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.
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.
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.
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 Keladi. Varadamoola, 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.