Channagiri

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Channagiri
taluk
Channagiri is located in Karnataka
Channagiri
Channagiri
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°02′N 75°56′E / 14.03°N 75.93°E / 14.03; 75.93Coordinates: 14°02′N 75°56′E / 14.03°N 75.93°E / 14.03; 75.93
Country  India
State Karnataka
Region Are-Malenadu
District Davanagere
Government
 • Type constitutional
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 185,170
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA-17
Website karnataka.gov.in

Channagiri is a panchayat town in Davanagere district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a taluk headquarters in Davanagere District.

Etymology[edit]

It is said that the hill was fortified by Rani Chennamma of Keladi (1672–1697), queen of Keladi Nayaka Kingdom and town was named after her.[1]

Geography[edit]

Channagiri is located at 14°02′N 75°56′E / 14.03°N 75.93°E / 14.03; 75.93.[2] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2171 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Channagiri had a population of 18,517. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Channagiri has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 74% and female literacy of 67%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.[3]

Hill Fort[edit]

Channagiri has a hill fort which was built around 1770 with a Ranganatha temple inside it, which rises to a height of about 200 feet to the west of the town consists of a single soft dark covered with earth which commands a wide plain. The fort consists of two rubble walls defending by moats, the chief gate being on the north where the gradient is lowest.[4]

On the peak stands a temple dedicated to Sri Ranganatha. It is called Bete-Ranganatha and depicts Vishnu standing in samabhanga holding chakra and sankha in his back hands and arrow in his front hands with a low Garuda pedestal below him and a consort in relievo on the prabhavali on each side.[5]

To its south-west is a small shrine dedicated to Bhutappa which contains the head of the god whose tongue projects out of his mouth.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological department for the year 1937 Archaeological Survey of India, Government Of India
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Channagiri
  3. ^ Census 2011 Official website of Office of The Registrar General & Census
  4. ^ Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological department for the year 1937 Archaeological Survey of India, Government Of India
  5. ^ Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological department for the year 1937 Archaeological Survey of India, Government Of India
  6. ^ Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological department for the year 1937 Archaeological Survey of India, Government Of India

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