Nittur

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Nittur
Village
Nittur is located in Karnataka
Nittur
Nittur
Location in Karnataka, India
Nittur is located in India
Nittur
Nittur
Nittur (India)
Coordinates: 13°18′0″N 76°52′0″E / 13.30000°N 76.86667°E / 13.30000; 76.86667Coordinates: 13°18′0″N 76°52′0″E / 13.30000°N 76.86667°E / 13.30000; 76.86667
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictTumkur
TalukasGubbi
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityGubbi
Lok Sabha constituencyTumkur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGubbi

Nittur is a village in Tumkur district of Karnataka, India.[1]

Nittur is famous for Jwalamalini Temple, an ancient Jain centre. The Jwalamalini Temple (also known as Shantinatha Digambar Jain temple) is said to have been built in the year 1175 A.D. It was famous as the Ayyahole of the South. Originally, the idol of Bhagawan Adinatha was the main deity in this temple. But with the passage of time it was ruined and the present idol of Bhagawan Shanthinatha was installed on 26th of January 1969[2]

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