ಗದಗ) had a population of 971,952 of which 35.21% was urban as of
Population increased 13.14% in the
decade 1991-2001. The District is bounded on the north by
District, on the east
District, on the
southeast by Bellary
District, on the
southwest by Haveri
District, on the west
by Dharwad District, and on the
northwest by Belgaum
Gadag District was formed in 1997, when it was
split from Dharwad District
district has five taluks namely Gadag-Betgeri, Ron
, Shirhatti, Nargund and Mundargi.
Gadag district, the core area of Kalyani Chalukyas
has many monuments
(mainly Shiva temples, Jain Basadis) Kalyani Chalukyas
and built temples (known for architectural
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
are places of
religious and historic importance. Jumma
it consists Hindu Muslim trust. There are two main Jain
temples are dedicated to Parshvanatha Thirthankara
The Trikuteshwara temple was built by the early Chalukyas
between 6th to 8th Centuries. The temple
bears rich evidence of the majesty of Chalukya
. The temple is dedicated to Saraswathi,
Goddess of learning. It is a wonderful structure with its fine
The legend goes to say that Naranappa
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
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
, 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.
Sudi includes Jodi Gopura temple, Mallikarjuna temple, Large
Ganesha, Nandi statues, and NagaKunda.
Lakkundi is about 12 km from Gadag.
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
famous for the Western Chalukya
Temple of 12th century.
Historical Shivaji Fort on Hill and Kalakaleshwara temple
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
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
birth place is Narayanapura located at a distance of about one
kilometer. This village had an Agrahara where Sanskrit classes used
to take place.
Kotumachagi village temple
Kotumachagi village darga, Hazrat
temple ever built by Rastrakutas
, now called as Narayana
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.
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
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.
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 Shree Brahma Chaitanya Maharaj.
Agriculture is a major occupation in this village.
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
of the old Bird sanctuary in North
Poets Kumaravyasa and Chamarasa have become legendary by their
exceptional works Mahabharata and Prabhulingaleele respectively.
is one of the most famous
poets in the Kannada
language. He is the
author of Karnata Bharatha Kathamanjari
in Kannada). Kumara Vyasa
literally means Little Vyasa or Son of Vyasa. Naranappa popularly
known as Kumaravyasa born in the near by village of Koliwada.
- Anant Koppar, a
technocrat businessman from Gadag, North Karnataka. He was the Founder
President of Kshema Technologies, one of India's
first venture capital funded software services companies. He has
currently started a new company called KTwo Technology
is the place where the first
Cooperative movement in Asia took birth more than a century
The person responsible modernisation and its economic prosperity,
it was late Shri K.H. Patil
father of co-operative movement
. The sprawling
textile mills, Formers' Co-operative Oil-seeds and Rural Technical
and Engineering Colleges in Hulkoti
testimony to this.
Wind power generation
Gadag District is also known for Wind Power Generation.
Kappatagudda, a treasure trove of medicinal plants and which is
generating Wind Power in large scale. Places incluging
Gajendragad also generating Wind Power.