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The Sri Kamakshi Sharada Mutt, whose presiding deity is the goddess Kamakshi Sharada, is in the town. A very rare piece of Hindu iconography, called the 'Shri Chakra' made of panchaloha, an alloy of five metals, is installed in the shrine. It is supposed to represent the Primeval Energy from which the whole universe issues forth, and is held very auspicious by many Hindus. This icon is believed to have been found in a deep well in this tiny town.
This town has the Shri Veeranjaneya Swamy temple at Kote area. The Shri Hanumantha Devaru Statue is big and is believed to be installed by Shri Vyasaraja Theertha Swamy, some 500 years ago during the period of the great Vijayanagara emperor Shri Krishnadevaraya.
This town was earlier called as 'Ghanapuri', which is a Sanskrit translation of its Kannada name, Hebburu. The town had more than 100 temples, most of which are in bad shape now.
The Hebbur is located between Kunigal and Tumkur. So you can reach via Tumkur (NH 4) or Kunigal (NH 48). The Kunigal route is bit shorter.
If you travel via Kunigal, then you need to get-off the highway after the Kunigal KIADB to go through an underpass to get on to the road to Kunigal town. Within Kunigal town at the first three road junction (or circle) take the right turn to reach Hebbur. In Hebbur, pass the town to take U turn and then left turn to reach the temple.
If you travel via Tumkur then you need to get-off the highway after the Tumkur toll-plaza, to get on to Tumkur Ring Road before Kyathasandra. When you are on the Tumkur Ring Road take left turn at the junction of Kunigal Road near Maralur to reach Hebbur. In Hebbur, take the left turn to reach the temple.
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- Village code= 1577100 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-18.
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