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    SHIVAMOGGA
    Shimoga, as per traditional derivations ,the name pertains to Lord Shiva ( 'Shiva - Mukha' - Face of shiva , 'Shivana - Mogu' - Nose of shiva, 'Shivana - Mogge' - Buds of flowers meant for shiva ) . According to the legend, the place had the ashram of the famous sage 'Durvasa' who was noted for his sharpness of temper. He used to keep on the oven a pot boiling with sweet herbs. Once, some cowherds, who chanced upon it, tasted the beverage out of curiosity and called the place 'Sihi- Moge' (Sweet Pot) , Which was later called as 'SHIMOGA' .
    Shimoga is a city in Shimoga District in the central part of the state of Karnataka, India. It lies on the banks of the Tunga River and is the administrative headquarters of the district.
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    The Shimoga District has seven distinct rivers flowing through it: Tunga, Bhadra, Sharavathi, Kumudavathi, Vedavathi, Varada, and Kushavathi.
    The assembly constituencies in Shimoga district are Bhadravathi, Sagar, Shikaripura, Shimoga, Shimoga rural, Sorab, Thirthahalli.