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Coordinates: 16°6′9.66″N76°45′12.03″E / 16.1026833°N 76.7533417°E / 16.1026833; 76.7533417 Coordinates: 16°6′9.66″N76°45′12.03″E / 16.1026833°N 76.7533417°E / 16.1026833; 76.7533417
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Karnataka
District Raichur district
Taluk Manvi
  Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s) 584 120
Vehicle registration KA-36

Watgal also spelled as Vatagal is a village near Kavital in the Manvi taluk of Raichur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Watgal is the location of a pre-historic period site. Baswanna Tempal Neolithic grey ware of Brahmagiri fabric and Jorwe fabric has been excavated in the village. [1] Watgal is lies between Kavital and Lingasugur.

Kavital Village in Karnataka, India

Kavital is a village in the Manvi taluk of Raichur district in Karnataka state, India. Kavital is 60 km west to the district headquarters Raichur and 35 km north to the taluka headquarters Manvi. Kavital lies on Karnataka State Highway 20. Nearest towns are Lingasugur and Raichur.

Manvi town in Karnataka, India

Manvi is a town in the Raichur district of Karnataka State, India.

Raichur City in Karnataka, India

Raichur is a city municipality in the district of Raichur in the Indian state of Karnataka. Raichur, located between Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers, is the headquarters of Raichur district. It is located 409 km from the state capital, Bangalore.



Excavation at Watgal was led by a collaborative team of archaeologists from the U.S. and the government of Karnataka. Surface studies and excavations produced black and red ware and pottery dating as far back as pre-historical times. Additionally, there were handmade red and grey wares, predominantly bowls and jars. Three burials were found, two infants and one adult. One infant was wrapped in a white fibrous material while the other was placed in two dull red wares. The adult had no associated artifacts.

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Maski Town in Karnataka, India

Maski is a town and an archaeological site in the Raichur district of the state of Karnataka, India. It lies on the bank of the Maski river which is a tributary of the Tungabhadra. Maski derives its name from Mahasangha or Masangi. The site came into prominence with the discovery of a minor rock edict of Emperor Ashoka by C. Beadon in 1915. It was the first edict of Emperor Ashoka that contained the name Ashoka in it instead of the earlier edicts that referred him as Devanampiye piyadasi. This edict was important to conclude that many edicts found earlier in the Indian sub-continent in the name of Devanampiye piyadasi, all belonged to Emperor Ashoka. The edict is etched on a rock-face of Durgada-gudda, one of the gneissic outcrops that are present in the site.

Hatti, Raichur Town in Karnataka, India

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Mudgal city in Karnataka, India

Mudgal is a panchayat town in Lingsugur taluk, Raichur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Mudgal is about 10 miles south-west of Lingsugur.

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Raichur district District in Karnataka, India

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