After the break-up of the Rashtrakuta power a portion of it survived in the Rattas (875–1250), who from 1210 onward made Venugrama their capital.Inscriptions give evidence of a long struggle between the Rattas and the Kadambas of Goa, who succeeded in the latter years of the 12th century in acquiring and holding part of the district.
Development of a rail network for the movement of resources and later troops was one of the means employed by both the British East India Company and the British to exert control over India.
Rani Chennamma of Kittur (1778–1829) is known for her resistance to British rule.
The British had a sizable infantry post here, having realised the military importance of its geographic location.
In 1776 the country was overrun by Hyder Ali of Mysore, but was taken by the Madhavrao Peshwa with British assistance.
In 1818 it was handed over to the British East India Company, and was made part of the district of Dharwar.There are many Chalukya temples in the village and the 'Panchaligeswara temple is very famous.