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History Of Chamarajanagar District

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Chamarajanagara is the southern-most district in the state of Karnataka, India. It was carved out of the original larger Mysore District in the year 1998. Chamarajanagara town is the headquarters of this

district. It is the third least populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Kodagu and Bangalore Rural.

History Of Chamarajanagara District :

Chamarajanagar was earlier known as Arikottara. Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Wodeyar king of Mysooru was born here and hence this place was renamed after him. The Vijaya Parsvanath Basadi, a holy Jain shrine was

constructed by Punisadandanayaka, the commander of the Hoysala king Gangaraja in the year 1117 A.D.

Being the southernmost district of Karnataka, Chamarajanagara district borders the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Most of the district lies in the leeward region of the Nilgiris and consists of mainly semi-arid

rain-dependent flatlands along with forested hills.Since much of the southern area of the district is dense forest, it provided good refuge to the notorious bandit Veerappan, responsible for the death of over a hundred

policemen. He was shot dead in an encounter with the specially formed Special Task Force (STF) on 18 October 2004, in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu.

Chamarajanagara is devided into 4 talukas, they are : Chamarajanagara, Yelandur, Gundlupet, Kollegal.

Chamarajanagar is a town in the southern end of Karnataka, a state in India. It is also the headquarters of the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. It is named after Chamaraja Wodeyar IX (1774–1796), king of

Mysore, who was born in the town. It is also one of the less developed towns in Karnataka, even though it is situated on the interstate that links Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Chamarajanagar is also known as the 'Granite

City'. There are many tourist spots to visit around the city.

Yalandur is a small taluka town in Chamarajanagar district in the Indian state of Karnataka.It has historic and cultural importance in this regionIt was under the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th and 16th

centuries. When it came under the rule of Wodeyars of Mysore, in the early 18th century, Dewan Poorniah, a notable Dewan from here, was gifted the land of Yalandur and its surrounding villages by Krishnaraja Wodeyar

III - the King of Mysore, in appreciation of the great service rendered to the Mysore State by Poorniah as Dewan or the Prime Minister. Poorniah was instrumental in making the Mysore state into a strong empire and

greatly admired, as son of the soil, for having developed the region with several visionary works.

Gaurishvara temple was built in 1550 A.D during the reign of Devabhupala (Singadepa). Another important temple in the town is Varahaswamy Temple.B R Hills is one of the major tourist destinations in the taluk.

Gundlupet is a town in the Chamarajanagar district of the Indian state of Karnataka. This small town is about 56 km from the Mysore-Ooty / Mysore-Calicut NH 212 highway and about 200 km from Bangalore, the state

capital. Gundlupet is the last town in Karnataka en route to Ooty, Wayanad, Kozhikode.The Bandipur National Park Forest Office is 16 km from Gundlupet. The town is also known for the historical Vijayanarayana

temple. Main crops are jowar, ragi, sugar cane, turmeric, onion and banana.

Kollegal is one of the major taluks in the Chamrajnagar District of Karnataka State in the south of India. Kollegal is well known for its silk industry which attracts traders from all over the state.Until 1956, Kollegal was

part of the Coimbatore district of the Madras Presidency. After Indian independence, it was switched to Karnataka primarily for linguistic reasons. Kollegal is the name derived from the names of two hermits namely

'Kauhala' and 'Galava' who were believed to be instrumental in the development of Kollegal.Kollegal serves as a center for pre - university education in the region.

Many tourists visit the Kollegal area. The Malai Mahadeshwara Hills, and the waterfalls at Hogenakal near Male Mahadeshwara hills and the waterfalls of Gagana Chukki and Bhara Chukki at Shivana Samudra (also

known as Bluff) are popular destinations.