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About krishnagiri

Krishnagiri is a city, municipal center and the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in the
Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 90 km from Bangalore and 45 km from Hosur.Mango is
cultivated as the main crop and the land here is extremely fertile with rich access to fresh water
making it amenable to growing crops. Krishnagiri is a rapidly growing town and is the site of
significant business and residential development. TheKrishnagiri Dam is currently undergoing
expansion and a variety of small-scale industry zones are being set up. As of 2011, the town had a
population of 71,323.

The Krishnagiri district has a prehistoric importance. Archeological sources confirm the presence of
habitats of man kind during Paleolithic, Neolithic and Mesolithic Ages. Various rock paintings and
rock carvings of Indus Valley civilization and Iron Age seen in this district support the historical
significance of this district.
Krishnagiri region is a part of the ancient Kongu Nadu and Chera country. Historically it was ruled by
Kongu and Chera rulers. Later the region came under Cholas, Pallavas, Gangas, Nulambas,
Hoysalas, Vijaya Nagar and Bijapur emperors, Wodeyars of Mysore and Nayaks of Madurai. This
region of Krishnagiri served as "Gateway of Tamil Nadu" and the protective barrier for Southern
region defending onslaughts from barriers with motives of imperialism and exploitation. Krishnagiri
Fort become the first and forth most defensive place. The majestic fortress built on Krishnagiri hill by
the Vijaya Nagar Emperors, stands as testimony still now.
During Mysore war I the British troops passed through Krishnagiri to attack Hyder Ali's Forces
at Kaveripattinam. British army was defeated here. In Mysore war II after the "Treaty of
Srirangapattinam" entire region of Salem and Barah Mahal were surrendered to the British. In 1792
AD, Captain Alexander Reed became the first District Collector of this region. Under the diplomacy
of Robert Clive, the then Governor of Madras Presidency, Krishnagiri became the headquarters of
Bara Mahal.
A mint was established at Krishnagiri in 1794 AD. Gold, silver and copper coins were forged here.
Many soldiers from Krishnagiri region took part in the world war and lost their lives. The "Mango of
Krishnagiri", Dr. C. Rajagopalachari, who hailed from a small village in this district rose to the highest
position in the nation as the first Governor General of independent India, leader of the Congress
Party, and as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Thiru. Mangat Ram Sharma, I.A.S. has administered the
office as first Collector of Krishnagiri District. The historical importance and potential growth in
education, economy and tourism of present Krishnagiri made it necessary to create a separate
district. Krishnagiri was formed as 30th district by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Krishnagiri district
was carved out of Dharmapuri district on 9 February 2004 with five taluks and ten blocks

According to 2011 census, Krishnagiri had a population of 71,323 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females
for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. [2] A total of 7,748 were under the
age of six, constituting 4,059 males and 3,689 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes accounted for 10.64% and .18% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the
town was 76.79%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. [2] The town had a total of 16386
households. There were a total of 24,559 workers, comprising 187 cultivators, 99 main agricultural

[4] Economy[edit] The national fruit of India and of the state of Tamil Nadu is mango. 10 marginal cultivators. 22. 640 in house hold industries. Monsoon season is from the months of July to November. The district produces 300. This will allow growing as well as processing of mangoes thus yielding higher profits for the farmers. Winters are generally pleasant and comfortable. Monsoon season is also a good time to visit as there are breaks in the rainfall.Pondicherry–Krishnagiri NH 66. A large-scale mango export zone has been approved for the Krishnagiri district. [5] Approximately 25 industries located in this district process mangoes. During this time temperatures are mild and pleasant. karnataka and Andhra Pradesh The National Highway from Hosur to Krishnagiri is currently undergoing expansion from four-lanes to six-lanes. 207 marginal workers in household industries and 1. Monsoon season brings substantial amount of rainfall to this region and Krishnagiri experiences a long monsoon.230 other workers. Much of the population in this district is employed through mango cultivation directly and other labour class benefit through employment in mango processing units.e. This is the best time to visit the place.[3] Climate and weather[edit] Krishnagiri experiences tropical climate during the summer. tonnes of mangoes are processed into juice every year in this district. Krishnagiri–Madanapalli NH 219 and Varanasi–Kanyakumari via Krishnagiri NH 7. During this time temperatures are warm and mercury rise up to around 38 °C and dipping a minimum of 32 °C. are processed into pulp. In addition to mango pulp processing. Krishnagiri also hosts Mango exhibition every year which is the unique in its kind in line with the annual exhibition held at New Delhi. Under the horticulture development program. December to February constitutes the winter months and there are the best times to visit the place.17 km² area of cultivation is mango. Heavy rainfall can be expected in short intervals. Almost 20% of the mango varieties like ‘Thothapuri’ and ‘Alphonso’ that are produced in this district. The district exports mango based products worth over 8 billion. Summer is generally warm and dry.144 other marginal workers. Through these units. The major crop of Krishnagiri district with 300.000 tones annually and in Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri District is the First Place in The Production of Mango. There are three distinct seasons that can be seen in Krishnagiri. Krishnagiri connects 3 different states i. Transport[edit] Krishnagiri is well connected to various parts of India through several National Highways that include Krishnagiri–Ranipet NH 46. There are about 150 mango nurseries which produce mango saplings in and around ‘Santhur Village‘ . 1. Tamil Nadu.labourers.[6] . April and May are generally the hottest months of the year and the heat could be uncomfortable.403 marginal workers. 42 marginal agricultural labourers. government owned horticulture farms are functioning here. Summer is from the months of March to June.000 fruit saplings are produced and distributed under different schemes. about 300. Apart from production and export.

Jamia Masjid. The boat house is situated 8 km from the central bus stand which also houses a children's park. A proposal is before the central government -via Jolarpet-Hosur route to build a Railway station in Krishnagiri thus making it part of the Indian railway network. Karnataka. Treks to the nearby hills/mountains as well as farm houses are located in the outskirts. CSI Christ and RC Fatima Church are the Main worship place for Christians. Christians and Muslims.Coimbatore and other major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu.[citation needed] Majority come from Hosur. Kerala and Puducherry.and Fort Masjid(Masjid-e-Shahi) are the famous and ancient masjids in the town.Malai road are some of the Hindu temples in the town. There are a variety of ancient temples in the vicinity of Krishnagiri.Andhra Pradesh (35 km)and Jolarpet (60 km) and the nearest railway station is Rayakottai (30 km). Religion[edit] The majority town folks of Krishnagiri are Hindus. The (Krishnagiri Reservoir project) constructed in 1958 during the rule of the then Chief Minister Kamaraj is located near the town. This is set to facilitate trade of textiles and fruits . Tourism Thousands of visitors visit Krishnagiri each year. Tippu Sultan. Sayed Basha hills has a fort that was the fortress of the ruler. the proposed new line would take off from Jolarpet Junction. Government Museum[edit] . Narasimma Swamy Temple in Oldpet. Krishnagiri is the place of galore of Religious institutions of all religions. Bargur. All the people here at Krishnagiri live in harmony and preach brotherhood among different religions.Navaneetha Krishnan Temple in Pudupet. Arts College famous for Kavadi.The new bus stand on the outskirts of the town is well connected by government buses and private carriers to Chennai. Another survey was conducted for a new rail link between Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri in 2004-05. Krishnagiri and Shoolagiri a length of 104 km to join at Rayakottai. Bangalore and Chennai. Dharmaraja Temple in Oldpet is famous for Bharatham (annual Mahabharatham recitation) andTerukkuttu. Famous and important temples of them are as follows: Kattu Veera Anjanaeyar Temple. Krishnagiri houses more than 50 temples. The nearest railway junction is Kuppam.[7] The nearest commercial airport is Bangalore International Airport (91 km) and Salem Airport (110 km). Nearby Ramapuram is the site of a 500-year-old Rama Temple that draws many visitors each year. Nearby. Sivan Temple in T.As per new budget report. Tirupattur and pass through Kandili. Subrahmaniya Swamy Temple in Katnampatti near Govt. Rasool Masjid. Andhra Pradesh. Bangalore.V.

Hunter has sketched different landscapes of South India. situated on Gandhi Salai in Krishnagiri. Historical monuments are preserved and exhibited here. Kancheepuram. the motive of Krishnagiri Shaktipeetam is to make one realize his/ her inner self through divine mediums like performing puja and offering bhakti.The presence of museum in this District is known for traditional culture. the 23rd Thirthankar of the 24 Thirthankars in the holy dharma of Jainism. it becomes one’s final refuge to find love. large areas of southern India were controlled by Haider Ali Khan (c. Their armies were also stationed at the hill-forts (droogs) such as this one. etc. with the blessings of Sri Padmavathi Devi. published by Edward Orme. These paintings were published in 'A Brief history of ancient and modern India embellished with coloured engravings'. and his sketches portrayed aspects of military and everyday life. Temples Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham Krishnagiri Shaktipeetam is a spiritual organization. harmony and goodness in a world of hatred and terrorism. just 7 km away from krishnagiri. including Bangalore. Founded by His Holiness SRI SRI SRI VASANTH GURUDEV JI. . Shaktipeetam. It is not only a place of tourism but also a center of education. Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). peace. The concept of Krishnagiri Shaktipeetam concentrates on the worship (Mathru Upasana or Aradhana) of Sri Parshwanath Bhagwan. which promotes peace and harmony across the world and elevates its devotees from a sense of fake materialism to pure spiritualism through its different endeavors. Sketches of James Hunter[edit] James Hunter served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. Arcot. London between 1802-05. to spread the traditional and heritage. culture and art of Tamil Nadu and Krishnagiri District in particular. this pilgrimage centre is a noteworthy outcome of his dedicated Yoga Vidya. Hunter died in India in 1792.Sriperumbadur. Art and Architecture. During the latter half of the 18th century. Hunter served the British India Army and took part in Tippu Sultan Campaigns. As Jain dharma gives prominence to Atma Sadhanam or the search for one’s true self. He was a military painter. Classifies and preserves them to conduct research on its historical worthiness. Heritage and Historical Background is a blessing in disguise.1782) and his son. the kings of Mysore.1722 . As Krishnagiri Shaktipeetam works on building one’s inner harmony. Some of his paintings of Krishnagiri are below [8] Krishnagiri played a strategic role in the battles of the Third Mysore War (1792). has transformed Krishnagiri into a sacred place for pilgrims. This museum collects the monuments. The 4 Anglo-Mysore wars produced a spate of publications and paintings portraying and describing events of the various campaign. Madras. This museum is functioning since 1993 AD. This temple is located in Orappam village. Hosur. Mysore.

Fathima Church .Krishnagiri Shaktipeetam has been conducting countless good deeds like anna dhan for the poor. As an ambassador for peace and harmony. Krishnagiri Samithi of the Sathya Sai Organization located opposite to Govt. Churches like C. needy and organizing huge events to promote peace and harmony. SRI SRI SRI VASANTH GURUDEV JI has been taking part in several global peace conferences and plays a significant role in rising humanity from the clutches of evil and depravity. A big dyana mandapam for the Jains is also found at the center of the town.E.C Church are all situated in the Bengaluru road.I Christ Church (more than 350 member families). They have achieved various records in the international forum to promote peace further.L.Vincent de paul Parish (a Traditional Roman Catholic Church) and I.S. . Girls School is famous in this district.