Chikjajur

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Chikjajur
town
Nickname(s): 
Jajur
Chikjajur is located in Karnataka
Chikjajur
Chikjajur
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 14°07′34″N 76°08′28″E / 14.126°N 76.141°E / 14.126; 76.141Coordinates: 14°07′34″N 76°08′28″E / 14.126°N 76.141°E / 14.126; 76.141
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictChitradurga
Population
 • Total8,000
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
577523
Telephone code08191875
Vehicle registrationKA-16

Chikjajur is a town in Karnataka. The town is served by a railway line. Bharamannaikanadurga is a nearby place known historically as Bharamannaika (called Bichugatti Bharamannaika) who ruled the region as early as 1455, he is the close relative of Madakari Nayaka who ruled Chitradurga during that period. Chikjajur later emerged as the market centre for surrounding regions there.

The main attraction of this town is the 500-year-old Temple of Lord Maruthi; this temple was resurrected by Shanbhog (village administrator) of Adnur / Adnoor Bheemappa in 1900.

The city has gained importance because of the presence of the railway junction which lies between the Bangalore-Hubli line. People going to Chitradurga can get trains from Chikjajur.

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