Wednesday, 8 February 2012



This place used to be called ' Huligi ' , even now some people call in that name. There is an edict of 1088a. d. ChanukayaThilokya Malla of 6th Vikramaditya. Gave the village Huligi to Chowedibhatta gratis to Chowedibhatta, constructed a canal from Tungabhadra in order to help the cultivations. The present gigantic T. B Dam is constructed on this same spot. Located in Koppal District of Karnataka, Munirabad is a town on National Highway 63 between Ginigera and Hospet. It is 20 km east of Koppal and 13 km west of Hospet. It was earlier known as 'Huligi.'

Steeped in history, the place is still called as 'Huligi' by some people. An edict of AD 1088 obtained from here shows that the place was given to Chowedibhatta by Chanukaya Thilokya Malla. Chowedibhatta built a canal from Tungabhadra River to irrigate the crops. Later Tungabhadra Dam was constructed on this spot. Hampi, the UNESCO certified heritage site, lies close to Munirabad.

Follwing Names
1. Huligi
2. Munirabad RS

It is Known For Huligemma Temple and Tungabhadra dam water flows just beside the temple.
MUNIRABAD, in Koppal taluk, about eight kilo meters from Hospet(through hosure), on the Hubli-Guntakal railway line and about 20 kilometers from Koppal District headquarters. It has become an important place now, especially due to Tungabhadra dam. The Left Bank Canal from here, which passes through the Koppal, Gangavathi taluks, irrigates a large extent of agricultural lands in the district.
Koppal is surrounded on three sides by hillocks and was an important town in the history of Karnataka, popularly known as Kopana Nagar. It contains historical locations such as Koppal Fort, Gavimath and the Maley Mallappa Temple. Koppal district was separated from Raichur District in1998. The history of Koppal can be traced back to the kingdoms of Shathavahanas, Gangas, Hoysalas and Chalukya Dynasties. The few historical places of Koppal district are Koppal fort, Itagi, Kukanoor, Madinoor, Indrakeela Parvatha, Kanakagiri, Pura, Chikkabenakal, Hirebenakal & Huligi. Koppal is the headquarters of the district. The climate of Koppal district is very hot and dry. The Thungabhadra reservoir at Munirabad is in the border of koppal taluk. River Tungabhadra is the main river of Koppal district. The Tungabhadra river is formed by union of two rivers, the Tunga and the Bhadra. River Tungabhadra enters the Koppal district near Kesalapur village at the south-western tip of Koppal Taluk. The only one famous female god in koppal district is huliggemma devi. The place near huligi(munirabad) to see are hosure hosuramma temple(sister to huligemma devi) markadeshwara temple in sivapure(very old temple), kishkinda, anegondi,virupapure gaddi, pampa vana in munirabad dam, Tungabhadra reservoir(32 outdoors for water and biggest in Karnataka) and hampi, gavisiddeswara temple in koppal.

KINNAL, in Koppal taluk, about eight miles from Koppal, is noted for manufacture of toys and images by Chitragars. Weaving, preparing of combs from horns and pottery are the other industries of this place. An inscription dated in the year 1099 A.D. found here mentions that this place was gifted to one Chaturvedi Bhatta, by the Chalukya king Vikramaditya VI. The former constructed an irrigation canal from the Tungabhadra river. Huligi, is the old name of this place calledVyagrapuri in Sanskrit. It has a temple dedicted to Huligemma, which appears to have been built originally in the 13th century. There is a Dhwajasthamba, which is of a height of about 25 ft., in front of the temple. Annually, a jatra (Fair)is held under the auspices of theHuligemma temple.

Anegundi is situated on the banks of River Tungabhadra. Anegundi was early capital of Vijayanagar empire. Anegundi is supposed to be a part of the mythical kingdom of Kishkinda in Ramayana. It is also believed to be the birthplace of Hanuman. Anegundi was a famous place during the reign of Krishnadevaraya. Even now there are old monuments and edicts. The few attractions of Anegundi are The places of interest here are Pampa Sarovara, Durga Devi Temple, Nava Brindhavana, Huchhappaiana Mutt and Chintamani Mutt. The annual festival called "Anegundi Utsava" is celebrated in a befitting manner every year.

Kishkindha (IAST: Kiṣkindhā, Devanagari) :
is the mythical monkey (Vanara) kingdom of the Vanara King Sugriva, the younger brother of Vali, in the Indian mythology of Ramayana times. This was the kingdom where he ruled with the assistance of his minister, Hanuman. Pampa Sarovar, lake where Hanuman rested on his way to Himalayas This kingdom is identified to be the regions around the Tungabhadra river (then known as Pampa Saras) near Hampi in Karnataka. The mountain near to the river with the name Risyamuka where Sugriva lived with Hanuman, during the period of his exile also is found with the same name.During the time of Ramayana i.e., Treta Yuga, the whole region was within the dense forest called Dandaka Forest extending from Vindhya range to the South Indian peninsula. Hence this kingdom was considered to be the kingdom of Vanaras which in Sanskrit means "apes", "monkeys" or "forest-animals". During Dwapara Yuga, the Pandava Sahadeva was said to visit this kingdom, as per the epic Mahabharata, during his southern military campaign to collect tribute for Yudhisthira's Rajasuya sacrifice.


is a small island located at the Tungabhadra River near Anegundi in Koppal District. This place is famous for the nine Brindavanas (tombs) of nine famous Madhva saints including that of Vyasatirtha. Tourists can reach Navabrindavana from Anegundi by crossing the River Tungabhadra. Navabrindavana can also be accessed through Hampi in Bellary District.

There are 2 banks in my place:
1.Syndicate Bank
Address :Factory Road,munirabad R S,koppal Taluk,koppal District,koppal,karnataka,583 234
District :Koppal
Branch :Munirabad
IFSC Code :SYNB0001808 (5th character is zero)
Branch Code :001808 (Last 6 Characters of the IFSC Code)
City :Munirabad

2.State Bank Of Mysore
Address :Munirabad 583 234
District :Koppal
Branch :Munirabad
IFSC Code :SBMY0040161 (5th character is zero)
Branch Code :040161 (Last 6 Characters of the IFSC Code)
City :Munirabad
Contact : 08539-70247

Education institutes:
Anudanita tungabhadra high school
Address:koppal road huligi-munirabad
Didtrict: koppal
medium : kannada
board :state board
Class 8 to 10

Sri mahaveera HPS Huligi-munirabad (RS)
Address:near huligemma temple huligi-munirabad
Didtrict: koppal
medium : kannada
board :state board
Established year :1993
Class 1 to 7


  1. Thanks a lot ... your blog is excellent
    pls also specify temple contact details

  2. Thanks a lot ... your blog is excellent
    pls also specify temple contact details

  3. please contact number in temple 08539247604 in this number not contact

  4. please contact number in temple 08539247604 in this number not contact