Gauribidanur

Gauribidanur is a taluk situated in Chikkaballapur district in the Indian state of Karnataka.[1]

Gauribidanur
City
Gauribidanur is located in Karnataka
Gauribidanur
Gauribidanur
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°36′40″N 77°31′00″E / 13.61111°N 77.51667°E / 13.61111; 77.51667Coordinates: 13°36′40″N 77°31′00″E / 13.61111°N 77.51667°E / 13.61111; 77.51667
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictChikkaballapur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
Elevation
694 m (2,277 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total357,929
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
561208
Vehicle registrationKA 40
Lok Sabha constituencyChikkaballapur

HistoryEdit

The name Gauribidanur could have originated from the terms- Ghori [Grave] and Bidanur [a common name for towns in the old mysore state). Kannada is the official language and widely spoken language,business people can also speak. Telugu is the next prominent language here. It has been said that Tipu Sultan had some of his soldiers buried here. To this day a mosque built by him stands with some old graves. Some other sources indicate the name Gauribidanur is derived from Gowri [A Hindu Goddess] and Bidanur. Not long ago, this town used to be the hub of lot of cultural activities and sports. The old school, Acharya high school churned out many talented people from all walks of life. Homi Bhabha and Mahatma Gandhi visited this school way back in its infancy and was labelled a model school in the country.

Vidurashwatha an important pilgrim centre which is 6 km from Gauribidanur, is also in this taluk. This place is also known as the second Jallianwallahbagh or Karnataka's Jallianwallahbagh of Indian freedom struggle, as there was a police firing on a peaceful congregation of people on the river banks of Uttara Pinakini where many died. Viduraswatha is the last railway station before entering Andhra Pradesh in the Bangalore-Hyderabad railway line. It lies on the National Highway 69 (Mangalore-Villupuram).[2]

GeographyEdit

Gauribidanur is at 13°37′N 77°31′E / 13.61°N 77.52°E / 13.61; 77.52.[3] It has an average elevation of 694 metres (2276 feet).

TransportationEdit

Gauribidanuru is well connected to all other parts of Karnataka. Kempegowda International Airport is the nearest airport, 55 km away from Gauribidanuru.South-western railways operates trains from Gauribidanuru. Connecting Bangalore city and Andhra Pradesh State and also different parts of the country thereon.Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation connects Buses from town to vivid places (Bangalore city,Chikkaballapura, Doddaballapura, Gudibanda, Hindupur) and taxis are also available.

Nearby tourist destinationsEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[4] Gauribidanur had a population of 37,947. Males constitute 49.72% of the population and females 50.28%. Gauribidanur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 67%. In Gauribidanur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

HospitalsEdit

  • Taluk Govt Hospital
  • MCH near Madavanagar (Anandapura)
  • Manasa Nursing Home
  • RK Nursing Home
  • Apoorva Hospital
  • Parinidhi Hospital
  • Hudugur PHC

Administration and politicsEdit

Gauribidanur is a legislative assembly constituency in Chikkaballapur dist. N H shivashankar Reddy is the present MLA.

Gauribidanur comes under Chikkaballapura Lok Sabha constituency. B N Bache Gowda is the present MP

It is a city Municipal corporation with 31 wards. Chalapathi - Nagarasabhadhyaksharu`

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.gowribidanurtown.mrc.gov.in/
  2. ^ http://www.gowribidanurtown.gov.in/sites/gowribidanurtown.gov.in/files/vidhurashwatha.pdf
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gauribidanur
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 1 November 2008.