Betageri is a city municipal council in
Gadag district in the
state of Karnataka, India. It is the administrative headquarters of
Gadag District. The original city of
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.
Gadag is the birthplace of the
first co-operative society in Asia.
The twin city municipality is situated 80 km from
60 km from Hubli, and lies on the Gutti-Vasco National Highway.
Gadag style of architecture
3 Notable citizens
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Gadag style of architecture
Gadag style Ornate pillars at Sarasvati Temple,
(complex) at Gadag
Gadag style of Architecture, marked by Ornate pillars with
intricate sculpture, originated during the period of the Western
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,
Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal, The Amriteshwara temple
at Annigeri, etc.
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 & ocean river and a certain Kesava (son of Madhava),
fought in the battle and won Taila’s admiration.
At the command of Sattiga (Satyashraya) in 1006 A.D., a Lenka Keta
fell fighting at the battle of Unukallu, probably against the Cholas.
An inscription', dated in Saka 930 (1008 A.D.) of the reign of
Satyashraya refers to the siege of the agrahara Kaldugu in the Belvola
300 by Desinga and the destruction of the forces because of the
treachery of king Perggade.
The inscription of Ballala recounts his victory as And by force,
he, the strong one, defeated with cavalry only, and deprived of his
sovereignty, the general Brahmana whose army was strengthened by an
array of elephants and who acquired 60 tusked elephants with a single
tuskless elephant, when, on account of an insult, he was tearing the
royal fortune from the family of the Kalachuris of Kalyani.
Kumara Vyasa -
Gadag immediately brings to mind the name of Naranappa,
popularly known as Kumara Vyasa, the author of Karnata Bharata
Kathamanjari. It is the classic
Mahabharata in 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
Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai, visually challenged singer from Gadag.
His music school Veereshwara Punyashrama  is a renowned
institution in north Karnataka.
Puttaraj Gawai, recipient of the "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, 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 State 2003 Award Karnataka
Kalashree 2014 Award Jugadguru Renukacharya Award
Sunil Joshi, cricketer, born in Gadag.
Huilgol Narayana Rao, writer of "Udayavagali namma cheluva kannada
nadu" the anthem which heralded the birth of
Vijay Sankeshwar, businessman, founder of VRL Group, Vijaya Karnataka
newspaper and Vijayavani.
Vilas Nilgund, runner, who represented
India in 100 metre sprint, and
As of 2011[update]
India census, Gadag-
Betageri had a population of
172,813. Males constitute 86,165 of the population and females 86,648.
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 is the main and widely spoken language, English and
also spoken and understood.
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