Shri Veeranarayana temple in Gadag is built by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana.The temple is a mixture of Chalukya, Hoysala and Vijayanagara sculptures.The main entrance gate reminds us the Vijayanagara Art.Inside GarudaGamba and Rangamantap are in the manner of Hoysala sculpture.

Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu/Veera Narayana.Inside the temple we can see many pillars and one of them is called Kumaravyasana Sthambha.Its believed that Mahakavi Kumaravyasa wrote Karnataka Bharatha Katha Manjari (classic Mahabharatha in Kannada) sitting beneath this pillar.

This temple is one among the 5 Narayana Temples in Karnataka established by King Vishnuvardhana.

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