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Asandi is a village in Kadur taluk, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, India. It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) from Ajjampura railway station.


In ancient times it was a place of considerable importance. Under the Gangas (350–1000 CE) and the Hoysalas (1026–1343 CE) it was a chief city of a principality, which was governed by Vijayaditya, son of king Sripurusha, and in the 12th century and 13th century by a line of Ganga chiefs.[1] Asandi was an importand Jain center as there was a Mulasthana-basadi[clarification needed] at Asandi.[2]


Asandi is a village panchayat containing the villages of Asandi, K.Chomanahalli, M.Chomanahalli, and Aadigere, with postal indication number code of 577550.[3] The population of Asandi in 1901 was 1006. The 2001 Indian census recorded the population of Asandi as 2,938.[4] Males constituted 49.9% of the population and females 50.9%. Kadur had an average literacy rate of 77.79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 86.48%, and female literacy was 69.2%.[5]


Coordinates: 13°25′N 76°36′E / 13.42°N 76.6°E / 13.42; 76.6