Kunigal

Kunigal

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Kunigal () is a town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of Kunigal taluk. Kunigal is famous for stud farm owned by Vijay Mallya.

Geography

Kunigal is located at . It has an average elevation of 773&nbsp;metres (2536&nbsp;feet).It is situated on the National Highway 48 ( NH-48 ) connecting Bangalore and Mangalooru.Kunigal (Tumkur dt; tq.hq) also called Kunigil or Kuningalu in inscriptions, is situated at a distance of about 35 km south of Tumkur on the Bangalore-Hassan road, and 75 km from Bangalore city. The derivation of the name is said to be Kuni-Gal (dancing stone), Shiva having danced here according to a legend. Three streams rising in Shivaganga, namely, Nalini, Nagini and Kamala are said to unite their waters here. It is said that the Ganga King Shivarama was the governor of this place. In 785 A.D. one Veera Kambala Raya is said to have laid the foundation for the fort here. The place which was an agrahara during the Hoysalas came into the possession of the Magadi chief who enlarged the town and the fort. The Narasimha temple here is a large structure of the Hoysala period altered during the Vijayanagara days. But it contains a figure of Janardana said to have been brought from Huliyurdurga. The large Someshvara temple has a mahadwara in the south and an udbhava linga. The Padmeshvara temple in the Hoysala style consists of a...
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