Gadag (Kannada: ) is one of the 30 districts of Karnataka, India. Gadag is the district headquarter. Gadag was formed in 1997, when it was split from Dharwad district. Gadag district, the core area of Kalyani Chalukyas has many monuments, mainly Shiva temples and Jain Basadis. Kalyani Chalukyas propagated Jainism and built temples known for architectural beauty.