|The Town of Sirsi||.|
First Online: April 02, 2007
Sirsi is a town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state along the Western Ghats. Sirsi is surrounded by lush green areca nut farms, forests, and waterfalls. Growing and trading Supari (Areca nut or Betel nut) is the primary profession of the local people. Cardamom, chili-pepper and vanilla are also grown.
Sirsi is famous for the Marikamba
temple, built in 1688. The famous Marikamba fair takes place every other year. Millions of devotees rush in from all parts of the country to attend this magnificent fair of
Shri Marikamba. Temples of Mahaganapati and Shri Gopalakrishna are the other
Sahasralinga, which has and Sodhe, famous for its Sri Vadiraja Matha are other nearby places of importance. The Sirsi Urban Co-operative bank and local Modern Education Society have been pioneers in the fields of finance and education in the area.
|Kamat's Potpourri Geographica Indica The Town of Sirsi|
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