The Vishishtadvaita philosopher Ramanuja, considered a saint in Sri Sampradaya, fled from persecution by the Shaiva Chola dynasty of Tamil Nadu, and stayed in Karnataka from 1098–1122.
The temple hewn out of rock consists of two complexes.
While the first complex houses three deities, the second complex consists of a huge and majestic kalyani pond.
The city of Karwar is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Sirsi, Dandeli and Bhatkal are other major towns in the district.
Nandi Hills or Nandi betta (Anglicised forms include Nandidrug and Nandydroog) is an ancient hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state.