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Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikballapur
Founded by Murali Vulaganti
 • Total 250
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Chikballapur
Literacy 80%
Lok Sabha constituency Veerappa Moily

Muddenahalli is a village situated 7 km from Chikballapur in Chikballapur District of Karnataka State. It is the birthplace of M. Visvesvarayya, one of the India's most accomplished engineers. Sathya Sai Grama is the haven of Institutions of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust at Muddenahalli.[1][2]


A railway station and railway line is being built from Chikballapur to Muddenhalli.[3] A gondola lift is being built from the summit of Nandi Hill to Muddenahalli.[4]

Muddenahalli is around 55 km from Bangalore via Yelahanka and Devanahalli. Public transport is available up to Chikkababallapur and then to Thirnahalli. Muddenahalli village is 2 km from this alighting point.


There is a memorial to Sir M. Visvesvarayya on the family-owned land at Muddenahalli, with the Nandi Hills as a backdrop. The museum was renovated in view of his 150th birth ceremonies conducted on September 15, 2010.[5]