(Last Updated on : 23/03/2015)
Adorned with the prime styles of Indian architecture, the temples of Bijapur District are the marvellous creations in the state of Karntaka. Bijapur District lies in North Karnataka and there are almost 125 ancient architectural temples in Bijapur District. Beside these architectural excellence, the district also boasts world's second largest dome Gol Gumbaz, the glorious tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, is situated in Bijapur. Other tourism places are Ibrahim Roza, Juma Masjid, Upali Buraz, Malik-e-Maidan, Mehtar Mahal, Ara-killa, Anand Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Jahaz Mahal, and Bara Kaman.
Jain Rashtrakuta Temple is one of the important temples of Bijapur District that is situated about 1 km south of the Pattadakkal village. It is an important pilgrim center, which dates back to the Rashtrakuta period and within the close range, there also lies a group of eight temples, representing two chief styles of Indian architecture. These temples of Bijapur District are Kadasiddheshwara, Jambulinga, Galaganatha, Sangameshwara and Kashivishwanath Temples.
Shri Shiddeshwar Temple, one of the temples of Bijapur District is situated at the heart of the city. This is not only a holy place for Hindus but also a very beautiful tourist place to visit. During Makar Sankranti an annual fare is organized by Shri Siddheswar Temple. This fair is widely known for the cattle market, which is organized outside the city boundaries. Farmers from neighboring villages and even some parts of Maharashtra come to carry out transaction of cattle. During this period fireworks display are held. The temples of Bijapur District are considered to be rare combination of architectural styles in south India.