Manvi

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Manvi
Mallata
town
Manvi is located in Karnataka
Manvi
Manvi
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°59′00″N 77°03′00″E / 15.9833°N 77.05°E / 15.9833; 77.05Coordinates: 15°59′00″N 77°03′00″E / 15.9833°N 77.05°E / 15.9833; 77.05[1]
Country India
State Karnataka
District Raichur district
Lok Sabha Constituency Raichur
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 361 m (1,184 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 46,465
 • Density 3,761.3/km2 (9,742/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 584 123
Telephone code 08538
Vehicle registration KA-36
Website www.manvitown.mrc.gov.in

Manvi is a town in the Raichur district of Karnataka State, India.

Geography[edit]

Manvi is a town located in the Raichur district of Karnataka State, India. It has an administrative-limits area of 10 square kilometres (3.86 square miles) at an average elevation of 362 metres (1187 ft). The official population was 46,465 in 2001, when its population density was 3,761.3/km2 (9,742/sq mi).

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census,[2] Manvi's population was 51% male and 49% female. The town has an average literacy rate of 47%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55%, and female literacy is 39%. In Manvi, 17% of the population is under 6 years old.

Politics[edit]

Notablity[edit]

The Historic Fort (Khilla) is located on the hill of Konapurpet road. Every January 26 and August 15 the national flag is hoisted at the top of the fort in an important ceremony.

Manvi is the home to many religious philosophers, such as the Madhva-follower and dasa Sri Jagannatha Dasa who wrote the Harikathamruthasara. It is also known for Kalmath (Hindu Matt). It has many Hindu shrines and temples located on the hill that covers the old town in a semi-circle. Self-styled holy man Annamayya taata has many followers. Manvi is known for its elephant procession during Dasara.

Many Muslims and Hindus make pilgrimage to Syed Sabjalli Sattar Saheb located on the hill (Bada Pahaad) under the Syed Sabjalli Sattar Saheb and Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy hill. One lake is made available by the Nizam of Hyderabad, who also left the attachment hill of Hazrath Gouse peer Chota Pahad, and Hazrat Syed sha Murtuza Quadri Darga Manvi nearby Sabjali Sattar Darga Manvi.

Manvi is home to the old mosque (Shahi-Masjid) Jumma-Masjid located at Cement Road Manvi. It is ancient, with outer works of black stone from the Bhamani or Adilshahi period, and is a protected archeological monument.[5] Care and maintenance of the mosque has been in the hands of Sri Md. Ahmed Hussain's family for generations.

The Pale Hanumappa is located on the hill at Rajaldinni road, and a Shiva Temple is located at nearby Mallikarjuna hill. Also one of the oldest temples of Sri Chowdeshwari is located at near Manvi's vegetable market.

Two ancient bridges are located in Manvi, one at Jummalduddi Road and another at Khila, near Tippu Sultan Chowk.

Tourism[edit]

Educational Institutions[edit]

Manvi is home to many institutions like the Kalamath Group of Institutions' Ayurvedic college, L.M.G.S Manvi convent school, S K M Q Saheb School, Gandhi memorial school, A B C Montessori School, Matwale Saheb School, Sharada and Kakatiya school, and B.V.R School.Sri Venkateshwar Degree College.

Transport[edit]

Manvi is well connected by road to Bangalore, Hubli, Hyderabad, Bagalkot and other major cities. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad.

Auto rickshaws are available for getting around the city. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs a bus service to other cities and villages. There are also various private bus services.

Raichur is the nearest railway station to Manvi and Raichur is served by a major rail line with trains connecting to all major parts of India.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Manvi
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Karnataka Elections 2008". Mapunity. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha)". Government of India. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  5. ^ this structure has notified by the Hyd- official Gazette in the year of 1953, [Vide Order No. 40/1/111/Arch/51 Dated 12-01-1953, Sl. No. 77] as Protected Archaeological Monuments and also Govt. of Karnataka has notified [Rajya Smarakagalu/Nelegalu]in the Year of 1961 [under the Karnataka Arch. Sy Manot, act 1961} beside the Masjid Ashorkhana HASSAN -HUSSAIN, BIBI-FATIMA& Well.
  6. ^ "Manvi Fort, Raicchur". Directorate of Archaeology and Museums in Karnataka. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  7. ^ Ghosh, Amalananda (1990). An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology. Brill. p. 197. ISBN 90-04-09262-5. 
  8. ^ asi.ancientfuture.in/Publications/IAR/1988-89.pdf