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Tourist Places/Attractions in Chamarajanagar District
 
 
Kanakagiri, situated near Maleyur in the district of Chamarajanagar, Karnataka State, was well known for its sandalwood and rich forestry around it. The Kanakagiri hill has been described by ancient historians and writers as Nakopama Shaila, meaning a hill in the form of a Heaven. Since ancient times Srikshretra kanakagiri was one of popular Jain centers of the world. One can find a mention of Kanakagiri in the ancient Jain works. The inscriptions, engraving of footprints, Samadhi mantapas and Nishadi caves and other monuments throw much light on the inherent and rich heritage of the place.
Submitted by: Sandeep Patel, Bangalore, Karnataka
 
 
   
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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