Karnataka Elections: Tirumakudalu Narasipura Assembly Constituency
Tirumakudalu Narasipura, aslo called as T Narasipur is a temple city in Mysuru district. The word 'Tirumakudalu' is from Sanskrit word 'trimakuta' which means the land at the confluence of the Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika Sarovara (a mythical lake or spring, also named Gupta Gamini). The word 'Narasipura' is the name of the town, which is derived from the famous Gunja Narasimhaswamy temple that is located on the right bank of the Kabini river. It is also known as Dakshina Kashi.
The chariot festivals of Gunja Narasimha Swamy and Agastheswaradrws lakhs of people every year.
T. Narasipura and its surrounding areas are prehistoric sites where many Neolithic sites have been unearthed by the Department of Archeology and Museums of Karnataka. The rich and fertile areas of the taluka cultivated by the Kaveri and its tributaries, has been the source of continued uninhibited human habitation, over the centuries, as verified by the ancient archeological evidences discovered in the area. Samgama festival in Tirumakudalu every year on the day of Yugadi festival. Lakhs of people visit the fest and take holy dip in the confluence of Kaveri, Kapila and Spatika Sarovara.
Sand extraction from the river bed is an activity which has caused increased river bank erosion, and frequent public protests are a common feature against this operation.
HC Mahadevappa from Congress is the current MLA and he defeated M.C.Sundareshan of JDS.