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Pilgrimages of Karnataka - Bagalkot district

Badami:

Badami Banashankari Badami Banashankari Temple - Famous pilgrimage of Devi Banashankari: The Banashankari Devi temple near Badami is located in the Tilakaranya forest. The idol of the Goddess is made of black stone. The Goddess is depicted as sitting on a lion and trampling a demon under Her foot. The Goddess has eight arms. Seven of the arms hold trishul (trident), damaru (hand drum), kapalpatra (skull cap), ghanta (war bell), Vedic scriptures, khadga (sword) and kheta (shield). The annual festival of the temple is called Banashankari jatre which is held in the months of Jan / Feb. The festival includes a boat festival and Ratha Yatra.

- Badami is located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka.



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