Belagur a small hamlet centered between Arsikere and Hosadurga may not register the interest of even a local from Karnataka. It has neither tourist, commercial nor historical importance. An event in and around 1972 sealed the fate of this unknown town forever. A seventeen year old boy whose only asset was his poverty was destined by the benevolent hand of divinity to put his home town on the map of History forever.
Sri Bindu Madhav Sharma, a member of a family of ancestral priests of a Hanuman Temple in this town attained the exalted state of self realization 30 years back. Since then, through the light of his self transformation he has transformed the face of this sleepy town into a true "Belakku-uru" synonymous with town of lights - Belagur.
Route map to Belaguru