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Mannur is a small hamlet on the banks the river Bhima in Gulbarga District of Karnataka. Formerly known as Manipuri, it was a renowned cultural and commercial hub during the reign of Vikramaditya of Chalukya dynasty. The village was also an important educational center. Vyakarna, astrology, tarka, nyaya, vedanta and other subjects were taught in its famous agraharam.

The village is a chief Madhwa center. The Uttaradi Math on the banks of the Bhima is visited by numerous devotees during the festival of Aradhana. The 1,000-year-old Chennakeshava Temple is a noted attraction of the place. It houses an idol of Chennakeshava, which was installed during the reign of Vikramaditya.

The place is well connected by road transport with the city of Gulbarga, which is 65 km away. Gulbarga Railway Station is the nearest railhead and the closest airport is at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Updated on 10th August, 2019
District: Gulbarga

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