Jan 25, 2009

Garag

Garag, something between a big village and small town, 20kms from Dharwad on Gokak road. The place is known mainly for the annual 'Madivaleshwara Jatre' which usually takes place in the months of February or March.


Madivaleshwara, the spiritual leader of 19th century, contemporary of Shishunala Sharif Saheb and Siddarooda Swami, came here from Kittur and established the 'mutta'. Piligrims come to this temple to offer prayers and perform 'pooja' to his 'Samadhi'.




Food for visitors- sheera, rice and saru, prepared by the 'mutta' staff.



It's a less known fact that the cloth used for the Indian National Flag is manufactured in Garag.

Garag has a significant Jain community and also a Basti.

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