About Piriyapatana

The town of Piriyapattana is commonly called as Piriyapatana. This is a panchayat Town, which is located in Mysore district of Karnataka state in India. The distance between Piriyapatana to Mysore is about 67 to 70 Kms, and the distance between the state capital Bangalore of Karnataka and Piriyapatana is 205 Kms. The district surrounding Mysore is Kodagu district, Hassan district, Mandya district, and Chamrajnagar district. Mysore also share borders with Indian state of Kerala. The boundary of Kerala and Karnataka is easily accessible from Piriyapatana.

To reach Piriyapatana KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) has buses from Bangalore to Mysore. From Mysore, one can take bus to Madiker, which passes through Piriyapatana. Trains are also available to reach here. The major railway station nearby Piriyapatana is at Mysore, which is 172 kms away. The other major railway station near Piriyapatana is at Mandya at distance of 90 Kms and at Thalassery at distance of 92 Kms. The nearest railway station from Piriyapatana is at Krishnarajnagar, which is 34 Km away from Piriyapatana.

The total population of Piriyapatana was about 14,922 in 2001 census. In this, the total male population is 51% and female population is 49%, equal to national male and female population constitution. The average literacy rate of this town is 67%, higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. Tobacco cultivation and Areca nut plantation is major source of income here; tobacco is cultivated annually or seasonally in Piriyapatana.

The major places to visit near Piriyapatana are its fort, which was built by Kodagu rulers of Coorg. Later Tipu Sultan renovated this fort, where he held the Kodava King as prisoner. There is a small pond called Periyapatana Lake in the area covered by fort’s walls. The fort is not looked after but is a standing evident of Piriyapatana’s history. The green lush creepers on fort walls and blooming lotus in Piriyapatana pond give it a mystical look and beautiful scenery.

This town also has ancient Chennakeshava Temple. Hoysalas built Chennakeshava Temple in 12th century. The construction of the temple is notable and stands still even after so many centuries. This temple is dedicated to Lord Keshavas. The temple worships toddler image of Lord Keshava. The other temples in Piriyapatana are the Kannambadi Amma Temple and Masanikamma Temples. Villagers visit these two temples frequently in comparison to Chennakeshava. The architecture of these temples is quite modern with a depiction to ancient temple architecture.

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