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GADAG-BETAGERI is a city municipal council in Gadag district in the state of Karnataka
Karnataka
, India
India
. It is the administrative headquarters of Gadag District . The original city of Gadag
Gadag
and its sister city Betageri (or Betgeri) have a combined city administration. The municipality of Gadag- Betageri has a population of 172,813 and an area of 54.0956 km². Kanaginahal of Gadag
Gadag
is the birthplace of the first co-operative society in Asia
Asia
.

The twin city municipality is situated 80 km from Dharwad
Dharwad
and 60 km from Hubli
Hubli
, and lies on the Gutti-Vasco National Highway.

CONTENTS

* 1 Gadag
Gadag
style of architecture * 2 Gadag
Gadag
inscription * 3 Business and industry * 4 Tourism * 5 Notable citizens * 6 Freedom movement * 7 Delicacies * 8 Demographics

* 9 Transport

* 9.1 Air * 9.2 Rail * 9.3 Trains * 9.4 Road

* 10 Education

* 10.1 Primary & Highschools * 10.2 PUC/ Intermediate Colleges * 10.3 Degree UG & PG- Non Technical * 10.4 Engineering & Diploma * 10.5 Ayurvedic BAMS "> Gadag
Gadag
style Ornate pillars at Sarasvati Temple, Trikuteshwara temple (complex) at Gadag
Gadag

The Gadag
Gadag
style of Architecture , marked by Ornate pillars with intricate sculpture , originated during the period of the Western Chalukya
Chalukya
(or Kalyani Chalukyas) king Someswara I, and it flourished for a period of 150 years (During 1050 CE to 1200 CE) during which period some 50 temples were built; some examples being: The Trikuteshwara temple complex at Gadag, The Kasivisvesvara temple, Lakkundi
Lakkundi
, The Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal , The Amriteshwara temple at Annigeri , etc.

GADAG INSCRIPTION

* The ' Gadag
Gadag
inscription' of Vikramaditya VI , records that Taila took the head of PANCHALA by the terror of the pride of his arm in battle.

* The inscription reveals that the battle was fought on the bank of the Godavari ">

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

* Printing and handloom are the main industries. But, a majority of the population is dependent on agriculture.

TOURISM

Saraswati temple at Trikuteshwara temple complex Gadag, Karnataka
Karnataka

* The Trikuteshwara temple complex has 3 shrines housing the idols of Shiva, Brahma and Surya. * The Saraswathi temple has the finest shining decorative pillars and the Saraswathi idol; and is one of the largest examples of Chalukya
Chalukya
art. * The Someshwara and Rameshwara temples are also built in the Chalukya
Chalukya
style. * The Veeranarayana temple dates from the Chalukya
Chalukya
era. The great Kannada
Kannada
poet Kumara Vyasa
Kumara Vyasa
composed his famous Mahabharatha (known as Kumaravyasa Bharata or Gadugina Bharata) in this temple. * A 111-foot statue at the Bhishma Lake is the tallest Basaveshwara statue in the world and counts among the 100 tallest statues in the world , as of December 31, 2016. * Gadag
Gadag
has a mosque dating from the Adilshahi
Adilshahi
era and a church. Betageri has many artistic veeragallus or hero stones dating from the ninth and tenth centuries. * The Durga Devi Tree, a tree worshiped by the people, stands near the KSRTC Bus Depot, Betageri. The tree is called "Dandin Durga Devi" and is said to be standing there from before India's independence from British rule. * Nearby famous tourist places are Lakkundi
Lakkundi
, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi) , Lakshmeshwar and Dambal. * Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
is one of the biodiversity hotspots of Karnataka. * Binkadakatti Zoo is worth a visit.

NOTABLE CITIZENS

* Kumara Vyasa
Kumara Vyasa
- Gadag
Gadag
immediately brings to mind the name of Naranappa, popularly known as Kumara Vyasa
Kumara Vyasa
, the author of Karnata Bharata Kathamanjari . It is the classic Mahabharata
Mahabharata
in Kannada
Kannada
. Naranappa was born in the nearby village of Koliwada . He composed his work sitting before Lord Veera Narayana, his chosen deity. The temples of Veera Narayana and Trikuteshwara are places of religious and historic importance. * Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai , visually challenged singer from Gadag. His music school Veereshwara Punyashrama is a renowned institution in north Karnataka
Karnataka
. * Puttaraj Gawai , recipient of the " Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
" Award from Govt Of India, visually challenged Indian musician (classical Hindustani tradition), scholar, music teacher and social servant. A student of Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai (above). He headed the Veereshwara Punyashrama until he died in late 2010. * Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
, Hindustani singer, recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award - Highest Civilian Honour of India * Pt Rajguru Guruswami Kalikeri, Writer/Musician, senior disciple of Pt. Puttaraja Gavai, recipient of the Karnataka
Karnataka
State 2003 Award Karnataka
Karnataka
Kalashree 2014 Award Jugadguru Renukacharya Award * Sunil Joshi
Sunil Joshi
, cricketer, born in Gadag. * Huilgol Narayana Rao , writer of "Udayavagali namma cheluva kannada nadu" the anthem which heralded the birth of Karnataka
Karnataka
state. * Vijay Sankeshwar , businessman, founder of VRL Group , Vijaya Karnataka
Karnataka
newspaper and Vijayavani. * Vilas Nilgund, runner, who represented India
India
in 100 metre sprint, and 4x100 metre.

FREEDOM MOVEMENT

This is also the land of great freedom fighters like Huilgol Narayana Rao and Shankar Rao Kampli who along with other freedom fighters founded "Azad Hind Seva Dal" which contributed a lot to the nations struggle for freedom.

DELICACIES

* Girmit - Made with puffed rice, this is a mandatory snack for the visitors of Gadag, People of all age groups love this snacks. * Brinjal and Chilly Bhajji which is available opposite to Tontadarya Math are mind blowing and mesmerizing. * Savaji restaurants are very famous for non-veg cuisine.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of 2011 India
India
census , Gadag- Betageri had a population of 172,813. Males constitute 86,165 of the population and females 86,648. Gadag- Betageri has an average literacy rate of 85.56%. The Sex ratio is about 1006 females per 1000 males to females. 18,419 of the population is under 6 years of age.

Kannada
Kannada
is the main and widely spoken language, English and Hindi (Urdu) are also spoken and understood.

TRANSPORT

AIR

Hubli
Hubli
Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 60 km from Gadag, And future plans are running from Karnataka
Karnataka
Government to set up A small Airport in Gadag
Gadag
to serve for the twin city Of Gadag-Betageri, It will be named As Gadag
Gadag
Airstrip

RAIL

Gadag
Gadag
comes under the South Western Railway zone
South Western Railway zone
of the Indian Railways , Gadag
Gadag
is a Junction station lies on the Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section HDN-7A . It connects to Hotgi junction on Pune-Solapur-Wadi railway line. Major tourist centres like Badami
Badami
and Bijapur lie on the Gadag-Hotgi railway line. The Gadag-Hotgi railway track was converted from metre gauge to broad gauge in stages and completed in December 2008.

TRAINS

Trains those run through/From Gadag
Gadag
Junction are:

* Amaravati Quarterly Express-Vasco to Howrah * Gol Gumbaz Express * Haripriya Express * Hampi Express * Hubballi - Secunderabad Express * Hubballi - Varanasi Weekly Express * Hubli- LTT weekly Express * Amaravati Express * Barmer-Yasvantpur AC Weekly Express * Yesvantpur–Bikaner Express * Solapur - Hubballi Intercity Express * Vasco Da Gama -Tirupati Weekly Express * Vasco Da Gama -Hyderabad Weekly Express * Kacheguda - Hubballi Prasanti Nilayam Triweekly Express * Hyderabad - CSMT Kolhapur Express * Mysuru - Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express * Kacheguda - Vasco Da Gama Quarterly Express * Ajmer - Bengaluru City Garib Nawaz weekly Express * Bhagat Ki Kothi−Bangalore City Express (via Guntakal) * Solapur - Gadag
Gadag
Passenger * Solapur - Dharwad
Dharwad
Passenger * Bijapur - Hubli
Hubli
Passenger * Ballari - Dharwad
Dharwad
Passenger * Tirupati - Hubli
Hubli
Fast Passenger * Hubballi - Vijayawada Passenger * Chikkabenakal - Hubli
Hubli
Fast Passenger

ROAD

* Gadag
Gadag
is well connected by roads to all major cities like Hubli
Hubli
, Bellary
Bellary
, Bangalore
Bangalore
, Hospet and Bijapur . NH-63 Passes through the city.

NWKRTC Government City buses & green and black auto-rickshaws are the basic mode of transport in City.

* Three-wheeled auto-rickshaws locally called Tum-Tum are major local transport.

EDUCATION

Gadag
Gadag
has been a renowned centre of learning, with numerous schools, colleges for engineering, medicine and management studies.

PRIMARY & HIGHSCHOOLS

There government schools and also private owned schools

In private high schools 1)k.l.e high school 2)loyal convent high school 3)saint jhons high school 4)basveshwara high school 5)gadag public high school 6)chikati high school 7)CDO jain high school 8)railway high school 9)k.h.patil 10) Shri C S Patil Boys High School

Still should be added

PUC/ INTERMEDIATE COLLEGES

1)Kvsr college 2)jt college 3)a.s.s commerce college 4)basveswara pu college 5)Govt P U College, Gadag
Gadag
Still to be added

DEGREE UG & PG- NON TECHNICAL

1)Kvsr college 2)jt college 3)manoram bca college 4)a.s.s b.com m.com college 5)Abdul kalam b.c.a college 6) Govt First Grade College, Betageri 7) RGES's College of Education, Ron

to be added

ENGINEERING & DIPLOMA

1)Anjuman-E-Isalm polytechnic College, Gadag
Gadag

1)Government polytechnic College, Gadag
Gadag

3)sksvma college of engineering laxmeshwara

4)rural holkoti college of engineering

5)tontadary college of engineering

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Sahitya Akademi
, New Delhi . p. 1585. ISBN 81-260-1194-7 . Retrieved September 9, 2012. Note: Google Book link * ^ "Islamabad-bound athletes named" Deccan Herald (on-line), March 21, 2004. Retrieved September 9, 2012 * ^ " Census
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of India
India
2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census
Census
Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. * ^ " Karnataka
Karnataka
News : Process on to identify land for Gadag airport: Sriramulu". The Hindu. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2012-11-07. * ^

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Indian state of Karnataka
Karnataka

OVERVIEWS

* Architecture * Cinema * Climate * Cuisine * Demography * Economy * Education * Folk Arts * Geography * History * Media * People * Sports * Transportation * Wildlife

HISTORY

* Aihole
Aihole
* Alupa dynasty * Amoghavarsha * Badami
Badami
* Banavasi
Banavasi
* Balligavi
Balligavi
* Belur
Belur
* Chalukya
Chalukya
dynasty * Chitradurga Nayakas * Deva Raya II
Deva Raya II
* Durvinita * Halebidu * Haleri Kingdom * Halmidi * Hampi
Hampi
* Hoysala Empire
Hoysala Empire
* Kadamba dynasty * Kalyani Chalukyas * Keladi Nayakas * Shivappa Nayaka * Kittur Chennamma * Kingdom of Mysore
Kingdom of Mysore
* Mayurasharma * Pattadakal * Pulakeshin II * Rashtrakuta dynasty
Rashtrakuta dynasty
* Sringeri
Sringeri
* Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna
* Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan
* Unification of Karnataka
Karnataka
* Vijayanagara Empire
Vijayanagara Empire
* Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
* Vishnuvardhana
Vishnuvardhana
* Veera Ballala II * Vikramaditya II * Vikramaditya VI * Western Ganga dynasty
Western Ganga dynasty

GEOGRAPHY

* Cities and towns * Districts * Rivers * Dams and Reservoirs * Taluks * Villages * Highest point * Bayalu Seeme * Malenadu * Karavali * Western Ghats
Western Ghats

CULTURE

* Bharata Natyam * Bhuta Kola * Bidriware * Channapatna toys * Chitrakala Parishat * Gaarudi Gombe * Ilkal saree * Kamsale * Kannada
Kannada
* Karnatik music * Kasuti * Khedda * Mysore Dasara * Togalu Gombeyaata * Udupi cuisine
Udupi cuisine
* Veeragase * Yakshagana
Yakshagana
* Mysore musicians

LITERATURE

* Kannada
Kannada

* Milestones * Epics * Medieval * Rashtrakuta * Western Ganga * Western Chalukya
Western Chalukya
* Hoysala * Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
* Vachana * Haridasa * Mysore * Play * Modern

* Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Parishat * Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Sammelana * Karnataka
Karnataka

NOTED POETS

* Asaga * Gunavarma I * Adikavi Pampa * Sri Ponna * Ranna
Ranna
* Devar Dasimayya * Basava
Basava
* Akka Mahadevi * Allama Prabhu
Allama Prabhu
* Siddharama * Harihara * Raghavanka * Rudrabhatta * Janna * Kumara Vyasa
Kumara Vyasa
* Chamarasa * Nijaguna Shivayogi * Ratnakaravarni * Purandara Dasa
Purandara Dasa
* Kanaka Dasa
Kanaka Dasa
* Vijaya Dasa * Gopala Dasa
Gopala Dasa
* Jagannatha Dasa * Lakshmisa
Lakshmisa
* Sarvajna * Shishunala Sharif * Krishnaraja Wadiyar III * D. R. Bendre
D. R. Bendre
* Gopalakrishna Adiga
Gopalakrishna Adiga
* K. S. Narasimhaswamy * M. Govinda Pai * Kuvempu * D. V. Gundappa * G. S. Shivarudrappa

PEOPLE AND SOCIETY

* Karnataka
Karnataka
ethnic groups * List of people from Karnataka
Karnataka

TOURISM

* Beaches * Dams * Forts * National Parks * Hindu Temples * Jain Temples * Waterfalls

AWARDS

* Karnataka
Karnataka
Ratna * Pampa Award * Nrupatunga Award * Basava
Basava
Puraskara * Rajyotsava Prashasti * Jakanachari Award * Varnashilpi Venkatappa Award

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Hindu Temples in Karnataka
Karnataka

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

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Gadag District

TALUKS

* Gadag
Gadag
* Shirhatti * Mundargi * Ron * Nargund

TOURIST PLACES

* Gadag
Gadag
* Lakkundi
Lakkundi
* Lakshmeshwar * Dambal *