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Kanakagiri (ಕನಕಗಿರಿ)
Kanakachalapathi temple
Kanakachalapathi temple
Kanakagiri is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°33′N 76°24′E / 15.550°N 76.400°E / 15.550; 76.400Coordinates: 15°33′N 76°24′E / 15.550°N 76.400°E / 15.550; 76.400
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Koppal
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 584119
Nearest city Koppal
Lok Sabha constituency Koppal
Vidhan Sabha constituency Koppal

Kanakagiri (Kannada: ಕನಕಗಿರಿ, also known as Suvarnagiri) is an historical place in India, situated in Karnataka State, in Gangavati taluk of Koppal district. 20 km north west to Gangavati town.[1] Kanakagiri means a Hill of God. The common local saying is that "those who have eyes should visit Kanakagiri and those who have legs should visit Hampi".


It is said that Saint Kanaka Muni performed penance at Kanakagiri.


From the 15th to the 18th centuries Kanakagiri was the capital of Kanakagiri palegars (Naiks of Kanakgiri), constructed temples including Kanakachalapathi temple and forts they built in and around Kanakagiri including fort of Hemagudda. It was the capital of the southern area of the Mauryan Empire during the 4th century BC. During the Vijayanagar period, this was the chief town of the Bedar Rajas. Kanakachalapati temple with its spacious halls and massive pillars is a fine specimen of the South Indian architecture of Vijayanagar times.

Kanakachalapathi Temple[edit]

Venkatappa Naik royal bath Kanakagiri

The huge Kanakachalapathi temple built by the Naiks of Kanakgiri,[2] it has beautiful architectural, example of south Indian architecture of the Vijayanagara times and it has got spacious halls and massive pillars. The gopuras and walls have sculpture. In black polished stone there are statues of Rajas and Ranis and plaster models and wooden statues of mythological figures. There is a royal bath constructed by Venkatappa Naik on the ourskirts of Kanakgiri,.


Hemagudda Fort, about 20 km from Kanakagiri,[3] next to the Kammatadurga Fort of Gandugali Kumara Rama. The fort was constructed in the 14th century. Celebrating Dasara in the fort has temple of Durga Devi.


  • The event "Kanakagiri Utsav" sponsored by Karnataka Govt.
  • Annual fair associated with Kanakachalapathi temple in the month of Phalguna.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Who cares for Kanakagiri...". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Tourism, Kanakagiri". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Safe sanctuary". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

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70 news items

Times of India
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700

BJP members, including leader of opposition in the council KS Eshwarappa, said Yallalinga of Kanakagiri village was killed by miscreants for raising his voice against corruption in the gram panchayat. He was found dead on the railway track on January ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0700

State BJP unit president Pralhad Joshi, MP, demanded that the government arrest Minor Irrigation Minister Shivaraj Tangadagi for his alleged role in the assault on a Dalit student in Hulihydera village at Kanakagiri constituency in Koppal district. He ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:18:45 -0700

The spots covered are: Ambigarahalli-Yadatore-Kappadi-Chunchankatte-Periyapatna-Kendagannaswamy Gaddige-Bheemakolli-Antharasanthe-Haradanahalli-Terakanambi-Huluganamaradi-Kanakagiri-Parvathi Hills-Biliri Ranganathaswamy ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:52:30 -0700

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar cried foul on Thursday and said that the party will ensure the legislature session in Belagavi does not commence if the government does not pay dues to sugarcane farmers by June 28.
The Hindu
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:22:30 -0700

The State government has ordered a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe into the alleged murder of a student in Koppal district. It was alleged that Yellalinga, a college student and a resident of Kanakagiri in Gangavati taluk, was murdered by ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800

A large number of people, who had gathered to witness the Malkhambh, were awestruck with the stunning performances. The Malkhambh demonstration was organised as part of the Kanakagiri Utsav, at Kanakagiri, a well-known temple town in Koppal district ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:07:00 -0800

Shivaraj Tangadagi, Minister of State for Minor Irrigation and district in-charge, who went around Kanakagiri to oversee the arrangement, said that actors Darshan, Sudeep, Aindrita Rai, and Harshita Poonacha, and music director Harikrishna and troupe, ...
Deccan Herald
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:40:03 -0700

... because he exposed the large-scale lapses in implementation of NREG works in Hulihyder Gram Panchayat under Kanakagiri Assembly constituency, represented by Tangadagi, in an interview with a Kannada news channel.Joshi pressed the government ...

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