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Heggodu

Heggodu is a village located very close to bheemanakone. It is well known for Ninasam (nilakanteshwara natya sangha) a theater school that was started by K. V. Subbanna in the year
1949.

Kuntagodu Vibhthi Subbanna (1932 - 2005) was an acclaimed dramatist and writer in Kannada. in 1991 he was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award for Journalism, literature and creative communication Arts. he was also awarded padmashri during 2004-2005. Ninasam is currently headed by K.V. Akshara.

 

 

 

 

Tourism (Places around Charaka, Heggodu)
Heggodu is surrounded by places of historical importance and natural beauty.

Sagara
The famous Marikamba Temple and the Mahaganapati Temple.

Keladi
A Shiva temple of historical importance is located here. It is located at a distance of 6 km from the town. One has to take a diversion at Sorab Road. There is a museum containing old manuscripts written during the times of the Keladi dynasty.

Ikkeri
This place is of historical importance due to the presence of a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One has to take a diversion at B. H. Road and travel 6 km.

Kalasi
This is another historically important place with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at a distance of 8 km from the town and one has to travel along Sorab Road for 6 km and take a diversion.

Varadapura (Varadahalli/Vaddalli)
This place is situated 6 km from the town where one has to take a diversion from Jog Road soon after the end of the town limits. It is famous for the samadhi of His Holiness Sri Sridhara Swami who was among the great saints of 20th century.

Honnemaradu
Honnemaradu is situated on the banks of the backwaters of the Sharavathi river. A big water mass extends up to the Chakra dam. It is about 35 km from Sagara town towards Jog and 10 km from Talaguppa. Indian Institute For Adventure Applications is a training institute situated here which uses adventure as a platform for learning.

Holebaagilu
Holebaagilu is situated on the banks of the Sharavathi River at about 30 km from Sagara. One has to take a diversion from B. H. Road towards Ikkeri Road to get there. The Sharavati backwaters of Linganamakki dam has submerged acres of land here. It is a place of natural beauty. It is situated in Kolur Grama Panchayat Limits. One has to take a "launch" (flatboat) to get across the backwaters to reach the other side where Sigandooru is located. The ride is really enjoyable. The first priority is given for localites and their vehicles in this launch since they are the affected ones due to this submersion. Madenur Dam which was submerged due to the construction of the Linganamakki Dam is at a short distance from here. It can be seen only during summer.

Sigandooru
Sigandooru is a holy place of Goddess Chaudeshwari. A large temple of Goddess Chaudeshwari is situated here. This Goddess is a highly believed deity in Sagara and the surrounding taluks as a protector against theft and robbery. Coupons for entry will be distributed on first come first serve basis.

Jog Falls
The world famous Jog Falls is in Sagar Talluk, Shivamogga District. It is approximately 30 km from Sagar if we go by national highway 206.

Sorab
Soraba is a panchayat town in Shimoga district. It was capital of Kadambas during 9th century, and has pachalingeshwara temple.It is a more of historical interest to many enthusiasts who come under archeological survey.