Maddur, Mandya

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Maddur, Mandya
Maddur, Mandya is located in Karnataka
Maddur, Mandya
Maddur, Mandya
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°35′06″N 77°03′00″E / 12.5849°N 77.05°E / 12.5849; 77.05Coordinates: 12°35′06″N 77°03′00″E / 12.5849°N 77.05°E / 12.5849; 77.05
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mandya
 • Total 6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,456
 • Density 4,246.55/km2 (10,998.5/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 428
Telephone code 08232
Vehicle registration KA-11

Maddur (Maddūru,Kannada: ಮದ್ದೂರು) is a town in Mandya district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It lies on the banks of the river Shimsha.


Maddur is located at 12°35′03″N 77°02′42″E / 12.584169°N 77.0449°E / 12.584169; 77.0449.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2175 ft).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Maddur had a population of 26,456. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Maddur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Maddur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Specialty Foods[edit]

Maddur Vada is a type of vada named after the town of Maddur. Maddur is an attractive stop for the travellers for this one reason. Onions and Rava help to give the Maddur vada its distinctive flavour. It seems the flour for this Vada is prepared using onion juice instead of water.

Tourism places[edit]

Paddy filed in outskirts of Maddur
Bank of Shimsha River as seen from Vaidyanatheshwara Temple
  • Vaidyanathapura
  • Kokkarebellur - A well known bird sanctuary.
  • Sri UgraNarasimha Swamy Temple - This temple has sannidhis for Sri Ugra Narasimha, Sri Sowmya Nayaki, Sri Narasimha Nayaki, Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Sri Yashoda Krishna and Sri Srinivasan, and alwars.
  • Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple - This temple was constructed by the King Vishnuvardhan.
  • Nambinayakanahalli- Pattadlama Temple.
  • Kolirayanagudda: The hills are located in exquisite lush natural surroundings, near the village of Thoppanahally(K.Honnalagere grama panchayath), 8 km from Maddur. The hills were included in the administration of vijayanagara satraps, before the kingdom was destroyed.

Business and Economy[edit]

Maddur has been recently famous for its tender coconut cultivation. Nearly 300 trucks of nuts are daily sent to the other states of India such as Punjab, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Small towns near Maddur consume more and more tender coconuts daily. Maddur has been recently named as Tender coconut capital of India.[3][4] It is also famous for Koppa Sugars Sutiated at koppa and also the famous pattaladamma temple at koppa village is known to konda (god walking on the fire)


the famous pattaladamma temple at koppa village is known to konda (god walking on the fire)

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