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Shimoga officially renamed as Shivamogga,. Located at the central part of the State Karnataka, India about 275 km of the state capital Bangalore. The city lies on the banks of the Tunga River being the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats; the city is popularly nicknamed as "Gateway of Malnad.
The name of the city is derived from the term "shivmoga", "History behind the city name due to story that the Lord Shiva drunk Tunga river water using Mogge at the city, hence the city name Shiva-mogga". An alternative etymology is that the name is derived from the term "Sihi-Mogge", meaning "sweet pot". The district formed the southern tip of Emperor Ashoka's Mauryan Empire in the third century BC. It was ruled during later centuries by the Kadambas (4th century), Chalukyas (6th century), Gangas, Rashtrakutas (8th century), Hoysalas (11th century), and the Vijayanagara rulers (15th century). The city got an independent identity under the Keladi Nayaka rule during the 16th century, reaching its pinnacle under the rule of Shivappa Nayaka. From the late 17th century onwards, the city was a part of the Kingdom of Mysore until the independence of India in 1947, when Mysore merged into the Republic of India.
"Kuvempu Rangamandira" and "Karnataka Sangha" and the newly built "Suvarna Samskruthi Bhavana" are the major venues of the city for cultural activities.
Yakshagana, a dance drama, is popular in Thirthahalli, Hosanagara, Sagar, and Sorab Taluks of the district and this art is also performed in Shivamogga. There are some professional and amateur troupes from Malnad region, performing this dance drama across Karnataka.
Distance from Mangalore airport 238 Km
Distance from railway Station 0.1 km
Distance from Bus stand 2 Km
Distance from Bangalore Airport 296 Km