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Belakavadi is a town in the southern state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the Malavalli taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka. As per the records of Hoysala rulers Belakavadi was one of the central places of administrative divisions. Temples include Shanbhulingeshwara Temple, Kashi Vishwanatheshwara Temple and maramma temple.DemographicsIndia census, Belakavadi had a population of 9851 with 4888 males and 4963 females. Majority of the population belong to Hinduism.Historical and Archaeological factsBelakavadi is on the left bank of the river Kaveri situated 20 km southwest of the taluk centre Malavalli. Plenty of red, black, black red and coloured pottery as well as Rousette coated potteries of the Megalithic age were discovered in a site on the banks of the river. On some of them are traces of decorations. In a ruined pit, animal bones were found. The 1945-46 report of the department of Archaeology refers to it, probably as a mud burial. All the six inscriptions reported from this place are of the Vijayanagar period and registers the grant given to the Shambhulinga temple. The Ishwara temple on the river bank, is a structure of about 15th century and the Veerabhadra temple in the centre street of the village is of about 14th century. There are other temples such as Kattebasappa, Upparige Basaveshwara and Mandalakamma, It also has more than seven hero stones and several Masti stones.Literature and cultureLiterature and cultural heritage in this area is rich and belakavadi was one the centres of rich cltural activities in past. In these regions temples were used as workshops. Famous musician srinivasa iyengar is from the same place.Belakavadi is in Mandya District. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Belakavadi and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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