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Coordinates: 12°23′N 77°05′E / 12.38°N 77.08°E / 12.38; 77.08Coordinates: 12°23′N 77°05′E / 12.38°N 77.08°E / 12.38; 77.08
Country India
State Karnataka
610 m (2,000 ft)
 • Total35,800
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Malavalli is a town and a taluka place in Mandya district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The pincode of Malavalli is 571430.[1]

Sarangapani Temple
Pattiamma Temple
St.Mathia's Church


Malavalli town is located at 12°23′N 77°05′E / 12.38°N 77.08°E / 12.38; 77.08.[2] It has an average elevation of 610 metres (2001 feet).


Malavalli town is a very vibrant and active rural market. It stretches for a whole length of 4 km.

Marehalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Marehalli, Malavalli Located 2 Kms away from Malavallli town the Marehalli Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple is one among the prominent Narasimhaswamy Temples in Mandya District, belonging to the Sri Vaishnava tradition. Built during the 10th century and renovated by Raja Raja chola 1st the temple exists amidst thick greenery in an area of around 12 acres. It is believed that long ago two sages by name Suyagna and Lambakarna performed yagnas and tapasyas where the temple exists now. The lord Narasimhaswamy pleased with their devotion appeared in their dream and assured that he would reside there. The place was earlier known was Gajaranya Kshetra. The deity Narasimhaswamy swamy locally known as Marehalli Mudukappa is also known as sowmya Narasimhaswamy.

The temple complex consists of the “Amrutheshwara” temple at the entrance two mantapas on either side of the temple. Facing the main structure is the 40 feet long Garuda Gamba and Brundawana. An Anjuneyaswamy Temple at the left followed by Pathalankana and Ganesh temple are at the main entrance of the temple. The Bhoodevi and Neeladevi deities are also worshipped here. Surrounded by 108 pillars and ankanas. The Navaranga leads to the sanctum sanctorum. Of the temple called the Shukanasini Mantapa. Where the lord is seated with Goddess Lakshmi on his left lap. Prominent among the belief is that an “Amruthakalasha” lies beneath the lotus feet of Goddess Lakshmi, which when invoked with devotion fulfills all desires.[3]

Athmalingeshwara Kshethra near Bharathinagar (around 13 km from Malavalli) is of equal importance.

The world famous Somanathapura Hoysala temple is located 28km south-westerly to Malavalli

Other temples in the region are:

  • Sri Thayi Kabbalamma temple near Halagur town,
  • Sri Adinadu Chikkamma Thayi Temple in Chottanahalli Village,
  • Sri Malai Mahadeswara temple Channipura (DC Pura) near by hadli circle,
  • Sri Basavewara temple and Mane Manchamma thayi temple Agasanapura,
  • Nadumargada basaveswara temple in halaguru malavalli main road,
  • Sri darege doddavaru manteswamy temple matada honnanayakanahalli near halaguru town,
  • Antarahalli siddapaji temple in k m doddi and halagur main road,
  • Avverahalli saneswara temple near malavalli town(6 km)
  • Hebbetada basaveswara near by halagur town,
  • Udbhava Murthy Sri Chenna Someshwara temple in Belathur village, around 8 km from Halagur town,
  • Kamadenu,Basaveswara and Shaneswara Temple in Thuraganuru(v) near Hadly Circle malavalii,
  • Sri Abhaya Anjaneya temple and Kalabairaveswara temple in Aladahalli.(v) near Hadly circle.
  • Sri Matthithaleshwara Temple, Kalluveeranahalli, Malavalli Taluk (9km north of town),
  • Sri Kaleshwara Temple, Yathambadi, Malavalli Taluk (24km north-east of town),
  • Sri matthitaleswara temple, Kalluveranahalli

Nearby are the Shivanasamudra waterfalls, Shimsha, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthathi forest, Bheemeshwari Cauveri fishing camp near Halaguru.[4], Galibore fishing camp and more [5]


As of 2001 India census,[6] Malavalli had a population of 35,800. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malavalli has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 58%. In Malavalli, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. It has 186 villages as per 2001 census.

There are two colleges in Malavalli. The government college is a little away from the town and Shanthi College is in the very middle of the town.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Malavalli
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  4. ^ "Bheemeshwari".
  5. ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (5 August 2005). "Nature's beauty beckons them". The Hindu. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
  6. ^ "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.