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Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka


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Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka


Sudi, is a panchayat town in the Gadag District of Karnataka, India. It is about 30 km from Badami, 12 km from Gajendragad and 3 km from Itagi Bhimambika temple. In the past it was an important town of the Kalyani Chalukyas during 1000 AD. It is notable for rare stone carved monuments like Twin towered temple, Mallikarjuna temple and nagakunda (large well built of stone and carvings), and few other structural temples.


Sudi belongs to the core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity in modern Karnataka (particularly North Karnataka).


Padevala Taila (son of Nagadeva), continued to serve under Satyashraya (succeeded his father Taila in 997 AD) and his mother Attiyabbe made a grant in 1005 A.D. Satyashraya had two daughters. Vradhamabbarasi and Akkadevi and one son Kundin (Kundiraja). Akkadevi was a good administrator and was governing some division during the time of Satyashraya and his successors. Kundiraja was placed in charge of divisions like Banavasi 12,000 and Santalige 1,000.


Akkadevi and Kundin, continued to govern (dating 8_October_1013 AD) some provinces of the Chalukya Empire during the reign of Vikramaditya.


Sudi was the capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas in 1100 AD. Kalyani Chalukyas king's daughter Akkadevi ruled the place. There are also historical records indicating that coins were manufactured (mint) in this town during that time.

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Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka



Gadag Stepwell, Karnataka