KADUR , a
See also:district of
See also:Mysore state, in
See also:southern India, with an
See also:area of 2813 sq. m . Pop . (1901), 362,752, showing an increase of 9% in the
See also:decade . The larger portion of the district consists of the Malnad or
See also:country, which contains some of the wildest
See also:mountain scenery in southern India . The western frontier is formed by the chain of the Ghats, of which the highest peaks are the Kudremukh (6215 ft.) and the Meruti Gudda (5451 ft.) . The centre is occupied by the
See also:shoe range of the Baba Budans, containing the loftiest mountain in Mysore, Mulaingiri (6317 ft.) . The
See also:Maidan or plain country lying beneath the amphitheatre formed by the Baba Budan hills is a most fertile region, well watered, and with the famous " black
See also:soil." The
See also:rivers are the Tunga and Bhadra, which rise near each other in the Ghats, and unite to
See also:form the
See also:Tungabhadra, a tributary of the Kistna . The eastern region is watered by the Vedavati . At the point where this
See also:river leaves the Baba Budan hills it is embanked to form two extensive tanks which irrigate the
See also:lower valley . From all the rivers
See also:water is
See also:drawn off into irrigation channels by means of anicuts or weirs . The chief natural
See also:wealth of Kadur is in its forests, which contain inexhaustible supplies of the finest
See also:timber, especially
See also:teak, and also furnish shelter for the
See also:coffee plantations . Iron is found and smelted at the
See also:foot of the hills, and
See also:corundum exists in certain localities .
See also:Wild beasts and
See also:game are numerous, and
See also:fish are abundant . The largest
See also:town is Tarikere (pop . 10,164); the headquarters are at Chikmagalur (9515) . The
See also:crop is
See also:rice, chiefly grown on the hill slopes, where the natural rainfall is sufficient, or in the river valley, where the
See also:fields can be irrigated . Coffee cultivation is said to have been introduced by a
See also:saint, Baba Budan, more than two centuries ago; but it first attracted
See also:European capital in 1840 . The district is served by the Southern Mahratta railway ..
ENGELBRECHT KAEMPFER (1651-1716)
Malleshwara, situated at a distance of 3 km from kadur is the abode of Mother Swarnaambaa. Very kind and powerful goddess and this is believed to be a place of Goddess shakthi.
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