The Amruteshwara Temple is situated in Annigeri town, Navalgund Taluq of Dharwad district in Karnataka. It is 25 km from Gadag. The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva. The Amruteshwara temple is a beautiful Black Stone temple and is the finest examples produced by the Kalyani Chalukyas (Western Chalukya architecture).

Location Amruteshwara Temple, Annigeri, Dharwad(Dist.), Karnataka


The Amruteshwara Temple, built in 1050, is a fine example of Kalyani Chalukya Architecture. The temple is built of black soapstone. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple has a roof is supported by 76 pillars. The walls of the temple are covered in carvings of mythological figures. This temple served as the model for later structures like the Mahadeva Temple at Itagi.


Annigeri is a historical town, which was an important part of the western Chalukyan Empire. It was also part of the Hoysalas, Yadavas and Kalachurya domain. For a short period, it even served as the capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas as the Kalachuryas seized their main capital, Kalyani. Annigeri is also famous as the birthplace of the first Kannada poet, Pampa. Annigeri was an important political and cultural center in the past.Various kings like the Chalukya dynasty, Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri and the Hoysala Empire annexed the town, which once formed part of the kingdoms of the Kalachuris of Kalyanis. Annigeri was the last capital of the Chalukyas, Someshwara 4 (during 1184-89) and it was headquarters of famous rich province of Belvola-300. Annigeri comes under the core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity in the modern Karnataka state.

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Temple timings : 6:00 AM To 5:30 PM

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The best time to visit this temple is between December and January. This is the time of the temple car festival, the Rathotsava, when an idol of Lord Amruteshwara is taken out in procession in a Ratha.

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