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Kalgi is situated in Gulbarga District of Karnataka. This town is around 35 km east of Gulbarga. Popularly as Dakshina Kashi, Kalgi was once a well developed city - especially between 2nd and 7th centuries. It is believed that the place had more than 30 temples, most of them dedicated to Lord Shiva. Even today, ruins of several temples can be seen at Kalgi. Most of these temples resemble those of Aihole. Kalgi was once famous for Jain Temples dedicated to Lord Mahavir, Adinath, Neminath and other Tirthankars. However, today most of these temples lie in dilapidated state. Some rare Shivalings can be seen in Banashankari Temple and Kaleshwar temple. There is also a Suryanarayana temple here, dedicated to Surya. Ratkal, Tingli and Hatcheri are the nearby places. Hyderabad Airport and Gulbarga Railway Station are the nearest access points.

Updated on 5th March, 2016
District: Gulbarga
Location: Kalgi    


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