Krishnarajpet is a town municipality council and taluka in Mandya district. It is located 54 kms from district head quarters Mandya.
K R Pet and its surrounds have many ancient temples of architectural importance, built during the Hosyala reign. One such temple is the Hoysaleswara Temple at Thenginaghatta village. The temple is surrounded by wild bushes and banana plantations. Sadly neglected, ancient sculptures are strewn about amidst debris.
Veerabadreshwara Temple also referred as ""Panchalingeshwara"" is one of the oldest in the region situated in Malaguru village.
Further the inscription acknowledges Hadacala Kavanna, Hadavala Kancha, Kaleya Nayaka, Chikkate and Heggade Munjayya who had contributed towards the construction of the temple and a tank.
Narayanagowda from JDS is the current MLA, he defeated K B Chandrashekar of Congress by 9,243 votes.