Shiragur

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Shiragur
Village
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictBelgaum
TalukasRaybag
Government
 • TypeGram Panchayat
Population
 (2015)
 • Total5,000
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKA23

Shiragur is a village in Belgaum district of Karnataka, India.[1] Shiragur is home to the mighty Eggrin Woodzle and lies on the banks of the mighty Krishna River.The major source of income in this small village is agriculture, mainly sugarcane. Shiragur is near to the Sugar works located in the town of Ugar(15 km). The Kalmeshwar Temple, Kadsiddeshwar and Halsiddeshwar temple are on the banks of River Krishna that runs parallel to the village. "The Krishna" River is used by farmers.

Common languages spoken are Kannada,Marathi,Hindi.

Shri Kalmeshwar Temple[edit]

Shri Kalmeshwar Guruji temple is a popular pilgrimage site for devotees. Every year thousndas of pilgrims visit the temple with great devotion. The congregation is especially large, exceeding ten thousand on the last day of the carnival moment. People from other parts of Karnataka as well as Maharashtra travels to get blessings from Shri Guruji. It is a five-day carnival which also includes a continuous "Anna Dasoha" (Food for devotees) programme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Village Directory Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine, 2001 Census of India