Mandya

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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Mandya district.
Mandya
ಮಂಡ್ಯ
Mandavya
Town
Veeranjaneya Temple
Veeranjaneya Temple
Mandya is located in Karnataka
Mandya
Mandya
Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9Coordinates: 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9
Country India
State Karnataka
Region Bayaluseeme
District Mandya
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner B N Krishnaiah
 • Corporation Commissioner Shasi kumar
Elevation 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 131,211
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571401[1]
Website www.mandyacity.gov.in

Mandya is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of Mandya district and is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Mysore and 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Bangalore. Sugar factories contribute majorly to the economy of the city. It is also called as "SAKKARE NADU" (which in local language means city of sugar) because sugarcane is a major crop and people here are most lovely and kind.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mandya is located at 12°31′N 76°54′E / 12.52°N 76.9°E / 12.52; 76.9.[3] It has an average elevation of 678 metres (2,224 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Mandya had a population of 131,211. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandya has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 68%. In Mandya, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

In 2016, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated another 13 ft (4.0 m) statue of Bahubali, a much revered figure among Jains. He was the son of Adinath, the first tirthankara of Jainism, and the younger brother of Bharata Chakravartin, identified with the 3rd – 9th centuries in Arthipura, Mandya district. The excavation is expected to be completed by 2018.[5] The Archaeological Survey of India has also excavated an 8th-century statue of Bahubali in Arthipura, Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka, that is 3 ft (0.91 m) feet wide and 3.5 ft (1.1 m) tall.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pin Code". citypincode.in. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Karnataka sugar industry". karnataka.com. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandya". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  5. ^ Girish, M. B. (23 February 2016) [4 December 2015], "Another Jain centre under excavation in Mandya district", Deccan Chronicle 
  6. ^ "Eighth Century Jain Temple Discovered in Maddur", The New Indian Express, Express News Service, 7 January 2015 

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