Shirahatti

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Shirahatti
ಶಿರಹಟ್ಟಿ
Shirahapura
city
Shirahatti is located in Karnataka
Shirahatti
Shirahatti
Shirahatti is located in India
Shirahatti
Shirahatti
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°14′N 75°35′E / 15.23°N 75.58°E / 15.23; 75.58Coordinates: 15°14′N 75°35′E / 15.23°N 75.58°E / 15.23; 75.58
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Gadag
Taluk Shirahatti
Lok Sabha Constituency Haveri
Elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,208
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 582 120
Vehicle registration KA-26

Shirahatti is a panchayat town in Gadag district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Geography[edit]

Shirahatti is located at 15°14′N 75°35′E / 15.23°N 75.58°E / 15.23; 75.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 659 metres (2162 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Shirahatti had a population of 16,208. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shirahatti has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 50%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shri Jagadguru Fakireshwar Math(Temple) is a famous religious center. Both Hindus and Muslims follow this deity; this is uniqueness of this Math. this tradition was started by Muslim saint Hazarath Syed Lal Shah Baz Bukhari (Syed Ankush Khan Wali)by starting this tradition of making the first Swamy Desai as fakir and then Swamy and donating the mutt for the religious activities, it symbols the togetherness of Muslims and Hindus. This tradition is till date going on and the direct lineal descendant from the family of Syed Bukhari (Syed Ankush Khan Wali (rh) has to do the heridatory customs,& give an affidavit in appointing Jagadguru Fakirswamy.

Transport[edit]

Shirahatti has a dedicated road service to the neighboring districts and towns, the nearest large town being Gadag. Bus services are available to Hubli, Lakshmeshwara, Mundargi, Ron, on a very regular basis. Bus services are also available to Bangalore regularly. No train services are available, but the nearest railway station is Lakshameshwar (Yelavigi).

Politics[edit]

MLA Ramakrishna Doddamani from the ruling Congress Party is currently representing this area from May 2013 on-wards.

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