Davangere, where the Durgambika Temple is located has a rich history. It was part of the Nolambavadi province of the Chalukya times. It changed hands from Chalukyas to Pandyas, Hoysalas, and the Vijayanagara kings. After the fall of the Vijayanagara Empire, Davangere was for some time under the control of the Palayagar Nayaks. Then the Marathas ruled here for some time. It was then taken over by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and late by the Mysore Maharajas. During this period, Davangere became an important and prosperous textile center.
It is said that around 200 years ago, a stone was brought from Dugatti Village and installed in this temple and worshipped as Durga Devi. In 1932, this shrine was converted into the beautiful Durgambika Temple. The presiding deity is Durgambika, known variously as Durgamma, Durgambika, and Durgavva.
Timings to visit
06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Best time to visit
October – March
Tuesdays and Fridays are special days each week here. The major festival in this area is the temple fair or Jatre held every two years. This would be an ideal time to visit the place.
How to Reach
By Air: Hubli Airport – 162 km
By Train: Dhavanagere Railway Station – 6.7 km, Hubli Junction – 176 km.
By Road: Dhavanagere KSRTC Bus Stand – 7.9 km, Hubli – 170 km
Durgambika Temple, Ramnagar, Shri Ramanagara, Davanagere, Karnataka 577003, India.
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