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Nickname(s): K.R. Pet
Krishnarajpet is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°40′N 76°29′E / 12.66°N 76.49°E / 12.66; 76.49Coordinates: 12°40′N 76°29′E / 12.66°N 76.49°E / 12.66; 76.49
Country India
State Karnataka
District Mandya
Elevation 790 m (2,590 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,473
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Krishnarajpet, also spelt as Krushnarajapete, is a Town Municipality council and taluka (sub-district) in Mandya district in the South Indian state of Karnataka.


Krishnarajpet is located at 12°40′N 76°29′E / 12.66°N 76.49°E / 12.66; 76.49.[1] It has an average elevation of 790 metres (2591 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Krishnarajpet had a population of 22,473. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Krishnarajpet has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Krishnarajpet, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Abandoned ancient temples[edit]

K R Pet and its surrounds have many ancient temples of architectural importance, built during the Hoysala reign. One such temple is the Hoysaleswara Temple at Thenginaghatta village. The temple is surrounded by wild bushes and banana plantations. Sadly neglected, ancient sculptures are strewn about amidst debris. The epigraph reveals the name of the temple as ‘Hoysaleswara Temple’ and being completed on 7 August 7, 1133 AD, during the reign of the Hoysala king Narasimha. Further the inscription acknowledges Hadacala Kavanna, Hadavala Kancha, Kaleya Nayaka, Chikkate and Heggade Munjayya who had contributed towards the construction of the temple and a tank. Further it records the gifts of land made to sculptor of temple Bammoja, son of Haloja of Kikkeri.[3]Veerabadreshwara Temple also referred as "Panchalingeshwara" one of the oldest in the region.situated in Malaguru Village.


Svethangam Sesha Bhushangam Khadga Veena dharam Subham / Drutakrishnamrigam veeram Shaardhoolajidhavasam // Arthonmeelita Netram dham Trinetramcha Jadataram / Suganthi Pushpamalam Sri Veerabhadram Namamyaham

Overview :

God Veerabhadra is son of Shiva; he stepped in to destroy the Yagna of Daksha. Virabhadra originated from a single strand of hair that was thrown onto earth by Lord Shiva. Malaguru is a small village in the Santhebachalli Hobli, KRPET Taluq of Karnataka. This place is located in the Mandya district, and it has many beautiful temples. including the Shri Veerabhadraswamy Temple.

History :

The temple is known for its tradition and culture. A lot of peoples got benefit by offering their prayer to God Shri Veerabhadraswamy. All the major political and business people are devotees of Shri Veerabhadraswamy located in Malaguru, Santhebachalli Hobli, KRPET Taluq.

Tridalam trigunakaaram trinethram cha triyayusham, Trijanma papa samharam Eka bilwam shivarpanam

Kungkuma-Candana-Lepita-Linggam Pangkaja-Haara-Su-Shobhita-Linggam | San.cita-Paapa-Vinaashana-Linggam Tat Prannamaami Sadaashiva-Linggam

Kalyani or papanashini:

a bath in the Kalyani will wash away all one's sins and it is rich in minerals, cures almost all kinds of diseases and will clear the way to heaven. Devotees from all over India come to this sacred pilgrimage point to offer prayers and take a dip in the holy water.

Malaguru village is connected by good road and it can be reached easily within 3 hours from Bangalore. it is just 20 km from national highway NH 48 and very near to shravanabelagola (just 10 km ). The place can be reached in following ways

Bangalore -> Nagamangala -> Santhebachalli cross -> Malaguru

Bangalore -> shravanabelagola -> Malaguru

KRpet -> Santhebachalli cross -> Malaguru

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Krishnarajpet
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Satya, Gouri (30 June 2015). "Miscellany-The fading charm of the destroy" (Bangalore). Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2 July 2015.