|Elevation||862 m (2,828 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The place is a leading trading and educational centre and is about 73 km west of Tumkur on the NH 206 and on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line and about 141 km north-west of Bangalore city. There are about a dozen temples and dozen choultries here. The most important temples of the place are the Shankara maTa (Sharada Temple), Kalleshvara, Kempamma, Anjaneya, Mallikarjuna, Kashi Vishveshvara and the Kannika Parameshvari. It is a centre of coconut trade and abounds in coconut plantations.
Other important places in the taluk are as follows:
is about 5 km south-west of Tiptur town. The place has a beautiful Shankareshvara temple. There are two lions, well carved in black stone with an open mouth at the entrance of the temple. There are also shrines of Buddha, Vigneshvara and Nandi in the temple. It has also a Veerashaiva Matha called the Keregodi Samsthana Matha.
NONAVINAKERE: The place originally called Nonabanakere of the Nolamba times, is situated 10 km south-east of Tiptur town. The place was one of the panchagramas (five settlements) of the Hebbar Srivaishnavas.
The Byatarayaswami temple here, said to have been built by one Koneri Iyangar, is a large structure of Dravidian style of architecture and has a figure of Shrinivasa. The Gopalakrishna temple is said to be older than the Byatarayaswami and is of the Hoysala period. It has three cells which have the images of Keshava, Venugopala and Yoganarasimha. The Shanteshvara, Nonabeshvara, Chandeshvara, Kalleshvara and the Gaurishvara are the other Shiva temples here.
VIGHNASANTHE: The place called Igganasanthe in inscriptions, about 3 km south-west of Nonavinakere and about 14 km south-east of Tiptur has a temple of Lakshminarasimha which is trikutachala in shape, a Hoysala structure. According to an inscription dated 1286 A.D. this was built during the time of the Hoysala king Narasimha III by his generals. The main cell has a fine image of Chennakeshava. The Balalingeshvara temple here is a plain Hoysala building with a stone tower adorned with four figures one over the other in the four directions and a Hoysala crest in the front. The Banashankari is another shrine here.
ARALAGUPPE: The place is a village in Kibbanahalli hobli is situated at a distance of about 6 km from Banasandra railway station on Bangalore –Miraj railway line and about 18 km from Tiptur. The Chennakeshava temple at this place is a fine specimen of the Hoysala style belonging to about the middle of the 13th century A.D. It has a garbhagriha, a shukanasi and a navaranga. Attached to the southern wall of this temple is a temple of Narasimha. The Kalleshvara temple here which is assigned to about 9th century A.D. and a work of the Nolambas has a remarkable workmanship of Ashtadikplakas and dancing Nataraja. There are four other temples here belonging to the Ganga period.
(Source: Karnataka State Gazetteer 1983)
As of 2011[update] India census, Tiptur had a population of 82,043. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tiptur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 69%. In Tiptur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
History of Tiptur.
Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli.
Honnavalli is a village headquarters 10 miles north west of Tiptur in Tumkur District. Honnavalli was the taluk head quarters until 1886. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century. It was built by one Someswararaya who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak family. The legend goes that 'Honnu Amma' the family deity of the Pallegar appeared in his dream & directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.
==Historical Places in Tiptur Taluk.== Aralaguppe
Aralaguppe is a small village in the Tiptur taluk. Aralaguppe is considered the 'museum of temples.' The Kalleswara and Chennakeshava temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu respectively. They are built by Nolambas and Hoysalas respectively.
Kalleshwara temple is a pre-Hoysala structure. Its mukhamantapa ceiling, is considered the most beautiful sculpture found in the State. The extraordinary ceiling of the mukhamantapa, with the Nolambas style portrayal of Umasahita (Shiva and Parvati together) at the central panel, is a stark contrast with the otherwise ordinary interior.
Consisting of garbagriha, antarala, and a mukhamantapa (with three lateral shrines), the temple's sanctum is adorned with a huge black-granite Shivalinga.
While the adhishtana is made of granites, the temple's walls and towers are constructed with bricks. The outer walls are insipid without projections and recesses, but for the lone niche at the antarala that divides the vimana from the mukhamantapa. Pilasters built closer at the temple's interiors however, appears more refreshing.
The extraordinary ceiling of the mukhamantapa, with the Nolambas style portrayal of Umasahita (Shiva and Parvati together) at the central panel, is a stark contrast with the otherwise ordinary interior.
The image of Gajalakshmi on the doorway adds charm to the place. The four lathe-cum-pillars, with cubical bases, supports the navaranga's ceiling. Apart from the Shiva-Parvati panel, the ceiling has eight other carvings of ashtadikpalakas, depicted with their consorts and vehicles. Four vidyadharas, with garlands in their hands, face up to the Natesha (with the expression of approaching him from the corners of the panel's beams).
These garland-bearing vidyadharas are quite common to Nolamba architecture; a clear evidence of the elegance and comprehensiveness of their style. The Natesha, meanwhile, is a remarkable three-dimensional image, wearing jewels such as the katibandana and tassels. The dancing lord is accompanied by three bhutas playing a three-headed percussion instrument. They are also seen with ayut and other symbols.
The northern and eastern lateral shrines contain idols of Keshava and Surya, while the southern one contains the Umasahita mounted over a large stele with a lotus pedestal and a prabhavali with a couple of flying vidyadharas.
The Chennakeshava temple, on the other hand, is a 13th-century ekakuta shrine, familiar to Hoysala specialists.
Built on a hexagonal-star plan, the temple stands on a raised platform, with elephant idols (of four to five feet) at each corner is portrayed to be supporting the structure. The raised structure is also the typical feature of the Hoysala architecture.
The temple's vimana is a full star complete with towers. Figurines adorning it are lined up in six rows and contain a menagerie of elephants and mounted cavalry interspersed with words from the scriptures. Yalis and hamsas with an additional row of scrolls that support the walls (common in Hoysala temples) are found here.
None of the 85 reliefs found in the outer walls contain images of Shiva, suggesting that this is a typical vaishnavite shrine. A later addition to the structure on the southern side obstructs its view from the side. The four lowest friezes extends from the closed hall as the base of the wall in the poach.
The wall's top portion has a group of elegant small towers and slanted seat-backs. The temple's interior is fairly elaborate, while the garbagriha has Keshava's cult images. Signatures over the sculptures here contain the name Honoja or Honnoja - the sculptor.
How to get there? Aralaguppe is Located 20 km from Tiptur. Aralaguppe can be reached by trains running in the Bangalore - Tiptur - Arasikere route (Please check with the Railway department for a list of trains that stop here). Carry your own food, as the place has no restaurants. 120 km from Bangalore, the village can also be reached by road from Tiptur.
Hattana has a Temple for Bhagawan Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture.
The history of this temple dates back to the 11th century. This temple is said to have been constructed in the year A.D.1078. An inscription of this period says that Machishety, Kalishetty and Bammaiah the have donated lands to the construction of the temple. Hattana is located in the Tiptur taluk of Tumkur district. It has good transport facilities from Tumkur and Tiptur.
Historical Places Near Tiptur
- SHANKARA MATA (SRI SHARADAMBA TEMPLE)
Sharadhamba Temple is located in K.R. Extension. This temple was started in the year 2000. The complete responsibility of construction was taken care by Ex-MLA of Tiptur Sri B.S.ChandraShekaraiah. This temple was inaugurated by his holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. This temple has idols of Sri Sharadamba, Sri Shankaracharya,Sri Chandramoulishwara and Ganesha, which are beautifully carved with White Marble. Surely a place to visit and get the blessings of Sri Sharadamba.
Tiptur Kote Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
- KOTE SRI ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE, TIPTUR
It is one of the oldest temple in the tumkur district. It is believed that Sri Vyasaraja Guru ( Guru of Sri Krishnadevaraya) constructed the temple in the Krishnadevaraya Era. It is one among the more than 1000 Hanuman temples established by Sri Vyasaraja in the Vijayanagara Empire.
The temple is renovated but the idol of Sri Hanuman has the same power, bliss & attraction as it was earlier.
It lies in the centre of Tiptur and usually is crowded on Saturdays.
- SRI KEMPAMMA DEVI TEMPLE
Sri Kempamma Devi is Preceding Deity for the town and surrounding 12 villages. The Temple is located at the center of the town and attracts crowds on Fridays where people perform "Vehicle pooja". The Goddess has been worshiped from century's by local palegaras and residents. The annual car festival is held in Chatira masa according to the Hindu calendar generally in the second half of April which attracts large crowds. The Goddess Kempamma is also known as Tipturamma.
- SRI KALLESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
The temple is located in front of the Kempamma Temple and it is "Panchalinga Kshetra". There are 5 lingas in the temple and the temple dates back to vijayanagara Period and there are "Viragallu" in the temple which stands as the proof for the era or period in which the temple is constructed. On the Holy Day of MahaShivarathri the temple is full and large numbers of devotees wait their turn to enter for Holy Darshan.
- SRI MALLIKARJUNA SWAMY TEMPLE
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is one of the oldest temples in the town. The temple was completed 100 years ago. Pooja and archana for Lord Mallikarjuna have been performed every day since its construction opening. This Temple was constructed by the Samaritans of the Singri family. The Temple consists of separate temples for Lord Ganesha, Goddess Bramaramba, Lord Subramanyeshwara along with his consorts, Lord Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Dattatreya and Navagrahas. The temple also consists of "Naga Devatha" idols which are deities for many families in the town. the Temple complex was also extended to have separate temple for Lord Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara. The temple is one of the attractions of the town and usually be crowded in Mondays and in the month of December. Dr. Raj Kumar, an actor in Kannada films, used to visit the temple whenever he was in the Tiptur area.
shree shankareshwara temple
keregodi-rangapura is located near tiptur it is one of the oldesttemple is there.and it is constructed about 1695 AD .RUDRABISHEKHA for lord shankareshwara have been performed everyday. it is one of the beautiful temple in the state Anivala
Anivala is a small village located at around 20 km from Tiptur city, Tumkur district. Anivala comes under Honnavalli Hobli. The village has a small population of around 700 people. Coconut plantation is the main source of income for people in this village, however ragi, bananas and jowar are also widely cultivated. Every year the 3 day festival of Kanive Amma the village goddess takes place. Thousands of people from in and around Anivala attend. Cheluvaraya Swamy is also worshiped in Anivala.
Revanna, Gangappa & Halappa are well established families in Anivala. Revanna was elected as Grama Panchayat President.
Nuggehalli is situated at the midpoint on the Tiptur-Channarayapatna state highway.
- Lakshmi-Narasimha Temple
The present Nuggehalli in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district is home to two elegant temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Shiva, belonging to the Hoysala period. This place has a historical past dating back to the early 1246 AD, during which, Hoysala King Someshwara ruled the region.
Present day Nuggehalli was earlier known as Vijaya Somanathapura, an agrahara founded by Bommanna Donnayaka in the year 1246 AD. He served under King Someshwara. Nuggehalli chieftains belonged to the Pudur Vamsha (dynasty) and one of their titles meant that the chief was "Champion over thirteen kings."
Their genealogy dates back to Thirumalya, the son-in-law of Prauhda Devaraya of Vijayanagara. Further, it is an ancient place near which a Chola king is said to have built Jayagondeshwara temple to which King Vishnuvardhana gave some grants in the year 1121 AD.
The inscriptions found in the temples of Nuggehalli attribute the time and construction of the temples of Lakshmi Narasimha and Sadashiva as 1246 AD and 1249 AD respectively and to Bommanna Dannayaka during the reign of King Someshwara. The two temples are of very different type, but are of equal importance from the point of view of architecture. Both the temples are well preserved.
- Sadashiva Temple
This temple is an Ekakuta type, with a highly remarkable stellate mulaprasada having a completely original super structure. It is the most beautiful Hoysala nagara temple that survives today. It conforms to the nagara style architecturally with the presence of nagara and the absence of harantara recesses.
The whole temple stands on a platform, which is in conformity with the outline of the temple including the mulaprasada. A careful observation reveals that the tower above the mulaprasada is a little out of proportion.
A bhumija element of architecture is reflected in the tower and the original temple consisted of a garbagriha, a sukanasi, navaranga with porches and a Nandi mantapa. There is also a big hall with a shrine for the goddess, another hall on a lower level and a lofty mahadwara that exists today, were added to this original structure.
- Lakshmi Narasimha
This ornate Trikuta temple with its exquisite carvings, giant wall - shrines, friezes, an embellished tower and a sukanasi - all standing on a platform, are bewitching to one's eye. The central vimana only has the original tower while the other towers on the lateral vimanas are the latter additions made to the existing roof. The steps originally provided to the platform in the eastern section, is now enclosed by latter extensions of the frontal portion. Thus, it has lost its functional unity with the temple.
Three walled-shrines in the surrounding walls of the central vimana add to its splendour, enhancing the overall beauty of the temple. A cornice divides the outer walls horizontally. The lower portion is embellished with around 120 large wall images depicting anecdotes from popular epics of Mahabharata and other puranas.
These wall - images are mainly the work of the then popular sculptors Mallithamma and Baichoja. This fact is supported by the attestation borne by these images. Vishnu as Vamana, Varaha, and Arjuna shooting the fish, are a few images, among many, are outstanding examples of fine sculpting by these master sculptors. On friezes, apart from the usual makaras, hansas, elephants, we find stories associated with Lord Krishna. The central garbagriha with an antharala enshrines cult-image of Keshava. In the northern and southern shrines (both without the antharala), we find cult-images of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha and Venugopala respectively.
Villages of Tiptur taluk
1 adinaikanahalli 2 Agarahara (Agrahara) 3 Aladahalli 4 Albur 5 Alur 6 Anagondanhalli 7 Anivala 8 Annamallenhalli 9 annapura 10 Aralaguppe 11 Ayarahalli 12 Badanekatte 13 Bagavala 14 Bajaguru 15 Ballekatte 16 Kallekatte 17 Ballekere 18 Baluvaneralu 19 Vasudevarayanahalli 19 Bannihalli 20 Beerasandra 21 Belagarahalli 22 Benayakanahalli 23 Bennanahalli 24 Bidarakere 25 Bidarammanagudi Kaval 26 Biligere 27 Bisalehalli 28 Bochihalli 29 Bommalapura 30 Bommenahalli 31 Bommenahalli 32 Burudeghatta 33 Byadarahalli 34 Byranaikanhalli 35 Madihalli 36 Jabaghatta 37 Bhadrapura
==Tiptur City Municipal Council== The Tiptur ULB was started as Town Municipal Council in 1921. It was constituted as CMC in 31/12/2006. Tiptur is a Taluk and sub-divisional headquarters in Tumkur District.The CMC has 31 wards and equal number of councilors. Tiptur CMC stretches to an area of 11.6 km2. Tiptur city is famous for coconut and it is having one of the biggest Copra market in Karnataka.
COMPUTERIZATION: We are very happy to intimate the citizens of Tiptur City that we have computerized the Birth and Death certificates from 1997 to till date under state Government KMRP computerization scheme, from now onwards citizens are requested to visit the office for registration and getting of Birth and Death certificates by paying service fee(Is it Bribe?). Citizens are requested to make use of this facility. If the officers there ask for bribe to provide Birth or Death Certificates, please report to the Market Police station.
Solid Waste Management: Solid Waste Management in 16 wards has been outsourced. It includes street sweeping and waste transportation and 30 Wards has been maintained by ULB Door to door waste collection is in 30 wards of the Town with the help of ULB's Tractor & pushcarts
|Number of Properties||22903|
|Number of Wards||31|
|Length of Roads||135.85 KM|
|Total Water Supply||5.2 MLD|
|Per Capita Water Supply||98 L|
|Summer Temp.||34 oC|
|Winter Temp.||20 oC|
Tiptur has one of State's highest Economic Potential. It has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee(APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby Taluks, Villages and even as far as Channarayapatna carry their Copra to the market for auction. There are several Copra Desiccated Powder Industries who in turn export their products all across India and some Export out of India.
NGO's: Non Government Institutions
There are several Non government Organizations in Tiptur.
- BAIF Institute for Rural Development
BAIF Institute for Rural Development-Karnataka (BIRD-K) is a voluntary organisation involved in Rural Development. It is a society registered under the Karnataka Society Registration Act, 1960.
In 1946, Mahatma Gandhi established a nature cure centre (the present Nisargopachar ashram) in Urulikanchan, a small village near Pune. He entrusted the responsibility of working for the up-liftment of the surrounding villages to his trusted disciple Manibhai Desai, the ashram being its centre. During his long association with the rural people, Manibhaiji studied their problems and designed suitable programmes to tackle the complex problems of unemployment, under employment, community health, hygiene, sanitation and other social evils. The rich experience motivated Manibhai to expand the rural development programme beyond Urulikanchan.
Consequently, BAIF group of rural development organisations was born. BAIF (Bharatheeya Agro-Industuries Foundation), the mother unit was registered on 24 August 1967. The organisation was later renamed as BAIF Development Research Foundation. To ensure administrative efficiency the organisation is decentralised into autonomous units at state levels, which are generally known as associate organisations. BAIF group of organisations today, operates in 9 states in India. It has 11 associate establishments as on date.
BAIF Institute for Rural Development -Karnataka is BAIF's unit that is currently implementing development programmes in Karnataka and Andhrapradesh.
'Maithreya' Institute for Environment and Rural Studies is a non profit Trust with the motto- Evolution in harmony with the creation and dedicated to advance the Knowledge of principle and practice of conceiving the harmony of development and environment.
Its community members are from various walks of life but deeply concerned of environment & rural issues vise., global warming, global dimming, destroy of flora and fauna, water scarcity, pollution, unemployment and poverty among rural people.
Its vision programme is getting materialized through the members of the organization, coordinating with the teachers of different institutions and non-government organization by various initiatives, activities, undertakings, workshops, seminars and publications.
Some of the nature related activities of MIERS
- Nature camps
- Bio-diversity assessment 
- summer camps for children from all strata of the society
- devarakadu (sacred grove)
- Monthly documentary shows on Environmental issues.
It is 22 km from and in Tiptur Taluk is an industrial centre and hilly region an inscription of 9th century was got near Bommenahalli range and Rajathadripura near Kb cross factories can be located here many Manganese, iron ore, chromite, dolomite mines are found here
Apart from this, there are some old age stones like, Masthikallu and Veeragallu. some one has dig into the history to make Kibbanahalli familiar to everyone.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tiptur
- "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.
- Copra fetches a good price in Tumkur
- Alevur Sriramana Acharya-Deccan College, Post-graduate and Research Institute, 1971 - Foreign Language Study - 112 pages. On a dialect of Kannada spoken in Tiptur Taluk, Tumkur District, Mysore.
- Imperial gazetteer of India: Provincial series, Volume 19
- Census of India, 1971: A. Town directory.' B. Special survey reports on selected towns [name of town] C. Survey reports on selected villages: P. Padmanabha
- Land and people of Indian states and union territories. 13. Karnataka'