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Nickname(s): N.R.Pura
Narasimharajapura is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°37′N 75°31′E / 13.62°N 75.52°E / 13.62; 75.52Coordinates: 13°37′N 75°31′E / 13.62°N 75.52°E / 13.62; 75.52
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikkamagaluru
Named for Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar
 • Type Town Panchayat
 • Body Government of Karnataka
Elevation 643 m (2,110 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,441
 • Official [Kannada]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577134
Vehicle registration KA-18

Narasimharajapura is a panchayat town and taluk headquarters in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was called Yedehalli.[1] till 1882. Shri benjamin luis has included under epigraphy of Karnataka in 6th Samputa. In 1915, yuvaraja shri narasimharaja wodeyar visited Yedehalli and in his memory, this was named after him as Narasimharajapura, now called N.R. Pura. This taluk had 65 gramas, as of date 42 shasanas are available. This taluk was ruled by Ganga, Kadamba, Santhara, Hoysala and vijayanagara kings.


Narasimharajapura is located at 13°37′N 75°31′E / 13.62°N 75.52°E / 13.62; 75.52.[2] It has an average elevation of 643 metres (2109 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Narasimharajapura had a population of 7441. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Narasimharajapura has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. In Narasimharajapura, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.narasimharajpura has moderate population , with Hindus Muslim's and Christians having nearly equal share in the population .Most of the Christians are of malayalee descent who migrated from kerala in the time of 1950s there are small amount of Jain population


Shri Kshetra Simhanagadde is located near the town and is famous for the Atishaya (place of miracles) of Goddess Jwalamalini - Yakshini (guardian spirit) of the Eighth Tirthankara, Shri Bhagwan Chandraprabhu in Jainism. The Simhanagadde Jwalamalini Temple is located at the Simhanagadde town near Narasimharajapura in Chikkamagaluru district.[4] This is one of the important Jain temples in Karnataka state. The temple houses an attractive black colored idol of Goddess Jwalamalini as the main deity.[5] The history of this idol dates back to the period around 15th and 16th century. The temple has a very spacious hall and a sanctoum sanctorum. This temple attracts huge number of devotees in India as well as foreign countries. The temple was renovated in 1994.

Shri Kshetra Simhanagadde is famous for the Atishaya (place of miracles) of Jwalamalini Devi - Yakshini (guardian spirit) of the Eighth Tirthankara, Shri Bhagwan Chandraprabhu in Jainism. About 600 years ago the capital of ‘Ger-soppa Soduv Empire’ was present at distance of 27 km from ‘Honnavar’ in North Kannada District. The Queen Channa Vera Devi the wife of Jain King got constructed 700 temples. After attack of Portuguese the Queen was defeated & temples were ruined. The remains of ruined Jain temples are still there and one can see them.[6]

You can find 6 temples located in Jwalamalini Atishaya Kshetra, Simhanagadde. Both antique and latest sorts of temples are present at this place.

Distance from Narasimharajapura or NR Pura[edit]

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How to get there[edit]

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  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore or Bangalore International Airport
  • Nearest Railhead: Nearest major Railway Station is Shimoga
  • Road: Narasimharajapura or NR Pura is well connected by road network. More buses are available from Shivamogga and Koppa. TCS Koppa and KKB Expresses(Also known as "Shri Annapoorneshwari") are the major bus transport in that city. KSRTC Buses are available to Narasimharajapura to/from Bangalore.


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