The Devarakere (lake of god) which is located in the heart of Hinkal, 7 kilometers from Mysuru in Karnataka, is believed to be built at the time of Chola rulers. It was built next to the Nanneshwara Swamy temple, the village deity. So it is called the Devarakere (lake of god).
The locals were dumping waste and garbage inside the lake besides the debris of construction materials; the sewage water was directly released into the lake. But in last two months, an initiative launched by an NGO by involving the locals has given a new lease of life to the lake even as the lake regained its old glory.