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Dambala is a village in the gadag district of the state of Karnataka, India. It was an ancient center of Buddhism
Buddhism
and remained so as late as the 12th century.[1] Dambal
Dambal
is at an elevation of 590 m (1,940 ft).[2]

Contents

1 Demographics 2 History 3 Doddabasappa Temple 4 Jappadbavi 5 Kappata gudda 6 See also 7 External links 8 Notes

Demographics[edit] As of 2001[update] India
India
census, Dambala had a population of 10,095 with 5,166 males and 4,929 females and 1,815 Households.[3] History[edit] Under the rule of the Mauryas
Mauryas
and Satavahana, the teachings of Buddha flourished in Karnataka. Buddhist relics are found scattered around the town.[4] In a temple of the Buddhist deity Tara in Dambal, there is an inscription dated 1095 AD, a temple built by 16 merchants for the deity Tara and a vihara for Buddhist monks. Although Buddhism
Buddhism
was assimilated by the growing popularity of Hinduism, there was a Buddhist centre in Dambal
Dambal
as late as the 12th century.[5] Doddabasappa Temple[edit]

Doddabasappa Temple
Doddabasappa Temple
at Dambal, 12th century CE

There are three Hindu temples here. The Doddabasappa Temple
Doddabasappa Temple
is of the Western Chalukya
Western Chalukya
architectural style and has a twenty-four pointed stellate plan for the vimana with so many star points that it almost becomes circular in appearance.[6] Each right angle is divided into four 22.5 degrees angles. Then each angle is again divided and covered with intricate carvings.[7] Jappadbavi[edit] Recently discovered the temple well locals call it as Jappadbavi Kappata gudda[edit] Kappata gudda hill is very near to Dambal, the famous Kappata Malleshwara Temple is about 5 miles from Dambal. See also[edit]

North Karnataka Tourism in North Karnataka Gadag Lakkundi Mahadeva Temple (Itagi) Vesara

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dambal.

History of Indian Art Rahman, Mahbubur (2012). "Architecture". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.  Deccan-herald: Dambal Dambal
Dambal
a religious symphony Dusty Dambal? Think again!

Notes[edit]

^ "The Buddhist Legacy – Buddhism
Buddhism
in Karnataka". Retrieved 2006-12-18.  ^ "Dambal, India
India
Page". Retrieved 2007-01-25.  ^ " Census
Census
of India: View Population Details". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2013-01-20.  ^ "Kamat Research Database - Buddhist System of Education". Retrieved 2007-03-12.  ^ "The Buddhist Legacy". Retrieved 2007-03-12.  ^ "Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent". Retrieved 2006-12-18.  ^ "Dodda Basappa temple - 12th century". Retrieved 2006-12-19. 

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Settlements in Gadag
Gadag
district, Karnataka

District HQ: Gadag

Villages and Towns

Abbigeri Adarakatti Adavisomapur Adrahalli Akkigund Alagilawad Alur Amaragatti Amaragol Amarapur Ankali Antur Arahunashi Arban Arishinagodi Ashakiran Asundi Asuti Attikatti Bagewadi Balaganur Balagod Balajinagar Balehosur Banahatti Bannikoppa Baradur Basapur Basapur Basarakod Bastiban Battur Beladhadi Belaghatti Belahod Belavanaki Bellatti Belleri Benachamatti Benahal Benakanakoppa Benakanakoppa Bennihalli Bentur Bevinakatti Bhairana Hatti Bhairapur Bhasalapur Bhavanur Bhopalapur Bidarahalli Bidnal Bijjur Binkadakatti Bommasagar Brahmandapur B-S-Beler Budihal Budihal Budihal Budihal Chabbi Chavadal Chickalagundi Chikkahandigol Chikkanargund Chikkasavanur Chikkawaddatti Chikkmannur Chikkoppa Chilzeri Chinchalli Churchihal Dambal Dandapur Desai Ban Devihal Dindur Dindur Doddur Doni Dundur Dyamhunashi Eklasapur Futagao Badni Gadag
Gadag
(Rural) Gadgoli Gangapur Gangapur Gavarawad Gogeri Gojanur Goudageri Govanakoppa Govanal Guddadapur Guddadbudihal Gujmagadi Gulaganjikoppa Gulaguli Gulagundi Gumgol Gurlakatti Hadagali Hadagali -S- Dambal Hadagali- S-Yavagal Hadali Haitapur Halakeri Halligudi Hallikeri Hammigi Hanganakatti Haradagatti Harlapur Harogeri Harti Hatalageri Hebbal Hesarur Hire Mallapur Hirealagundi Hirehal Hirehandigol Hirekoppa Hirekoppa Hirekopppa Hiremannur Hirewaddatti Holalapur Hole Hadagali Hole Mannur Holealur Hombal Honnapur Honniganur Hosalli Hosur Hosur Huilgol Hulgeriban Hulkoti Hullur Hullur Hunagundi Hunashikatti Itagi Itagi Jagapur Jakkali Jalashankarnagar Jalligeri Jantli Jigalur Jigeri Jyalawadgi Kabalayata Katti Kadadi Kadakol Kadampur Kakkur Kalakapur Kalakeri Kalasapur Kalkeri Kallaganur Kallapur Kalliganur Kallur Kanaginahal Kanakawad Kanakikop Kanavi Kappali Kappatagiri Karamadi Karkikatti Kaujageri Kelur Kerihalli Khanapur Khanapur Kiritageri Kodaganur Koganur Kokkargundi Konchigeri Kondikoppa Konnur Korlhalli Kotabal Kotumachagi Kundralli Kuntoji Kurahatti Kurlageri Kurtakoti Kurudagi Kurugovinakoppa Kuruvinakoppa Kusalapur Lakhamapur Lakkalakatti Lakkundi Lakshmeshwar
Lakshmeshwar
(Hireban) (Rural) Lingadhal Machenahalli Madaganur Madagunaki Madalagiri Madhalli Magadi Mahalingeshwarapur Majjur Maktumpur Malasamudra Malawad Mallapur Mallikarjunapura Maranabasari Maruthinagar Matarangi Megur Melmath Menasigi Meundi Mudenagudi Mugali Muganur Mulgund
Mulgund
(Rural) Mundawad Muradi Mushigeri Mustik0Ppa Myakalzeri Nabhapur Nadigatti Nagarahalli Nagaral Nagaramaduvu Nagarashikoppa Nagasamudra Nagavi Nagendragad Nainapur Narasapur Narayanapura Nargund
Nargund
(Rural) Nave Bhavanur Neelagund Neeralagi Nellur Nelogal Nidagundi Pandurangapur Papanashi Parasapur Pethaban Purthageri Radder Naganur Rajur Ramageri Rampur Ranatur Rudrapur Sambhapur Sandigawad Sankadal Sankadal Sarjapur Sasarwad Savadi Sevalalnagar Sevanagar Shagoti Shantagiri Sheernahalli Shettikeri Shigli Shingatalur Shingatarayanakeri Shirahatti (Rural) Shirol Shirol Shirunja Shirur Shivajinagar Shivajinagar Shyabala Siddapur Siddarameshwara Nagar Sogiwal Somanakatti Somapur Soratur Sudi Sugnalli Suranagi Surkod Suvarnagiri Tallihal Tambragundi Tangod Tarikoppa Tegginabhavanur Timmapur Tippapur Tolali Ullatti Undenahalli Vadegol Varavi Vasan Veerapur Venkatapur Venkatapur (H.S.) Venkatapur (Inam) Venkateshnagar Virapapur Vithalapur Wadavi Wadeyar Mallapur Yalavatti Yalishirur Yallapur Yarebeleri Yattinahalli Yavagala Yerekurubanal

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Hindu Temples in Karnataka

Amrutesvara Temple, Amruthapura Ananthasayana temple Anekere Annapoorneshwari Temple Annigeri Antara Gange Avani, Kolar Badami Cave Temples Balligavi Banashankari Amma Temple Banashankari Temple, Amargol Banavasi Bankapura Begur, Bangalore Brahmeshvara Temple, Kikkeri Bucesvara Temple, Koravangala Bhoganidishvara, Chikkaballapur district Bhutanatha group Chamundeshwari Temple Chamundeswari Temple Chandramouleshwara Temple Chaudayyadanapura Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Chennakesava Temple Chennakeshava Temple, Aralaguppe Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura Chitrapur Math Chowdeshwari Temple Devarayana Durga Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Dharmasthala Temple Dodda Ganeshana Gudi Doddabasappa Temple
Doddabasappa Temple
Dambal Durga temple, Aihole Gadag-Betigeri Kalakaleshwara Temple Gajendragad Galaganatha Gaurishvara Temple, Yelandur Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple Godachi Gokarnanatheshwara Temple Halasi Halasuru Someshwara Temple Hangal Harihareshwara Temple Panchalingewara Temple Hooli Hoysaleswara Temple Hulimavu cave Temple Ganesha Temple, Idagunji Ikkeri Ishvara Temple, Arasikere Itagi
Itagi
Bhimambika Kadri Manjunath Temple Kaitabheshvara Temple, Kubatur Kalasa Kalghatgi Kalikamba Temple Kalleshvara Temple, Ambali Kalleshvara Temple, Aralaguppe Kalleshvara Temple, Bagali] Kalleshwara Temple, Hire Hadagali Kamala Narayana Temple
Kamala Narayana Temple
Belagavi Kanakagiri Karighatta temple Karikanamma Kasivisvesvara Temple, Lakkundi Kedareswara temple, Halebidu Kedareshvara Temple, Balligavi Keladi Keshava Temple Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple Kodandarama Temple Koodli Kote Venkataramana Temple Kotilingeshwara Krauncha Giri Kudalasangama Kudroli Bhagavathi Kukke Subramanya Temple Kuknur Kumara Swamy Devasthana, Bangalore Kundgol Kurudumale Kuruvathi Basaveshwara temple Lad Khan Temple Lakkundi Lakshmeshwar Lakshmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Bhadravathi Lakshminarasimha Temple, Haranhalli Lakshminarasimha Temple, Javagal Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Nuggehalli Lakshminarayana Temple, Hosaholalu Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple Mahadeva Temple, Itagi Mahakuta group of temples Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu Mallikarjuna Temple, Kuruvatti Mandarthi Mangaladevi Temple Maranakatte Mariyamma Temple Melukote Mookambika
Mookambika
Temple Kollooru Mudukuthore Mundkur Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple Murudeshwara Mylara Lingeshwara Temple at Mylara Nandi Temple Nagamangala Nageshvara-Chennakeshava Temple complex, Mosale Navalinga Temple Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple, Bidar Nellitheertha Cave Temple Padutirupathi Panchalingeshwara temple, Govindanahalli Pattadakal Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple Rameshvara Temple, Narasamangala Ranganathaswamy Temple, Bangalore Sadasiva Temple Saundatti Sharana Basaveshwara Temple Shree Vishnumurthy Temple Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple Shringeri Shringeri
Shringeri
Sharadamba Temple Siddhesvara Temple
Siddhesvara Temple
Haveri Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud Sirsangi Kalika Temple Kolar Someshwara Temple Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Shivanasamudra Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna Sudi Talagunda Talakad Tamboor Temples in Tulunadu Temples of North Karnataka Thirunarayanapuram Timmalapura Trikuteshwara
Trikuteshwara
Temple Gadag Tripurantaka Temple Turuvekere Udupi Sri Krishna Matha Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi Vijayanarayana Temple, Gundlupet Virupaksha Temple Western Chalukya
Western Chalukya
temples Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Swamy Temple Yelluru Shri Vishweshwara Temple

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Gadag
Gadag
District

Taluks

Gadag Shirhatti Mundargi Ron Nargund

Tourist places

Gadag Lakkundi Lakshmeshwar Dambal Hombal Mulgund Gajendragad Naregal Kotumachagi Sudi Savadi

Wildlife

Magadi
Magadi
Bird Sanctuary Binkadakatti Zoo

Rivers

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