Dodda basappa temple, belavaniki

Distance: 31 km from gadag

Dodda basappa temple, belavaniki

Dodda basappa temple, belavaniki


            Dodda basappa temple is an ancient temple in the belavaniki village. The temple may be related to 11th – 12th century. Dodda basappa temple is a renowned temple among the farmer community in the region. Basappa means basavanna or nandi, even though it’s called as dodda basappa gudi It’s a shiva temple with a shiva linga in the garbha graham. Only a basavanna statue is there infront of the shivalinga in the mantapa of the temple with some small artistic sculpture. the temple gopura is in the hexagonal shape which is unique compare to other ancient temples in the region. The mantapa stands on many plane pillars. Some inscriptions related to establishment and renovation of this temple is available in the temple premise.

How to reach:

Dodda basappa temple, Belavaniki

Belavaniki is 23km from naragund, and 19 km from rona

Distance from state capital Bangalore to Belavaniki is 410 km

Distance from Hubli to Belavaniki is 65 km

Distance from district headquarter Gadag to Belavaniki is 31km

Public and private vehicles are available from naragund and rona.

Nearby Railway station : Gadag, Hubballi

Nearby Airport : Hubballi, Banglore

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Nearby attractions : kurtkoti, gadag, hombal, dambal, nargund, beldhadi, harti, kappatagudda, lakkundi, trikuteshwar temple, veer narayan temple gadag, horti, laxmeshwara, papanashi, Rona, sudi, kotamuchagi, gajendragad, basaveshwar statue, sankeshwar, itagi, kuknoor, Ahihole, badami, pattadakal, gudur. 


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