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GeographyEdit

Yelburga is located at 15°38′N 76°01′E / 15.63°N 76.02°E / 15.63; 76.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 605 metres (1984 feet). Yelburga is around 40 km north-west of Koppal.

HistoryEdit

Yelburga was ruled by Yelambarga dynasty during the dawn of the 11th century. An edict obtained explains about Yelburga from AD 1026 to AD 1126.[2] It was one of the last talukas during Nizam rule.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[3] Yelburga had a population of 11,437. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Yelburga has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 47%. In Yelburga, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest in the vicinityEdit

Timmappana Gudi (Temple)Edit

Built in the 17th century AD by a local leader named Timmappa, this is an underground temple to Aanjaneya (Hanuman). A marvelous architectural monument, it also has a Kalyani (well) built in front of the Hanuman deity. This temple is situated adjacent to Koppal Road on the southern side of the Taluqa Headquarters. Timmappa also planted many Tamarind trees and these have now become huge. One can see many of them today around the temple, which area is therefore known as Timmappana Topu (Timmappa's tree plantation). There are Nadugannada (medieval Kannada) scripts engraved on the pillars, detailing the events of the time. On Ugadi Day, a Car Festival is celebrated by the people of the town. A Huchhayya (a type of Festival Car) built on a bullock cart is used in this festival. This historical place needs to be promoted by both local administration and government authorities.

Maheshwar temple, ItagiEdit

Edicts pertaining to Kannada Literature are found here.

Sree Maruteshwara Temple, GutturEdit

This on the Yalaburga to Bevoor Road, some 18 km away.

Shree Trilingabasaweshwar temple, MudholEdit

It was built in the 11th century.

TransportEdit

Yalaburga is connected by road to the major cities in Karnataka. The KSRTC runs buses to villages, towns and cities. The nearest major railway station is at Koppal.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Yelbarga
  2. ^ http://www.yelburgatown.gov.in/
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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