Gadag is a district in Karnataka which has a long heritage of being the focal point of many religious settlements, mostly Hindu and Jain. As such, the place is dotted with beautiful temples and attracts numerous visitors who wish to explore the medieval architecture of Karnataka. The region is also well-known for its handloom and […]
A place of historical importance, Gadag lies in the state of Karnataka in India. This place is famous for its ancient Hindu and Jain temples and medieval architecture. This district came into being in the year 1997 having split from the district of Dharwad and the place is popular for its printing and handloom industry. The influence of the Western Chalukyan Empire can be seen in the spiritual and cultural practices of this place. Constructed between the 10th and 12th century by the Kings of Chalukyan Empire, the Trikuteshewara Temple is famous for its style of architecture and the temple has three Shivalingas carved out of a single rock.
Kasivisvesvara Temple, Gadag. Image courtesy Dineshkannambadi
The Veeranarayana Temple constructed during 1117 CE has the style of architecture influenced by the Chalukya, Hoysala and Vijayanagara empires. The Archaeological Survey of India has declared this as a protected monument. The Magadi Bird Sanctuary which has 134 species of birds attracts tourists and nature lovers from around the globe. A perfect example of Mughal architecture, the Jumma Masjid built in 1675 by Aurangazeb is a place worth visiting. The beautiful temple tank Naga Kunda is also quite popular among tourists. Some of the other spots worth seeing in this area are the Brahma Jinalaya – a Jain Temple, the Basaveshwara Statue, the Dambala Temple complex, and the Dattatraya Temple. The best time to visit this place is from November to January. Learn more about Gadag here.
Kasivisvesvara Temple or the Kashivishveshvara Temple is located in Lakkundi, Gadag. It was a center of activity and culture development of the Western Chalukya Empire. The temple is on the banks of the River Tungabhadra. The region on the banks of the Tungabhadra is famous for numerous monuments that speak the medieval stories. The monuments […]
The Veeranarayana Temple, located in the Gadag city of Karnataka, is believed to be built by the king of Hoysala Vishnuvardhana around C. 1117 after his conversion to Hinduism. Narayana (Maha Vishnu), the Hindu god, is the main deity in the temple. With the statues of various gods and goddesses, the gopuram looks astounding indeed. […]
Nargund Fort is the most famous structure of the historic town of Nargund. The fort is situated on a hill that stands within the town of Nargund, in the Gadag district of Karnataka. The fort has a rich history and heritage associated with it. The fort was constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha […]
Famous for the Bar Headed Goose, the Magadi Bird Sanctuay is a place that’s built on the Magadi Tank (known locally as Magade Kere), in the Shirahatti taluk of Gadag district, around 26 km from Gadag. Migratory birds from Central Asia have been frequenting this place for over 10 years now. The tank spans 134 […]
District: Gadag Town: Ramenahalli Temple: Venkateshwara Temple Venkateshwara Temple Venkateshwara Temple – Overview The Lord Venkateshwara temple is located in the Ramenahalli Taluk which lies in the district of Gadag. It is believed that Lord Rama along with Lakshmana came here on his way to Sri Lanka. This is how the place got its name. […]
District: Gadag Town: Gadag Temples: Trikuteshwara Temple Trikuteshwara Temple The Trikuteshwara Temple is located in Gadag in the Gadag District of Karnataka that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Trikuteshwara Temple – Overview The Trikuteshwara Temple is a beautiful Shiva Temple in Gadag town, Gadag district in North Karnataka. Gadag is famous for its ancient temples […]
District: Gadag Town: Lakshmeshwara Temple: Someshwara temple Someshwara Temple Someshwara Temple – Overview The beautiful temple of Someshwara lies in the Lakshmeshwara temple which falls under the Gadag district of Karnataka. Lakshmeshwara is an agricultural town. The town has the beautiful Someswhara temple. Other places of interest are the Jamma Masjid, the dargah, the shrine […]
District: Koppal Town: Kuknur Temple: Navalinga Temple Navalinga Temple Kuknur, located in the Koppal district of Karnataka, is popular for its temples constructed by Chalukyas and Ratrakutas. The most famous temple among them is the Navalinga Temple. Navalinga Temple- Overview The Navalinga Temple is constructed in Dravidian style. Since each of the nine temples has […]
District: Gadag Town: Lakkundi Temples: Nanneshwara Temple Nanneshwara Temple The Nanneshwara Temple is located in Lakkundi village, Gadag district, Karnataka. Nanneshwara Temple – Overview It is believed that owing to its similarity to the Kasivisvesvara Temple, The Nanneshwara Temple was a prototype for it. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, has intricate carvings on the […]