Sri Sogala Kshetra
Sri Sogala Kshetra: Sogal is a temple town and historical place attributed to a sage named Sugol Muni. Sogal is located on a hill range in Belagavi district, 16 kms from Bailhongal town.
Highlights of Sogal
- Someshwara Temple: Most prominent temple in Sogal with its inner sanctum showcasing an elaborately carved doorway with pierced windows on either sides. Built in Rashtrakuta times, Someshwara Temple’s main hall has square, cylindrical and octagonal pillars.
- Kalyana Mantapa: A marriage hall in which Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi were believed to have married. Images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi in matrimonial attire are visible.
- Veerabhadra Temple
- Bhramaramba Temple features Goddess Parvathi engaged in penance
- Shiddheshwara Linga cave shrine
- Kadamba Narayana Fort ruins, Fort is named after a Kadamba king
- Ajjappana Gudi
- Surya Chandra Shrine
- Girija Temple
- Mini waterfall (18 meters tall)
- Doddappaiah Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
How to reach: Sogal is 500 kms from Bengaluru and 63 kms from district capital Belagavi. Belagavi is the nearest airport and railway station. Taxis can be hired from Belagavi to reach Sogal. Limited buses are available.
Stay: Budget hotels are available in Bailahongal, 20 kms from Sogal. More options are available in Belagavi city.