachhahalli
  • Majarahosahalli
  • Konaghatta
  • Shivapura
  • Thippuru
  • Jalagere
  • Aralumallige
  • sasalu
  • Ghati Subramanya
  • Gaddambachahalli
  • Gandarajapura
  • Vanigarahalii
  • Linganahalli
  • Rajaghatta
  • Jodi Thimmasandra
  • Kannasavadi
  • Kannamangla
  • kamana agrahara
  • Vadagere
  • Nagenahalli
  • Yelladahalli
  • Halenahalli
  • Honnavara
  • Mralenahalli
  • Hanabe
  • Tubagere
  • Gantiganahalli
  • Melekote
  • Hadonahalli
  • Konenahalli
  • Lakshmidevipura
  • Madhurana hosahalli
  • Rameshwara
  • Kallodu
  • Mallohalli
  • Beedikere
  • Holerahalli
  • KOLUR
  • Bhadrapura
  • kadanuru
  • kadanuru palya
  • kalludenahalli
  • Bommanahalli.
  • Kandenahalli.
  • Somashettahalli.
  • Neralaghatta.
  • Mensi.
  • Gundasandra (ಗುಂಡಸಂದ್ರ).
  • Kuntanahalli.
  • Challahalli.
  • Aralu Mallige.
  • Huskuru.
  • Byrapura.
  • Thalagvara.
  • Chiknahalli.
  • Moparahalli
  • THOGARIGHATTA
  • SHRAVANURU
  • GALIBILIKOTE
  • KAMALURU

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