Holenarasipura is a town and taluk in Hassan district. The town is situated on the banks of the Hemavati, one of the many tributaries of the Kaveri. It is 32 km from Hassan, 90 km from Mysore and 175 km from Bangalore.
The name of the town signifies the presiding deity Narasimha, the Fourth incarnation of Vishnu dwelling on the banks of the river (hole). Not only is the town a taluk headquarters, but it is also an important central point for the surrounding agriculture industry.
The main attraction in Holenarsipura is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and river Hemavathy. The temple was first built by Narasimha Nayaka in 1568 and later was extended by the Mysore Wodeyars.
Holenaraispura is also known as Trikutachalakshetra as there are three Sanctum sanctorums in the temple. Idols of Lakshmi Narasimha, Venugopala, and Chennakeshava are installed in each of the garba grihas.
The JDS has been winning Holenarasipur Assembly seat since 2004. The Congress party last won from Holenarsipura in 1999. From 1962 to 1989, Holenarsipura seat was held by the former prime minister of India H D Deve Gowda who won six consecutive terms from this constituency.
H.D Revanna of JDS is the current MLA and he defeated S.G. Anupama of Congress.