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Nargund is located in Karnataka
Nargund is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°43′N 75°23′E / 15.72°N 75.38°E / 15.72; 75.38Coordinates: 15°43′N 75°23′E / 15.72°N 75.38°E / 15.72; 75.38
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gadag
Elevation 605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 36,291
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nargund or Naragunda was a zamindari ruled by Bhave dynasty of chitpavan brahmin family;which is at present a town in Gadag district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The name Naragunda means hills of jackals. The astrologist and a Jain Sridharacharya from this town was the author of Jatakatilaka.


Nargund was ruled by the Venkat Rao of the Bhave dynasty during the late 18th century on behalf of the Maratha Peshwas of Poona. Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore subjugated it in 1778. The Brahmin zamindars of Nargund were loyal to the Maratha Peshwas, It was attacked by Tipu Sultan in 1784, who were force retreat fearing an attack by the Marathas. Nargund came under Maratha suzerainty in 1787, after it was surrendered by Tipu Sultan to the Marathas. The Patwardhan and the Bhave family and the Pethe family (who were their accountants) were captured by the invading forces of Tipu. They were imprisoned in Mysore until their release in 1787 by the Marathas. They returned to Nargund. Nargund is also famous for its cotton crop.

This is a birthplace of Shri JAGANNATH JOSHI,who was a member of RSS, a member of Jansangh( Present day it is in the form of Bharatiy Janata Party), a member of parliament from Madya-Pradedh. He was freedom fighter,who was imprisoned in Goa during its liberation. He was a good orator in Kannada, Marathi, English & Hindi & a great patriot.

(Composed by BVS.)

One of the three biggest Indian National Flags get hosted on the Nargund Hill every year. The biggest flag produced at Khadhi Gramodyoga get hosted on the Nargund Hill every year on Indian independence Day (15 August) and on Indian Republic Day (26 January) since independence. This activity is under control of city administration.


Nargund is located at 15°43′N 75°23′E / 15.72°N 75.38°E / 15.72; 75.38.[2] It has an average elevation of 605 metres (1984 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Nargund had a population of 32,548. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nargund has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 45%. In Nargund, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

nargund was earlier called narigunda (ನರಿಗುಂದ)meaning hills of jackals. Probably jackals were abundant in this town. The famous astrologist and a Jain by name Sridharacharya is from this town. He has written Jatakatilaka. It is one of the big commercial city in gadag district

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  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nargund
  3. ^ "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.