GADAG DISTRICT is a district in the state of
Karnataka, India . The
district formed in 1997, when it was split from the
Dharwad District .
As of 2011, the
Gadag District had a population of 971,952 (of which
35.21 percent was urban as of 2001). The overall population increased
by 13.14 percent from 1991 to 2001. The
Gadag District borders the
Bagalkot District on the north, the
Koppal District on the east, the
Bellary District on the southeast, the
Haveri District on the
Dharwad District on the west and the Belgaum District
on the northwest. The district features monuments (primarily
Hindu temples) from the
Western Chalukya Empire
Western Chalukya Empire .
Gadag District has
seven tehsils :
Gadag-Betgeri , Ron ,
* 1 Historical sites
* 2 Demographics
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
* 4 Notable People from
* 5 Independence movement
* 7 Wind-power generation
* 8 See also
* 9 References
* 10 External links
Saraswati temple at
Trikuteshwara temple complex,
Someshwara temple at
Lakshmeshwara Front of Kalkaleshwara
Gajendragad Twin-towered temple at
Doddabasappa Temple at
The town has 11th- and 12th-century monuments; the temple of Veera
Narayana and the
Trikuteshwara complex are sites of religious and
historic importance. One of the two main
Jain temples is dedicated to
Trikuteshwara temple complex:
Trikuteshwara temple was built by the early
Chalukyas between the
sixth and the eighth centuries, exemplifying Chalukya architecture.
The temple is dedicated to
* Veeranarayana Temple:
The temple, believed to have been built during the 11th century,
attracts many devotees a year.
* Jumma Masjid:
The Muslim Jumma Masjid has a capacity of 600. During the 17th and
Gadag was ruled by Muslim kings and the
being incorporated by the East India Company.
Lakshmeshwara is in
Shirahatti , and is known for its Hindu and Jain
temples and mosques. The Someshwara temple complex has a number of
Shiva in its fort-like compound.
Chalukya monuments include the Jodi Gopura and Mallikarjuna temples
and large Ganesha and Nandi statues.
About 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Gadag,
Lakkundi was the residence
of the Chalukyan kings. It is known for its 101 stepwells (known as
kalyani or pushkarni) and its Hindu and
Jain temples. A sculpture
gallery is maintained by the
Archaeological Survey of India
Archaeological Survey of India .
Dambal is known for its 12th-century Chalukya
Doddabasappa Temple .
Biggest city after
Gadag city in
Gajendragad is known
for its hill fort and Kalakaleshwara temple. Nagavi
Famous Yellamma devi temple loacated, With hill view choultry is
under construction .Just 8 km from
Gadag Center.Political rich village
Harti has a number of Hindu temples. The Shri Basaveshwara Temple has
an annual festival featuring a procession. Other temples, such as the
Parvati Parameshwara temple (Uma Maheshwara Temple), have stone
carvings from the Chalukya period.
About 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Gadag, the agricultural village is
also known for its Someswar and Durgadevi temples.
Chamarasa , author
Prabhulingaleele , was born nearby. Naregal
Home to the largest
Jain temple built by the
About 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Gadag, the village is known for old
Belavanaki about 33 km from Gadag,the village is known for newly
carved statue of Veerabhadra which is considered to be best kind of
sculpture in recent time and, earlier village was part of
Belavalanaadu-300 or Belvola-300 therefore from that its name was
derived.It is also Birthplace of well known social activist S. R.
Hiremath . Ron
Ron's historic monuments include Anantsayee Gudi, Isvara Gudi, Isvara
Temple, Kala Gudi, Lokanatha Temple, Mallikarjuna Gudi, Parsvanath
Jain temple and the Somlingesvara temple.
About 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Gadag, the agricultural village is
known for the Shri Ugra Narsimha, Dattatreya, Virupakhshalinga and
Rama temples. Statues of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita were installed by
Brahma Chaitanya . Writer and critic Kirtinath
Kurtakoti hailed from
Known for its role in the 1857 revolt and its 17th-century fort
and1980s Peasant movement durong Gundurao as a chief minister of
Karnataka. and also birthplace of senior leader of Jana Sangh
Jagannathrao Joshi . Doni Tanda RayaraTemple
About 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Gadag, and known for wind-power
About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Gadag, and known for its Shri Rama
Temple and statues of Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita Antur Bentur
About 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Gadag, the agricultural village is
known for the Shri Jagadguru Budimahaswamigala Sanstan math Antur
Bentur – Hosalli. The matha is cared for by both Muslims and Hindus.
According to the 2011 census the district has a population of
1,065,235, roughly equal to that of
Cyprus or the US state of Rhode
Island . This ranks it 426th in India (out of a total of 640 ). The
district has a population density of 229 inhabitants per square
kilometre (590/sq mi). Its population growth rate from 2001 to 2011
was 9.61 percent. The district has a sex ratio of 978 females for
every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 75.18 percent.
MAGADI BIRD SANCTUARY
Magadi Bird Sanctuary , created at the Magadi reservoir, is 26
kilometres (16 mi) from
Gadag on the Gadag-Bangalore Road, 8
kilometres (5.0 mi) from
Shirhatti and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from
Lakshmeshwar. It is known for migratory species such as the bar-headed
goose , which feed on fish and agricultural crops.
NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM GADAG DISTRICT
Kumara Vyasa (born in Koliwada ) and
Chamarasa are known for
their translation of the Mahabharata into
Kannada (Karnata Bharatha
Kathamanjari) and Prabhulingaleele, respectively.
Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayi
Bhimsen Joshi Hindustani singer
* Rajguru Guruswami Kalikeri A noted Writer/Musician,Winner
Karnataka State Rajyotsva award,Santha
Shishunala Sharif Award,
Karnataka Kalashree, etc.
Sunil Joshi (cricketer)
S. R. Hiremath
* Aluru Venkata Rayaru
* Yousuf Ali Soudagar. A noted cricketer who played Srinos trophy.
Unification of Karnataka
Unification of Karnataka
Huilgol Narayana Rao , Shankar Rao Kampli, Marthandarao Nargundkar
and their followers contributed to India's independence struggle.
The first cooperative in India was founded over 100 years ago in
Kanaginahal , and K. H. Patil aided in its modernisation.
The district generates wind power at Kappatagudda,binkatti,mulgand
Tourism in North Karnataka
Mahadeva Temple (Itagi)
Belavanaki (ಬೆಳವಣಿಕಿ )
* ^ "
Jain monuments in North Karnataka". Dr. A. V. Narasimha
Murthy. Archived from the original on 23 August 2009. Retrieved 25
* ^ A B C D E F "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011.
Retrieved 30 September 2011.
* ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country
Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
July 2011 est.
* ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived
from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
Rhode Island 1,052,567
* ^ "Magadi tank, Biodiversity hotspots of Karnataka". Dr. A. V.
Narasimha Murthy. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
* ^ "Co-op. movement took its birth here". The Hindu. Chennai,
India. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
* ^ "About Gadag". Retrieved 13 April 2009.