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Culture
    Ninasam, the famous cultural organisation is located at Heggodu, which is about 10 km from the city. It is a stage for all those aspirants who are eager to learn stage activities like dancing, drama, acting, direction, music, etc.
Religion
    The majority are Hindus, Namadhari Naiks, Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, Halakki Vokkaligas, havyaks, Christians, Daivajnas, Muslims, and Marathas and other sub-caste. The City also has temples, mosques, jain basadis and churches. Apart from a few communal clashes in the early 2000s, the city is known for its communal harmony.
Etymology
    Sagar derives its name from Sadashiva Sagara, which is a lake. Sadashiva Nayaka, ruler of Keladi dynasty built a lake in between Keladi and Ikkeri. The lake Sadashiva Sagara is now called "Ganapathi Kere". and Varadahalli, Kalasi, varada river, It is a sub divisional headquarters headed by a Sub Divisional Magistrate. SAGAR-577401.
Tourist Places
    SAGARA
    Sagara is a city located in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Located within the Western Ghats range, it is known for its proximity to Jog Falls and to the historical places of Ikkeri and KeladiVaradamoola, the origin of the river Varada, is also near Sagara. Honnavar is the nearest sea port to this place nearly 85 km from sagara. Sagara is one of the main taluk head in Karnataka and important city in the District.
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Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Sagara
Sri Marikambe Temple, Sagara
Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple
Keladi Rameshwara Temple
Sri Choudeshwari Temple, Siganduru
Sri Sridhara Ashrama, Varadapura/Varadalli
Nadakalasi
Varadamula
JogFalls
Honnemaradu
Linganamakki Dam
NINASAM, Heggodu
Sri Choudeshwari Temple, Vadanbail, Joga
Sagar Tourist Places Map