Address: HulgiKoppalKarnatakaIndia, Get Direction
Food & Snacks: Available
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Other Info: Temple will be rush on Tuesdays, Fridays, Amavasya & Pournami
Timings: Daily 7 AM to 8 PM. Contact: 9483216222
The well-known temple of Shri Huligemma Devi is located in Munirabad town, also known as Huligi, in the Koppal district of Karnataka. Dating back to over 1000 years, this Huligemma temple is believed to be self-manifested in the form of a rock. The temple is situated at a scenic location on the banks of the majestic Tungabhadra river. Many tourists will visit this temple from different places.
The temple has an edict from 1088 AD which proclaims that this place Huligi was gifted to Chaturvedi Bhatta by the Chalukyan emperor Vikramaditya the VIth. Chaturvedi Bhatta also built a canal from the Tungabhadra to help the people with the cultivation of crops around this area. The temple enclosure also comprises 25 feet high Dhwaja Stambh where the annual temple festival, the Huligemma Jaatre, takes place.
Highlights of Huligi
This area and the Koppal district as a whole is well-known for the manufacturing of toys and images by Chitragars. Other trades in this district include weaving, pottery, and preparing combs from horns. Being culturally and artistically rich, this village attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists throughout the year and The Tungabhadra Dam was constructed at a short distance from here which enriched the surroundings even more.
|2&3 Wheeler Pooja||50.00|
|4 Wheeler Pooja||100.00|
|Mukutalankara Seve (Silver)||1001.00|
|Mukutalankara Seve (Gold)||2001.00|
|Dashami Dindina Seve||2501.00|
Places to visit
Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient village situated in the eastern side of the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the center of the Hindu dynasty of Vijayanagara and dates to the 14th century. Hampi was one of the most prosperous, grand, and wealthy cities near the Tungabhadra river. During its time, the Hampi-Vijayanagara was the 2nd largest city after Beijing in the medieval era. It attracted traders from Persia and Portugal and was probably India’s richest cities of those times.
Pampa Sagar, or better known as Tungabhadra Dam, is constructed on the Tungabhadra river in Munirabad in the Koppal district of Karnataka. The main functions of the dam are flood control, producing hydroelectricity, and serving irrigation for the surrounding areas. The Tungabhadra project was started as a joint venture of the Madras Presidency and the Hyderabad State in 1949 and later became a joint project of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh during its completion in 1953.
Badami in Bagalkot District is situated picturesque at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills and a beautiful expansive tank. Badami has exquisite cave temple belonging to the golden period of the Chalukyan rule. There are four cave temples – all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. The first cave temple has exquisite carving of Nataraja embodying 81 posed. The third cave is dedicated to Vishnu and is the largest and most ornamental. The fresco paintings in the cave resemble those of Ajanta. Overlooking the cave temples is a large tank around which are temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The Bhutanatha temples also are near to Cave temple.
Sanapur Lake, a serene reservoir located about 4km away from Virpapura Gadde. It is a fantastic place to spend a few hours. a lot of travellers can be seen swimming around in the lake and some even try cliff jumping from above some of the tall rocks that line the shore.