Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur

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Sakleshapur or Sakaleshpura (ಸಕಲೇಶಪುರ) in Kannada is a taluk and hill station town in Hassan district in the South Indian state of Karnataka.

The town is in Western Ghats (Malnad). It has a temperate climate. Coffee, Cardmom, pepper grown in surrounding villages are brought to Sakleshpura for sale. The town lies on National Highway 48 (NH-48) which connects port city of Mangalore with capital city Bangalore of Karnataka state.

Geography

Sakaleshpur is located at . It has an average elevation of 949&nbsp;metres (3113&nbsp;feet). Hemavathi river flows in Sakleshpura town

Climate

Sakaleshpur receives very heavy rainfall from the southwest monsoon

Demographics

India census, Sakleshpur had a population of 23,201. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sakleshpur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 69%. In Sakleshpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History

The name Shakala is a Sanskrit word means "Bhinnavada" or "Birukada". In the past a Shivalinga found in this town which was broken. The linga was called as Shakaleshwara which since then became Sakaleshwara in the tongue of the local people. A temple was also built at the entrance of the town. Later, the town was also called as Sakaleshapura.

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