Lakkundi | A picturesque delightful experience

The journey to Lakkundi started early morning at 6:30 am from Gadag. It was just 15 mins drive in fog. Lakkundi 11 km from Gadag in the east, Gadag District of Karnataka, India.

The first capture was of WindMill against first light:


Lakkundi or LokkiGundi?

Lakkundi is also called as LokkiGundi in the inscriptions. Lakkundi is a place of complex temple archietecture. The place is also know by the famous ‘Danachintamani Attimabbe’. She santified the place here by here patronage for Kannada literature and Jain religion. Her’s is a historical name in the history of karnataka. A great centre of Chalukyan art, there are several temples of note here. Among them Kasi Vishwanatha is the most ornate & elaborately furnished. There is also a Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira, the largest & oldest shrines at Lakkundi. Lakkundi is a place of antiquarian interest with as many as 50 temples & 29 inscriptions, spread over the period of the later Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Seunas & the Hoysalas.

Brahma Jainalaya at Lakkundi:

Attimabbe constructed the Brahma jinalaya. She was the beloved wife of Nagadeva who was the chieftain and soldier of Chalukya King Ahramalla. She sheltered the poet KaviRanna. Brahmajinalaya stands as the testimony of the high rank in the Karnataka Architecture and sculpture.

Pillar at Brahmajinalaya Temple
Pillar at Brahmajinalaya Temple

Main Deity-3 feet high idol of Bhagwan Vardhamana Mahavira. The temple complex is clean, good maintained and in good condition by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Idol of Bhagwan Vardhamana Mahavira

Nanneshwara Temple at Lakkundi:



Manikesvara Temple:

It’s always a boon getting inside a temple; cool air is refreshing your mind and body from the moist and humid air outside.


Stepped well (muskin bhanvi) at the Manikesvara Temple in Lakkundi:

Stepped well (muskin bhanvi) at the Manikesvara Temple in Lakkundi

Kasivisvesvara (Kashivishvanatha) Temple Tower:

Tower and roof pattern and garnishment in Lakkundi.
Kasivisvesvara (Kashivishvanatha) Temple Tower
Kasivisvesvara (Kashivishvanatha) Temple Tower

It was liberating experience in 4 hours. I suggest you to visit the place early in the morning. Hope you liked my historical photography. Kind let me know where can I improve.

The historical excerpts are taken from Melanie Sieber. The photographs can be reused under Creative Commons Attribution licence.

Praveen Hanchinal

Praveen Hanchinal is an Educator, IT Consultant, Professional Speaker on Artificial Intelligence (AI, ML, DL), Cloud, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and BlockChain. Have been working on AI, Cloud, Big Data, IoT technologies for 9.0 years. He is a Team Lead, Educator, IT Consultant, trains and gives talks on topics of his interest and educates people. Trained around 11000+ people which include teachers, students, industry professionals and government officials on recent technologies.

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3 Responses

  1. ramprasad says:

    Towards destiny

  2. Muthu says:

    Awesome dude… I love your sense of photography..

  3. vineet says:

    Good going praveen

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