First were the cave temples of Badami and Aihole, carved in the second half of the 6th century AD. By the beginning of the 7th century, the transition from the rock-cut medium to structural techniques was already underway. Belur is a striking example of the latter, as is Halebid.
What are striking about the religious places of Karnataka, are not the Hindu temples but the Jain pilgrim centres. Amongst these, Shravanabelagola has to be mentioned. It has the largest monolithic stone statue of the Bhagavan Gometeshwara Bahubali. Devotees from all over the sub-continent gather here to pay their homage.
Besides this there are other religious sites in Karnataka that include Gokarna Math, Udupi, Mookambika Temple, Dharmasthala, Iskcon Temple, Yellamma Temple, Venur, Sringeri, Karkala, Inam Dattatreya Peetha, Talacauvery, Banavasi, Khwaja Bande Nawaz Durgah, Sharanabasaveshwara Shrine, Basavakalyan, Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib-Bidar, Banashankari Temple at Amargol, Kudalasangama, Murudeshwar Temple, Siddhaganga, Shivaganga, Devarayanadurga, Nanjangud, Melkote, Talkad and Mudabidri.
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