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Veeranarayana (Lord Vishnu)Temple in Gadag Karnataka India

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Location: Gadag city Karnataka
Built in: 1117 AD
Built By:Hoysala empire King Vishnuvardhana
Dedicated to: Veeranarayana (Lord Vishnu)
Photography:Not Allowed
Significance:historical and religious significance
Temple Timing: All time open
Visiting Timing:1 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to feb
Nearest Railway Station: Gadag station   
Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport

More Iformation about Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

Veeranarayana Temple is located in Gadag city Karnataka 60 Km from Hubli.The temple was built in 1117 AD and built by  Hoysala empire King Vishnuvardhana.The temple is dedicated to Veeranarayana (Lord Vishnu).The Veeranarayana temple is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI).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. This temple attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year.A trinity of Lord Vishnu’s forms is completed by Lord Krishna standing under the Kalpavriksha Tree (wish fulfilling tree in Hindu mythology), playing a flute, his slender waist giving size zero women a run for their money.  Saints, gopikas, cowherds and cattle carved alongside have been listening to his music since the 13th century. According to the priest, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has granted this idol of Venugopala status of the most beautiful Krishna idol, though the claim is not verified by an online search.In the heart of the town is the Viranarayana temple. The famous Kannada poet Naranappa, popularly called as Kumara Vyasa is said to have composed the great epic Mahabharata in poetic form sitting in the main hall of this temple, inspired by the deity.The temple is located within a huge complex. Photography is not allowed inside hence I was not able to get much in my lenses, however there is nothing much on interest as well. The old structures are overshadowed by modern constructions.

History of  Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

The Hoysala King Bittideva was influenced by the great Vaishnava Saint Sri Ramanujacharya and converted to Vaishnavism from Jainism. He changed his name to Vishnuvardhana. He built several temples and this Veeranarayana temple is believed to be one among them. It is one of the Pancha Narayana Kshetras. The Kannada Poet Kumara Vyasa is believed to have composed his version of the Mahabharata in this temple.

Architecture of  Veeranarayana Temple Gadag 

The Veeranarayana Temple is an amalgam of various schools of architecture-Chalukya, Hoysala and Vijayanagara.At the entrance, two stone elephants with broken tusks, their legs bent with the strain, seem to be pulling the structure. A pillared hall then opens into a courtyard housing the beautifully sculpted temple on a star shaped platform typical of the Hoysala style of architecture, its shape accentuated by a colourful hedge at its periphery.
A dhwajastambha (flag staff) in front of the rather squat main structure, has a ‘naamam’ at the base, indicating the main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu. Lathe-turned, glossy black ornamented pillars line the main ‘mandap’ or hall leading to the trikuta (three towers) layout – the main idol of Lord Veeranarayana in the centre facing East, Lord Venugopala facing North and Lord Yoganarasimha facing south. The temple is decorated with carved columns.

Nearest Tourist Attraction of  Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

Trikuteshwara Temple
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Bhavanishankar Temple
Siddharoodha Math
Sathodi and Magod Falls
Lakkundi-Sri.Kumbara Beedi Eshwara

Nearest Hotel of  Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

Keshav Clarks Inn
Hubli Road, Mulgund Naka, Gadag 582 103, India

Shanbhag Towers International
Shanbhag Circle | College Road, Hospet 583 201, India

Royal Orchid Central Kireeti 4.0 Star Hotel
Station Road, Hospet 583239

Cynosure Hotel
343, 4th Road, Ward, Opp. State Bank of India
Station-Road, Hospet 583201

Krishna Palace 3.0 Star Hotel
Station Road | Bellary District, Hospet 583201
65.3 km from Trikuteshwara Temple

Hotel Priyadarshini
No. 5/45 A, Station Road, Hospet 583201

Hampi's Boulders
Narayanpet,2km from Basapur Village,Hampi 583227

Samrat Ashok Hotel
Lamington Road, Hubli-Dharwad 580020

Hotel Metropolis
Koppikar Road, Hubli-Dharwad 580020

How To Reach  Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Veeranarayana Temple Gadag Karnataka.The KSRTC Buses available and Gadag is well connected major cities.You can go to Gadag or Hubli and then proceed to the Veeranarayana Temple. The bus route from Dambala to Shirhatti is around 35 kilometres and from here you can reach Veeranarayana Temple Gadag.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Gadag station.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Hubli Airport.

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