Gadag is a city in Karnataka state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Gadag District. Gadag and its sister city Betageri (or Betageri) have a combined city administration,Gadag immediately brings to mind the name of Naranappa, popularly known as Kumara Vyasa, the author of Karnata Bharata Kathamanjari.
Hoysala King Bittideva after taking religious vow from Shri Ramanujacharya became vaishnava. There is a traditional belief that according to his Guru’s order in 1117 A.D. he built Shri Veeranarayana temple.
Gadag, a district that lies in North Karnataka, was separated from Dharwad district in the year 1994. Gadag city is the district headquarters, and Gadag and its sister city Betagiri have a common city council. The twin cities are located 80 KM from Dharwad and 60 KM from Hubli.