Hanumasagara

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Hanumasagara
ಹನುಮಸಾಗರ
Hanumsagara
Village
Hanumasagara is located in Karnataka
Hanumasagara
Hanumasagara
Hanumasagara is located in India
Hanumasagara
Hanumasagara
Coordinates: 15°52′20″N 76°2′35″E / 15.87222°N 76.04306°E / 15.87222; 76.04306Coordinates: 15°52′20″N 76°2′35″E / 15.87222°N 76.04306°E / 15.87222; 76.04306
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Koppal district
Taluk Kushtagi
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,919
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 583281
Vehicle registration KA-37

Hanumasagara, also spelled as Hanumsagara (Kannada: ಹನುಮಸಾಗರ )is a village in the Kushtagi taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka state, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Hanumasagara had a population of 12,919 with 6,556 males and 6,363 females.[1] Agriculturally Hanamasagar is known for the production of pomegranate, Seasamum and other oilseeds. Farmers here are well trained for hybrid seed production and hybrid vegetables and cotton are produced in this village. Hanumasagar connects three districts Koppal, Gadag and Bagalkot. Rich pink granite stone deposits are in and around, Hanumasagar, where quarrying for these stones is continues since 30 years. This village surroundings has rich sandstone deposits, which is commonly used for house building and some stone carving.

Hanumasagar has been identified as location to generate power through wind energy. The village is surrounded by large stretches of hills on which Wind Power mills are erected. These wind fans are visible from a long distance. Hanumasagar has one of the oldest generation hand-loom weavers, the weavers weave famous Ilkal saree.

History[edit]

The place has earned historical importance due to the presence of Venkateshwara Temple (Abhinava Tirupathi) at the hill top. It is believed that the god himself came here to please his devotee 'Sri Venkappayya Desai' based in a nearby village Yelabunchi. The Desai used to visit Tirupati annually and due to old age he could not visit Tirupati. Impressed by his devotion, Lord Venkatesh blessed in Desai's dream and promised to leave his footprint on the hanamasagar hill top. Similarly Lord Venkatesh can in Desai's dream again showing him the location of the idol which was being used as a washing stone in the Kustaghi lake.

Post the usual rituals a temple is built for the devotees to visit. Devotees who cannot go to Tirupati, visit this place. The temple is managed by a trust managed by the 7th genenration of Sri Venkappayya Desai.

Hanamasagar is the location of the Shree Karisiddeshwara Temple which belongs to the Mysuru Samsthana matha, Sri Somashankara Lingeshwara Sukshetra and Bhavani temple managed by S.S.K Samaj Hanumasagara. The oldest Chandalingeshwar Temple is 4 km away from Hanamasagar where nameless tree and sunless well is situated. Kapaleshwar Jalapath (falls) is very near to Chandalingeshwar temple. The famous sand/statue slabs or transport to Maharashtra and surrounding areas.

Hanumasagara is also famous for the ancient Hanumasagar Fort located on the hill top.

The closest tourism destination to Hanamsagar are Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami and Hampi. Lying at an elevation of 1981 m, which makes it a high-altitude city.

Famous radio script writer Sri N P Kulkarni belongs to Hanamasagar. Living in this place he wrote nearly 40 comedy drama scripts to All India Radio. Of those, Necchida Yemmi Kona Eetu won National Award and Buddivantara Nyaya won Puttanna Kanagal Award. He won the Vishweshwarayya award given by the Karnataka State Press Club. As a teacher, he taught three generation of people in secondary education

Transport[edit]

Hanumasagara is well connected by road to Kushtagi. The nearest major airport is in Hubli.

Long-distance bus routes[edit]

From Kushtagione can travel to Bangalore, Hubli, Hyderabad, Bagalkot and other major cities. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs a bus service to other cities and villages. There are also various private bus services.

Railways[edit]

Badami is the nearest railway station to Hanumasagara.

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