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Turuvekere once called 'Dhenupuri'-(a city of cows), is a panchayat town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Turuvekere was once an "Agrahara' or 'Rent-Free Village' granted to scholarly Brahmins in the 13th century A.D.

Veda. Brahma. Turuvekere Subrahmanya Vishweshwara Dikshith also known as Sri. T. S. Vishweshwara Dikshith was born in Turuvekere, to the revered Deekshithara family on Brahmins Street (Beedi) and was the Sanskrit professor in Maharaja Sanskrit College in the Royal Kingdom of Mysore residing in Mysore. He was also the Aasthana Vidwan of Alankaara Shasthra of King Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur.

Veda Brahma. T. S. Vishweshwara Dikshith is the composer of world famous Sree Srikanteshwara Suprabhata Stotram of Lord. Srikanteshwara of Nanjangud. Sri. T. S. Vishweshwara Dikshith was a learned Sanskrit scholar in several Vedas (Yajur Veda in particular) and specialised in Ghana Krama - which is the essence of the Vedas. He also composed the Sree Sharada Suprabhata and Sree Chandramoulishwara Suprabhata of Sri Sharada temple, Shringeri and Sri Chandramoulishwara temple in V. V. Mohalla, Mysore respectively. He was a Ghana Pati and had mastered several Shastras such as Alankara Shastra, Jyothishya Shastra (Astrology), Tarka, and Vyakarana (Literature) to name a few. He received several awards and accolodates from the Maharaja of Mysore, their holiness the pointiffs' of Sringeri Sharada Peetham and Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam respectively for contributions made to Sanskrit Literature.

Turuvekere is home to a number of Hoysala temples, including the Temple of Channakeshava, built by Mahadandanayaka Somanna, the Gangadhareshwara Temple, Chennigaraya Swamy Temple, Moole Shankareshwara Temple, and the largest, Beterayaswamy Temple.

The Kanchiraaya Swamy temple is located on top of a hill near Neeragunda and Ajjenahalli villages. This place is 12 km from Kibbanahalli cross and 4 km from Aralaguppe. There is a beautiful circular view from the top of the hill.

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