Nagamangala

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Nagamangala
city
Saumyakeshava temple, a 12th century Hoysala construction
Saumyakeshava temple, a 12th century Hoysala construction
Nagamangala is located in Karnataka
Nagamangala
Nagamangala
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°49′N 76°46′E / 12.82°N 76.76°E / 12.82; 76.76Coordinates: 12°49′N 76°46′E / 12.82°N 76.76°E / 12.82; 76.76
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mandya
Elevation 772 m (2,533 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,050
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-54
Website [[1] www.nagamangalatown.gov.in%20www.nagamangalatown.gov.in]]

Nagamangala is a panchayat town in Mandya district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Nagamangala had a population of 16,050. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nagamangala has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 67%. In Nagamangala, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples[edit]

Saumyakeshava temple. The tower was added in the Vijayanagara era

The quiet town of Nagamangala is also known for its temples. The ones which attract the tourists are the Saumyakeshava temple and the Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple which are located back to back. There's also a Jain temple, the Panchakuta Basadi which has a group of seven shrines that are considered the oldest Jain monuments of the State. There are also numerous other famous temple like Mulkathamma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.