As of 2001 Population Census in India, Shorapur had a population of 43,591. The males constitute 51 percent of the population and females 49 percent. Shorapur, a small town in Yadgir district has an average literacy rate of 55 percent, which is lower than the national average of 59.5 percent. The male literacy rate is 65%, and female literacy is 46%. In Shorapur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Shorapur was constituted in 1956. It is situated along Bidar-Bangalore-Srirangapatana National Highway at a distance of 110 Kilometers from Gulbarga. It has a population of 42,622 as per census 2001.
Shorapur is well known or the Sri Venugopala Swami Temple. The famous temple Venugopal Swamy Temple is constructed in the year 1893 to 1726 on period Raja Pittambhra Bairi Pida Nayak. At that period the famous painting of Garudardhri of Nayak's period and panting is participated in the London. Even today, all the disciplines offered their payer in the Tirumala Temple at Tirupati. This was happened from the contribution of then Surpur or Shorapur kings. They never visit the Tirumala temple, but a representative would be sent on their behalf. From 1703, the Bedar Kingdom (now Bedar District) rose and ruled it up to 1858, with the last king being Nalvadi Venkatappa Nayak.
The major occupation of people of Shorapur around here is farming. Shorapur is a large producer of Cotton, Pulses amd Paddy. The major attractions in Shorapur are the Fort (Darbar), Taylor Manzil, Gopalswami Temple, Jain Temple, Devar Baavi. Shorapur has been vividly described in the autobiography of Philip Meadows Taylor - The story of my life.
Shorapur or Surpur is the place for the pilgrimage regions like Venkatramma and Drabar, Tailor Manzil. It is the place where lakhs of piligrims visit for regional yatra every year. The Shorapur town has a nearest Railway stations Yadgir and Gulbarga and from Gulbarga to Bangalore buses on the way of the Shorapur Town, Gulbarga 110 Kms away respectively.
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