Village : Ramanagaram
Block : Ramanagaram
District : Bangalore Rural
State : Karnataka
Country : India
Continent : Asia
About village : Ramanagara, Coordinates: 12°43'12"N-77°17'10"E, on the banks of River Arkavathi, gets its name from Ramagiri Hills or Ramadevara Betta. It has an average elevation of 747 meters (2450 feet above MSL). Ramanagara is located along Bangalore- Mysore State Highway No. 17, at a distance of about 50 Kms from Bangalore. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses and buses which go to Mysore go via Ramanagara. There is one railway station in Ramanagara. There are a number of daily trains from Bangalore to Mysore like Cauvery Express, Tirupathi Fast Passenger etc., stop in Ramanagara station.
Ramanagara district was carved out of the erstwhile Bangalore Rural District on 23 August 2007, comprising four taluks-Channapattana, Kanakapura, Ramanagara and Magadi of the undivided district.
Ramanagara city is the administrative headquarters of this district. It was known as Closepet, after Sir Barry Close (1756–1813) an army general in the East India Company and a political officer and the first resident in the court of Mysore. It was renamed as Ramanagara during the period of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka. District Court, Ramanagara was established on 1.10.2007
The Closepet granites formed during the Lower Proterozoic era are a major geological feature in South India. It is a large (400 km long but only 30 km wide), elongate, Late Archaean granitic body, extending northwards from near the Tamil Nadu / Karnataka border, passing t o the west of Bangalore, through Tumkur, and continuing beyond Bellary on a north-north-easterly trend. The southern end of the granite is in the transition zone between the charnockite terrane of Tamil Nadu and the amphibolite facies Peninsular Gneisses of Karnataka.B.P. Radhakrishna, The Closepet granites of Mysore State, India, Mysore Geologists' Association, 1956
Popularly known as CDN, Closepet Dasappa Narasimhaiah, was a Professor of English at Maharaja's College from 1950 to 1979 and its Principal from 1957 to 1962. The University of Mysore (2001) and University of Bangalore (2003) had conferred honorary doctorate degrees on Prof. CDN. He was the recipient of Padma Bhushan (1990) and Karnataka Rajyotsava awards (1969).
Historically, Ramanagaram had come under the influence of many ruling families, namely: The Mauryas (268-372), Gangas of Thalakad, Cholas of Tanjore, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra, Vijayanagar kings, Naadaprabhus of Yelahanka, Wodeyars of Mysore, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. They have left behind their indelible footprints in renovating and constructing many temples and monuments. Kempegowda had built a fort at then known as Ramagiri Durga, during 1530 A.D. Ramagiri hills (the present Ramanagara), finds mention in literature. There are references of the hills in Valmiki and Thoravi Ramayan, Harihara’s Revannasiddeshwara Ragale, the 16th century work of Renukaradhya, Bheemeshaadri Mahasthala Purana. Sarvagna referred to this place in his Vachanas- “Sidilu Kallina Balagadelu Koteya Nagiri” the seven hills of Ramanagaram taluk, Manteswamy poems, Nallappa’s ‘Hydernaama, Kempegowda’s ‘Jayaprashasthi’ and Col. Home’s ‘Selected Views of Mysore’.
Jains, Shaivites, Vaishnavites, Veerashaivas and Muslims have been living together in harmony. There are many mosques in this town- Nalbandwadi Mosque, Mehaboobnagar Mosque, Motinagar Mosque, Ijur Mosque and Hajinagar Mosque.
There are Dargahs: Peer Hazrath phiran Shah Wali Dargah, near the Arkavati Bridge,
Bismillah Sha Wali (near railway station),
Khasim Wali Shah (beside Nalbandwadi Mosque),
Bade Khajas and Chote Khajas and Lautali Shah,
Chaman Shah Wali,
Bahar-Ali-Shah (near Jamia Mosque) and Syed Mirah Shah Wali ( mysore road).
Ramanagaram is a silk cocoon-marketing center. It is home for many cottage and small scale industries like carpentry, handicrafts, stone carving, quarry, smithy works, stone and granite quarries, etc.
One of the most famous Hindi movies Sholay was shot in Ramanagaram.
A Passage to India, another movie, by David Lean, was filmed on the Ramadevara Betta.
Janapada Loka founded by H.L.Nage Gowda in 1994, a subsidiary of the Karnataka Janapada-Parishath, is dedicated to preserve and promote folk art and culture. It is also a research center recognized by the Bangalore University (1999), has been conducting certificate courses in folklore. This Folklore complex has an art gallery, an open-air theatre, a studio and a museum.
Ramanagaram, with the following hills: Shivaramagiri, Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Revanna Siddeshwara Betta, Jala Siddeshwara Betta, Sidilakallu Betta, Kaakasura-Betta, and others, is a haven for rock climbers. Kapotagiri viewed from different angles uniquely resembles a lingam viewed from the east, Ganesha from the west, a serpent from the north and Lord Hanuman from the south.
Kanva reservoir, about 10 kilometers away from Ramanagara, is an artificial lake and tourist attraction. Ramanagara is home for endangered species like the Yellow throated Bulbul and long billed Vultures, and the sloth bears.
Written by : Madagondapalli V. Srinivasan , Posting id :124995 , Date : 2012/12/21-13:19:51 CDT , Report
I am looking for my ancestors, My grand father SYED HYDER ( my mothers father) was from Ramanagram, due to some tragedy my grand mother who hailed from Bangalore & was married to my grand father was deef & dum died when my mother was just 3years. she is buried in Ramagram
My grand father had settled in Mysore Road Bangalore. who died in 1970\'s.
one information is he was owner is land which is now the market.
I am just looking at my lost family,
Written by : syed khalid , Posting id :139111 , Date : 2013/07/28-00:56:52 CDT , Report
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