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Of what essence would be a tour if it doesn’t bring you closer to yourself? Escape to the world of divine at the endless number of temples and shrines in Karnataka, that will not just trigger your spiritual energy, but also introduce you to the kinds of faith that people have sustained through times unknown.
Sharana-Basaveshwara-Temple

Sharana Basaveshwara Temple

| Heritages, Spirituals
The Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a shrine dedicated to a noble saint who lived amidst the commons in the 18th century, but transcended the conventions of the commons in order to make lives better for them. Shree Sharana Basaveshwara, as he was called, was a Lingaith saint who upheld the ...
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Buddha Vihar

Buddha Vihar

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Inaugurated by the President of India and the spiritual Buddhist Guru Dalai Lama himself, the Buddha Vihar of Gulbarga is rapidly emerging as the Buddhist pilgrimage centre of South India. Owned by the Siddharth Vihar trust, the Buddha Vihar is built in typical Buddhist style of architecture with imposing dome ...
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Mallikarjuna-Temple

Mallikarjuna Temple

| Heritages, Spirituals
The Mallikarjuna temple is located in the town of Kuruvatti (also spelt Kuruvathi) in the Bellary district was constructed in the early 12th century rule of the Western Chalukya Empire. The building material used is soapstone. Art historian Adam Hardy classifies the architectural style and guild involved in the construction ...
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Siddhesvara-Temple

Siddhesvara Temple

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The Siddhesvara Temple built of soapstone is located in the town of Haveri and is considered an ornate example of 12th century Western Chalukyan art and is well known for the many loose sculptures of Hindu deities that exist in it. However, inscriptional evidence would suggest that the initial consecration ...
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Galageshwar-Temple

Galageshwar Temple

| Heritages, Spirituals
Galaganath formerly known as Palluni, is a small village located near Haveri, in the Haveri District, where the famous Galageshwar Shiva Temple built during the rule of the Western Chalukyas is located. This large temple faces east and is situated along the Tungabhadra River. The rivers Tunga and Varada join ...
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Tarakeshwara-Temple

Tarakeshwara Temple

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The Tarakeshwara or Tarakeshvara Temple is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to Shiva as Tarakeswara located in Hangal. It also houses a temple to Shiva's vahana, Nandi, and his son Ganesha. The complex is a listed monument of the Archaeological Survey of India. It also has three memorial stones which ...
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Brahma-Jinalaya

Brahma Jinalaya

Brahma jinalaya is in Lakkundi which is located in Gadag District, and is a tiny village on the way to Hampi (Hosapete) from Hubballi which is about 14 km from Dambal and 25 km from Mahadeva Temple (Itagi). It was built by queen Danachintamani Attimabbe and is the largest of ...
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Trikuteshwara-Temple

Trikuteshwara Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Saraswathi, the Trikuteshwara Temple of Gadag is another architectural masterpiece of Karnataka. The temple is said to have been planned by the great sculptor ‘Amara Shilpi – Jakanachari’, and is another feather on the cap of Chalukya style of architecture. The sanctum of the ...
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Harihareshwara-Temple

Harihareshwara Temple

| Heritages, Spirituals
Located at the serene banks of the great tributary Thungabhadra, Harihara is a city in Davangere, that houses the infamous Harihareshwara Temple of Karnataka. The city is also called ‘Dakshina Kashi’, and is connected to every major city of Karnataka by road and railways. An artefactfrom the times of the ...
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Kedareshvara-Temple

Kedareshvara Temple

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Balligavi, known by various other names such as Belagami, Belligave, etc., is a town located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is said that during the 11th and 12th centuries, this place was of learning importance, and has also been recognised as ‘Anadi Rajadhani’ or ancient capital of Karnataka. ...
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Chandramouleshwara-Temple

Chandramouleshwara Temple

Unkal is a beautiful tourist attraction located 3 kilometres north of Hubli, famously known for its natural Unkal Lake. But the bigger attraction of the area is the 9 centuries old Chandramouleshwara Temple, which stands as an evidence of the rich architectural heritage of Karnataka, and of Chalukya architecture in ...
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Avani

Avani

Avani, Known as the Gaya of the south is a small village in Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district about ten miles from Kolar Gold Fields. The village is located at 32 km from Kolar, the district centre and 32 km 13 km from Mulbagal, the Taluk headquarters and is a popular ...
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Siddaganga Matha

Siddaganga Matha

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Siddaganga Matha is a village located in the Tumakuru district. The history of Sree Siddaganga Mutt starts from 14th century. The Holy names associated with the establishment and the growth of the Mutt is as follows; Sree Hardanahalli Gosala Siddeshwara Swamigalu (c1300 - 1350) Sree Hardanahalli Shankaracharya Swamigalu (c1393) Sree ...
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Kolaramma Temple

Kolaramma Temple

Kolaramma is the presiding deity of the town of Kolar and the Kolaramma temple is thousand years old, built by the Cholas in the South Indian style where Goddess Parvathi is worshipped. Another deity of this temple is Chelamma or the scorpion goddess. People believe that by praying at the ...
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Kalleshwara Temple

Kalleshwara Temple

| Heritages, Spirituals
Bagali, a place in the Davangere district of Karnataka houses this infamous Kalleshwara temple. The construction of the temple spanned the rule of two dynasties in the province, the Rashtrakuta dynasty, and the Western Chalukya Empire. Built of soapstone, the architecture of this temple can be distinguished by a closed ...
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Kaivara

Kaivara

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Kaivara Narayana Thata (Kannada), or Narayana Thatayya (Telugu) was a bilingual poet who lived in the late 18th and early 19th century. He has composed ‘Keerthanas’, which are poems in the praise of the Lord in both the languages, and they were later made famous through the voice of Sri ...
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Saavira Kambada Basadi

| Heritages, Spirituals
Moodabidre, known as the ‘Jaina Kashi’ or the ‘Jaina Varanasi’ of the South, houses 18 Jain temples or basadis located close to each other in the town. The most famous and artistic among them is the Saavira Kambada Basadi or the ‘thousand pillar temple’, located at the heart of the ...
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ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple

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Sri Radha Krishna Temple has deities of Radha and Krishna located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The temple is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. The project was conceived and ...
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Banavasi

| Heritages, Spirituals
Banavasi also known as Konkanapura is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada District which is about 374kms from Bangalore, Karnataka is surrounded by forest area and villages, with the Varada river flowing around it on three sides . Huen Tsang the Chinese traveler-monk who was in India between 630-644 ...
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Places of Worship in Mysore

Places of Worship in Mysore

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Situated at the foot of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the most famous tourist attraction of not just Karnataka, but entire India. Previously, the state of Karnataka was called Mysore and this area was the capital of the state. Even after that changed, Mysore, also known as ‘The Palace City’, remains ...
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Sri Krishna Matha

Sri Krishna Matha

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Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to God Krishna located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka is known throughout the world for its religious customs, traditions, and learning in Dvaita or Tatvavaada philosophy was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. ...
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Talakaveri

Talakaveri

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Talakaveri is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri is located by Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka. A tank or kundike has been erected on a hillside by kodavas, at the place that is said to be the origin. It ...
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Sringeri

Sringeri

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Sringeri, also written as Shringeri is a hill town and taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka and is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE. ...
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Kudalasangama

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Kudalasangama in India is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) from the Almatti Dam in Bagalkot district of Karnataka state. The Krishna and Malaprabha River rivers merge here and flow east towards Srisaila (another pilgrim center) Andhra ...
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Gokarna

Gokarna

| Beaches, Spirituals
Gokarna is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka. The main temple and deity is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabhaleshwara. Gokarna means Cow's Ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged ...
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Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala

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Dharmasthala is an Indian temple town on the banks of the Nethravathi River in the Belthangadi taluk of the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. The town is known for its Dharmasthala Temple which houses the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the Dharma Daivas (guardian spirits of Dharma) namely ...
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Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola

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Shravanabelagola, a city located in the Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 158km from Bangalore. Shravanabelagola "White Pond of the Shravana" is named with reference to the colossal image of Gommaṭa - the prefix Sravaṇa serves to distinguish it from other Belagolas with the prefixes Hale- ...
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Murudeshwara

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"Murudeshwara" also the other name of the Hindu god Shiva, is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is Famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue along the beach side. The MurudeshwaraTemple and Raja Gopura is built on the Kanduka ...
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