Godachi

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Godachi is a pilgrim centre located in Ramdurg Taluk, Belgaum district and has temples like Veerabhadra, Kalamma and Maruti. It is at a distance of 14 km form Ramdurg.[1]

Etimology[edit]

The Name of the place is originated from the plant kodachi [ godachi, Zizypus xylopyrus, willd], which is found in large numbers in the area.

Temples[edit]

The Veerabhadra Temple[1] in Vijayanagar style has a garbhagriha with chalukyan doorway and a spacious mukhamantapa. The Veerabhadra image is of later date. Marriages are held in the temple in good number. People visit this place daily, and more on Amavasya or Poornima days. The Temple has choultries all around. The annual Jatra is held in honour of Veerabhadra in the month of December when more than 30,000 people assemble.[2] The copper plates of Chalukya Kirti-Varman were found here. According to a legend, Shivasharanas on way to Ulvi fought a battle here. The former Jahgirdar of torgal is the trustee of the Veerabhadra temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karnataka State Gazetter, Belgaum. Bangalore: Government of Karnataka. 1987. p. 242, 877. 
  2. ^ "Festivals of India". Pan India Network. Retrieved 3 August 2013.