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Chitradurga is a city and the headquarters of Chitradurga district which is located on the valley of the Vedavati river in the southern part of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated around 200 km from the state capital Bengaluru. It is a littlest city in Karnataka. Chitradurga gets its name from Chitrakaldurga or Picturesque manor, an umbrella-formed grand slope found here. Chitradurga was likewise known by the names Chitradurg, Chitrakaladurga, Chittaldurg.
Chittaldrug was the official name utilized amid the British run the show. Otherwise called Farkhabad amid Tippu sultan run the show. Chitradurga highlights striking rock slopes and pleasant valleys, immense transcending stones in ious shapes. It is known as the "stone stronghold" Kallina Kote. As per the epic Mahabharatha, its not affirmed about this story that a man-eating Rakshasa named Hidimba and his sister Hidimbi lived on the slope. Hidimba was a wellspring of dread to everybody around while Hidimbi was a peace-adoring rakshasa.
At the point when the Pandavas accompanied their mom Kunti over the span of their outcast, Bhima had a duel with Hidimba in which Hidimba was executed. From there on Bhima wedded Hidimbi and they had a child named Ghatotkacha who had otherworldly powers. Legend has it the stones were a piece of the munititions stockpile utilized amid that duel. Truth be told, the stones on which significant piece of the city rests have a place with the most established shake arrangement in the nation.