Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal, 12th century CE
Location in Karnataka, India
|Coordinates: 15°19′41″N 75°48′37″E / 15.32806°N 75.81028°ECoordinates: 15°19′41″N 75°48′37″E / 15.32806°N 75.81028°E|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Koppal|
|• Body||Gram panchayat|
|Elevation||590 m (1,940 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
|Vehicle registration||KA 26|
As of 2001 India census, Dambala had a population of 10,095 with 5,166 males and 4,929 females and 1,815 Households.
In a temple of the Buddhist deity Tara in Dambal, there is an inscription dated 1095 AD, a temple built by 16 merchants for the deity Tara and a vihara for Buddhist monks. Although Buddhism was assimilated by the growing popularity of Hinduism, there was a Buddhist centre in Dambal as late as the 12th century.
There are three Hindu temples here. The Doddabasappa Temple is of the Western Chalukya architectural style and has a star-shaped plan for the vimana with so many star points that it almost becomes circular in appearance.
Twenty-four pointed stellate plan of vimana of Dodda Basappa Temple in Dambal, North Karnataka, 12th century CE
Recently discovered the temple well locals call it as Jappadbavi
Kappata gudda hill is very near to Dambal, the famous Kappata Malleshwara Temple is about 5 miles from Dambal.
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