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Turuvanur is located in Karnataka
Turuvanur is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°13′N 76°24′E / 14.22°N 76.40°E / 14.22; 76.40Coordinates: 14°13′N 76°24′E / 14.22°N 76.40°E / 14.22; 76.40
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chitradurga
Talukas Chitradurga
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,809
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Turuvanur is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India.[1][2] It is located in the Chitradurga taluk of Chitradurga district in Karnataka.


As of 2001 India census, Turuvanur had a population of 13,809 with 7073 males and 6736 females.[1] This is a Village Panchayath under Chitradurga District Panchayath. It is 22 km from the Talluk and District headquarter Chitradurga and located near to NH4 and NH13. This Panchayath is under the Legislative Assembly of Challakere. Sthala Purana of this village says, once upon a time when it was ruling by an empire of Nayakas of Chitradurga. The people who were in the business of cattles(Gollas), they used to come daily to this place for the cattle food. Then people has constructed a temple called "Turuvappa Devaru". Few of them has stared live in that region. There after it named as Turuvanuru. The word TURUVA shows meaning like 'Cattle'. One of the most famous Thipperudra Swamy fair in Karnataka which is held in Nayakana Hatti, is just 14 km distance from Turuvanuru. Communities: Lingayats, Kunchitagas, Devangas, Nayakas, Gollas (Yadavs), Kurubas, Madiga, Bhovi, uppara, kunchitigas,Reddy and several other communities. Most of them depends on Agriculture.

Turuvanuru has a historical fame from Karnataka's former chief minister Sri.S.Nijalingappa because of The great "Eachalu Marada Chaluvali". From this movement they came into freedom fight of India by resigning to his Lawyergiri. While during the freedom fight so many people of this village were arrested at the moment with the great personality of Karnataka(Mr.Nijalingappa). For this remembrance Government of Karnataka has made a construction called "Gandhi Kote". From past few years the people are demanding to see this village as a Talluk Headquarters as well as demanding for water connection from Shanthi Saagara irrigation Tank, since in recent years we can see the Flo ride containing water.

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  1. ^ a b Village code= 975900 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-18.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Yahoomaps India :". Retrieved 2008-12-18.  Turuvanur, Chitradurga, Karnataka

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