The Santharas ruled the region till the end of 12th century & their control declined from the mid of 13th century. They lost control on most of the area and prevailed as ministers in different regions around the present Chikamagalur district.

Around the beginning of 15th century they ruled over the Karkala region of Tulundu & had Keravase as their capital.

The Guddade Basadi was built by King Vikrama Santha & he had donated the idol of Lord Bahubali.