Gadag-Betageri is a city municipal council in Gadag district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Gadag District. The original city of Gadag and its sister city Betageri (or Betgeri) have a combined city administration. The municipality of Gadag-Betageri has a population of 172,813 and an area of 54.0956 km². Kanaginahal of Gadag is the birthplace of the first co-operative society in Asia.

The twin city municipality is situated 80 km from Dharwad and 60 km from Hubli, and lies on the Gutti-Vasco National Highway.


Viranarayana Temple
Viranarayana Temple
Gadag-Betageri is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Gadag-Betageri is located in India
Gadag-Betageri (India)
Coordinates: 15°25′00″N 75°37′00″E / 15.4167°N 75.6167°ECoordinates: 15°25′00″N 75°37′00″E / 15.4167°N 75.6167°E
Country India
 • TypeCity Municipal Council (CMC)
 • BodyGadag-Betageri CMC
 • Total54.01 km2 (20.85 sq mi)
654 m (2,146 ft)
 • Total172,813
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
582 101-103
Telephone code08372
ISO 3166 codeIN-KA
Vehicle registrationKA-26

Gadag style of architecture

Pillars at Sarasvati Temple in Gadag
Gadag style Ornate pillars at Sarasvati Temple, Trikuteshwara temple (complex) at Gadag

The Gadag style of Architecture[1], marked by Ornate pillars with intricate sculpture[2], originated during the period of the Western Chalukya (or Kalyani Chalukyas) king Someswara I, and it flourished for a period of 150 years (During 1050 CE to 1200 CE) during which period some 50 temples were built; some examples being: The Trikuteshwara temple complex at Gadag, The Kasivisvesvara temple, Lakkundi, The Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal, The Amriteshwara temple at Annigeri, etc.

Gadag inscription

  • The 'Gadag inscription'[3] of Vikramaditya VI, records that Taila took the head of Panchala by the terror of the pride of his arm in battle.
  • The inscription[3] reveals that the battle was fought on the bank of the Godavari & ocean river and a certain Kesava (son of Madhava), fought in the battle and won Taila’s admiration.
  • At the command of Sattiga (Satyashraya) in 1006 A.D., a Lenka Keta fell fighting at the battle of Unukallu, probably against the Cholas. An inscription',[3] dated in Saka 930 (1008 A.D.) of the reign of Satyashraya refers to the siege of the agrahara Kaldugu in the Belvola 300 by Desinga and the destruction of the forces because of the treachery of king Perggade.
  • The inscription[3] of Ballala recounts his victory as "And by force, he, the strong one, defeated with cavalry only, and deprived of his sovereignty, the general Brahmana whose army was strengthened by an array of elephants and who acquired 60 tusked elephants with a single tuskless elephant, when, on account of an insult, he was tearing the royal fortune from the family of the Kalachuris of Kalyani."

Notable citizens


As of 2011 India census,[9] Gadag-Betageri had a population of 172,813. Males constitute 86,165 of the population and females 86,648. Gadag-Betageri has an average literacy rate of 85.56%. The Sex ratio is about 1006 females per 1000 males to females. 18,419 of the population is under 6 years of age.

Kannada is the main and widely spoken language, English and Hindi are also spoken and understood.


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  2. ^ "Kalyani Chalukyan & chanakya temples". Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  3. ^ a b c d "CHAPTER 9. THE CALUKYAS AND THE KALACURYAS OF KALYANI. HISTORY – ANCIENT PERIOD, Chalukya" (PDF). Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Gadag" Retrieved September 9, 2012
  5. ^ Parvathi Menon "A movement for music" Frontline, Volume 22, Issue 12, 4–17 June 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2012
  6. ^ "Shri Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  7. ^ Amaresh Datta (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume Two) (Devraj To Jyoti) (Volume 2 ed.). Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. p. 1585. ISBN 81-260-1194-7. Retrieved 9 September 2012. Note: Google Book link
  8. ^ "Islamabad-bound athletes named" Deccan Herald(on-line), 21 March 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2012
  9. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

1. SAMAVASARAN (Research Articles-2015), Dr. Appanna N. Hanje, Vidyashree Prakashan, Alagawadi. 2. LAKKUNDIY BASADIGALU (2015), Dr. Appanna N. Hanje, Vidyashree Prakashan, Alagawadi.

External links

Gadag Junction railway station

Gadag Junction railway station (Station code: GDG) is a "B" Category Station under South Western Railway in Gadag district, Karnataka. It serves Gadag-Betageri. The station consists of 3 platforms. The station lies on Guntakal–Vasco da Gama section HDN-7A

and as well as it connects Gadag-Hotgi railway line.The Gadag-Hotgi railway line was converted from meter gauge to broad gauge in December 2008. Amenities at Gadag railway station include: computerized reservation office, waiting room, retiring room, free Wi-Fi facility, vegetarian and non-vegetarian refreshments, and book stall.

List of North Karnataka historical sites

This is a list of historically important places in North Karnataka.

List of districts in India

A district (zilā) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. In some cases districts are further subdivided into sub-divisions, and in others directly into tehsils or talukas. As of 2019 there are a total of 723 districts, up from the 640 in the 2011 Census of India and the 593 recorded in the 2001 Census of India.District officials include:

Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate or District Collector, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, in charge of administration and revenue collection

Superintendent of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service, responsible for maintaining law and order

Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service, entrusted with the management of the forests, environment and wildlife of the districtEach of these officials is aided by officers from the appropriate branch of the state government.

Most districts have a distinct headquarters; Mumbai City district (MC) in Maharashtra (MH) is an example which, despite forming a district, does not have a clear headquarters, though it does have a District Collector.Mahe of Puducherry is the smallest (9 km2) district of India by area while Kutch of Gujarat is the largest (45,652 km2) district of India by area.

North Karnataka

North Karnataka officially known as Uttara Karnataka also called Karu Nadu is a geographical region consisting of mostly semi-arid plateau from 300 to 730 metres (980 to 2,400 ft) elevation that constitutes the northern part of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is drained by the Krishna River and its tributaries the Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, and Tungabhadra. North Karnataka lies within the Deccan thorn scrub forests ecoregion, which extends north into eastern Maharashtra.

It includes the districts of Belagavi, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Bidar, Bellary, Gulbarga, Yadagiri, Raichur, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri and Koppal district.

Major cities in the region are Belagavi, Hubballi, Dharwad, Bellary, Bijapur, Gadag,Ranebennur, Koppal, Gangavati, Raichur, Yadagiri, Hospet and Bagalkot, Kalaburgi, Bidar,Chikodi ,Nipani, Gokak, Badami, Jamkhandi, Saundatti, Rabkavi Banhatti.

Though the region is semi-arid, part of Belagavi district receive enough rainfall to make them lush and green throughout the year. Belagavi district is quite big and though the north parts of the district are arid and receive less rainfall, the southern parts which are adjacent to North Canara district, like Londa, have an almost highland tropical climate. The stretch from Londa to Alnavar has some of the most dense and beautiful jungles on the Western coastal belt of India. They are part of the Western Ghats and their foothills which are now protected under National Wildlife laws.

Certain parts of the region are well irrigated by many largest multipurpose projects like Upper Krishna Irrigation Project that includes Basava Sagara and Almatti Dams, Tungabhadra Dam and many major and minor lift irrigation projects.

Notable difference from the regions of Old Mysore, Coastal Karnataka and Central Karnataka in terms of language, cuisine and culture, the region is well known for its contributions to the literature, arts, architecture, economy and politics of Karnataka.

Swachh Survekshan 2017

Every year, cities and towns across India are awarded with the title of 'Swachh Cities' on the basis of their cleanliness and sanitation drive as a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that was launched in 2014.

On 4 May 2017, the Centre released a list of cleanest cities. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Urban development minister, released the list, which was finalised by the Quality Council of India.

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