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Mulabagilu is a city and taluk headquarters of Mulabagilu taluk in the Kolar district in the state of Karnataka, India. It lies just off the National Highway 4 as the easternmost town of the state and a hill landmark.Etymology"Mulabagilu" comes from the word mudalabagilu, which means the "eastern door" in the native Kannada language. Mulabagilu was supposedly the easternmost frontier of the state of Mysuru. Hence, the name. Mulabagilu was also the eastern gate to the Vijayanagara Empire.HistoryOne legend describes how the Hanumantha temple here was installed by Arjuna, one of the Pandavas, after the Mahabharata war. Sage Vasishta is believed to have installed the idols of the main deity Srinivasa, Padmavati and Rama-Sita-Lakshmana.The history of Mulabagilu was complied by Benjamin Lewis Rice, in his book "The Gazetteer of Mysore" (1887). About Mulabagilu, he say "Mulabagilu is an important town, 18 miles east-north-east of Kolar, on the old Bengaluru-Madras road by the Mugli pass. Headquarters of the Mulabagilu Taluk and a Municipality. Pilgrims to Tirupati who pass through Mulabagilu... go through the preliminary ceremony of purification by shaving their heads and bathing in a pond named Narasimha Tirtha."Plan your tour of Mulbagal and India travel itinerary using our India travel itinerary planner.
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