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Arkavathy River

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Arkavathy River

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Arkavathy River or Arkavathi River, is a river in India, originating at Nandi Hills of Chikkaballapur district. It is a tributary of the Kaveri River, which it joins at Kanakapura called sangama in kannada after flowing through Kolar District and Bangalore Rural district.

The river is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to provide 135 million liters of drinking water per day to the city of Bangalore, or about 20% of all the city's water.[1] The water is taken from two reservoirs built on the river, the Hesaraghatta (or Hesseraggatta) which was built in 1894 and the Tippagondanahalli Reservoir (or T G Halli), which was built in 1933.

Arkavathy River is a river, which originates at Nandi Hills of the district of Kolar. The Arkavathy River is also considered to be an offshoot of River Cauvery. After flowing through the rural districts of Bangalore and Kolar, River Arkavathy merges at the Kanakapura confluence. The catchment area of River Arkavathy is about 4351 square kilometers. Although the origin of the Arkavathy River is traced to the southern foot of the Nandi Hills, which is 3000 meters above the sea level, the real source of the river lies in the two series of about 26 tanks that join the Nagara Kere tank in the town of Doddaballapur. It is from here that the Arkavathy River flows as one though the rural district of the Bangalore city. The Arkavathy River flows through a deep gorge here. The total length of the Arkavathy River is 190 kilometers. The big and small tanks that is there on its flow amounts to 150 and 1084 respectively. Arkavathy River is the only sub-basin in the present times. This sub-basin is again divided in three parts, that is Rural, Peri-Urban and Urban areas.

Location info:

Address:The origin of the Arkavathy River is traced to the southern foot of the Nandi Hills, which is 3000 meters above the sea level
District:Chikkaballapur district.
Nearest City:Kolar
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The river is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to provide 135 million liters of drinking water per day to the city of Bangalore, or about 20% of all the city's water. The water is taken from two reservoirs built on the river, the Hesaraghatta (or Hesseraggatta) which was built in 1894 and the Tippagondanahalli Reservoir (or T G Halli), which was built in 1933.

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The major temples in the town are the Kolaramma Temple and the Someswara Temple. Someswara Temple is a fine example of the Vijayanagara style, complete with a massive pillared Mukha Mandapa, heavy Prakara walls, ornate Kalyana mantapa, a Devi Shrine and a lofty Gopura with fine stucco figures on the tower; while the door frame is carved in the typical Vijayanagara style, with dwarapalas, etc. The temple has a large tank (Kalyani) also. There are Vijayanagara inscriptions on the wall of the store room and the yagashala, dated to 15th century A.D.

Kolaramma Temple: This 'L' shaped temple has two shrines, one for Durga (Kolaramma) and the other for the Saptamatras. Both have a common vestibule. The Durga Shrine has a wagon-roof tower. The stucco figures in the Saptamatras shrine are unusually large. The temple is of Dravida Vimana Style, built in the Ganga Tradition (11 century AD). The Mahadwara has imposing pavilions in the inner side. The temple contains several Chola inscriptions, the earliest belonging to Mr. Yendeti (1012-1045 AD).

The crowning glory is the Karaga festival, which is celebrated in the town of Malur, about 30 miles away on the Bengalooru-Chennai highway. It throws a flood of light on the Thigala clan's Draupadi worship ritual called the Karaga festival.

The Malur-based Karaga festival is celebrated over 13 days in the summer months, usually starting on the first Friday after the Ugadi New Year day.

Earlier this town was called Bowringpet. This is a Taluka place in Kolar District. It is a business town in Kolar District. It has a Railway Junction. Budikote Village (Hyder Ali's Birth Place) is in this Taluk.

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Road Transport:Kollur is well connected to Mangalore, Bangalore and Mysore. Regular buses ply from Udupi. Kollur is a 2 hour drive from Udupi. On the National High 17, after around 7 Km from Kundapur, at Hemmady one has to take right deviation to reach Kollur. The nearest railhead is at Udupi.

Nearest Visiting places:

Antaragange hill is one of the famous pilgrim destinations located just 4 kms from Kolar town and 70 Kms from Bangalore. Antargange has also become a popular tourist destination. Antaragange is also known as 'Dakshin Kashi'.

Kollur Mookambika Temple, an important seat of Shakti worship is located in very picturesque surroundings at the foot of the Western Ghats in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. This sacred place is situated on the banks of river sauparnika and surrounded by thickly wooded hills and has a natural formation resembling the Sri Chakra. Kollur is one of the seven mukti places which were created by Parashurama. It is believed that rishis have performed penance on this holy place.

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Kolar

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Police Station:Kolar
Nearest Hospital:Kolar
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Links:
http://www.indianetzone.com/6/arkavathy_river.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkavathy_River