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World Heritage Site
Sri.Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
How to reach Unkal?
Other temples in 30 km range from Sri.Veerabhadra Swamy temple, Unkal
Inner view of Veerabhadra Temple
600 Meters Above MSL
Description about the temple
Sri.Veerabhadra temple is closely situated to Chandramouleshwara temple and you can ask anyone. This temple original housed a Shiva Linga, but now a recently sculpted Sri.Veerabhadra image is worshipped. One can visibly notice the bust figure of Veerbhadra which is beautifully carved but destroyed some extent and only bust is available, this is kept outside the temple without any protection. The image is very furious and it is decorated with a snake and a trishula. It is kept to the left of the temple.
There is another image to the right of the temple and it appears to be that of a Sarasvathi or Parvathi, I am not sure, as it was completely covered with saree and I did not want to disturb it. But this too is great work and it is left in the open without any protection.
Not covered under any act
Currently Not Protected by any Department.
No of Kutas
Ground Plan and Elevation
How to reach Unkal
From Bangalore 410 kms
From DHQ Dharwad 12 kms
Bangalore-Hubli via NH 4. Belgaum-Dharwad-Hubli via NH4 Mysore-Channarayapatna-Arasikere-Shimoga-Harihar-Haveri-Hubli. Kumta-Honnavar-Sirsi-Mundgod-Hubli
Hubli is well connected by Road from all over India. People travelling from Mumbai Pune can reach it by NH4. People from Southern Karnataka can approach Hubli in several good NH and SH. Unkal is hardly 5kms from City Center and can be reached in a maximum of 15 minutes.
Hubli is a major junction and is also the headquarters for South Western Railway. It is well connected with all major cities in Karnataka as well as rest of India. (There are direct trains from Bangalore, Mysore, Arsikere, Hospet, Gulbarga, Gadag, etc.,)
Hubli has an operational domestic airport which is about 10kms from the city center.
Near by Temples to visit
Near by temples in about 30 kms radial distance. Note : The actual road distance might vary please enquire locally. The temples are listed from South to North Direction.
Old Hubli - Mudi Hanumantha
Old Hubli - Trikuat Temple at Hubli
Unkal - Sri.Chandra Mouleshwara
Amargol - Sri.Banashankari
Amenities and other useful details
Restaurant : Near Old Bus Stand one can find good restaurants, also one can find good places to eat in Kopika road, Gadag road and Station road as well.
Hotel: Lot of hotels are available to stay in and around Hubli. The one next to Unkal lake is also beautiful to stay.
ATM: All major banks have ATM and several branches in Hubli, so nothing much to worry about it. So better withdraw cash before you start from Hubli.
Transportation: To reach this temple, take an auto rickshaw and ask him to go to Unkal cross on the old Hubli Dharwad road, just before the Unkal lake you have to take deviation and reach Unkal village. Upon reaching, anyone in the village can guide you to this temple.
Fuel Station: Plenty of fuel stations on Dharwad Hubli road, so do not worry about it.
Health Care: Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences is the major hospital available inside the city. This is hardly 2 kms from Unkal on the same Dharwad - Hubli road.
Contact: You can contact Mr.Ravi at Siddharooda Matha, who is aware of this temple, he can reached on 9620271858. He can take you around the temples in Hubli and he charges very nominal and very co-operative.
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