Kaddirampura village, with a population of 1280 as per 2001 census is 70Km from district head quarters i.e. Bellary and is at a distance of 8 km from Hospet City. The village is situated along Hospet-Hampi road and is well connected by road to Kamalalpura and Hampi. Kaddirampura is just 3 km away and very close to
The extent of revenue village is about 304.15 hectares. The village has been shifted to the present location from the earlier gram thana as shown in the revenue map. The village may be divided into 2 divisions one, Northern part comprises of old village and two, southern part comprises of recent residential developments i.e., govt of Karnataka sponsored Ashraya Schemes. These recent developments are in Malapanagudi revenue village limits but it is very adjacent
to the existing Kaddirampura village which is surrounded by lush green fields, predominantly of paddy, sugar cane, banana grooves & vast track of fertile land which provide enduring natural settings in the area.
Kaddirampura which lies on the road leading from Hampi to Hospet is home to a recently renovated temple dedicated to god Murugan, son of Shiva decorated with brightly painted plaster sculptures. Historical and archaeological interest are two Mohammedan tombs that stand beside the road on the other side of the village (Southern end) towards Hospet. Tomb is typical of 14th – 15th century Bahamani architecture, suggesting contacts between Vijayanagar & the sultanate kingdom at that time. There are some mantapas and ruined temples in the agriculture fields & at old gramthana which are also of archaeological importance.
According to Bukkaraya’s epigraphy of 1366 AD, today’s Kaddirampura was called as Rampura where as 1505 AD epigraphy it was called Kaderampura. This name has got modified over a period of time to Kadeerampura and then to Kaddirampura. As far as local say goes during Vijayanagar regime they used to prepare
swords (Khadga) in this village. Hence Khadgrampura later it got modified to Kaddirampura.