Harihara is a city in Davanagere District in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Harihara Taluk. Harihara is popular for Harihareshwara sanctuary, otherwise called "Dakshina Kashi", and as the "Modern Hub of focal Karnataka." Harihara is arranged on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, 275 kilometers north of Bangalore. Harihar and Davangere 14 km away are alluded as "twin urban communities". Harihar is associated by street and railroad, and is situated on national Highway 4 Puna – Bangalore. It has an extremely wonderful atmosphere all year.
The significant help of this city is the Tungabhadra waterway, which is being abused and dirtied because of overwhelming industrialization. Harihar or Hari-hara is a syncretic divinity in Hinduism, joining the two noteworthy divine beings Vishnu Hari and Shiva Hara. Pictures of Harihara otherwise called Sambhu-Visnu and Sankara-Narayana, the names of the two divine beings started to show up in the traditional period after partisan developments, which raised one god as incomparable over the others, had wound down adequately for endeavors at bargain to be endeavored. The district of Harihara had been under the control of the Hoysalas from the eleventh to thirteenth hundreds of years AD.