Gabbur Overview

Ranked 8 of 16 sightseeing in Raichur

Gabbur village is situated in the Deodurg Taluk, of Raichur District and is famous for its old temples. In earlier times, this place used to be a centre of education and was recognised by the name of Gopuragrama.

The most significant temples amongst these include Bangara Basappa, Basaveshwara, Ishwara, and Hanuman Temple. Apart from these, there are also some ruined temples in the place combined with two to three mathas, several cisterns and a gateway called Chandi-gage that has a temple on either side of it.

There is also a Male-Shankara Temple here, which is built of rough gray stone. This temple is situated on a high plinth and its carvings are quite plain owing to the rough nature of its stone. There are two inscriptional tablets on its northern and western entrances and a large cistern has been built in front of it.

An inscription from 1109 AD present here belongs to the reign of Vikramaditya VI of the Chalukyas. However, it is said that it originally belonged to a Jaina temple of Gabbur called Brahma-Jinalaya or Nagara-Jinalaya. At that time, this place was called Gobbur or Hiriya and used to be an agrahara town.

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