HOME
The Info List - Dambal


--- Advertisement ---



(i) (i) (i) (i)

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

CONTENTS

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

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of 2001 India
India
census , Dambala had a population of 10,095 with 5,166 males and 4,929 females and 1,815 Households.

HISTORY

Under the rule of the Mauryas
Mauryas
and Satavahana , the teachings of Buddha flourished in Karnataka
Karnataka
. Buddhist relics are found scattered around the town.

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 was assimilated by the growing popularity of Hinduism , there was a Buddhist centre in Dambal
Dambal
as late as the 12th century.

DODDABASAPPA TEMPLE

Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal, 12th century CE

There are three Hindu temples here. The Doddabasappa Temple is of the Western Chalukya
Western Chalukya
architectural style and has a star-shaped plan for the vimana with so many star points that it almost becomes circular in appearance.

Each right angle is divided into four 22.5 degrees angles. Then each angle is again divided and covered with intricate carvings.

Twenty-four pointed stellate plan of vimana of DODDA BASAPPA TEMPLE in Dambal, North Karnataka
Karnataka
, 12th century CE

JAPPADBAVI

Recently discovered the temple well locals call it as Jappadbavi

KAPPATA GUDDA

Kappata gudda hill is very near to Dambal, the famous Kappata Malleshwara Temple is about 5 miles from Dambal.

SEE ALSO

* North Karnataka
Karnataka
* Tourism in North Karnataka