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For the village in Azerbaijan, see Hovari.
shree kantesh temple
Siddheshwara Temple at Haveri
Haveri is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°47′38″N 75°24′14″E / 14.79389°N 75.40389°E / 14.79389; 75.40389Coordinates: 14°47′38″N 75°24′14″E / 14.79389°N 75.40389°E / 14.79389; 75.40389
Country  India
State  Karnataka
Region Bayaluseeme
District Haveri district
 • Total 26.19 km2 (10.11 sq mi)
Elevation 571 m (1,873 ft)
 • Total 67,102
 • Density 2,134.89/km2 (5,529.3/sq mi)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581 110
Telephone code 08375
Vehicle registration KA-27

Haveri is a town in Karnataka, India, It is the administrative headquarters of Haveri District.[1] The name Haveri is derived from the Kannada words havu and keri, which means place of snakes. Haveri is famous for its cardamom garlands. It is said that Haveri had around 1000 maths (sacred religious places) in ancient days. One of the famous maths is Hukkeri Math. Haveri is also famous for marketing Byadagi red chillies, which are well known all over India. Around 25 km away, there is a place called Bada which is the birthplace of the poet Kanakadasa.

Haveri is 7 hours away from Bangalore by train. It is the middle way stop between Hubli and Davanagere. It is the stop 72 km before Hubli and 72 km after Davanagere. By road, it is about 340 km from Bangalore on NH-4 towards Mumbai. It is located 307 km north of the port city Mangalore.

History Of Haveri[edit]

Core area of Western Chalukya monuments
Typical Western Chalukya dravida Vimana at Siddheshwara temple in Haveri, Karnataka

Core area of Western Chalukya monuments includes the places Badami, Sudi, Annigeri, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi), Gadag, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwar, Dambal, Haveri, Bankapura, Rattahalli, Kuruvatti, Bagali, Balligavi, Chaudayyadanapura, Galaganatha, Hangal. It was possible because Soapstone is found in abundance in these areas.

Haveri also comes under Core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity. The district is proud to be the birthplace of Santa Shishunala Sharif, the great saint Kanakadasaru, Sarvajnya, Hanagal Kumara Shivayogigalu, Wagish Panditaru, Writer Galaganatharu, Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayigalu, Gnyana Peetha Awardee Dr.V.K.Gokak and many more. The freedom fighters Mailara Mahadevappa and Gudleppa Hallikere.

History of Haveri district dates to pre-historic period. About 1300 stone writings of different rulers like Chalukyas, Rastrakutas are found in the district. Bankapura Challaketaru, Guttavula Guttaru, Kadambas of Hangal and Nurumbad are some of the well known Samanta Rulers. Devendramunigalu the teacher of Kannada Adikavi Pampa and Ajitasenacharya the teacher of Ranna Chavundaraya lived in Bankapura. This was also the second capital of Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. Guttaru ruled during latter part of the 12th century and up to end of the 13th century from Guttavol (Guttal) village as Mandaliks of Chalukya, independently for some time and as Mandaliks of Seunas of Devagiri. Shasanas found in Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur), a village near Guttal, reveal that Mallideva was Mandalika of 6th Vikramaditya of Chalukyas. Jatacholina, under the leadership of Mallideva built the Mukteshwar temple at Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur).

Kadambas of Nurumbad during the period of Kalyani Chalukyas ruled about 100 villages with Rattihalli as their capital.

Tourist attractions of Haveri[edit]

nagara style tower
dravida style tower

The centre of Western Chalukya architectural developments was the region including present-day Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Haveri and Dharwad districts;

Siddheshwara temple at Haveri a staggered square plan with dravida articulation and superstructure, 11th century CE. Miniature decorative dravida and nagara style towers at Siddhesvara Temple in Haveri

  • Basavanna Temple
  • Utsav Rock Garden is situated at Gotgodi on NH-4 Shiggaon Taluk. It is blended with both modern and art where more than 1000 real life size sculptures are present. It has got 8 world records. It is a unique garden in the whole world.

Places of interest in Haveri district[edit]

  • Kadambeshwar temple at Rattihalli
  • Tarakeshwar temple at Hanagal
  • Someshwar temple at Haralahalli
  • Nagareshwar temple at Bankapura
  • Mukteshwara temple at Chaudayyadanapura
  • Siddheshwar temple at Haveri
  • Galageshwara temple at Galaganatha
  • Jain Basadi at Yalavatti
  • Kanakadasara Kaginele
  • HoleAnveri Temple
  • Kadaramandalagi Anjaneyaswami Temple
  • Mallari Temple at Gudda Guddaapura near Ranebennur
  • Mattibasaveshwara Temple at Badamgatti (Hangal Taluk)
  • Hanuman Temple at Nidasingi (just 30 km from Haveri and 18 km from Hangal)

Temples at Kaginele alone:

  • Virabhadra Temple
  • Someshwara Temple
  • Sangameshwara Temple
  • Narasimha Temple
  • Lakshmi Temple
  • Kalahasteshwara Temple
  • Adikesava Temple
  • Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha

All these depict the rich culture and history of Haveri District.

Other places of interest:

Mini Vidhana Soudha[edit]

Mini Vidhana Soudha,-Almost full view.

Recently, a Mini Vidhana Soudha was constructed on Devagiri hill. The Mini Vidhana Soudha hosts major government offices. The main office among these is the District Commissioner's office.


Haveri is located at 14°48′N 75°24′E / 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4.[3] It has an average elevation of 572 metres (1876 feet).

Educational institutes[edit]

The masters' Shri Rajiv Gandhi Karnataka University P G Centre, Kerimattihalli, Haveri is the developing educational institution. There are three major colleges in Haveri. One is Govt. First Grade College, Gudleppa Hallikeri College, and C. B. Kolli Polytechnic. Among other colleges are S. S. Women's Degree College, SJM Pre-University College, and SMS Pre-University College. Recently Govt. Engineering College was started. C.B.Collipolytechnic

High schools

Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road, Haveri

  1. Lions English Medium School
  2. Gandhi Grameena Gurukula Hosarithi
  3. K.L.E's English Medium CBSE School (www.klescbsehvr.org)
  4. St. Michael English Medium School
  5. J. G. S. S. High School (Geleyar Balaga)
  6. J. P. Rotary School
  7. Hukkerimath Shivabasaveshwar High School
  8. S M S Girls High School
  9. H.L.V. English Medium School Savanur
  10. Mrutyunjaya High School Kurubagonda
  11. Shri Kalidasa High School, Kaginele bus stand, Haveri
  12. S J M Primary and High School, Haveri
  13. St. Ann's English Medium School. Haveri
  14. S V S high school Abalur
  15. Sri Sangana Basaveshwara High School, Tumminakatti.
  16. Govt High School, Tumminakatti.


  1. Gudleppa Hallikeri College (popularly known as GH College)(Science,Commerce and Arts)
  2. C B Kolli Polytechnic (CS, E&C, Mech, Cevil and IS)
  3. Govt. Engg. College (CS, E&C, Mech. and Civil)
  4. Govt. Majeed College Savanur
  5. S.J.M PU College, Haveri (Science, Commerce and Arts)
  6. Sri Sangana Basaveshwara PU College, Tumminakatti.


As of 2011 India census,[4] Haveri had a population of 67102. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Haveri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 64%. In Haveri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Karnataka, The Tourist Paradise". Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. ^ "JSTOR: Sculptures from the Later Calukyan Temple at Haveri". 31: 167–178. JSTOR 3249429. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Haveri
  4. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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