11 Facts About Athani Belgaum


Athani Belgaum is the oldest municipal town of Karnataka; it was established in 1853 according to the municipal act of 1850.

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Athani Belgaum is well connected to various places like Hubballi, Vijayapura, Miraj, Sangli, Belagavi, Gokak, and Jamkhandi and the town has NWKRTC bus service.

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However the occurrence of the ash mounds in the Krishna valley of the Athani Belgaum region, according to Sundara, seems to indicate the course of the defusion of this activity along the valley towards the Doab and it is probably associated with users of Sawalda pottery.

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Athani Belgaum has temples dedicated to Amritalingeshwar, Ramalinga, Siddeshwar built in later Chalukyas style shows the evidence of town during Chalukyas period The finest among them is the Amritalingeshwar temple of Later Chalukyan style with profuse carvings and highly artistic pillars in the navaranga.

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The Rama Mandira at Athani Belgaum was founded by saint Samartha Ramdas there is a passage leading to a secret chamber the place was a center of underground activities during the freedom movement.

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The Battle of Athani Belgaum was fought between Maratha Empire and Mughal Empire during the War of 27 years.

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Many European travelers mentioned Athani Belgaum which is by the French traveler Mandelslo in 1639, who notices Atteny city as one of the chief markets between Bijapur and Goa.

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In 1720, Athani Belgaum was seized by the Nizam after made it over to his ally the Kolhapur chief, who in 1730, transferred it to Raja Sahu of Satara.

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Athani Belgaum Taluk is the largest taluk in a Belagavi district; it has a total area of 2070.

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Athani Belgaum is one of the largest sugarcane cultivation taluks in Karnataka.

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Athani Belgaum is famous for leather chappals scheduled caste families forming a considerable chunk of the local population.

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