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Bethamangala is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°00′24″N 78°19′43″E / 13.0066°N 78.3287°E / 13.0066; 78.3287Coordinates: 13°00′24″N 78°19′43″E / 13.0066°N 78.3287°E / 13.0066; 78.3287
Country India
State Karnataka
District Kolar District
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA

Bethamangala is a small town in the Bangarpet taluk of Kolar district in the state of Karnataka, India. It has a large man-made lake which is a popular picnic spot and supplies drinking water to the nearby mining city of Kolar Gold Fields ("KGF"), about 5 miles from Bethamangala.


In the days of the British, prior to say 1957, Bethamangala was where the British workers of KGF went at weekends to sail and relax around the sailing clubhouse. It was also where Diana Dunlop kept her canoe. Her father Max ran the KGF Electricity Dept. A British woman named Molly Manley, first introduced the word game 'Scrabble' to the gentle folk of KGF here under a large tree, in front of the clubhouse. At Bethamangala the Palar river emerges from underground. It is home to the Vijayendra temple, which dates back to the period of the Gangas, and has been renovated by the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar rulers. 3 km away is the famous Kotiligeshwara Temple.

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Trade and commerce[edit]

  • Naidu complex, Bethmangala.
  • Naveen Traders - whole sale merchants,Opp:Gangamma Temple, Bethamangala.
  • Ashwini kalyana mantapa.Bethmangala
  • Guptha Trading Company,Bethamangala
  • Vasavi Textiles, Kolar Road,Bethamangala
  • ganga bavani and DIVAKAR Stores btm
  • Kalpavruksha Institute, Bethamangala.
  • Sri Vijaya Motors,KGF Mainroad bethamangala.


1.Yadav street near sri Rama mandira, Newtown Bethamangala.