Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is an ancient temple located in the ancient town of Gulbarga (Kalburgi- the stony land). The temple is dedicated to Shri Sharana Basaveshwara who was an eminent teacher, philosopher and a saint in the Hindu religion. Shri Sharana Basaveshwara was a Lingayath Saint renowned for his Kayak and Dasoha. Dasoha meant Charity. […]
Officially known as Kalaburagi, Gulbarga lies in the state of Karnataka in India. It's one of the major cities in North Karnataka which was under the rule of the Bahmani Empire for a long time. Gulbarga got its name from the Persian language in which gul means flower and berg mean leaf. Krishna and Bhīma are the two main rivers that flow through the city. Gulbarga is also known for its different styles of architecture and hence quite popular among historians. The Gulbarga Fort was constructed by Raja Gulchand and was fortified during the reign of the Bahamian empire. The style of architecture of the fort is Islamic and is a popular tourist destination. Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah the tomb of Khwaja Syed Mohammad Gesu Darazand, a Sufi Saint, has an Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. This spot is also frequented by a number of tourists and pilgrims.
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Sharana Basaveshwara Temple dedicated to the Hindu Philosopher Sharana Basaveshwara is located in an old town in Gulbarga which attracts tourists from all over. The Jama Masjid built in 1367, one of the oldest Masjids in South India within the Gulbarga Fort, Jevargi the Jain pilgrim center, the Narayanapura Dam and the Sannathi a Buddhist site are also worth seeing. October to February is the best time to visit Gulbarga. Read more about Gulbarga here.
Gulbarga is located in the Indian state, Karnataka and is a well-known tourist attraction. The original name of the town was Kalburgi and was later changed by Bahamani rulers to Gulbarga. The word Gulbarga came from the Persian language where The word Gulbarga came from the Persian language where gul means flower and berg mean […]
Gandorinala Dam is located near the Gulbarga city of Karnataka. This small but useful reservoir is built across the river Gandorinala that flows through the Krishna basin of Karnataka. The reservoir has been extending its services since the year 2002. It is a single-purpose dam built with the sole aim to provide water for the […]
Bennithora Dam was built in the year 2001 across the river Bennithora flowing through the Krishna basin. The dam is located at Herur village in Chithapur Taluk near Gulbarga. The dam was constructed to serve multiple purposes of irrigation and providing water supply for drinking and other purposes in the surrounding areas. Bennithora dam is […]
Amarja Dam is located in Aland town near the city of Gulbarga in the Gulbarga district of Karnataka. The Amarja Dam is built across the river Amarja that flows through the Krishna basin in the Southern part of India. The dam was constructed in the year 1998. This is a multi-purpose dam. The reservoir is […]
The Chandrampalli Dam is constructed across river Bhima. The dam is located in Chandrampalli village of Chincholi taluq under the Gulbarga district of Karnataka. Since it is one of the prime dams of the district, it is responsible for the irrigation of several villages in Chincholi taluq. The dam was constructed in the year 1973 […]
District: Gulbarga Town: Ganagapura Temple: Sri Kshetra Gangapur Sri Kshetra – Overview Sri Kshetra houses the shrine of Dattatreya. Mythological studies state that Shri Dattatreya attained realization at the banks of the Bhima River. Shri Narasimha Saraswati is supposed to be Dattatreya’s incarnation and is worshipped here. Shri Kshetra is a one of the popular […]
District: Bidar Town: Maniknagar Temple: Manik Prabhu Temple Located in a small hamlet village by the name Maniknagar in a taluk town known as Humnabad in the Bidar district of North Karnataka, the Manik Prabhu Temple is dedicated to a great ascetic. On the outskirts of Humnabad lies the Manik Prabhu temple – about a […]
Buddha Vihar is located in Gulbarga on a sprawling 70 acre land. It is the nations largest and one of its kind. It is adjoining the Gulbarga University in the city outskirts.It is built by the Siddartha Vihar Trust at a cost of more than Rs 8 crore, is considered to be one of the […]
The Gulbarga Fort is found in the Gulbarga district in North Karntaka, built in 1347. The Gulbarga fort is one of the finest examples of the ancient Islamic architecture in Karnataka. The fort was originally built by Raja Gulchand. As Gulbarga gained prominence as the Bahmani capital, the fort was fortified by Alauddin Bahmani with […]