Saligrama, Mysore

Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] is the fifth biggest Town by area in the sub district and is situated on the north bank of the river Cauvery [Kaveri], this place is esteemed as sacred by the Shri Vaishnavas on account of its having been the residence of Sri Ramanujacharya. It is a hobli with PIN code 571604,[1] is in Saligrama taluk, in Mysore district of Karnataka, India.

Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] is located in Karnataka
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Location in Karnataka, India
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] is located in India
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] (India)
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] is located in Asia
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] (Asia)
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] is located in Earth
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ]
Saligrama [ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮ] (Earth)
Coordinates: 12°33′42″N 76°15′48″E / 12.561715°N 76.263292°E / 12.561715; 76.263292Coordinates: 12°33′42″N 76°15′48″E / 12.561715°N 76.263292°E / 12.561715; 76.263292
Country India
State Karnataka
Saligramam1096 CE
Founded bySri Ramanujacharya
 • BodyGram Panchayat
 • Total11.095 km2 (4.284 sq mi)
788 m (2,585 ft)
 • Total11,836
 • Density1,067/km2 (2,760/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
571 604
Telephone code+91-8223 [08223]
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA

A number of religious sites, famous old temples - including Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, Jain Basadis, and an Ashram are located in here. Gold merchant Nagesh Kempachar hails from this place.


Swamy Ramanuja arrived in Karnataka where the local tribals received him in this place. The local people who were averse to Swamy Ramanuja conspired a plan to do away with him. Swamy Ramanuja learning their evil intentions ordered Mudaliandan Swamy to place his feet in the drinking water pond in that area now called Saligrama. At Saligrama, by partaking this Sripada theertham, the minds of the evildoers changed and they fell at Swamy Ramanuja lotus feet seeking forgiveness. Such was the greatness of our Mudaliandan Swamy.

When persecuted by the Chola king Kulottunga, Ramanujacharya is said to have fled the Chola country and first stayed at Vahnipushkarini (the place now known as 'Mirle') from where he moved on to Saligrama.


Swamy Ramanuja named this place as "Saligramam" which is near Melkote. Even today this pond is maintained by the archakas who ensures that no intruder pollutes the pond by locking the gate. There is a small temple opposite to this pond in which Swamy Ramanuja's Thiruvadi chuvadugal are worshipped. There is also a deity of Swamy Ramanuja in Sesharoopa near the garbagriha.



According to census data released in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka, total area of Saligrama is spread across 1109.5 hectares with a total population of 11836 persons [Male - 5869 and Female - 5967] and 2976 households with an average of 4 persons per household.

Gender Wise Population

  Female (50.413%)
  Male (49.586%)


As per the report the total literacy rate is 71.93% [with Male - 77.33% and Female - 66.59%]. Comparing it with the previous census data, the total literacy rate has increased by 6% with 4% increase in the male and 7% increase in the female literacy rate.

Growth in populationEdit

Presently, there is a 0.5% increase in the total population of the village as it was about 12000 before 10 years. The rate of growth in female population has gone up by 2.9% and male population has decreased by -1.9%. So, the rate of population growth in female is 4.8% higher compared to their counterpart.

Sex ratioEdit

According to the recent census, there are 1017 females per 1000 males. The overall sex ratio has gone up by 47 females per 1000 males during the period of 10 years. The Child sex ratio here has also increased by 170 girls per 1000 boys at the same duration. For the age group of below 6 years, there are 1060 girls per 1000 boys.

Work profileEdit

Out of total population, 41% are engaged either in main work or in marginal works - 62% male [55% full time and 7% part time] and 20% female [14% are full time and 7% are marginal] are working.

Land usageEdit

Different types of land usage
Types of land use Area (in hectares)
Current Fallows 8.2
Net Area Sown 890.9
Total Irrigated Land Area 541.5
Total Un-irrigated Land Area 349.4
Canals 510
Wells/Tube-wells 31.5


There is a public library.

  • Pre-Primary school - 1
  • Primary school - 9

Higher Primary school

  • Secondary School - 2
  • Senior Secondary school - 3
  • Pre-university college
  • Govt ITI college -1
  • Pvt ITI college -1


  • Sri Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple
  • Jyothirmaheshwara Temple
  • Sri Ramanuja Sripada Teertham and Temple
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Kote Anjaneya
  • Ganapati Temple
  • Shaneshwara Swamy Temple
  • Kalikamba Temple
  • Basadi [Jain Basadi] - ancient Shri 1008 Bhagwan Neminath Digambar Jain basadi and five basadis

Postal and Courier ServicesEdit

A public Post-office is situated and there are many private courier services available here, also, e-market product delivery services are rendered on a daily basis.



A public bus stand along with the private facilities such as - buses, taxies, auto-rickshaws, which makes transportation connectivity easier.


A government hospital and many private clinics are situated. Also, there are 7 Medicine shops.

Law & OrderEdit

There is a Police-Station located to maintain the law and order, it also covers the small neighboring villages.

Notable peopleEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pin Code: 571604, List of Post Offices, MYSORE, KARNATAKA". Retrieved 30 July 2018.