Virupakshling temple, Kurtakoti

Distance: 15 km from gadag

Virupakshling temple, Kurtakoti

Virupakshling temple, Kurtakoti


            Virupaksh ling temple is a 11th century temple in the kurtakoti village near hulkoti. Virupaksha linga is a shiva temple with shivalinga in the garbha graham, it has a old small cave just below the temple which is also a shiva linga garbha graham, the ancient temple is renovated now and some other small temples like ganesha, hanuman temples are built in the premise, nagaraj temple with 4ft high artistic naga devata statue is a special among latest temples. As devotees steps towards the temple from steps a shiva statue will appear on the top of the temple which is newly established. The entire temple is decorated with some statues like elephant and others. Datti phalaka or ancient inscription about the temple establishment can be seen in front of the temple. The lake just behind the temple will be spectacular in the rainy season.

How to reach:

Virupakshlinga temple, near lake, kurtakoti.

Distance from state capital Bangalore to Kurtakoti is 385 km

Distance from Hubli to Kurtakoti is 50 km

Distance from district headquarter Gadag to Kurtakoti is 15km

Public and private vehicles are available from Gadag.

Nearby Railway station : Gadag, Hubballi

Nearby Airport : Hubballi, Banglore

Stay :

Nearby Hotel and resort Facility at Gadag and Hubballi.


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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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