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Dharwad
Dharwad
District is an administrative district of the state of Karnataka
Karnataka
in southern India. Dharwad
Dharwad
is the cultural headquarters of North Karnataka. The administrative headquarters of the district is the town of Dharwad, also known as Dharwar. Dharwad
Dharwad
is famous for its Dharwad
Dharwad
Peda – a milk based sweetmeat. Dharwad
Dharwad
is the administrative seat of the district of the same name. The municipality (resulting from a merger with neighbouring Hubli
Hubli
in 1961) covers 191 km2. Dharwad
Dharwad
is located 425 km northwest of Bangalore
Bangalore
and 421 km south of Pune, on the main highway between Bangalore
Bangalore
and Pune
Pune
in Maharashtra. KREIS North Unit of National Projects Construction Corporation has its headquarters here. Karnataka
Karnataka
High Court circuit Bench is also based here. Before 1997 the district had an area of 13738 km2. In 1997, the new districts of Gadag
Gadag
and Haveri
Haveri
were created out of Dharwad's former territory, and a portion of Dharwad
Dharwad
district was combined with lands formerly part of three other districts to create the new district of Davanagere.

District map

Contents

1 History 2 Geographical features 3 Notable people 4 Education 5 Important industrial centre 6 Transportation

6.1 Road 6.2 Railway 6.3 Air

7 Demographics 8 Culture 9 Tourism 10 Rich Folk Heritage 11 People, Language, Customs 12 Agriculture and commerce 13 Commercial centre 14 Administrative divisions

14.1 Hubli- Dharwad
Dharwad
Municipal Corporation

15 See also 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] The word "Dharwad" means a place of rest in a long travel or a small habitation. For centuries, Dharwad
Dharwad
acted as a gateway between the Malenadu
Malenadu
region and the plains, and it became a resting place for travellers. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word 'dwarawata', 'dwara' meaning "door" and 'wata' or 'wada'meaning "town". Another theory is that during the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
rule of Dharwad
Dharwad
there was a ruler by name "of Dharav" (1403), and Dharwad
Dharwad
got its name from him. There are some inscriptions that refer to Dharwad
Dharwad
as Kampana Sthana. Inscriptions found near Durga Devi temple in Narendra (a nearby village) and RLS High School date back to the 12th century and have references to Dharwad. This makes Dharwad
Dharwad
at least 900 years old. Also, there is an inscription at Hanuman Temple at Bokyapur lake near Garag (a village about 18 km from Dharwad). The Chalukyas ruled Dharwad
Dharwad
during the 12th century. A stone inscription indicates that there was a ruler by the name of BhaskaraDeva in 1117. In the 14th century, the district was first overrun by the Bahmani Sultanate, after which it was annexed to the newly established Hindu
Hindu
kingdom of Vijayanagar, an official of which named Dhar Rao, according to local tradition, built the fort at Dharwad
Dharwad
town in 1403. After the defeat of the king of Vijayanagar at Talikot (1565), Dharwad
Dharwad
was for a few years practically independent under its Hindu
Hindu
governor; but in 1573 the fort was captured by the sultan of Bijapur, Adil Shah, and Dharwad
Dharwad
was annexed to his dominions.[1] Adil Shah
Adil Shah
built a fort in an area later called MannaKille, and later Nazratabad. With this fort, the strategic importance of Dharwad
Dharwad
increased and it thus attracted the attention of subsequent conquerors, including Aurangzeb, Shivaji, Aurangzeb's son Mu Azam, Peshwa
Peshwa
Balaji Baji Rao, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan
and finally the British colonizers. In 1685, the fort was taken by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and Dharwad, on the break-up of the Mughal empire, fell under the sway of the Maratha
Maratha
Peshwa
Peshwa
of Pune. In 1764, the province was overrun by Hyder Ali of the Mysore, who in 1778 captured the fort of Dharwad. The fort was retaken in 1791 by the Marathas. After the final defeat of the Peshwa
Peshwa
by the British in 1818, Dharwar was incorporated into the territory of the British East India
India
Company's Bombay Presidency.[1] During the early 19th century, when the British were expanding their domains, they faced a lot of opposition from local rulers, including Baba Saheb of Naragund and Kittur
Kittur
Rani Chennamma. A Jahagirdar (Baad) on the Indian subcontinent was an aristocrat(The aristocracy are, generally, people that a particular social order considers in the highest social class of that society.), typically hereditary, who held enormous tracts of land and held control over his peasants, from whom the Jahagirdars reserved the right to collect tax (often for military purposes). Over time, they took princely and royal titles such as "Raja (King), Nawab (Lord), Mirza (Prince)," and many others. Although Jahagirdar were considered to be equivalent to lords and barons in some cases they were seen as independent, sovereign princes. Often Jahagirdar were Indian princes who lost their sovereignty due to British Rule. The predominant form of feudal landownership in Mogul India
India
from the 16th to the 18th century. The owner (Jahagirdar) received a share of the state land tax from the jagir. In return he was obligated to maintain a hired cavalry detachment. The average jagir was immense—approximately 500,000 hectares ( 50 to 150 villages). The Great Moguls, fearing the separatist tendencies of the Jahagirdars, often transferred them from one jagir to another. In the 17th century the jagir system began evolving into a system of hereditary ownership, which ultimately came into existence in the 18th century. Dharwad
Dharwad
was the home to the famous freedom fighter and the "Karnataka Kulapurohit", Sri Alur Venkatrao. It was Sri Alur Venkatrao's work, ' Karnataka
Karnataka
Gatha Vaibhava', that mooted the idea of unification of Kannada-speaking areas. Dharwad
Dharwad
was peaceful for most of the late 19th century. During those times, the British started an English medium school in Dharwad
Dharwad
in 1848. Later, in 1863, the Basel Mission organization started another school. In 1867 the British opened another school, Varmal school, which later on became known as a training college. In 1883, the municipality area included Sidapur, Lakamanhalli, Haveri
Haveri
Pete, Bagtalan, Madihal, Galaganjikop, Malapur, Kamalapur, Narayanpur, Saptapur, Atti kolla and Hosayellapur. The British government also established a railway station in 1888. The town had a station on the Southern Maratha
Maratha
Railway. By 1901, the town had a population of 31,279 and was home to several cotton gina, a cotton mill, and two high schools, one maintained by the government and the other by the Basel German Mission. After India's independence in 1947, the Bombay Presidency
Bombay Presidency
was reconstituted as India's Bombay State. In 1956 the southern, Kannada-speaking districts of Bombay State, including Dharwad, were added to Mysore
Mysore
and renamed Karnataka
Karnataka
in 1972. Dharwad
Dharwad
is home to the Karnatak University and the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) as well as numerous other colleges. In 1941, Dharwad
Dharwad
had a population of 47,992.[2] In 1961, the town merged with the adjacent town of Hubli
Hubli
to become a single municipality, Hubli-Dharwad. The population of the twin cities is the second-largest in Karnataka, after Bangalore. Hubli-Dharwad's population increased 22.99% between 1981 and 1991, from 527,108 to 648,298, and by 21.2% between 1991 and 2001. In the year 2008, a Circuit bench of the High Court of Karnataka
Karnataka
was established in Dharwad.The circuit bench at Dharwad
Dharwad
caters to the Mumbai
Mumbai
Karnataka
Karnataka
region. Geographical features[edit]

Hubli

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

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    10     35 19

    40     36 21

    60     35 21

    150     28 21

    210     26 21

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    60     29 19

    30     29 17

    0     28 15

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation totals in mm

Source: YR

Imperial conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    0     85 58

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    0.4     94 65

    1.6     97 69

    2.4     94 70

    5.9     83 70

    8.3     79 70

    7.9     78 68

    4.3     82 67

    2.4     85 66

    1.2     84 62

    0     83 60

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation totals in inches

Dharwad
Dharwad
district is situated in the Western sector of the northern half of Karnataka
Karnataka
State. The District encompasses an area of 4263 km2 lying between the latitudinal parallels of 15°02' and 15°51' North and longitudes of 73°43' and 75°35' East. The district is bounded on the North by the District of Belgaum, on the East by the district of Gadag, on the South Haveri
Haveri
and on the West by Uttara Kannada
Kannada
district. All these districts which surround Dharwad
Dharwad
district belong to Karnataka
Karnataka
State itself. Sub Divisions of District (Taluka's)

Dharwad Hubli Kundgol Navalgund Kalghatgi

The District lies approximately 800 m above the sea level, which is why it enjoys a moderate and healthy climate. The District may be divided into 3 natural regions, viz., the Malnad, Semi-Malnad and Maidan. These regions on an average receive moderate to heavy rainfall and have dense vegetation. Kalghatagi and Alnavar
Alnavar
area in Dharwad taluka in particular receive more rainfall than other talukas of the District. On the agricultural front, the presence of black soil helps in raising crops like Cotton, Wheat, Ragi, Jowar and Oil seeds and that of red soil is more suitable for paddy. Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Hubli
Hubli
Dharwad

D. C. Pavate D. R. Bendre K. S. Amur G. S. Amur Venkanna H. Naik Sudha Murthy Gangubai Hangal Pandit Mallikarjun Mansoor Pandit Sawai Gandharva Pandit Basavaraj Rajguru Pandit Kumar Gandharva Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Girish Karnad Suresh Heblikar R. C. Hiremath Sarojini Mahishi, former Minister in Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
cabinet G.A. Kulkarni

Education[edit]

Karnatak University

Dharwad
Dharwad
has been a renowned centre of learning, with many famous high schools, colleges and universities. List Of Educational Institutions in Dharwad. The city of Dharwad
Dharwad
is deemed to be the seat of Saraswati because of the educational institutions, educationists, education loving people[citation needed] and the atmosphere.[citation needed] Students from all surrounding districts came to educational purpose. At 8 and 10 in the morning and 12 and 5 in the afternoon the roads of Dharwad, busses and autorikshas brim with students. It appears as though the whole of Dharwad
Dharwad
itself is one big school. Dharwad
Dharwad
has Kannada, English, and Urdu medium schools. We would have a very brief outline of some of the very outstanding educational institutions Important industrial centre[edit] Hubli
Hubli
is an important industrial centre, with more than 1000 allied small and medium industries already established. There are machine tools industries, electrical, steel furnitures, food products, rubber and leather industries and tanning industries. With the establishment of:

Tata Motors Ltd. Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd. Telco Construction Equipment Company Limited (Telcon). Kirloskar Electrical Co Ltd. Microfinish Group of Companies. Bhoruka textile Mill. NGEF Limited. Karnataka
Karnataka
Milk Federation. BDK Group of Industries. Murudeshwar Ceramics Ltd. Kamat Group of Hotels (Popular group of hotels) started off in this very city. JBM Industries. DRT Holidays India. VRL

IT Park Hubli
Hubli
– situated in the heart of the City and is promoted by the Government of Karnataka
Karnataka
IT Department and KEONICS acts as the modalagency for maintaining and marketing of IT Park Hubli.

IT Park in Hubballi

Transportation[edit] Road[edit] NWKRTC (North West Karnataka
Karnataka
Road Transport Corporation) is a state run corporation headquartered at Hubli. There is excellent inter-city transportation between Hubli, Dharwad, Kalghatgi, Navalgund
Navalgund
and Kundgol
Kundgol
as NWKRTC and Bendre Nagara Sarige (a consortium of private bus-owners) compete to cater to the large number of commuters between these places daily. Bus services from the twin-cities exist to every part of Karnataka
Karnataka
and neighbouring states and other popular destinations. There are many private bus operators who render travel services between Hubli
Hubli
and Bangalore, Mangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Goa and Hyderabad. Railway[edit] Hubli
Hubli
is the Headquarter of South Western Railways Zone of Indian Railways. Several express and passenger trains ply between Hubli
Hubli
and Bangalore
Bangalore
everyday. Hubli
Hubli
being an important railway junction has daily trains to Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Miraj, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Mysore
Mysore
and weekly services to Chennai, Howrah and Thiruvananthapuram. Air[edit] SpiceJet
SpiceJet
provides daily flights to Bangalore
Bangalore
and Mumbai. With night-landing facilities being constructed at Hubli
Hubli
Airport, the traffic is expected to grow. Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census Dharwad
Dharwad
district has a population of 1,846,993,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Kosovo[4] or the US state of West Virginia.[5] This gives it a ranking of 256th in India
India
(out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 434 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,120/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.13%.[3] Dharwad
Dharwad
has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 80.3%.[3] Culture[edit] The Dharwad
Dharwad
region has contributed to some of the greatest exponents of Hindustani music including Sawai Gandharva, Mallikarjun Mansur, Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
(Died in 2011), Basavaraj Rajaguru, Kumar Gandharva and Gangubai Hangal. Dharwad
Dharwad
is an unlikely outpost of the Kirana Gharana. Ustad Abdul Karim Khan was a frequent visitor to Mysore
Mysore
Darbar, where he had been conferred the title of Sangeet Ratna. On the way to Mysore, he used to stay with his brother in Dharwad, where he taught his most famous disciple, Sawai Gandharva. Sawai Gandharva
Sawai Gandharva
in turn was the guru to Gangubai Hangal, Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
and Basavaraj Rajaguru. Jnanpith Award
Jnanpith Award
winners D.R. Bendre, V. K. Gokak
V. K. Gokak
and Girish Karnad trace their origins to Dharwad. Kannada
Kannada
writer and critic, Kirtinath Kurtakoti winner of Sahitya Akademi, also lived in dharwad for a good part of his life. One of the greatest Marathi writers, Sahitya Akademi Award winner G. A. Kulkarni
G. A. Kulkarni
also lived most of his life here in Dharwad. Leena Chandavarkar, famous Hindi actress and wife of late Kishore Kumar, belongs to this town and still owns property in Dharwad near the Railway Station.

Dattatreya Temple

Nandan Nilekani, the Co-Chairman of Infosys moved in with his uncle's family in Dharwad
Dharwad
for his education and was a student of St Joseph's High School. Mr. Nilekani has sponsored the construction of Srijana, a state-of-the-art auditorium in the Karnatak College premises. Dharwad
Dharwad
has produced eminent legal luminaries like Sanglad J., Bannurmath J., A.C. Kabbin J., Mohan Shantangoudar J., B.S.Patil, Ashok Hinchigeri J., Subhash Adi J., and lawyers like Late Shri Hiregoudar, C.B Patil, Sharat S. Javali (Supreme Court), Mohan Katarki (lawyer for Karnataka
Karnataka
in the Cauvery Water Dispute). Uma Shashikant, eminent Investment Advisor and Sucheta Dalal, the Mumbai-based financial journalist, who exposed the Harshad Mehta scandal also studied in Dharwad. P B Mahishi, T M Shivkumar, Ganapati Bhatt, Manish Desai and K Nandini have distinguished themselves in Civil Service. Lucy D'Abreu (oldest Briton ever) was also born in Dharwad. Dharwad
Dharwad
is also the birthplace of Palwankar Baloo, the first member of the Dalit
Dalit
(or "Untouchable") caste to distinguish himself at cricket, and later to become a political activist for Dalit
Dalit
rights. Sunil Joshi, the Indian cricket bowler, also hails from Dharwar and is also incidentally related to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. There are many spiritual personalities associated with this sleepy town. Some of them are Shishunal Sharif Saheb, Siddharoodha Swamigalu, Kumara Swamiji, Hurakadli Ajja, Mrityunjaya Appagalu, Mahanta Appagalu, and Garag Madiwaleshwara. Tourism[edit] Places of Interest, Dharwad
Dharwad
district has many tourist attractions including historical temples and other monuments.[6] Dharwad

Amminbhavi is about 6 km from Dharwad, It is famous for 24 Tirthankara
Tirthankara
Basadi, Hire Matha and cave temple. Hire Matha has the paintings on a wooden plank those are transferred from Kittur.

Chandramouleshwara temple at Unkal Hubli-Dharwad

Amruteshwara Temple at Annigeri

Hubballi

Chandramouleshwara Temple
Chandramouleshwara Temple
at Unkal is famous for Historical Western Chalukya
Chalukya
period Chandramouleshwara Shiva
Shiva
temple and Unkal lake. Chandramouleshwara Temple
Chandramouleshwara Temple
is one of the beautiful temples in Dharwad district. Unkal Lake A pictorial water spot with a magnificent sunset view, this perfect picnic spot has green garden, recreational facilities for the children, boating facilities, etc. The lake is 3 km away from Hubli.

Unkal Lake

Bhavanishankar Temple This Chalukyan temple with the image of Sri Narayana is flanked by the ten incarnations of God. Asar It was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in about 1646 to serve as a hall of justice. The building was also used to house two hairs from the Prophet's beard. Women are not allowed inside. Nrupatunga Hill is a hillock located on the North-Eastern fringe of Hubli. The top of the hillock offers a pleasing panoramic view of Hubli
Hubli
city. The span of the panoramic view extends from Amargol in the North, to the Airport
Airport
in the West all the way to the Southern parts of Hubli. It is a popular location for morning-walkers and especially in the evenings for the youth of Hubli
Hubli
to spend time.

Sidharudha Math Old-Hubli

Siddharudha Math is the eminent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharudha, is located at near outskirts of Hubli. Glass House As the name suggests, this is a palace of glass, inaugurated by the former Indian Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi. Banashankari Temple Amargol
Banashankari Temple Amargol
is famous for the Shankarlinga and Banashankari Temple. It is in between Hubli
Hubli
and Dharwad, and near to Navanagara. Annigeri
Annigeri
has many historical temples including Kalyani Chalukya
Chalukya
period Amriteshwara temple. It is about 30 km from Hubli, between Hubli and Gadag.

Shambhulinga temple at Kundgol, North Karnataka

Sri Jagadguru Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy Mutta-Navalagunda

Kundgol
Kundgol
is about 15 km from Hubli-Dharwad. It is famous for Shambhulinga temple. The great place in history of Hindustani Music
Hindustani Music
in Karnataka. It is like University of Hindustani Music. Birthplace of Sawai Gandharva. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
and Gangubai Hangal learnt Hindustani music here and Sawai Gandharva
Sawai Gandharva
was there guru. Kalghatgi:

Tamboor
Tamboor
about 8 km from Kalghatgi. It is famous for Basavanna temple and Devikoppa Forest. Shri Basaveshwar Temple is located in Bhogenagarakoppa at a distance of approximately 14 km from Kalghatagi. Mahalakshmi temple Shantinatha Basadi Jain temple

Navalgund

Rich Folk Heritage[edit]

Dollu Kunitha

It is a popular drum dance. The large drums are decorated with coloured cloth, and are slung around the necks of men. The dances are at times accompanied with songs relating to religious praise or wars.

Veeragase

Veeragase
Veeragase
is popular folk dance. It is a symbolic presentation of the heroism and valour of God Veerabahadhra. Its exponents are called Lingadevaru and they perform the dance with religious fervour at festival time especially during the months of Shravana and Kartika.

Nandikolu kunitha

This art form is the domain of male devotees of Lord Siva. The Nandi pole is about 18 cubits in length, each cubit representing a 'dharma'. The length of the pole is fitted with brass pots and plates, and ornate silver or brass umbrella at the top with a silk tassel, which is the flag. The performer on a sling balances the pole; this requires skill as well as strength. The sight of the devotee's inspired dance, to the background beat and the resulting symphony of sounds, from the pots and plates on the pole, is truly breathtaking.

Jodu halige

Halige meaning two percussion instruments used by two artists to produce rhythmic notes of astounding energy and power. Their movements along the stage expressive of their physical energy harmonizes with the notes produced by the instrument. The Haligi (wood) circular in shape is made of buffalo hide. A short stick is used on it. The notes combined with the bodily movement pervade the stage and overflow to the audience.

Lambani nruthya

Lambani women dressed colourfully and move circularly with clapping and singing. This dance is out of the common. In dress, mode of living and dwelling, they dance on important festivities in a free manner.

Veerabhadra kunitha

The dance form depicts the story of Veerabhadra, the legendary minor god created by Lord Siva to teach a lesson to his father-in-law Daksha. Veerabhadra to go to the place of the yaga and destroy the ceremony. The folk art forms of Karnataka
Karnataka
need to be revived at the earliest, failing which they will disappear without a trace. Nowadays there is no attempt to perform or encourage in North Karnataka, especially with regard to Doddata, Sannata and Gombeyata. People, Language, Customs[edit] Kannada
Kannada
is most spoken language in this district. The Kannada
Kannada
spoken here is known as Dharwad
Dharwad
Kannada. This slightly varies from Kannada spoken in southern Karnataka. Men in rural areas wear headgear called a turban or Pheta. Also many wear white cap on their head. Agriculture and commerce[edit] Jowar, maize, wheat, cotton, onions and rice are grown. The district also grows mangoes, papaya, and bananas as horticultural produce. There are many subsidiary agricultural industries such as the production of puffed rice, beaten rice, and edible oils. Commercial centre[edit] Hubli
Hubli
is the main trading centre for agriculture produce. Farmers not only from Karnataka, but from elsewhere sell their produce here. Hubli has a large APMC market at Amargol located between Hubli
Hubli
and Dharwad. Hubli
Hubli
APMC is an important market for red chillies, onions, rice, cotton and jowar. Hubli- Dharwad
Dharwad
city has many medium and small sized industries producing engineering items, electrical goods and agricultural implements. There are several cotton spinning and ginning mills. Administrative divisions[edit] Dharwad
Dharwad
District is divided into five talukas: Dharwad, Hubli, Kalghatgi, Kundgol
Kundgol
and Navalgund. There are fifty panchayat villages under the talukas, each of which manages several villages.[7] Hubli- Dharwad
Dharwad
Municipal Corporation[edit] Hubli- Dharwad
Dharwad
Municipal Corporation (HDMC) was constituted in the year 1962 by combining two cities separated by a distance of 20 kilometers. This is a unique experiment in urban development history. The area of this Corporation is 181.66 km². spread over 45 revenue villages. The population of the city as per the 1991 Census was 7 Lacs. The present population is around 15 Lacs.

Hubli: Under the Government of India
India
Act of 1850, the Hubli-Municipal council was established on 15 August 1855. Dharwad: The Dharwad
Dharwad
Municipal Council first came into existence on 1 January 1856. The first non-official President of the Council was S.K. Rodda in 1907, and Shri S.V. Mensinkai, was nominated in the following year. But the credit of being the first elected President goes to Shri S.G. Karigudari, who took office in 1920.

Hubli
Hubli
is well known as a commercial as well as industrial centre, whereas Dharwad
Dharwad
is seat of learning. Popularly believed that, it is this diversity and geographical positions that the state government amalgamated the two cities. The twin-city Corporation occupies unique place in Karnataka
Karnataka
State. After the capital city of Bangalore, this is the largest city Corporation in the State. Off late, HDMC has seen numerous positive changes. The administration has become more transparent and public-friendly. The processes have been streamlined and developmental projects have been taken up on all fronts. With all the standards and policies set, HDMC has been awarded with ISO certification. See also[edit]

Western Chalukya
Chalukya
temples Western Chalukya
Chalukya
architecture Western Chalukya
Chalukya
Empire North Karnataka Tourism in North Karnataka Annigeri Kundgol

Tamboor Banashankari Temple Amargol Chandramouleshwara Temple Haveri Gadag Kittur Shalavadi

References[edit]

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Culture

Bharata Natyam Bhuta Kola Bidriware Channapatna toys Chitrakala Parishat Gaarudi Gombe Ilkal saree Kamsale Kannada Karnatik music Kasuti Khedda Mysore
Mysore
Dasara Togalu Gombeyaata Udupi cuisine Veeragase Yakshagana Mysore
Mysore
musicians

Literature

Kannada

Milestones Epics Medieval Rashtrakuta Western Ganga Western Chalukya Hoysala Vijayanagara Vachana Haridasa Mysore Play Modern

Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Parishat Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Sammelana Karnataka

Noted poets

Asaga Gunavarma I Adikavi Pampa Sri Ponna Ranna Devar Dasimayya Basava Akka Mahadevi Allama Prabhu Siddharama Harihara Raghavanka Rudrabhatta Janna Kumara Vyasa Chamarasa Nijaguna Shivayogi Ratnakaravarni Purandara Dasa Kanaka Dasa Vijaya Dasa Gopala Dasa Jagannatha Dasa Lakshmisa Sarvajna Shishunala Sharif Krishnaraja Wadiyar III D. R. Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. S. Narasimhaswamy M. Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. V. Gundappa G. S. Shivarudrappa

People and Society

Karnataka
Karnataka
ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka

Tourism

Beaches Dams Forts National Parks Hindu
Hindu
Temples Jain Temples Waterfalls

Awards

Karnataka
Karnataka
Ratna Pampa Award Nrupatunga Award Basava
Basava
Puraskara Rajyotsava Prashasti Jakanachari Award Varnashilp

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