is a big town in Maharashtra, at a
distance of 672 kilometers from Bangalore. The etymology of the word
Sonnalige was ruled by many royal dynasties such as Andhrabhrutya, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Yadava, Kalachuri and the Bahmani kingdom. Sholapur is very much a part of Kannada land and culture. It is associated with Shivayogi Siddarama, one of the leaders of the Veerashaiva movement started by Basavanna in the twelfth century during the regime of Bijjala of kalachuri dyansty. Sholapur is a multilingual entity with maraTi, Kannada and Telugu being the prominent languages.
Sholapur fort built in the
14th century during the regime of Bahmnai kings. Siddaramashvara temple
Further Reading and Links:
2. www.travelmadeeasy.in/weekend-solapur.htm (Siddheshvara temple)
3. www.indiamike.com/.../pune-or-solapur-t68493/ (The temple and the lake)