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Arsikere


Arsikere is a town in the Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. Arasikere is a major railway junction on the South Western Railway. It is a central place for tourists visiting Belur (40 km), Halebidu (25 km), Mavuthanahalli (20 km), and Shravanabelagola (80 km).


It was an important town during Hoysala rule and the name Arsikere comes from one of the princesses of the Hoysala dynasty, who built a big pond (kere in Kannada). Arasi means queen in Kannada. Therefore, it is 'Arasiya+kere' which means 'queen's-pond'.

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