Formerly known as Surapur, Shorapur is a hill-locked town fortified by an old fort in Gulbarga district in Karnataka.
The place has got both religious and historical importance. This is the place where the prince Venkatappa Nayaka fought against British in the revolt of 1857. The town is famous for its Gopalaswamy temple devoted to Lord Krishna and a fair organized at this place on Sri Krishna Janmashtami day.
Venugopalaswami Temple Surapur
Venugopalaswami Temple constructed by Raja Pitambar bahari Pidda Nayaka (1693-1726) in 1705 nearby beautiful Devara bhavi, is one of the Surapur Nayaks worthy structures. It has a beautiful and attractive stucco sculptures.The annual fair takes place on Gokulastami. People flock here to witness the spilling of Niru-Okuli from the top of a 35 feet high.
Again close to Venugopalaswamy shrine is a partially built temple. As you see construction has been abandoned while walls were being built. The space between the two half built walls was meant for Garbhagriha and the circle would have been the center of Sabha Mantapa. Also there was a large collection of semi-finished beams and columns, all meant for this temple.