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Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°48′N 76°17′E / 13.8°N 76.29°E / 13.8; 76.29Coordinates: 13°48′N 76°17′E / 13.8°N 76.29°E / 13.8; 76.29
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Chitradurga
Elevation 739 m (2,425 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 28,370
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577527 [1]
Telephone code +91-8199 [2]
Vehicle registration KA 16
Website www.hosadurgatown.gov.in
Aerial view of Hosadurga town

Hosadurga (Kannada: ಹೊಸದುರ್ಗ) is a town in Chitradurga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the Taluk centre of the taluk with same name.


Hosadurga is located in Karnataka, India.[3] It has an average elevation of 739 meters (2424 feet).


As of the 2011 India census,[4] Hosadurga had a population of 28,370. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Hosadurga has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 70%. In Hosadurga, 12% of the population is under seven years of age.


As of July 5th 2016 B.G.Govindappa represents Hosadurga in State assembly. Prior to B.G.Govindappa, Goolihatti Shekhar was the MLA from Hosadurga who was also a Sports minister during BJP term in Karnataka.

Economy and Industrialization[edit]

Agriculture is the main activity of this region. Coconut trees are found in abundance and Coconut based industries (Coconut Oil extraction, Coconut Coir etc.) are established here. RAMCO CEMENT PLANT Located near to Mathodu hobali, this Plant has a capacity of 0.29 MTPA.Though the plant capacity is relatively small, it has a computer-controlled Central Control Room (CCR) to monitor the quality of raw materials and cement. In addition to the usual instruments and equipment for cement testing, the Plant is equipped with XRF


Many minerals like iron ore, manganese and dolomite are found in this taluk. Ramco Cement Factory (Earlier it was Gokul Cements owned by M S Ramaiah group of industries) is situated in Mathodu Village of the Hosadurga Taluk.[5] Now this is the only cement factory in Hosadurga Taluk. There were many cement factories in 90's but due to the lack of limestone some of them are closed.

Places around Hosadurga[edit]

Sri Mutt Sanehalli[edit]

Sanehalli village has a Mutt and houses a theatre institute, and its Repertory company takes out shows to towns and cities across Karnataka every November. A branch of the Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath is located here. Sri. Panditaradya Swamiji is the head of the Matt. The Shivasanchara Drama Company was founded by him. The pontiff is a playwright of some merit, and produces theatre students describe as morality plays, but he is better known as an enlightened supporter of theatre education.


One of the historical places located 10 km away from Hosadurga and here is one Ancient (Cholas regime) Temple called Sri Prasanna Channa Keshva Swamy. It has a beautiful chariot, and other various ancient idols. Baguru was derived by "BAGHYAPURI". There are "101 temples" as well as "101 wells" in Bagur.[citation needed] This village is also known as " Sannakki Baguru" reason is that since several years, this village is producing small size rice.It has two lakes is Mudala Muttina Kere (East lake) and Paduvanada Kere (West lake)


One of the historical places located 12 km away from Hosadurga and here is one Ancient (Cholas regime) Temple called Yalagandeshware temple,kvarana gudi,bairedevara temple,(eswara temple, marthi temple) It has a beautiful chariot, and other various ancient idols. Neeragunda was derived by "NELAVATHI PATANA". There are "101 temples" as well as "101 wells" it has three lakes, 1is Neeragunda,2 is Bagur,3 is kodiyalli, this villege most famous of Hosadurga taluk.

Bhageerata Peeta[edit]

This famous pilgrim center is situated at Bramha Vidyanagara at a distance of 3 km from madurae, which is near Hosadurga town. The matt is headed by Sri Sri Sri Purushothamanada Puri Mahaswamiji. The Matt runs various educational institutions, conducts Mass Marriage programs and cultural activities for poor and the downtrodden.

Dasharatha Rameshwara[edit]

This place,also known as Varjra is considered sacred by local people. According to Indian Epic Ramayana, Shravana was killed by King Dasharatha. As a mark of repentance, King Dasharatha installed and worshipped a Shiva Linga with his son Rama, which is therefore called as Dasharatha Rameshwara.

Sri Kanchivarada Raja Swamy Temple[edit]

Kanchipura is a small village in Hosadurga Taluk. Walking seven kilometers towards the eastern side of this village on a road that passes by the village Kittadhal and Kanubevuhalli one will come across widespread mountain ranges covered with greenery. Among them is the mountain called "varadadhri", where the left born deity Varadharaja swamy’s temple is situated.

  • Halu Rameshwara is the known for sacred for childless couples.
  • Kellodu village

River Vedavathi flows through the taluk to get bridged at Mari Kanive dam, The river is one of the main source for drinking water for the town of Hosadurga. At kellodu the water supply department has its facility to pump and distribute water to the Hosadurga town.

  • Hosadurga Fort

There is a fort on top of the hill in Hosadurga and it is believed that there is an underground tunnel connection between Chitradurga and Hosadurga Forts.[citation needed]

Sri Gaviranganatha swamy temple Gavirangapura[edit]

Sri Gaviranganatha swamy temple is a sacred place of the taluk, which lies on state highway SH-47 after Boodihal, Srirampura. It is known for structures and surrounding hills. Thousands of thousands people do visit here every year. This place has facilities to stay in the night.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hosadurga Pin Code, Postal Code, Zip Code, Map | Ramanagar Pin Code
  2. ^ STD Codes India, Hosadurga
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hosdurga
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130204225339/http://www.ramcocement.in/mathodu.aspx. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)