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INCREDIBLE FACTS ABOUT KARNATAKA

Formed in the year 1956, Karnataka is a state in the South Western Region of India. It was originally known as the State of Mysore, which later was renamed to Karnataka. This place is famous for its traditional, cultural and the historic representation in the various places within Karnataka itself. It is known for the birthplace of various arts and forms. Here are few incredible facts about the amazing state of Karnataka.

STATE SYMBOLS

  • State Tree : Sandalwood
  • State Emblem : Gandaberunda
  • State Bird : Indian Roller
  • State Flower : Lotus
  • State Animal : Asian Elephant

 

THE INDIAN FLAG MANUFACTURE

Karnataka Khadi Gramodtoga Samyuktha Sangh in Hubli is the only unit in the whole of India that is authorised to do the manufacturing and the supply of the National Flag of India.

 

THE 18METER STATUE

The Gomateshwara Statue is considered as the world’s largest Monolith Statue, of18 Meters, which is also a famous Jain Pilgrim Spot.

 

OLDEST ROCK FORMATION

Lalbagh, Bangalore’s botanical garden has the oldest rock formations on the earth which is around 3,000 million years old.

 

RAW SILK PRODUCTION

Karnataka is known as the state with the largest production of Raw Silk in India.

 

OLDEST LIBRARY

Built in the year1891, the Oriental Library, located in Mysore is the oldest library in India.

 

THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPT

The Arthashastra, the Oldest Surviving Manuscript is situated in the Oriental Research Institute in Mysore.

 

BANGALORE PALACE

The Bangalore Palace is belongs to the Royal Family, known famously for its incredible structure and the architecture, which was built and owned by Rev. J.Garrett who was the first principal of the central high schooling Bangalore, which is now knows as the Central College.

 

ORIGIN OF CARNATIC MUSIC

Being home to various art forms, Karnataka is mostly known as the birthplace of Carnatic Music (also spelled Karnataka Music, Karnataka Sangitam).

 

VIJAYANAGARA EMPIRE

The famous and one of the most extravagant Kingdom ever in the Indian History is situated in Karnataka, where, gold was sold on the markets during its era.

 

BANGALORE

The city known as the rocking one. Famous for its Tech world and the diversity and the culture formed crowded, making it one of the fastest growing cities.

THE SANSKRIT VILLAGE

Mattur or Mathur is a village in the state of Karnataka, which is known for its usage of Sanskrit for the communication.

THE FAMOUS FESTIVALS CELEBRATED IN KARNATAKA

  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Ugadi
  • Diwali
  • Basava Jayanthi

HERITAGE SITES BY UNESCO

  • Hampi
  • Pattadakal
  • Western Ghats

THERMAL POWERPLANTS

  • Raichur Thermal Power Station
  • Bellary Thermal PowerStation

GOLD MINE

The Kolar used to be one of the largest Gold Mines in the nation of India.

THE ELEPHANT AND TIGER POPULATION

The state has the highest population of Elephants and the Second largest population of Tigers.

JNANAPITH AWARDEES

The state has the second highest number of Jnanapith Award winners in the area of literature.

PRIVATE RADIO

The first private radio station was set up by Professor MV Gopalaswamy in Karnataka in the year 1935.

THE MYSORE PALACE

The second most popular tourist sport after Taj Mahal is The Mysore Palace

ELECTION INK

Karnataka is known to be the producer of the black ink that is used in for the elections.

WATERFALLS

Karnataka has the most number of waterfalls in the country.

AVIARY

The largest and the long lasting Aviary in India are situated in Mysore, making it the biggest walk-through aviary in the Karanji Lake.

MYSORE DASARA FESTIVAL

The 10 day Dasara festival is an extravagant event that attracts major tourists from all over the world to witness the amazing lighted celebration.

  • Karnataka has 5 free flowing rivers through a single district, Bijapur.
  • Karnataka is the largest exporter of coffee.
  • Rani Chennamma, the Queen of Princely state of Kittur was the first women to lead an army against the British 3 decades before Rani Laxmi Bhai.
  • The father of Carnatic Music is Purandara Dasa.
  • The Gol-Gumbaz in Bijapur is the second largest pre-dome in the country.
  • The city of Mysore was the first to publish a weekly newspaper in the language Kannada in the year 1859.

 

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