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A photo of the Ganesha at Holalkere after a special decoration.
A photo of the Ganesha at Holalkere after a special decoration.
Holalkere is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°02′31″N 76°11′02″E / 14.042°N 76.184°E / 14.042; 76.184Coordinates: 14°02′31″N 76°11′02″E / 14.042°N 76.184°E / 14.042; 76.184
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chitradurga
 • Total 12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation 710 m (2,330 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,574
 • Density 1,194.59/km2 (3,094.0/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577 526
Telephone code 08191
Vehicle registration KA-16
Website www.holalkeretown.gov.in

Holalkere is a town and taluk headquarters located near Chitradurga in the Indian state of Karnataka.


'Prasanna Ganapathy-2013'

Legends A Ganesha Temple with an idol of Lord Ganesha carved out of monolithic stone is around 20 ft (6 m) tall, with entwined hairs and was established in 1475 CE. by the Nayaka Guthyappa Nayaka. Legend has it that whoever worships this Ganesha with true bhakti, the devotees wishes will be fulfilled. Leela Visranti Dhama, the burial site of late Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Swamiji at Holalkere is fast developing into a tourist spot due to the efforts of the present Seer Sri Shivamurthy Sharanaru of Chitradurga.

Murugha Rajendra Swami who died on August 8, 1994, desired that his mortal remains be buried beside the Ontikallu Matha near Holalkere.

Today, a sprawling park has come up which has beneficial plants and trees on 15 acres (61,000 m²) and a fruit garden on a 40 acre (162,000 m²) plot beside the Leela Visranti Vana at a cost of Rs 5 crores. The burial designed on the Sharana style is built at a cost of Rs 3 crores. A Sharana Smaranotsava is arranged in January every year to pay tributes to the late swamiji and recall the silent revolution that changed the lives of ordinary people by the twelfth century humanists led by Basavanna.


There are 4 hobli headquarters in the taluk called Bharmannaikanadurga, kasaba, Talya and Ramgiri. Hodigere, Chikjajur, Hosadurga are the nearby towns.chick yemmiganur-village

Megala Kottige (Kottige), Kelagina Kottige, Kabbala, Narayana Gondana Halli (NG Halli), Nagarakatte, Maavinakatte, Tumbinakere, Beesana Halli, Vaddara Hatti, R.Nulenuru, Gowdihalli, Nulenuru, Basapura, Talikatte, Hanumanakatte, Rangapura, muddapura lambani hatty it is backward place in taluk are few of the villages which comprise the Taluk.

Talakatta is a village of Ramgiri hobli which has a very famous temple called "Kariyamma Devi Temple", Where people from all over karnataka strongly believe their wishes were full-filled if they visit here.

SPANDANA GLOBAL FOUNDATION (S.C) (R) NGO is situated at Kalkere Lambani Hatti Shivamoga, Chitradurga road, from the city 15 kilometers. The activities of NGO are to give education, Health, Employment,Training to Society through Karnataka State.

myrada NGO is situated at Holalkere,Davanagere road, from the city 2 kilometers. The activities of NGO are building the poor people institutions like Self Help Groups (SHGs)and Watershed activities like World bank assisted Sujala watershed project implementation and also giving training on different activities. Talikatte, is the big village of the taluk. It has the major population of nearly more than 10,000. Kuruba Gowda's is the major community in this village. This is village has a unique history linked with Vijayanagara' empire. The vijayanagara empire ended in Thalikote war. Talikatte's origin linked with Thalikote. Now this village famed for most teachers in the state, also Technical Engineers,Doctors and Forest officers. Several tourist spots are in Talikatte. Hazart Shaw Vali Khadris masjid is an example communal harmony. Mari jaathre is the annual fair. Beeresha is the main god of worship of Kuruba Gowda community and Big Lake.


Holalkere is located at 14°02′N 76°11′E / 14.03°N 76.18°E / 14.03; 76.18.[1] It has an average elevation of 711 metres (2332 feet).

Chikkanavadi viilege is 4 km from chikjajur it is famous for progressive Aracanut crop growers and large area covered by Araca nut plantation.the village having train fecilty.

"The major part of taluk falls under semi malnad(Aree Malenadu) with Arecunut and coconut plantations and semi aried forest with bushy trees widely spread around madikeri pura ,mincheri,bhemasamudra,holalkere kavalu,hd pura",making it as trans malnad and link to dry land.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Holalkere had a population of 14,571. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Holalkere has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 66%. In Holalkere, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Holalkere
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.