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Bankapura




An historical site, Bankapura is famous for the temples of Ranganatha Nagareshwara and Siddheshwara. Under the Chalukyaís, many beautiful temples were built here, but during the invasion of Ali Adilshahi in about 1567 most of the temples were destroyed.

A fort, now in ruins, at Bankapura houses the Ranganatha Nagareshwara temple, which has 60 pillars carved out of grey stone. There is also a beautiful mosque in the fort. The place is of historical significance to Jains. Adipuran, a Jain religious text was composed here.

Bankapura is situated at a distance of 20 km from Yalavigi railway station on Pune- Bangalore line. Dharwad and Hubli are the major towns nearby.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Haveri
Location: Bankapura    

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