Sri Durgambika temple is one of the most popular and the biggest temple in the district. It is located in old Davanagere or the Halepet in Shivajinagar. The land surrounding this auspicious temple is called "Devara Hatti". According to the legends, around 200 years ago a stone that was excavated from Duggatti village was worshipped as Godess Durgamma known by different names such as Dugamma, Durgavva, Durgambika and many others. During 1932, the small temple was converted into a beautiful temple with unique features. The temples of Davanagere district have unique shapes and forms that make them stand apart from the other temples of south India.