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'Gubbi' ಗುಬ್ಬಿ गुब्बी,is a panchayat town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located on NH 206, about 90 km from Bangalore city [Bengaluru]. It is located 75 km from Muddenahalli, Kanivenarayanapura, and Chikballapur. It is situated at a distance of about 20 km west of Tumkur and about 90 km away from Bangalore.
Gubbi is said to have been founded in the fifteenth century by the hereditary chief of nonaba vokkaligas. It was an important trading place inhabited by komtis/Kamats and lingayats. It was a center for areca nut trade. The Wesleyan Mission had a center in Gubbi since late 1800s. Municipality of Gubbi dates from 1871. Historically, the town was well known for its local markets for cotton and areca nut. As early as in 1871, Gubbi was a municipality of its own. The Imperial Gazetteer of India in 1871 talks of the monthly ‘jaatres’ or fairs which were well known for the sale of cotton cloth, blankets, rice and other articles from as far as Malnad (the mountainous monsoon-fed wetlands to the west) to the dry areas of Rayalaseema and the low hills of Arcot to the east and South. There is one small village called CHELUR near Gubbi. This village is famous for its stone hen and sand Basava sculpture, which are said to be the indicators of DOOMS DAY as per the prophecy of Shri. Kaivara Tataiah. He said that when these stone hen and sand basava come to life and start sounding it will be the end of the world.
The place is said to have been founded more than 400 years ago by a Gauda (head man) of Hosahalli and was formerly called Amargondapura.
The oldest temple is of Gadde Rameshwara, called so because it was once situated in a gadde or wet field outside the village. It has three cells in the navaranga enshrining Dakshinamurthy, Parvathy, Veerabhadra, Ganapaty and Subrahmanya.
The place was a centre of great literary activity in the 15th and 16th centuries and Kannada poet Mallanaraya hailed from this place.
The Channabasaveshwara temple here is a large structure containing the gadduge or tomb of Gubbiappa or Chanabasavaiah. The temple has a beautiful ornamental gopura constructed recently.
The Janardana temple, Byatarayaswamy temple, the Vailappa or Chilappa temple and Anjenayaswamy temple are also worth visiting.
There is a famous religious establishment called Chidambara Ashrama which has a shrine of Dattatreya and a gurukula run on modern lines.
Gubbi is located at  It has an average elevation of 767 metres (2516 feet)..
Other notable places
Other notable places in the taluk are as follows:
Gubbi Mahalakshmi Temple :
This unique temple attracts many pilgrims throughout the year. Tuesdays and Fridays are considered auspicious for pooja of Goddess Mahalakshmi; hence poojas on this day are elaborate and beautiful to witness. Pilgrims come from all over to get a glimpse of Goddess Mahalakshmi especially on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Location of mahalakshmi temple : Mahalakshmi Nagara, Gubbi
By Bus: GUBBI is situated 90 km from Bangalore, 20 km from Tumkur, well connected by roads; KSRTC Buses (NH-206) and Private Buses .The temple can be visited throughout the year.
Rail: Gubbi city is connected by railways, trains run from Banglore &Tumkur from time to time
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
for more details, kindly visit
President, Mahalakshmi Temple, Gubbi, Tumkur District, Karnataka – 572216 Phone: +91 94484 49208 / 99645 02344 / 94484 49209
Channabasaveshwara swamy temple : The most attractive temple, having lot of devotees from all over the World
Kadaba: located on the right bank of River Shimsha, about 11 km south-west of Gubbi is the headquarters of the hobli of the same name. Till 1896, it was the headquarters of Gubbi taluk. It is said that sage Kadamba performed penance here on the banks of Shimsha and honoured Rama on his way back from Lanka. According to another legend, Rama who had encamped here on his return from Lanka, erected a dam across the Shimsha River into a present big tank at the request of his wife Sita. The place was one of the panchagramas (five settlements) of the Hebbar Shrivaishnavas and was a flourishing agrahara of Hoysala times. The Rama temple here is of the Dravidian style with a gopura and a fine Garuda pillar in front. The Kailaseshvara temple seems to be an older one. On the eastern outlet of the tank, there is the Hanuman temple.
Hagalawadi: is at a distance of about 40 km from Gubbi and was the headquarters of a palegars line. The chief produce of the neighborhood is areca nut and kambalis (blankets) are also manufactured. The chiefs of this place ruled for about 300 years, from 1478 to 1776 A.D. The founder of this dynasty Erimada Nayaka was succeeded by Sali Nayaka (16th century) who largely expanded the territory. The town of Chikkanayakanahalli was founded and named after his brother.
Nittur: called the Southern Ayyavale (Aihole) the ‘navel’ of Gangavadi-96000 and the “crest jewel” of the Heruthenadu in an inscription dated 1226 A.D. is about 12 km away from Gubbi town. The Shantishvara Basadi here is a Hoysala structure attributed to the 12th century and it has a garbhagriha, a shukanasi, a navaranga and a mukhamantapa. A small shrine OF Padmavati was built later.
(Source: Karnataka State Gazetteer 1983)
As of 2001[update] India census, Gubbi had a population of 16,802. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Gubbi has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 71%. In Gubbi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Gubbi is the birthplace of Veeranna, the great Kannada theatre person and the founder of the Gubbi Nataka Company. He was popularly known as Gubbi Veeranna. His granddaughter, B Jayashree, is one of the notable theatre personalities, who is also a well known playback singer and a cine actress.
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