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Gurgunta also spelled as Guragunta is a village in the northern state of Karnataka, India. Gurgunta is famous for the ancient Amareshwara temple. It is located in the Lingasugur taluk of Raichur district in Karnataka. Karnataka National highway 150A passes through the village. This village is just 10 km away from Hutti Gold Mines, the unique primary gold producing company. This is also one of the hobli centre in Lingasugur taluka. This village consists of number of folds. most of the lands have been irrigated. Paddy is the major crop grown here. Remaining Non irrigated lands are grown by sun flower, cotton, toor, jawar etc. Major occupation is agriculture and small business. Huts and Mud roof houses are being replaced by RCC buildings. The famous Religious place Sri Gudagunti Amareshwara Temple is located near Gurgunta village. Before independence, Gurgunta was ruled by the Nayaka kings from 1636 to 1948. Around 16 Nayaka rulers have been ruled this state. In memory of this old fort and palace can be seen. This village consists of Grama Panchayat, Govt. P.U. College, High School, Primary School, RSK, Primary Health Centre, Veterinary dispensary, and hostel. Lord Venkateshwara Temple is located in the village. Navaratri Utsava (DASARA) is celebrated very nice. 9 days will be fully engaged in Bhajana and Purana functions. Moharam festival is also one of the famous festivals celebrated in the village. Gundlabandi Halla falls is small falls nearby 4 km. Tinthini Mouneshwara Temple is a religious and pilgrim place located near 20 km from Gurgunta. Though this village is not having bus stand and daily travelling passengers suffering a lot during summer and rainy season.
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Gurugunta Rajaguru Samsthan
Gurugunta Nayaka's were admirer of saints, they addressed saints as their spiritual guru's.
Sense of blessings from Sannyasi's lead Nayaka's to adopt their spirituality and contribute corner with massive construction to their monastic life in their ruling period. Later the construction was bound with Hindu mythological concept of Matha, many guru's been part of spiritual evolution in the region of Gurugunta.
Untold truth was Many saints we're entombed while alive (Jivantha Samadhi) in Matha, with this they contemplated to be in metaphysical form.
locals claims that the current Rajaguru Matha was Nayaka's holy place and saints were defined as Guru's of Raja. As a evidence Nayaka's Graveyards and Samadhi's of many saints can be witnessed in Rajaguru Matha.
The roots of their monastic life are still traceable here.
- Village code= 475300 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
- "Yahoomaps India :". Retrieved 18 December 2008. Gurgunta, Raichur, Karnataka
Rajaguru samsthan Gurugunta