Hiriyur, Chitradurga
Place of Worship


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About Hiriyur

Hiriyur is a small town located in the Chitradurga District, around 40 km from the main city. This place is renowned for having the oldest dam in Karnataka, Mari Kanive, which is built on the Vedavati River. Vani Vilas Sagar is an artificial lake built by the Maharaja of Mysore across river Vedavati. Having dimensions 162 ft by 1300 ft, this reservoir comprises two pavilion halls built in saracenic style.

This town is famous for the Teru Malleshwara Temple, which is built in Dravidian style and comprises lofty Pyramidal towers. The ceiling of the main hall is painted with the scenes from Shiva Purana and Ramayana.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Prakash
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  • 9 Reviews

"A lovely place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted May 29, 2014
Superb place with lots of things to do. I had great fun. This is one place where I had lots of fun.
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