|Regions with significant populations|
|Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Dravidian · Kannadiga · Tamil · Telugu · Tigalari|
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The Thigala or Tigala are a social group found in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu of India particularly the city of Bengaluru and in Southern Karnataka; the caste is traditionally occupied with livelihood on gardeners of flowers and vegetables. 
They are generally Hindus. It is claimed that King Hyder Ali encouraged them to settle down in Bengaluru to help in the laying out of Lal Bagh. Their main deity is Draupadi and Dharmaraya Swamy. There's a Dharmaraya temple near corporation which was built in 11th century AD. Kempegowda the founder of Bangalore built four gopuras with this temple as the centre of the city.:173 and the Karaga festival celebrated in Kolar, Bangalore, Hosakote, Anekal, Kanakapura, Jakkasandra and other towns highly significant to the community. The Thigala in Karnataka speak Kannada and tigalari language
A Karnataka state government order of 1994 designated the Thigala there as members of the Backward Classes.
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