(Last Updated on : 07-02-2009)
Quite a number of towns and cities have developed in each and every state of Indian subcontinent. There is also no dearth of towns in the state of Karnataka as well. Amongst several towns that have developed here one can easily distinguish the significance of a panchayat town. It has its location in the district of Chikmagalur of the same state of India. From Humcha, Narasimharajapura town stretches to a distance almost 75 km away.
Strategically, this Narasimharajapura town lies approximately at 13.62° N 75.52° E. It also rises to an average height of 643 meters or 2109 feet above the mean sea level.
No study of a town or place is complete if one fails to decipher information that is related to the demographical scenario of that particular town. Keeping pace with this trend, a handful of demographers also have conducted surveys and research works and thus enumerated important data that is related to Narasimharajapura town's demography. In this regard a special mentioning may be made of the Census report of a particular year. Being published in the year 2001, data about Narasimharajapura like literacy rate, population etc is identified. According to this report, the total population of Narasimharajapura has showed a measurement of 7441. Just like any other places in Narasimharajapura also, number of females is less than males. To be specific, 51 % and 49 % are male and female population of Narasimharajapura respectively. In Narasimharajapura, children who are below six years of age constitute 12 % of the population.
Being an important yardstick of a town's growth, literacy condition is vital information, which any one needs to collect for proper identification of any town in details. This Census report of 2001 also throws light on literacy condition of Narasimharajapura. Thus Narasimharajapura's average literacy rate constitutes 77 %, which is even higher than that 59.5 percent, India's average literacy rate. Also on individual basis also the literacy rates of male and female are quite high. Thus male literacy rate constitutes of 82 % Female literacy rate is also no less insignificant. 73 % is female literacy rate of Narasimharajapura.
Narasimharajapura is an abode of six Jain temples, which attract myriads of devotees from several other places of India. In the whole of Karnataka Narasimharajapura is one of the popular centers of Jain community. Temples, which have been devoted to Bhagwan Parshwanath and Bhagwan Chandranath, are also constructed. Samantbhadra Gyanpeeth and an ashram are other attractions of Narasimharajapura.
Access points of Narasimharajapura are quite significant. For facilitating connectivity, it is well linked by roads , airports . One can avail bus services from several places like Shimoga and Karkala. Mangalore Airport lies in the vicinity.
From the perspective of the whole district few information also has been identified. Due to its integrity it is evident that people of this Narasimharajapura too follow the same trend and tradition. For sustaining the livelihood, people in Chikmagalur district have also adapted to the agricultural practices. Coffee is the main product. Other crops include rice, cereals , ragi, jowar, maize , minor millets, oilseeds . Varied pulses namely horse gram, red gram, green gram, avrekai (Hyacinth Beans), black gram and Bengal gram also are found in abundance.