The capital is Bengaluru. The Paryaya Festival of the Krishna temple at Udupi, held biennially in January, marks the ceremonious handing over of the charge of the shrine to one of the eight religious orders of the Madhwacharya's spiritual descendants in rotation for a two-year term. The coast itself is difficult to access, except by sea. Geography of Karnataka Jainism and Buddhism—once widespread—still have practitioners, however. All these rivers are west flowing and some of them are torrential streams, which are in full flow in the monsoon. Karnataka has many wildlife sanctuaries, including the large Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary in the northwest, which abuts the Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa. 'Mysore silk' is famous and Karnataka has contributed a great deal to the progress of India's silk industry. The state extends for about 420 miles (675 km) from north to south and for about 300 miles (480 km) from east to west. The state has a number of traditional cottage and small industries like handlooms, silk weaving etc. This is a flagship project of Karnataka State Government, is a Land Records management system. An elephant bathing in the Kabani River, near Mysuru, Karnataka, India. The project was inaugurated in the year 2000. The Karaga Festival, peculiar to Bangalore, is a quaint celebration of goddess Shakti invoked in the earthen pot from which the festival derives its name. Parts of Karnataka were subject to the rule of the Nandas and the Mauryas. The winter months are particularly dry. While Ladakh and Puducherry have conducted the second and third highest number of RT-PCR tests (14,769 and 14,488, respectively), Telangana has done the lowest at 221. Dravidians were the original inhabitants of Indian subcontinent and in Vedic literature they have been mentioned as Dasyus and Rakshasas, the people who had black skin and were opposed to the Aryans. The coastal plain represents a northward continuation of the Malabar Coast, with sand dunes giving place inland to small alluvial plains and lagoons. Konkani is associated particularly with the city of Mangaluru (Mangalore), in southwestern Karnataka. Other popular Karnataka specialties are bisi bele huli anna - created out of rice, dal, tamarind, chili powder, and cinnamon, gojju - a vegetable, most popularly bitter gourd, cooked in tamarind juice and jaggery with chili powder in it, chitranna - rice with the juice of lime, green chili and turmeric powder and sprinkled with fried groundnuts and coriander leaves, and majjige huli with tovve - vegetables in a buttermilk base. Education in Karnataka Krishna, Tungabhadra, Kabini, and many more, Another name for Karnataka is Kannad. The state was renamed Karnataka in 1971. The state extends for about 420 miles from north to south and for about 300 miles from east to west. Mysore Division: Chamarajanagar, Chikmagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysore and Udupi. The monsoon forests are especially rich in wildlife, which includes tigers, elephants, gaurs (wild cattle), and deer. Former Professor of Geography, University of Mysore, India. After the Kadambas who first laid the foundation of a political empire in Karnataka, came the great Chalukyas of Badami, of whom Pulakesin II was the most illustrious. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has inducted 17 new cabinet ministers in the 1st phase of expansion of the government. The upland terrain of the Ghats is known as Malnad. Karnataka has 27 districts divided in four divisions: Bangalore Division: Bangalore, Bangalore Rural, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Kolar, Shimoga and Tumkur, Belgaum Division: Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri and Uttara Kannada, Gulbarga Division: Bellary, Bidar, Gulbarga, Koppal and Raichur. Karnataka has come to occupy pride of place in the country in the field of woodcarving. Biligiri Rangan Hills in the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India. The plateau region has an average elevation of about 1,500 feet (450 metres). After this, Mysore was in a swing for a great number of centuries with alternating Hindu and Muslim rulers. The main crops are rice, ragi, jowar, maize, and pulses besides oilseeds and number of cash crops. Places like Hampi, Halebid, Gulbarga, Badami, Bidar, Bijapur, and Bangalore are known not only in India but world over because of their architectural significance. Today in Karnataka, the northern region exhibits a somewhat greater degree of such mixture than does its southern counterpart. The state has a unique educational environment in the whole of south Asia with largest number of professional colleges in the country. Before the independence of India in 1947, Mysore was a prosperous and progressive but landlocked princely state, with an area of less than 30,000 square miles (78,000 square km), located on the Karnataka Plateau. Here is the full list of Karnataka Cabinet Ministers of the new government. Rank (2011) City District Population 2011 Population 2001 Population 1991 1 Bengaluru: Bengaluru Urban: 8,495,492 5,688,985 3,302,296 2 As of Sunday, Karnataka has done the highest RT-PCR tests per lakh population in the country at 16,360, according to the State’s COVID-19 war room data. Omissions? Small portions of the population follow Islam and Christianity. The transfer of additional territories to the state in 1953 and 1956 united the Kannada-speaking peoples, gave the state an outlet to the sea, and greatly extended its boundaries. The state's relatively good forest cover provides enough raw material for its craftsmen who continue to employ age-old techniques to carve, inlay, veneer, paint and lacquer articles in wood. The state also has several national parks, among the most notable of which are at Bandipur, in the south, near the border with Tamil Nadu, and at Nagarhole, in the southwest, near the border with Kerala. The icon links to further information about a selected place including its population structure (gender, urbanization, population group, literacy (a7+), activity status (a7+)). The state boasts of a wide range of topological features. welcome to karnataka state police recruitment-2020 Current Notification CAwªÀÄ DAiÉÄÌ ¥ÀnÖ ¥ÀæPÀn¸À¯ÁzÀ 2014-15, 2015-16 ªÀÄvÀÄÛ2016-17 £Éà ¸Á°£À ¸À¨ïE£ïì¥ÉPÀÖgï D¥sï ¥ÉÆ°Ã¸ï ºÀÄzÉÝUÀ¼À CAPÀUÀ¼À£ÀÄß ¥ÀæPÀn¸À¯ÁVgÀÄvÀÛzÉ. Districts of Karnataka Madrasah at the Jāmiʿ Masjid (“Great Mosque”) in Shrirangapattana, Karnataka, India. Annual precipitation ranges from roughly 20 inches (500 mm) in the drier portions of the Maidan to nearly 160 inches (4,000 mm) in the wettest parts of the coastal plain. Iron weapons dating back to 1200 BC found at Hallur in Dhaward district point to the inhabitants of the early state using iron much before the metal was introduced in the northern parts of the country.