Bilagi

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Bilagi
ಬೀಳಗಿ
Bilgi
town
Bilagi is located in Karnataka
Bilagi
Bilagi
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°20′50″N 075°37′05″E / 16.34722°N 75.61806°E / 16.34722; 75.61806Coordinates: 16°20′50″N 075°37′05″E / 16.34722°N 75.61806°E / 16.34722; 75.61806
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bagalkot
Area
 • Total 4.50 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,454
 • Density 3,434.22/km2 (8,894.6/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 587 116
Telephone code 08425
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA
Website karnataka.gov.in

Bilagi is a panchayat town and taluka in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. While only 19.5 km from the district headquarters of Bagalkote, the route by road is 30 km. The main occupation of people in this taluka is agriculture. Most of the farmers grow sugarcane.

History[edit]

Bilgi(Kannada:ಬೀಳಗಿ ) is situated at a distance of 30 km from Bagalkot. To the north of Bilgi is a stone pond called Arettina Bavi (Six - bullock well) , an object of interest. The temple inside the well of Mahadeva, is not worshipped as the linga is broken. The stone inscriptions in Kannada, Marathi and Persian built into the walls of the well register that it was constructed by Visajipanta in the year 1708 A.D. There is a dargah of Hasan Dongri, in the town. Moharam festival is celebrated in a big way here. One Km to the south of Bilgi is the temple of Shri Siddeshwara, encompassed by hillocks. On a footstep of the temple is an inscription of 1695-96 which records construction of the eastern doorway by Khanderao Timmaji, a subordinate of Vajir Haidar Khan ..

Geography[edit]

The town of Bilgi is located at 16°20′50″N 075°37′05″E / 16.34722°N 75.61806°E / 16.34722; 75.61806.[1] It has an average elevation of 509 metres (1669 feet).

The taluka covers 782 square kilometres (301.9 sq mi) and lies between 16°-03′ to 16°-32′ north latitude and 75°-73′ to 76°-49′ east longitude. The taluka is bordered by Bijapur Taluka of Bijapur District to the north, Mudhol Taluka to the west, Bagalkot Taluka to the south and southeast, and Jamakhandi Taluka to the north. The Krishna River and reservoir form its northern boundary.

Demographics[edit]

2001 India census,[2] the town of Bilagi had a population of 15,464. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bilagi has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 49%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Divisions of taluka[edit]

In addition to the headquarters town of Bilgi, Bilagi Taluka has twenty panchayat villages which administer from one to seven sub-villages; they are:[3]

Gulabal

Culture[edit]

Just north of the town is "Arettina Bavi" (Six-bullock well), a stone enclosed pond or well. Inside the well there is a temple to Mahadeva Shiva; however, the lingam is broken.[4] On the walls of the well are inscriptions in Kannada, Marathi and Persian that record its construction in 1708 C.E.[4] The Marathi inscription in Nagari script indicates that it was built by Visajipanta, son of Patalasayi Mahadeva. The Kannada inscription says Visaji Mahadeva Panditqa of Gargya-gotra.[5]

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