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Kittur also known as (Kitturu) is a village in Belgaum District in South Indian state of Karnataka. It is a place of historical importance because of the resistance of Rani Chennamma of the State of Kittur (1778–1829) against the British East India Company, during which a British Commissioner, St John Thackeray was killed.

Kittur is a fort located in the Karnataka state of India, it is the former capital of a minor principality as well as a major archaeological site.

It was held by the Desai marathas of Kittur, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824. The place has a Nathapanthimatha in police line area, and temples of Maruti [in fort], Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva and Basavanna, the last named a later Chalukyan monument now completely renovated.

The archaeological museum at the location is managed by the state department of archaeology and museums. It has a rich collection of antiquities found in and around Kittur, which include a few of the weapons, swords, mail-coat, shield, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions, herostones, Surya, Vishnu both from Kadrolli, Vishnu and Surya from Devarashigehalli, Subrahmanya from Manoli, Durga from hirebagewadi and many more antiquities, as well as some modern paintings.

Photography: [sarangib: #1, #2, #3]

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