Top 8 Kannada Newspapers in Karnataka

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The Land of sandalwood is an emotion and in today’s time, Karnataka is all over the world spreading the essence of Art & culture, great cinema, the bond of brotherhood, and welcoming the cosmopolitan culture with all respect. Similarly, when it comes to language respecting each one of them is what one can learn in this state. So, here are the top 8 Kannada Newspapers in Karnataka that are bound to give the state’s news wrapped up in the mother language.

List of Top 8 Kannada Newspapers in Karnataka

1. Prajavani – Kannada Newspaper

Prajavani Kannada Newspaper K.N. Guruswamy introduced the Prajavani Kannada newspaper publication in the year 1948. The Printers of Mysore private limited own the prajavani house. For the last 74years, the founding family group is running the company successfully.

The Prajavani newspaper has over 2 million readerships and being that it is one of the largest circulated Kannada newspapers in Karnataka.

2. Vijay Karnataka – Popular Kannada Newspaper

Vijay Karnataka NewspaperThe Times Group owns the Vijay Karnataka newspaper publications. The Vijay Karnataka newspaper/broadsheet publication was founded in the year 1999. And it is one of the leading early morning Kannada newspapers in Karnataka and falls on the list of top 8 Kannada newspapers in Karnataka.

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3. Udayavani – Daily/today Kannada Newspaper

Udayavani Kannada newspaperUdayavani is one of the top newspaper publication houses in Karnataka. The Udayavani daily Kannada newspaper idea came into existence in 1970 by the founders Mohandas Pai and T. Satish U Pai. And now the owners of the company and publishers are Manipal Media Network Ltd.

Udayavani also provides free online services; you can find Kannada e-newspapers at Where you can find Kannada newspapers with the latest news to read for free.

4. Kannada Prabha – Best & Largest Kannada Newspaper today

Kannada Prabha newspaperKannada Prabha is the major Kannada newspaper circulating around Karnataka. The first newspaper from Kannada Prabha was issued in 1967 on the 4th of November. And after 55 years it is still the best morning daily Kannada newspaper issued with a front sheet format.

5. Vijayavani – Kannada e-newspaper

Vijayavani NewspaperThe VRL Group is the publisher of Vijayavani Kannada newspaper. The issuance of newspapers by vijayavani started in 2012 and made a major distribution all over Karnataka. The editor of Vijayavani is Mr. Channegowda K N, the format of this Kannada newspaper is broadsheet. That being it also provides free services online as


6. Sanjevani – Top Evening Kannada Newspaper in Karnataka

Sanjevani newspaperSanjevani is a major Kannada mid-afternoon to evening Kannada newspaper in Karnataka. Which is pretty famous and there are a set of audiences that have made a habit of reading this. This type of newspaper publication started in December 1982 by B.S. Mani and have successfully completed for almost 40years.

7. Samyuktha Karnataka –Kannada Newspaper

Samyuktha Karnataka newspaperSamyuktha Karnataka is also a major among the top 8 Kannada newspapers in Karnataka. The headquarters of samyuktha Karnataka is located in Hubballi, Karnataka. The Samyuktha Karnataka Kannada newspaper is also available in an e-format on the official website(

8. Vishwavani – the Oldest Kannada Newspaper

Vishwavani newspaperVishwavani newspaper is one of the top 8 Kannada newspaper printers in Karnataka. Publishers of Vishwavani are Vishwaakshara Media Pvt. Ltd., Founder Patil Puttappa started it in the year 1960. For 62 years and to date the Vishwavani pathrike, the Kannada newspaper has been the best publisher.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which is the oldest Kannada Newspaper?

Mangaluru Samachara is the oldest Kannada newspaper in Karnataka.

2. Which was the first newspaper publication done in Karnataka?

Mangaluru Samachara meaning “the news of Mangalore” was the first newspaper ever to be published in Kannada on July 1st, 1843.

3. Which are the top 3 Kannada Magazines?

Sudha, Mayura, and Taranga are the top 3 Kannada Magazines in Karnataka.


Overall, these were the top 8 Kannada newspapers in Karnataka. Find the one that you will like to read on daily basis.

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