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Shimoga (ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ in Kannada, locally known as Shivamogga) is a city in west-central Karnataka state, India. Shimoga is the administrative seat of the surrounding Shimoga District. It is situated 275 km northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Kannada - aptly described as sirigannada (known to few as Kanarese) is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken in its various dialects by roughly 45 million people. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... The Vidhana Soudha is the seat of Karnatakas Legislative assembly Bangalore (Kannada: ; (?) in Kannada and // in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ...

Mahisha Mardhini - A monument in the backyard of Shivappa Nayaka's Palace
Mahisha Mardhini - A monument in the backyard of Shivappa Nayaka's Palace

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Weather

The weather is pleasant throughout the year except during the summer when the temperature reaches a maximum of 35 degree Celsius. The water resource is more than good since many rivers originate here. Public utility land resource is sufficient, especially the stretch of the national highway between Sagar and Shimoga. If the infrastructure of the city is worked upon Shimoga will be an ideal location for most IT companies . IT companies can find place Between Bhadravathi and Shimoga also ..Bhadravathi is a place of Industries and known for well known good Educational Institutions .


History

The name of the city is derived from the term Shiva-Mukha, meaning Face of Shiva. An alternative etymology is that the name is derived from the term Sihi-Moge, meaning Sweet Pot. The district formed the southern tip of Emperor Ashoka's Mauryan Empire in third century BC. It was ruled iduring later centuries by the Kadambas (4th century ), Chalukyas (6th century), Gangas, Rashtrakutas (8th century), Hoysalas (11th century), and the Vijayanagara rulers (15th century). The city got an independent identity under the Keladi Nayakduring 16th century, reaching its pinnacle under the rule of Shivappa Nayaka. From the late 17th century onwards, the city was a part of the Kingdom of Mysore until the independence of India in 1947, when Mysore merged into the Republic of India. Shiva (Sanskrit: शिवम् Hindi: शिव (when used to distinguish lordly status), and written Åšiva in the official IAST transliteration, pronounced as () is a form of Ishvara or God in the later Vedic scriptures of Hinduism. ... Emperor Ashoka (a possible picturisation) Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक; IAST transliteration: ) was the emperor of the Mauryan Empire from 273 BCE to 232 BCE. After a number of military conquests, Ashoka reigned over most of South Asia and beyond, from present-day Afghanistan to Bengal and as far south as... Chandragupta Maurya (ruled 322–298 BC), known to the Greeks as Sandracottus, was the first emperor of the Mauryan empire. ... An ancient royal family of Karnataka, who ruled from their capital of Banavasi, later branched into Goa, Hanagal and Chandavar. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... The Chalukya Dynasty was a powerful Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th century C.E. They began to assert their independence at the decline of the Satavahana empire and rapidly rose to prominence during the reign of Pulakesi... This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century. ... The River Ganges (Ganga in Indian languages) is a major river in northern India. ... Jain cave in Ellora The Rastrakutas were a dynasty which ruled the southern and the central parts or the deccan India during the 8th - 10th century. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... The Hoysala Empire ruled part of southern India from 1000 to 1346. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Vijayanagara (often written Vijayanagar, meaning the city of victory), in northern Karnataka, is the name of the now ruined capital city of the historic Vijayanagara empire in the Southern part of India. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Keladi can mean: Keladi (India) Taro, also called keladi or ubi keladi This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Nayak (also Nayaka, Nayaker/Naicker (Tamil) or Nayadu/Naidu (Telegu) or Nair (Malayalam) Nayake/Naike (Sinhala) or Naik (Marathi) ) is the title of a government official, equivalent to a provincial governor or viceroy, in the Telugu kingdoms of southern India, including the Kakatiya kingdom of Warangal (11th-14th centuries... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Eventhough Shivappa Nayaka is called Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, he ruled from Bidanur (Nagara), not from Keladi. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Flag of former princely state of Mysore. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


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Khadi Shankarappa - A freedom fighter: K. Shankarappa who is known as Khadi Shankarappa is the person responsible for the spread of khadi movement in the district. He along with S.R. Nagappa Shetty started Sudarshana Khadi Nilaya during the 1930s in Shimoga. He devoted his life to popularise Khadi and established the Khadi Mandira in Shimoga and was also responsible for establishment of weaving centres in Shimoga district. He was sent to the prison several times during the freedom struggle, but he continued working, underground, as a khadi karyakartha.


After India gained independence, Khadi Shankarappa devoted his service to the movement of Co-operation in the district. He served City Co-operative Bank, City Co-operative Society in several capacities. Mr. Shankarappa has published his memories titled "Antharya" which was released in 1999. It is a historical document of the freedom struggle of the district. He expired on 27th April 2005, saddening hundreds of admirers, friends and khadi karyakarthas who were inspired by his teachings.


Noted personalities

  • Kuvempu, the national poet and Jnanpith Award winner
  • U R Ananthamurthy, Kannada novelist and Jnanpith Award winner
  • Prafulla Chandra, agricultural experimenter
  • P. Lankesh, writer-journalist
  • Girish Kasaravalli, well-known film director and National award winner
  • Ha. Ma. Nayaka, well-known columist and winner of central sahithya academy award winner and personally responsible for the development of Kannada department at the University of Mysore. He was also the former vice chancellor of Gulbarga University.
  • Dr. H. S. Eshwara, well-known professor of mass communication and former head of Department of Mass Communication, Bangalore University.
  • K.V Subanna, Magsaysay award winner
  • Chi. Su. Krishna Shetty, well-known artist and art critic
  • Nagappa Setty, freedom fighter
  • Dr. Ashok Pai, well-known psychiatrist
  • S Bangarappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • J.H Patel, former Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Kadidal Manjappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • K.S Eshwarappa, Present Minsiter for Water Resources,Karnataka
  • B.S. Yediyurappa, Present Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • D.H.Shankar Murthy, Present Higher Education Minister of Karnataka
  • Kagodu Thimmappa, well-known politician, Senior Congress Leader
  • Haratalu Halappa, well-known politician, Senior Samajavadi Party Leader
  • Gopala Gowda, Leader of socialist movement
  • Kadidal Shamanna, farmer leader
  • K. S. Gopinath, well-known legal expert and senior executive of a public limited company(gopinath_smg@sancharnet.in)
  • Arun, Well Known journalist and principal correspondent,New Indian express-(aruna_benaka@sancharnet.in)
  • K V Lalithamma Sportsperson
  • Hosahalli R. Keshava Murthy, Gamaka Artist and Singer
  • Poorna Chandra Tejaswi, Kuvempu's son and writer
  • T.S.Ramachandra Rao, Noted Editor of 'Prajavani' (Kannada Daily) which is published by 'Deccan Herald' Group
  • M.K.Indira, Wellknown Novelist and many how her novels have become pictures.
  • Na. D Souza, Wellknown Novelist
  • S.V.Parameshwara Bhatta, Wellknown Novelist
  • Justice. M. Rama Jois, Former Judge of Supreme Court and Former Governor of Jharkhand
  • Mattur Krishnamurthy, Associated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London. Writer and Novelist.
  • Shimoga Subbanna, famous light music singer

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honour conferred in the Republic of India. ... The Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honour conferred in the Republic of India. ... Eminent Kannada film-maker Girish Kasaravalli started his career with Ghatashraddha in 1977. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... H.D.KumaraSwamy & B.S. Yediyurappa on the cover page of The Times of India, Bangalore Edition Dated: Feb 04, 06. ... Gamaka is a unique form of story telling used in Karnataka, India. ...

Taluks of Shimoga District

1. Shimoga 2. Soraba 3. Sagara 4. Hosanagara 5. Thirthahalli 6. Shikaripura 7. Bhadravathi The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Thirthahalli Thirthahalli is a Taluk Headquarter and it is in Shimoga District. ...


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Karnataka Topics | History | Politics | Karnataka people Image File history File links Karnataka_emblem. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Divisions of Karnataka be merged into this article or section. ... This is a list of famous and notable people from Karnataka, India. ...

Capital Bangalore
Divisions BangaloreBelgaumGulbargaMysore
Districts BagalkotBangalore RuralBangalore UrbanBelgaumBellaryBidarBijapurChamarajanagarChikmagalurChitradurgaDakshina KannadaDavanagereDharwadGadagGulbargaHassanHaveriKodaguKoppalKolarMandyaMysoreRaichurShimogaTumkurUdupiUttara Kannada

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Shimoga (218 words)
Shimoga is a colorful district with attractive landscape, waterfalls, green forests,river valley, bountiful fields with areca palms and paddy fields.
Shimoga is connected by train from Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.It is situated in Birur Talguppa section.
Shimoga is connected with all important cities and towns in the state.It is also connected by road Panaji(Goa),Hyderabad,Salem and Manthralaya.
Shimoga - LoveToKnow 1911 (372 words)
SHIMOGA, or Sheemoga, a town and district in the state of Mysore, southern India.
The town is situated on the Tunga river, and is the terminus of a branch railway.
The general elevation of Shimoga is about 2000 ft.; and towards the east it opens out into the Maidan or plain country, which forms part of the general plateau of Mysore.
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