Karnataka elections: Mulbagal Assembly constituency
Mulbagal is a town in the Kolar district. Mulbagal word derived from mudalabagilu, a which means the "eastern door" in the native Kannada language.
Mulabagilu is home to several famous temples, and is popularly known as the land of Temple Places. The famous temples are Kshetra Palaka Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Someshwara Temple and Baba Hyder Vali.
One legend describes how the Hanumantha temple here was installed by Arjuna, one of the Pandavas, after the Mahabharata war. Sage Vasishta is believed to have installed the idols of the main deity Srinivasa, Padmavati and Rama-Sita-Lakshmana. Tired after epic war, Arjuna went on a pilgrimage and brought his flag used during war consisting of an image of Vayu Putra. He established this temple in Mulabagilu, which was then called Shathaka Vatipuri.
Apart from the famous Hanuman Temple, this town has a Poorna Prasidda Someshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The childless couples pray here for a child by making pradhakshinas.
In modern history, Mulabagilu is mentioned as the site of the Battle of Mulabagilu on 4 October 1768, during the First Anglo-Mysore War.
Baba Hyder Vali of Mulabagilu: Mulbagal is also sacred for Muslims as the dargah of Sufi Saint Baba Hyder Vali is in Mulbagal. Baba Hyder Valior Hazrath Syed Shah Baba Hyder Auliya Hussaini Suharwardi was a 12th-century Sufi saint of Suharwardi order.
The major sources of employment are in the agriculture, dairy, sericulture, floriculture and tourism-related industries.
DV Gundappa, popularly known as DVG, was a prominent Kannada writer and a philosopher from this land. He is renowned for Manku Thimmana Kagga, a collection of verses.
The current MLA is G.Manjunatha who is an independent candidate. He defeated N Muninajappa from JDS.