Siddapura, Uttara Kannada

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Siddapura, Uttara Kannada
ಸಿದ್ಧಾಪುರ
taluk
Siddapura, Uttara Kannada is located in Karnataka
Siddapura, Uttara Kannada
Siddapura, Uttara Kannada
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°20′49″N 74°53′38″E / 14.347°N 74.894°E / 14.347; 74.894Coordinates: 14°20′49″N 74°53′38″E / 14.347°N 74.894°E / 14.347; 74.894
Country India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,000
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581 355
Telephone code +91-8389

Siddapura (ಸಿದ್ಧಾಪುರ) is a town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk in Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is nestled among the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Areca nut cultivation is the primary occupation of the people of this taluk, along with agriculture.

Demography[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Siddapura had a population of 14,049. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. The average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 82%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada is the most widely spoken language.

Mostly Namadhari Naiks, Gudigars, Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, Halakki Vokkaligas, Havyaks, Kurubas, Madivals, Christians, Daivajnas, Muslims, Marathas and others inhabit the town of Siddapur.

Transport[edit]

Bus service is provided mainly by KSRTC and few private bus operators, which runs buses that connect Siddapura to other places in Karnataka and a few buses to other states. Siddapura is well connected by road with Sirsi, Kumta, Karwar, Bhatkal, Sagara, Shimoga, Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.

The nearest railway station is Talaguppa, (18 km) towards Sagara, Shimoga, Mysore, Bangalore, Chennai, Hydrabad and Honnavar (73.5 km)[2] along Konkan Railway towards Karwar, Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Mangalore and Kerala. The nearest airport is Hubli Airport, towards Bangalore and Mumbai, which is about 120 kilometres (75 mi). from Siddapur.

Economy and occupations[edit]

The main occupation of the residents of Siddapura is agriculture. Supari (arecanut) is the primary business of the people. Other than arecanut, commodities like paddy, coffee, pineapple, cardamom, coconut, pepper and vanilla are also grown. Many rice mills, supari mandi, soda factories, ice-cream factories, pineapple juice factories, and jackfruit and banana chip centers are here.

Art and culture[edit]

Main article: Yakshagana
Yakshagana artist with Kirita depicts King
Yakshagana artist with Kedige

Yakshagana (Kannada: ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ) is a classical dance drama popular locally.

Temples[edit]

The laxmi venkatesh temple one of the beautiful and famous temple in siddapur.... Temple village kondli Kondli Sri *Marikamba* Temple famous temple in Siddapura is situated at Haladakatta Siddapura and Kondli Sri *Kalikamba* Temple oid and famous temple,and kondli old and famous temple sri *RAMESWAR* temple and kondli sri *HANUMATH *temple and kondli old temple sri *ganapathi* temple and *CHWDAMMA* temple kondli Vinayak Temple Haladakatta, Maruthi Temple Honnegundi, Sri Renukamba Temple Chandragutti (15 km from Siddapura), Sri Rameshwara temple Itgi (20 km from Siddapura), Sri Raghavendra temple, Sri Bankeshwara temple Hosur, Sri Mahaganapati Temple Tarai, Sri Ganesha temple Heroor, Sri Shaneshwar and Hanuman Temple Bedkani (5 km from Siddapur), Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple Bhuvanagiri are very old and famous temples here. Furthermore, Sri Lakshmi-Narayana Temple, Sri Laxmi-Venkatesh Temple, Sri Vittal-Rukmini Mandir, Sringeri sri sharadha Temple Hosuru, Sri Shiv Mandir also situated here.

The famous "Marikamba Jaathre" held on Maribail Kondli, commemorating the goddess Marikamba is held by the temple authorities once every 5 years. Nearly a lakh devotees from all parts of the country attend the fair, making it one of the biggest festivals in the Siddapura region. Beside Bhuvanagiri Jatra, Basaveshwar Jatra held in Feb every year Shanishwar jatra held in March End of every Year, Dusara Festivals are some specials significance. kondli *RAMASAPTAHA* is old and famous festivals, this 7 years on time big festivals in kondli.

Mosques[edit]

Badriya Jamia Masjid (Sunni) situated at town Near Pattana Panchayaat. Bedkani jamia masjid (sunni) situated at near bus stop.

Churches[edit]

Beautiful Holy Rosary Catholic Church is situated in Ravindranagar Siddapur.

Banking and finance facilities[edit]

SBI, State Bank Of Mysore, Vijaya Bank, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank are some banks with full-fledged operations. SBI, SBM, Vijaya Bank, and Syndicate Bank and have automated teller machines in place as well. Co-operative banks, namely Suvarna Co-operative Bank, Bhavana A trustee Co-operative banks since from last 15–20 years.

Special sweet dishes[edit]

Jack-fruit and banana chips, and fresh sugarcane juice are special.

Kadubu: The main ingredients are jackfruit pulp and jaggery. The batter is prepared with some additional ingredients, put into a container and steamed. The dessert is a local delicacy and is served hot with ghee.

Holge: These are not similar to pancakes but one could say that these are the sweet equivalents of tortillas. One variant is made with gramflour and jaggery while the other is made with coconuts.

Todadevu: It is a special kind of thin crust dosa made out of jaggery/sugarcane juice fresh honey also available here

Famous non-vegetarian dish[edit]

Koli Kajjaya: Hosagere Kajjaya [Many varieties exist] made by rice floor and fried in oil is a famous dish. It tastes great with thick potato sambar and Nati chicken curry. It is a delicacy among the non vegetarian communities of the Siddapura as well as adjoining taluks like Sirsi, Sagar, Soraba, Hosanagara and Thirthalli.

Kotte Kadabu: Made up of fermented rice paste, steam boiled in banana leaf packets for more than four hours. It tastes great with chicken and mutton curry, coconut chutney, fish curry, fresh water fish curry, prawn curry and all vegetable sambar.

TV and radio[edit]

Sagara is the nearest place to Siddapura (38 km) which has LPT-49 TV relay station airing Doordarshan National Channel. Cable TV and direct to home services are widely used and these have replaced the conventional VHF/UHF TV antennas and satellite dish antennas. Local cable having Janani TV, which provides essential day to day information to the people of Siddapur.

Sagar AIR is the nearest radio station. Sagar AIR station can be heard on 100.1 MHz.There are no much amateur radio operations in and around the town.

Network and internet facilities[edit]

All major mobile operators are available in Siddapura as are most broadband facilities.

Education[edit]

  • Prashanti Gurukula Vidya Kendra
  • Model Kannada Boys School
  • Model Kannada Girls School
  • Little Flower School, Ravindranagar
  • Shree Murugharajendra Blind School
  • SV Boys High School
  • SRGHM Girls High School
  • Siddhivinayaka Primary School
  • MGC Arts Commerce & GHD Science College
  • Dhanavantri Ayurvedic Medical College
  • Government PU College,KONDLI, HALKATTA, Siddapura (junior)
  • Government First Grade College, Siddapur
  • Government Polytechnic Siddapur
  • Government ITI college Siddapur
  • Siddhivinayaka English medium High SChool
  • JSPU College Bilgi,Siddapur
  • MHPS Balikoppa Siddapur
  • MHPS kondli

Places to see nearby[edit]

The region located in the Malnad region, within the Western Ghats. There are forests and hills and waterfalls that are attractive for trekking.

  • kondli marigudi 2 km in city
  • Jog Falls – 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Siddapur.(Jog falls is in Sagar Taluk)
  • Honnemaradu – Situated near Talguppa (backwaters of River Sharavathi), 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Siddapura (situated in Sagar Taluk)
  • Burude Falls (or Illimane Falls), near Kyadgi is a five step waterfall and is about 21 km from Siddapura (includes 3 km of trekking from Illimane)
  • Unchalli Falls (KeppaJoga) – 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Siddapura via Harsikatta near Gollimakki (another route is via trek from Illimane Falls to Unchalli Falls of distance about 5 km)
  • WaateHalla Falls – 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Siddapur.
  • Bhuvaneshwari Temple situated at Bhuvanagiri is the only Kannadambe Buvaneshwari Temple in Karnataka (7 km).
  • Sri Renukambe temple and Hill sight Chandragutti (15 km)
  • Sri Shankar Math and Big Garden Park Siddapur
  • Husur Dam
  • Yana Jungle (35 km from Sirsi)
  • Siganadhr Temple and Holebagilu (30 km From Sagar)
  • Kannali Temple (8 km)
  • Gudvi Pakshidam (bird sanctuary) (30 km Near Sorab)
  • Varadhahalli Ashrama (4 km from Sagar)
  • Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Shriman Nelemavu Mutt.(29 km Herur)
  • Shri Siddivinayaka Temple, Herur (29 km from Siddapur; 21 km from Sirsi)
  • Gol Baavi at Bilgi (round well)
  • Jain Basadi at Bilgi
  • Birthplace of Raysan Dsouza

Hospitals[edit]

Following hospitals are located in Siddapur.

  • Taluk Govt Hospital Siddapur
  • Shreyas Hospital APMC
  • Ayurvedic Medical Hospital Avrguppa
  • Omkar Hospitals

Geography[edit]

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