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            Gadag district carved out of the erstwhile Dharwad district derives its name from Krutuka,Kratupur,Kardugu and later become Galadugu,Gadugu and utimately GADAG.District was created in 1997.Gadag district, the core area of Kalyani Chalukyas has many monuments (mainly Shiva temples, Jain Basadis) Kalyani Chalukyas propagated Jainism and built temples (known for architectural beauty).

Gadag
Gadag in Karnataka India
  Gadag
Subdistricts Gadag,Betgeri, Ron (city), Shirhatti, Nargund and Mundargi
Headquarters Gadag
Population 971,952
Density 275 /Km2
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 4656 km2
Code Pincode: 582101
Telephone: +91 (0) 837
Vehicle :KA-26
Website http://www.gadag.nic.in/
DAMBALA TEMPLE Maha Nandhi Someshwara_temple Bar headed goose
     General Profile
Climate:Gadag district has an agreeable and health climate. Within the district the southern belt has a more pleasant weather. Gadag district receives average annual rainfall of 612.5 mm and within the district the quantum of rainfall and the average number of rainy days decreases as on moves from west to east.
Economy:Gadag is predominantly an agriculture based district and cultivable land is the backbone of its economy. The main food crops are Jawar,Wheat, Maize and Pulses while the important commercial crops are Groundnut, Chillies, Onion , and Cotton. The major horticultural crops grown in the district are Pomegranate, Chickoo and flower. Irrigation:The Right Bank canal of Malaprabha Project located in neighbouring Savadatti taluka of Belgaum district irrigates the entire Nargund taluka ( all villages) and portion of Ron taluka ( 12 villages) The other sources are tanks, wells, borewells and lift irrigation.
     Tourism
Veeranarayana ,Brahma Jainalaya,Trikuteshwara temple,The Jaina temple and Dambala
Veeranarayana Temple: The legend goes to say that Naranappa better known as Kumaravyasa narrated the great epic before the lord by invoking the blessings of the Lord. The legend says that Naranappa got the inspiration to narrate the epic only during the time he sat before the Lord in a holy posture in a wet cloth dried up. Trikuteshwara temple complex has triple shrines, once housing Shiva, Brahma and Surya. The Saraswathi temple has the finest shining decorative pillars, and the Saraswathi image, and is one of the largest examples of Chalukya art. The Jaina temple at Lakkundi near Gadag forms the next step in the improvement of Kalyani Chalukyas[5] style introducing a greater ornamental effect in the treatment of the surface. Brahma Jainalaya was built by queen Attimabbe is the largest of many Jain temples in Lakkundi. This Basadi is dedicated to Mahavira, the most revered saint of Jainism. Famous for its grapes and Guavas, Dambala lies 20 kms from GADAG. It boasts of many fine temples ,the best being the Dodda Basappa temple. Kotumachagi:is at the distance of about 22 km from Gadag in this village famous for Someshwar temple and Hazarat-Zindashav-Ali darga and Durgadevi temple. This temple Darga is taken care by both Muslim and Hindus without any discrimination of caste.
     Culture:
          Gadag immediately brings to mind the name of Naranappa, popularly known as Kumara Vyasa, the author of Karnataka Bharata Kathamanjari. It is the classic Mahabharata in Kannada. Ganayogi Panchakshari Gawayi: The visually challenged singer Ganayogi Panchakshari Gawayi hailed from Gadag. His music school Veereshwara Punyashrama is a renowned institution in north Karnataka.
Weaving of Ambasi panje:Contrast bordered Lungi (Ambasi Phadiki Dhadi Panje) woven at Lakkundi, the Dhoti (Lingi), daily wear woven with a contrast border using traditional motifs.