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Contributed by Pradeep Bellave
First Online: September 21, 2008
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Bellave is a little village, about 8kms. from Tumkur city in Karnataka. The name is believed to have been derived from Kannada words Bili + Ave / Ame (White Tortoise). Lord Someshwara temple is a very nice little temple on the outskirts of this village; the premise oozes with tranquility.

Bellave village was made famous by stalwarts like Bellave Venkatanaranappa, one of the founders of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat and Bellave Narahari Shastry, the famous Dramatist of early 20th century, who was also the writer for the very first Kannada talkie feature film, Sati Sulochana (1934).

Pictures of Bellave


Someshwara Temple Complex, Bellave


Festive Horse, Bellave  Temple



Idol of Lord Someshwara


See Also:

  • Emerald Coast -- Articles and pictures of Uttara Kannada (North Kanara) district documented over five decades.

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