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Honnali is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°15′N 75°40′E / 14.25°N 75.67°E / 14.25; 75.67Coordinates: 14°15′N 75°40′E / 14.25°N 75.67°E / 14.25; 75.67
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Davanagere
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,574
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577217

Honnāli is a panchayat town in Davanagere district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Shimoga is around 40 km to the south, Ranebennur is around 46 km to the north, Harihar is around 35 km to the north east & Shikaripur is around 37 km, shirallakoppa 57; km and munchikoppa 61; km to west of Honnali. Honnali name derived from the word "Honnu alli", which means Gold.

Tungabhadra river flows through this taluk. Main occupation of the people in this taluk is agriculture.


Honnali is located at 14°15′N 75°40′E / 14.25°N 75.67°E / 14.25; 75.67.[1] It has an average elevation of 540 metres (1771 feet).e


As of 2001 India census,[2] Honnali had a population of 15,574. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Honnali has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Honnali, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Nearest tourist places can be visited are Trirtha rameshwara which is famous for Lord Shiva temple.

Religious center[edit]

This place is holy place for Veerashaiva community(a majority community of karnataka), because of HIREKAL MUTT or Channappaswamy mutt, which is an independent and also now a branch of ShriShaila Peetham. The present religious head of this institution is 'Sri Sri Sri Wodeyer Chandrashekara Shivacharya Swamiji'.

The mutt which is on the banks of River Tungabhadra is also known as Second Mantralaya.There is a interesting story behind this.When they wanted to do the pratistapane of the Brindavan [i.e. build this Mutt], they were coming in a procession to Honnali taking mruttika from Moola Brindavan,Mantralaya. Meantime an aged person, dressed in khavi came,went inside the Mutt premises and never came back.It is believed that Ravaru or Raghavendra Swamy was the one who came inside the Mutt and he still exists there.Hence the name “Dwiteeya Mantralaya”, “Dwiteeya Mantralaya” is near to K.H shivarudrappa techar home.

There is a famous religious gathering every year in the month of January called Durgamma Festival, where in hundreds of sheep and goats are given offering for the temple(these animals are killed brutally in the name SACRIFICE TO GODDESS).


The current Member of Legislative Aassembly from Honnali constituency is D.G. Shanthangowdru. He was elected for the second time as a Congress Party candidate from this constituency in 2013.


Schools and Colleges: There are around 15 schools and 5 Colleges in Honnali