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Hirekerur is a panchayat town in Haveri district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The name "the village of the big pond" (from the components hire, big; keri, pond; and ur, village). The name is pronounced as "Hee ray kay roor".
Hirekerur houses a famous Durga Devi temple, located close to the village's 900-acre (3.6 km2) lake, Durga devi kere. Several religions are represented among the local population, and all collaborate in the Durgadevi Festival (Jatra) held once every three years. The jatra attracts between 80-100,000 visitors from across India, and especially from Maharashtra state.
Education facilities in the town used to supply schooling up to higher education level, and students travel in from surrounding villages to attend Hirekerur's schools. Now with the growing population of the city and surrounding villages new Pre University colleges and Degree colleges have started providing education. It has approx 3 Pre University colleges and has one Degree colleges which offers graduation in Arts and Commerce. There is lot of prominence given to sports in the region especially to volleyball. The local education board has a policy of promoting 100% literacy in Hirekerur. High school graduates wishing to pursue further study generally move to cities including Hubli, Belgaum, Bangalore, and Davanagere.
Hirekerur has four new theaters. Attractions in the region include the site of Madag Masur (Kenchamm Devi), which includes a lake with waterfalls; Byadagi Chilly city at 29 km distance; the seed and cotton marketplace 38 km from the town at Ranebennur, and the Joga Falls 80 km from city.
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