Historical Places in Gadag District
Presence of 11th-12th centuries, Kalyani Chalukyas monuments in the city indicate its historic past. The Temple of Veera Narayana and Trikuteshwara are places of religious and historic importance. Jumma Masjid it consists Hindu Muslim trust. There are two main Jain temples are dedicated to Parshvanatha Thirthankara and Mahaveera.
- Trikuteshwara temple complex
The Trikuteshwara temple was built by the early Chalukyas between 6th to 8th Centuries. The temple bears rich evidence of the majesty of Chalukya Architecture. The temple is dedicated to Saraswathi, Goddess of learning. It is a wonderful structure with its fine architectural beauty.
- Veeranarayana Temple
The legend goes to say that Naranappa better known as Kumaravyasa narrated the great epic before the lord by invoking the blessings of the Lord. The legend says that Naranappa got the inspiration to narrate the epic only during the time he sat before the Lord in a holy posture in a wet cloth dried up. A Brindavan of saint Raghavendra Swami is also built recently in the temple premises. This temple attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year. It is believed that the Veeranarayana Temple was built in the 11th Century. This is a 12th Century Mutt founded by Saint Tontada Siddalingeshwar Swamiji who was an accomplished Yogi. His Samadhi is situated in front of this Mutt.
The Historic Jumma Masjid is the place where 600 Muslim devotees can offer prayers at a time In the seventeenth, eighteenth centuries, Gadag came under the influence of Mohammada Kings, then Marathas, before being incorporated in to East India Company.
Lakshmeshwara is in the Shirahatti taluk. It is known for historical Hindu, Jain temples and Jumma Masjid. At Lakshmeshwara there is a Someshwara temple complex with so many Shiva temples in side the fort like compound.
Kalyani Chalukyas monuments at Sudi includes Jodi Gopura temple, Mallikarjuna temple, Large Ganesha, Nandi statues, and NagaKunda.
Lakkundi is about 12 km from Gadag. It was once the capital city of Great Chalukyan kings. Lakkundi is famous for 101 stepped wells (called Kalyani or Pushkarni), the multitude of Temples of architectural beauty and the Jain Basadi's. There is sculpture gallery maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Dambal is famous for the Western Chalukya Doddabasappa Temple of 12th century.
Historical Shivaji Fort on Hill and Kalakaleshwara temple
- Harti (Gadag district)
Harti (Gadag district) has many ancient and modern Hindu temples. Shri Basaveshwara Temple and its Jatra (festival) that will be held on last Monday of Shravana Masa is great. It is amazing to watch the procession of Dhyamamma statue on this festival day.
There are other ancient temples such as the Parvati Parameshwara temple (Uma Maheshwara Temple) with ancient stone carvings from Chalukya regime. http://templesofkarnataka.com/navigation/details.php?id=198
Kotumachagi is at the distance of about 22 km from Gadag in this village famous for Someswar temple and Hazarat-Zindashav-Ali darga and Durgadevi temple. This temple Darga is taken care by both Muslim and Hindus without any discrimination of caste. Agriculture is a major occupation in this village. Famous poet Chamarasa, who wrote Prabulingalile, is said to be wrote this famous epic sitting near the lake situated between Someshwara temple and Darga. His birthplace is Narayanapura located at a distance of about one kilometer. This village had an Agrahara where Sanskrit classes used to take place.
Biggest Jain temple ever built by Rastrakutas, now called as Narayana temple.
Hombal, a village at distance of 12 km from Gadag famous for its old temples.
Venkatapura is about 15 km from Gadag. The temple is dedicated to lord Venkateshwara.
- Doni Tanda
Doni tanda is one of the gateway to Kappatagiri hill ranges(well known for wind power generation).Doni Tanda is about 24 km from Gadag. The people stay here are 'LAMBHANI'.These people celebrate festivals like 'Dasara','Holi' and 'Diwali' in their own style of culture and with passion.This village also includes beautiful temples with the name of God 'SEWALAL' and Goddess 'MARIYAMMA'.
Beladhadi is about 10 km from Gadag is famous for Shri Rama Temple. The idols of Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita are of unique beauty and were installed by famous saint Shree Brahmananda Maharaj.
- Antur Bentur
Antur Bentur is about 23 km from Gadag is famous for Shri Jagadguru Budimahaswamigala Sanstan math Antur Bentur - Hosalli. The Shri Jagadguru Budimahaswamigalu lived 775 years. This temple(matha) is taken care by both Muslim and Hindus without any discrimination of caste. Agriculture is a major occupation in this village.
- Ron (city)
Ron has Many historical monuments, those include Anantsayee Gudi, Isvara Gudi Near Anantsayee Gudi, Isvara Temple, Kala Gudi, Lokanatha Temple, Mallikarjuna Gudi, Parsvanath Jain Temple, and Somlingesvara Temple Near Tank.
Beladhadi is a village 10 km from gadag. This village has got a beautiful Shri Ram Temple and every year from ugadi to ram navami it is full of festivals.
Kurtakoti is about 16 km from Gadag is famous for Shri Ugra narsimha temple, Dattatreya temple, Virupakhshalinga temple, Rama temple and Allam Prabhu Mutt. The idols of Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita were installed by famous saint Shri BrahmaChaitanya Maharaj. Kirtinath Kurtakoti, famous critic, Shripad Shastri Kurtakoti famous Keertanakar are also from this place. Agriculture is a major occupation in this village.
Place famous for 1857 revoult. Baba saheb (bhaskar rao bhave) fought against British. It also have a fort dating back to 17th century.
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