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Cities in Chitradurga

Molakalmuru is a taluk in Chitradurga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is near the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It borders the Rayadurg taluk of Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh. Legend has it that its name means "broken knees" in Kannada, referencing a battle between the native Indians and the British in which, due to the rocky and hilly terrain, British soldiers suffered many broken knees in their defeat. The town is famous for the unique Molkalmuru sarees manufactured here.