District: Koppal Town: Itagi Temple: Mahadeva Temple Mahadeva Temple The Mahadeva Temple was built along the plans of the Amruteshwara Temple constructed at Annigeri. It is located in Itagi, Koppal district of Karnataka. Mahadeva Temple – Overview The temple’s carvings, sculptures, pillars and tower stand proof to the immense talent of Chalukyan artists. One of […]
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.
District: Gadag Town: Gajendragarh Temple: Kalakaleshwara temple Kalakeshwara Temple Kalakeshwara Temple – Overview The Kalakeshwara temple is situated at Gajendragarh and the principal deity worshipped here is Lord Shiva. The Kalakeshwara temple is also referred to as the Kashi of the South or Dakshina Kashi. Lord Shiva is the embodiment of the universal forces and […]
District: Gadag Town: Lakkundi Temples: Brahma Jinalaya Brahma Jinalaya – Overview The Brahma Jinalaya is located in Lakkundi village in Gadag district, Karnataka. The Brahma Jinalaya is a Jain Basadi in Lakkundi village. Lakkundi is famous for its many ancient temples and monuments dating from the Later Chalukya period. Many inscriptions were discovered here covering […]
District: Dharwad Town: Annigeri Temple: Amruteshwara Temple Amruteshwara Temple The Amruteshwara Temple is situated in Annigeri town, Navalgund Taluq of Dharwad district in Karnataka. It is 25 km from Gadag. The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva. Amruteshwara Temple – Overview The Amruteshwara temple is a beautiful Black Stone temple built by the […]
Doddabasappa Temple is one of the architectural novelties in Dambal in Gadag district built by the Kalyani Chalukya Dynasty, the later Chalukyas. The deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in the symbolic form of the Shiva linga. The temple contains a sanctorum and a mandapa or navaranga connected by an antarala or a hallway. […]