Halu Rameshwara Temple:
This Beautiful Religious Place is located at Hosadurga Taluk of Chitradurga district, this nondescript temple has, according to the Devotees, a "Wishing-Well" from which miraculously pop up everyday articles and eatables such as Banana, Rice "(including well-cooked curd-rice!)", flowers, betel leaves, bangles, coconuts etc appropriate to the wishes made by the devotees. The Devotees claimed that this miracle had been taking place for decades but nobody had been able to unreiveal the mystery behind it. The legend, is that when the wife of one of the Mysore Maharajas did not beget a child even after years of wedlock, she visited the temple and performed a puja in the temple. Soon the Maharani gave birth to a baby!
This Place is about 3 km from Chitradurga. Bruhanmutt is also known as Sri Murugarajendra Mutt. Bruhanmutt was built in honor of a renowned guru of the Veershaiva community, and houses the tomb of Immadi Muruga Swamy. This unique Lingayat Mutt dates back to the period of Shiva-Sharanas of 12 century A.D. The muth is engaged in propagating Basava dharma. The Murugha Vana in the premises of the mutt is a beautiful botanical garden.
Ankali Mutt also called Paradeshappana Guhe is a famous ancient monastery. Panchalingeshwara cave temple is located beside Ankali Mutt under massive boulders. The inscription at the entrance to the Panchalinga cave, was made in 1286 AD, during the reign of the Hoysala King Narasimha III. It is believed that five Shiva Lingas in the Pancha Lingeshwara cave temple have been consecrated by Pandavas.
Sirigere Taralubalu Matta:
Sirigere is famous for Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath situated on the Poona - Bangalore National Highway. It was founded by saint "Marulasiddha" during 12th century AD. The present pontiff of the math is Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji. This math also runs educational and religious centers here.
The Chitradurga is well-known for its massive Kallina Kote ("the place of the stone fort"), a marvel of military architecture made impregnable by the Nayak Palegars. It has 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, a palace, a mosque, granaries, oil pits, four secret entrances and water tanks. Many ancient temples can also be found inside the fort.This is the Most Beautiful tourist attraction place in the Chitradurga District.
Onakae Obavvana Kindi:
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During the rein of Madakari Naayaka, the city was besieged by the troops of Haider Ali. A chance sighting of a woman entering the fort through a crack in the rocks led to a clever plan by Hyder Ali to send his soldiers through the kindi (crack). The guard on duty had just gone home for his lunch break and his wife Obavva was his temporary replacement. Noticing the soldiers emerging out of this crack, Obavva was not perturbed. Using the Onake (wooden stick used for pounding grain) she killed and quietly moved the dead, so that hundreds of them entered and fell, without raising any suspicion. The guard, Obavva's husband was shocked, when he returned from his lunch break. His wife was standing there with a blood stained Onake and strewn around her were the bodies of soldiers. The passage still remains as a historical witness for the story.
The Chitradurga is well-known for its massive Kallina Kote ("the place of the stone fort"), a marvel of military architecture made impregnable by the Nayak Palegars. It has 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, a palace, a mosque, granaries, oil pits, four secret entrances and water tanks. Many ancient temples can also be found inside the fort.
Vani Vilas Sagar:
Vani Vilas Sagar ( Mari Kanive )is located at a distance of 32 km from Chitradurga. Mari Kanive is a artificial lake built by the Maharaja of Mysore across the river Vedavathi, is considered an architectural masterpiece. It is Measuring about 162 ft. by 1300 ft., this reservoir has two pavilion halls built in the saracenic style.
Gayathri Jalashaya, the reservoir was built by Maharaja of Mysore across the river Suvamamukhi,this is the One of the Beautiful Tourist attraction Spot in this District.
The region is a valley formed by three hills, Chitradurga, Kirabanakallu and Cholagudda. The inscriptions found in the nearby hillocks belonged to the Chalukya and Hoysala period, with one belonging to the king Mayurasharma, the founder of the Kadamba dynasty. The earthen ware found included megalithic pottery, painted vessels coated by a russet coloured wash (Russet-coated painted ware), red and black coloured ware as well as rouletted ware.
Jogimatti is located at a distance of 15 km South of Chitradurga. Jogimatti is a hill restort situated at a height of 3803 ft. This hill resort was named after a yogi (Saint) who was well known for his social service. Himavatkedra, a waterfall that flows through the rocks, has created a natural cave that has a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerabhadra and Basavanna.
Brahmagiri is located at a distance of 63 km from Chitradurga. Brahmagiri is well-known for Ashoka's earliest rock edicts in the Brahmi script and Prakit language, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Brahmagiri village is the ancient site of Ishila, one of emperor Ashoka's provincial capitals.
Dasaratha Rameshwara :
Dasaratha Rameshwara is in the midst of a picturesque forest area of Hosadurga taluk. This place is well-known for peaceful religious centre. In epic Ramayana, the saint Shravana was killed by Dasharatha Maharaj. As a mark of regret, king Dasharatha installed and worshipped a "Shiva Linga" with his son Rama, as a result called as "Dasaratha Rameshwara".