Almost 84% of the total population of this region is Hindu while around 12% are followers of Islam. The rest of the community comprises Christians, Jains, Buddhists, etc.Chikmagaluris a city that has several temples in and around it. About 67 kilometers away from the city you will finda temple called the Amritheshwara temple. It was built by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general who belonged to the Hoysala period, in the year 1196AD. This temple is famous for the fine craftsmanship you see when you observe the Hoysala style of architecture. Apart from that there are several other temples which are all equally beautiful and worth visiting.