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Amargol Banashankari Temple

Amargol Banashankari Temple is located at Hubli in Karnataka, India. Many dynasties ruled Karnataka before India achieved independence. Karnataka was divided into many kingdoms during this time. Some were the Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara empire, and many others. These ruling dynasties had created many wonderful temples and monuments. They carved stones and rocks into magnificent beautiful structures.

Today let us find out more about one such beautiful creation, the temple located near Hubli.

If you happen to visit the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad, don’t miss out to explore the magnificent Banashankari Temple at Amargol.

What is The Amargol Banashankari Temple?

This temple dates back to the 13th century and was built by the Chalukyas. It is believed that Goddess Parvati came down to earth to kill a demon named Durgamasura. She was called Vanashankari meaning the goddess of the forest, now known as Banashankari.

The temple has Nagara style architecture and is a dvikuta shrine one housing the main deity of Banashankari and the other one has a Shivalinga.

The Navaranga Mandapa of this temple has beautiful pillars with carvings dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Shiva, and other gods. This temple is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

What are the timings for this temple?

The temple is open 24 hours.

Is parking available?

There is no dedicated parking space here. However, vehicles are usually parked at the entrance.

Is there a contact number?

Not available.

Are there any places to eat nearby?

No, there are no restaurants near the temple.

Where is Banashankari Temple located?

Banashankari Temple Amargol is located at a distance of around 10 km from Hubli railway station and around 4kms from Unkal lake. You can reach here by a bus (public transport). The bus stop is called called Amargol. After you get down, you will have to walk for around 500 meters in order for you to reach the temple.

Amargol, Hubli, Karnataka 580025, India

Other places of interest near Amargol Banashankari Temple

  • Unkal lake
  • Chandramoulishwara temple
  • Iskcon temple

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