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Kanakagiri (ಕನಕಗಿರಿ)
Kanakagiri Kanakachalapathi temple
Kanakagiri 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 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]

Kanakachalapathi temple Kanakagiri
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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