Historic Events in Shimoga
Various Kingdoms in Shimoga Shimoga is the first Kingdom of Karnataka and Mayuravarma, the Kadamba King created this city.
Kadamba Ruler Mayuravarma, the creator of Shimoga
The city was then under the control of Hoysalas who ruled the Shimoga during the period between 1000 and 1346 AD. The Kadambas ruled Shimoga during the 4th century and the Chalukyas followed suit during the 6th century. The Rashtrakutas later on conquered the city from Chalukyas and they ruled it during the 8th century.
Coins of gold that were used during the Kadamba rule
The Keladi Nayakas later on conquered the Shimoga from Hoysalas and they ruled it between the periods of 1500 to 1763 AD. The city attained its independent identity during the period of Keladi Nayaka in the 16th century and it reached its pinnacle during the Shivappa Nayaka period. The Nayakas of Keladi ruled this city from 1499 to 1763. Trade flourished during this period in Shimoga as they established collaboration with the Dutch, the Portuguese and the English.
Shivappa Nayaka was a remarkable ruler, who was known for his efficient administration
In 1763 AD, Hyder Ali defeated the Nayakas of Keladi and Shimoga came under the Kingdom of Mysore until 1947. The city was under the Kingdom of Mysore until India got its Independence in the year 1947. It is believed that Shimoga was under the able leadership of Tipu Sultan. However, after the fall of Vijayanagar Empire of Nayakas, there were constant wars waged by local chieftains and the Mysore rulers, which resulted in an empty treasury.
Tipu Sultan fought many battles on behalf of Kingdom of Mysore
Later, the city was merged under the district Shimoga in the State of Karnataka in India. On 1st November 2006, the State Government of Karnataka made an announcement stating that the Shimoga city will be renamed as “Shivamogga”. The Central Government has not yet approved the new name for Shimoga.
The Shimoga City Corporation takes care of its people through its able administration
At present, the city of Shimoga is under the able administration of Shimoga City Corporation, which makes sure that it caters to the needs of its people in an effective way.