Chitrapur is a town in Karnataka, India. The religious headquarters of the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins, is in this town. The town, initially a small village was improved upon under the guidance of the Saraswat swamis. The small village of Chitrapur was built according to the idea of town-planning with a road in the middle and houses and gardens on both sides. It became a miniature municipality with street lamps lit during the night and roads swept clean. The mathadhipatis also constructed the Shiv-Ganga Sarovar at Chitrapur, the erection of a storeyed building at Panchavati, starting of schools for boys and girls. They helped build a post office with quarters for the post-master and a vegetable market at Chitrapur. The Chitrapur Math has many ancient Hindu statues in a museum.

See also

  • Saraswat Brahmins
  • Goud Saraswat Brahmins
  • Shirali
  • Chitrapur Math
  • Kokradi
  • Shenvi

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Parijnanashram III
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Anandashram Swami
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Chitrapur Math
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