Nanjangud is a Town and Headquarters of Nanjangud Taluk, located in Mysore District of Karnataka State in India. Nanjangud is one of the Hindu pilgrimage centres of Southern India and is famous for the Huge
Ancient Temple of Lord
Srikanteshwara (Shiva) also known as Lord Nanjundeshwara. Nanjangud Temple is located in the town on the right bank
of River Kapila. Nanjangud is also known as "Dakshina Kashi" or "Varanasi/Prayag of South". Nanjangud is also famous for "Nanjangud Rasabaale" a variety of banana, "Nanjangud Hallu pudi" which is a tooth powder and B. V. Pundit's Ayurvedic Medicines manufactured by Sadvaidyasala Pvt Ltd, which is known for its quality and efficacy.
Nanju means poison, the name Nanjundeshwara means the God who Drank the Poison (Shiva) and the town got the name as Nanjangud which means the place of his residence. Nanjangud is also known as Garalapuri. You can check the Map of Nanjangud Town derived from Wikimapia.
Nanjangud Town is located on the banks of River Kapila also
known as River Kabini. Located at about 23 km from
Mysore City and is connected to it with frequent busses and trains taking about 30 minutes
journey. Have a look at
Nanjangud in WikiMapia. More details on reaching Nanjangud can be obtained in
Reach Nanjangud page. Check for Nanjangud Train Timings.
Nanjangud is developing at a faster rate in pace with Mysore. This place has more than 100 industries of which around 10 are medium to large scale industries. The list of Industries is under preparation.
Nanjangud has a very beautiful and comfortable weather throughout the year. The River Kapila will flow throughout the year providing adequate water for the domestic, agriculture and industrial purposes.
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Located at 12° 07' 20" N, 76° 41' E and 660m above MSL. (approx), in the Deccan Plateau Region of the South Indian Peninsular. The River Kapila originates in the region of Waynad in Kerala state and flows into Karnataka. The River Kapila flows through Nanjangud and joins the River Cavery(Kaveri) as its tributary near the town called Thirumakodalu Narasipur (T. Narasipur). This site of confluence can be seen through WikiMapia.
Nanjangud is a site of confluence of three rivers. River Kapila, River Koundinya (also known as River Gundlu) and River Churnavathi (a small channel). You can see this Confluence of Three Rivers at Nanjangud through WikiMapia.
The details about the Ayurvedic Medicines manufactured by
B. V. Pundit's Sadvaidyasala Private Ltd. and their tooth powder "B. V. Pundit's Nanjanagudu Hallu Pudi" can be obtained from their website sadvaidyasala.com .
Nanjangud is also famous for a type of banana known as "Nanjanagudu Rasa Baale" which was recently accorded Geographical Indication (GI) Tag (GI tag 29). and There is a Kannada Poem which mentions many fruits and its associations with different places of Karnataka.
Check hannu maaruvavana haadu for the poem.
ನಂಜನಗೂಡಿನ ರಸಬಾಳೆ , ತಂದಿಹೆ ಕೊಡಗಿನ ಕಿತ್ತೀಳೆ .
"nanjanagudina rasa baale, tandihe kodagina kkittile."