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Kanakagiri
Kanakagiri (ಕನಕಗಿರಿ)
Suvarnagiri
town
Kanakachalapathi temple
Kanakachalapathi temple
Kanakagiri is located in Karnataka
Kanakagiri
Kanakagiri
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
Languages
 • 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".

Mythology[edit]

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

History[edit]

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,.

Fort[edit]

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.

Utsav[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


Notes[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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63 news items

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 16:00:00 -0800

Connoisseurs of art and music in Koppal district are in for a treat during the Kanakagiri Utsav, a two-day festival to be held at the temple town from Monday. Preparations for the utsav, including erection of a colourful stage to be named after ...
 
The New Indian Express
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:07:14 -0700

The alleged mutli-crore scam in purchase of beds and pillows in Social welfare Department, murder of RTI activist Yalalinga in Kanakagiri constituency and the cricket betting scam were other major issues which dominated the proceedings. BJP MLA ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:24:37 -0700

Koppal SP Raja said there are over 25 cases against Nayak, who is listed as a rowdy at the Kanakagiri police station. His brothers are also involved in many cases, he said. The issue has taken a political turn with the opposition BJP accusing Tangadagi ...

Deccan Chronicle

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 ...
 
Deccan Herald
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Nestled amidst green pastures and sandalwood trees, sitting atop the Kanakagiri Hill is an ancient Jain temple. The temple, dedicated to Bhagwan Parshwanatha was built by the kings of the Ganga Dynasty in the 5th or 6th century. Kings of later ...

Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:35:06 -0700

Subsequently, when KR Puram traffic police inspector Mahesh Kanakagiri visited the spot around 5.30 pm on July 2, he saw that ITPL Main Road at ESI circle had been dug up completely by BWSSB officials in an attempt to repair the reportedly broken water ...
 
Deccan Herald
Mon, 28 May 2012 06:46:14 -0700

While Hampi and Kanakagiri have a similar legacy, Hampi has found a prominent place on the world tourist map, and Kanakagiri remains forgotten. A small town in Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district, Kanakagiri played a vital role during Vijayanagar ...
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