Located on the top of a hill, around 80 km from Belgaum, is Renuka Devi Temple. Also known as Yellamma Devi Temple, it is associated with Renuka, the wife of Jamadhagni and Parashurama's mother, whose story finds a mention in the Puranas, ancient Indian texts. The temple has been built in the Chalukyan and Rashtrakutan styles of architecture, while the carvings reflect Jain influences. The construction of the temple was initiated by Bomappa Nayak of Raybag in the year 1514. Temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Mallikarjun, Parshuram, Eknath and Siddeshwar lie in the premises. Facilities of dharamshalas and health centres are also available.


A major attraction is the Yellamma Jatre, a procession where the idol of Yellamma Devi is worshipped as Goddess Shakti. Drawing huge crowds, the jatre is a very old tradition that has seen many changes over the years.

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