Historical places



Perhaps the earliest temples in the district are to be met with at Nonavinakere. Nonavinakere is an ancient village, its mane being derived from its large and highly useful tank originally known as Nonabanakere mentioned in an inscription18. The inscription is dated A.D. 1162. Perhaps to this early period also belong some of the five linga shrines situated in or near the place, namely, Nonabeshvara, Shanteshvara, Garigeshvara, Choleshvara and Kalleshvara. The association of the five Lingas together in worship and the architectural evidences point to the fact that at least some of these temples date back to the 10 century A. D. the more important temples of the place, for instance, Venugopala or gopala swami and Beteraya temples, however, belong to the Hoysala and Vijayanagara periods.

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Places of intrest


AralaguppeAralaguppe is a small village in the Tiptur taluk. Aralaguppe is considered the 'museum of temples.' The Kalleswara and Chennakeshava temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu respectively. They are built by Nolambas and Hoysalas respectively.

Kalleshwara temple is a pre-Hoysala structure. Its mukhamantapa ceiling, is considered the most beautiful sculpture found in the State. The extraordinary ceiling of the mukhamantapa, with the Nolambas style portrayal of Umasahita (Shiva and Parvati together) at the central panel, is a stark contrast with the otherwise ordinary interior.

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Historical Places Near Tiptur


Tiptur Kote Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple 

p13It is one of the oldest temple in the tumkur district. It is believed that Sri Vyasaraja Guru ( Guru of Sri Krishnadevaraya)constructed the temple in the Krishnadevaraya Era. It is one among the more than 1000 Hanuman temples established by Sri Vyasaraja in the Vijayanagara Empire.The temple is renovated but the idol of Sri Hanuman has the same power, bliss & attraction as it was earlier. It lies in the centre of Tiptur and usually is crowded on Saturdays.


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ಕೆರೆಗೋಡಿ - ರಂಗಾಪುರ ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಪರದೇಶಿಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ


rangapura-1ಲೋಕಕಲ್ಯಾಣಾರ್ಥವಾಗಿ ಪರಿಶುದ್ಧ ಸೇವೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಪರ ದೇಶಿಕೇಂದ್ರ ಮಠ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಪರದೇಶಿ ಎಂಬ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಪದ ದಿಂದಲೇ ಮಾನವೀಯತೆ, ದಾರ್ಶನಿಕತೆ, ಆಪ್ತತೆಯನ್ನು ಸಂಕೇತಿಸುವ ಈ ಸುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಭಕ್ತಿಯ ನೆಲೆಯ ಭವ್ಯ ಸೇವಾ ಪರಂಪರೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ತಿಪಟೂರಿನಿಂದ ಸುಮಾರು ಐದು ಕಿಮೀ ದೂರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಈ ಸುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ಸ್ಥಳವೂ ಹೌದು. ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನೂ ಪಡೆದಿರುವ ಕೆರೆಗೋಡಿ-ರಂಗಾಪುರಗಳು ಅವಳಿಜವಳಿಗಳಂತಿದ್ದು, ಶಂಕರಲಿಂಗ ಮತ್ತು ರಂಗನಾಥನ ನೆಲೆವೀಡುಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ದೈವಾಂಶಸಂಭೂತರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಗಳು ಜನಪರ ಕಾಳಜಿಯಿಂದ ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರ ಏಳಿಗೆಗೆ ಶ್ರಮಿಸಿದ ಕಾಯಕ ನೆಲೆಯೂ ಇದಾಗಿದೆ.

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