Maddur, Mandya

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Maddur
ಮದ್ದೂರು
town
Coordinates: 12°35′06″N 77°03′00″E / 12.5849°N 77.05°E / 12.5849; 77.05Coordinates: 12°35′06″N 77°03′00″E / 12.5849°N 77.05°E / 12.5849; 77.05
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mandya
Area
 • Total 6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,456
 • Density 4,246.55/km2 (10,998.5/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 428
Telephone code 08232
Vehicle registration KA-11
Website http://maddurtown.gov.in/

Maddur (Maddūru,Kannada: ಮದ್ದೂರು) is a town in Mandya district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It lies on the banks of the river Shimsha. It is 82 kilometers away from state capital Bangalore.

Maddur vada with Gulab jamun
Coffee shop in Maddur
School in Maddur

Geography[edit]

Maddur is located at 12°35′03″N 77°02′42″E / 12.584169°N 77.0449°E / 12.584169; 77.0449.[1] It has an average elevation of 662 metres (2175 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Maddur had a population of 26,456. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Maddur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Maddur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Prominent Leaders[edit]

Prominent leaders of Maddur include H.K Veeranna Gowda, A.D Bili Gowda, M.Manche Gowda, S.M Krishna, Appaji Gowda, M.S Siddaraju and D.C Thamanna Madhu G Madegowda and G. Madegowda

Specialty Foods[edit]

Maddur Vada is a famous type of vada named after the town of Maddur. Maddur has become an attractive stop for the travellers for this one reason. Onions and Rava help to give the Maddur vada its distinctive flavour. It seems the flour for this Vada is prepared using onion juice instead of water.

Tourist places[edit]

  • Vaidyanathapura
  • Kokkarebellur - A well-known bird sanctuary.
  • Sri UgraNarasimha Swamy Temple - This temple has sannidhis for Sri Ugra Narasimha, Sri Sowmya Nayaki, Sri Narasimha Nayaki, Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Sri Yashoda Krishna and Sri Srinivasan, and alwars.
  • Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple - This temple was constructed by the King Vishnuvardhan.
  • Nambinayakanahalli- Pattadlama Temple.
  • Kolirayanagudda: The hills are located in exquisite lush natural surroundings, near the village of Thoppanahally(K.Honnalagere grama panchayath), 8 km from Maddur. The hills were included in the administration of vijayanagara satraps, before the kingdom was destroyed.

Kadukottanahalli[edit]

' Mr. virabhadhresvara Temple, kadukottanahalli, keemdoddiyi 0 to 8 kimi duradallide sumaru is hundreds of years of history, as well as Shiva Temple, Mahadeshwara Temple, camu 0 desvari Temple, many devanudevategala Maramma temple temples. There are many different types of hero stone established

Business and Economy[edit]

Maddur has been recently famous for its tender coconut cultivation. Nearly 300 trucks of nuts are daily sent to the other states of India such as Punjab, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Small towns near Maddur consume more and more tender coconuts daily. Maddur has been recently named as Tender coconut capital of India.[3][4] It is also famous for Koppa Sugars Situated at koppa and also the famous pattaladamma temple at koppa village is known to konda (god walking on the fire)

Ancient Jain Temple[edit]

An ancient Jain temple dated 8th Century AD was discovered in Arathipura, Maddur by Archaeological Survey of India. The structure is built with bricks and stones and is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide. Shilabalikes (stone sculpture of young women), Dwarapalakas (gatekeepers) and a statue of Lord Bahubali (3 foot wide, 3.5 feet tall) were also discovered in the excavations.[5][6]

Maddur Mosque[edit]

Maddur mosque was built in 1937. The relationship between Hindus and Muslims of Maddur town is generally very cordial. The Mohammadan community was allowed to build a mosque in the town in 1937. There is a plaque on the mosque which says that the Muslims have agreed to have “no right whatever to forbid the use of music by religious and other procession passing before the mosque”.

There is a plaque on the Maddur Mosque which says that the Muslims have agreed to have “no right whatever to forbid the use of music by religious and other procession passing before the mosque”.

Notes[edit]

  • The famous pattaladamma temple at koppa village is known to konda (god walking on the fire).

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