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Shambu Enagi

Shambu Enagi4.3/5

3 reviews

Nice place having malaprabha river dam and 5 km ye

Yallamma temple peaceful grace to darshan of yallamma temple before darshan having Bath in jogul bhavi natural water coming from hill really great experience apart from having Sri parashuram, anjaney temple especially will get special type of banana must buy
Near dam garden most enjoyable place for kids
I have enjoyed lot

Prakash Manjrekar

Prakash Manjrekar3.2/5

60 reviews

Shri Yellamma Renuka Devi temple, Saundatti

Yallammagudda Temple situated in the district has numerous visitors from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra. Yellamma is worshiped as the Goddess of the fallen, in the Hindu pantheon. Legends say that Yellamma is the incarnation of Kali, who on one hand symbolizes the death of ego, and on the other hand is the mother who is compassionate about her children. Saundatti is popular for the wonderful and ancient temple dedicated to Goddesss Renuka also called as Yellamma. The temple is situated on Yellammagudda, which is about distance of 5 Km from Saundatti . Saundatti Yellamma Temple is built in the Chalukyan and Rashtrakuta Style of architecture and the Carvings indicate the Jain architecture. Saundatti Yellamma Temple houses multiple shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Mallikarjun, Parshuram, Eknath, Siddeshwar in its premises.

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Saundatti Overview

Saundatti, also known as Savadatti, is one of the oldest towns in the Belgaum District of Karnataka, situated at a distance of 78 km from.Belgaum City. Historically known as Sugandavarti, the town used to be the capital of the Ratta Dynasty, between the period of 875 and 1230 AD.

Traces of the Ratta Dynasty and the Rashtrakuta Dynasty are seen in the form of two pillars present in this town. These pillars are situated at the Belgaum Fort and are known for their inscriptions in the Nagari script that belong to year 1199 AD and are attributed to Ratta king Kartaveerya IV.

Apart from these pillars, the ancient temples of this town also contribute to the town’s historical significance. The most popular temples of Saundatti include Yallammagudda, Shirasangi Shri Kalika Devi Temple, Savadatti Temples, Puradeshwara Temple, Navilatirtha and Ankeshwara Temple.

The town also has a popular water reservoir named Renuka Sagara, which is formed by the water of Navilatirtha Dam. This reservoir touches the low-lying areas of Saundatti at a spot called Jogulabhavi, which forms the site for Navilatirtha Temple.

The Yallammagudda Temple is dedicated to the goddess Yellamma and is a popular pilgrimage site of the town, for Shakti devotees. Shirasangi Shri Kalika Devi Temple lies 25 km away from the town and is said to be the place where Shringa Maharishi worshiped Shri Kalikadevi.

Savadatti Temples is a group of temples dedicated to different deities and the largest one amongst these is dedicated to Venkateshwara. Puradeshwara Temple is made in the later Chalukya style while the Ankeshwara Temple is famous for its inscription carved wall.

The town of Saundatti is accessible through the Hubli Airport, situated at a distance of 50 km from it, as well as through Dharwad Railway Station, which is situated 40 km away from it.

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Saundatti, Karnataka

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Ramakrishnan Subbiah

View of the mountains
Saundatti, Karnataka

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Prakash Manjrekar

Temple of Saundatti
Saundatti, Karnataka

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Prakash Manjrekar

Amazing view of temple at Saundatti

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