Holenarasipura is situated in Hassan district, Karnataka. Nayakas ruled this place from 1547 to 1667. Kanteerava Narasaraja Wodeyar, the king of Mysore defeated Narasimha Nayaka and Holenarasipura became part of his dynasty.
The main attraction in Holenarasipura is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and river Hemavathy. The temple was first built by Narasimha Nayaka in 1168 and later was extended by the Mysore Wodeyars.
Holenaraispura is also known as Trikutachalakshetra as there are three garba grihas / Sanctum sanctorum in the temple. Idols of Lakshmi Narasimha, Venugopala, and Chennakeshava are installed in each of the garba grihas. In the common hall connecting to the garba griha, an idol of Ganapathy is installed.
Annual car festival, Brahmarathosthava is an important event in this town.
River Hemavathy, a tributary of River Cauvery flows near the town. “Hole” in the name of the town means river and “Nara” means the presiding deity and “Pura” means town.
Nearby places are Ramanathapura, Mavinakere, Hariharapura, Basavapatna, Akkihebbalu, Kikkeri, Mosale, Holalu, and Channarayapatna.
Type of place: Ancient temple and river Hemavathy
Situated: Hassan district, Karnataka
Distance: 175 Km from Bangalore, 30 Km from Hassan, 90 Km from Mysore
Transport: Well connected by road and rail
Facilities: Small tea shops are available
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 6:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m
Tues, Sat, Sun: 6:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m (Special poojas)
All days: 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m