Annigeri

Annigeri

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Annigeri is a town in Navalgund taluk of Dharwad district in the state of Karnataka, India, located 20&nbsp;km west of Gadag en route to Hubli and 35&nbsp;km from Hubli-Dharwad.

Introduction

Annigeri is the birth place of great Kannada Poet Pampa.Annigeri is well known for the black stone temple Kalyani Chalukyas A temple of mythological figures supported by 76 columns, located in the Dharwad district, and has a Jain basadi of Parshwanatha.Annigeri also has temples dedicated to Banashankari, Basappa, Gajina Basappa and Hanuman.There is an ancient Veerabhadra temple near the railway station.

Annigeri has 7 mosques and 2 Veerashaiva Mathas.

History

Annigeri was an important political and cultural center in the past. Various kings like the Chalukyas, Yadavas and the Hoysalas annexed the town, which once formed part of the kingdoms of the Kalachuris.

Annigeri was the last capital of Chalukyas Someshwara 4 (during 1184-89) and it was headquarters of famous rich province of Belvola-300.

Annigeri comes under the core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity in the modern Karnataka state. The Amrtesvara Temple is the finest examples produced by the Kalyani Chalukyas (Western Chalukya architecture).

In 1157 the Kalachuris under Bijjala II captured Kalyani and occupied it...
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