• 2,134.89 /km2 (5,529 /sq mi)
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
(10 sq mi)
• 571 m (1,873 ft)
Haveri is a city in Karnataka, a state of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Haveri District. The name Haveri is derived from the Kannada words havu and keri, which means place of snakes. Haveri is famous for its cardamom garlands. It is said that Haveri had around 1000 maths (sacred religious places) in ancient days. One of the famous maths is Hukkeri Math. Haveri is also famous for marketing Byadagi red chillies, which are well known all over India. Around 15 kilometers away, there is a place called Kaginele which is the birthplace of the poet Kanakadasa.
Core area of Western Chalukya monuments includes the places Badami, Sudi, Annigeri, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi), Gadag, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwar, Dambal, Haveri, Bankapura, Rattahalli, Kuruvatti, [Bagali, Balligavi, Chaudayyadanapura, Galaganatha, Hangal. It was possible because Soapstone is found in abundance in these areas.
Haveri also comes under Core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity. The district is proud to be the birth place of Santa Shishunala Sharif, the great saint Kanakadasaru, Sarvajnya, Hanagal Kumara Shivayogigalu, Wagish Panditaru, Writer Galaganatharu, Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayigalu, Gnyana Peetha Awardee Dr.V.K.Gokak and many more. The freedom fighters Mailara Mahadevappa and Gudleppa Hallikere.
History of Haveri district dates to pre-historic period. About 1300 stone writings of different rulers like Chalukyas, Rastrakutas are found in the district. Bankapura Challaketaru, Guttavula Guttaru, Kadambas of Hangal and Nurumbad are some of the well known Samanta Rulers. Devendramunigalu the teacher of Kannada Adikavi Pampa and Ajitasenacharya the teacher of Ranna Chavundaraya lived in Bankapura. This was also the second capital of Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. Guttaru ruled during latter part of 12th century and up to end of 13th century from Guttavol (Guttal) village as Mandaliks of Chalukya, independently for some time and as Mandaliks of Seunas of Devagiri. Shasanas found in Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur), a village near Guttal, reveal that Mallideva was Mandalika of 6th Vikramaditya of Chalukyas. Jatacholina, under the leadership of Mallideva built the Mukteshwar temple at Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur).
Siddheshwara temple at Haveri a staggered square plan with dravida articulation and superstructure, 11th century CE. Miniature decorative dravida and nagara style towers at Siddhesvara Temple in Haveri
Kadambeshwar temple at Rattihalli, Tarakeshwar temple at Hanagal, Kadambeshwar temple at Rattihalli, Someshwar temple at Haralahalli, Nagareshwar temple at Bankapura, Mukteshwara temple at Chaudayyadanapura, Siddheshwar temple at Haveri, Galageshwara temple at Galaganatha, Jain Basadi at Yalavatti, Madaga Falls at Masur, Kanakadasara Kaginele, HoleAnveri Temple, Kadaramandalagi Anjaneyaswami Temple. Depict the rich culture and history of the Haveri District.
Virabhadra Temple, Someshwara Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Narasimha Temple, Lakshmi Temple, Kalahasteshwara Temple, Adikesava Temple, Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha.
Recently, a mini Vidhana Soudha was constructed on the Devagiri hill. The mini vidhana soudha hosts major government offices. The main office among these is the District Commissioner's office. Here are some photos of the Vidhana soudha.
Haveri is located at . It has an average elevation of 572 metres (1876 feet).
There are two major colleges in Haveri. One is Gudleppa Hallikeri College, another is C. B. Kolli Polytechnic. A new government engineering college is proposed which is expected to start in the 2008 academic year.
Among other colleges are S. S. Women's Degree College, SJM Pre-University College, and SMS Pre-University College.
Recently Govt. Engineering College was started. C.B.Collipolytechnic
As of 2001 India census, Haveri had a population of 55,900. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Haveri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 64%. In Haveri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.