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Iykya linga seen from above.


Kudalasangama (also written as Kudala Sangama) in Indiamarker is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. It is located about 15 km from the Almatti Dam in Bagalkot districtmarker of Karnatakamarker state. The Krishna river and Ghataprabhamarker river merge here and flow east towards Srisaila (another pilgrim center) in state of Andhra Pradeshmarker. The Aikya Mantapa or the holy Samādhi of Basavanna, the founder of the Lingayat faith along with Linga, which is believed to be self-born (Swayambhu), is situated here. The Kudala Sangama Development Board takes care of the maintenance and development of this place.



Aikya linga of Basaveshwara at Kudalasangama.


Tourism

The main attractions in and around Kudala Sangama are
  • Sangamanatha Temple, it is in Chalukya style.
  • Aikya linga of Basaveshwara
  • Basava Dharma Peetha's Mahamane Campus
  • Poojavana .The Poojavana with neat paths amidst trees, a mini forest.
  • The colossal Sabha Bhavana
It is a spacious auditorium with a seating capacity for 6,000. The exquisite doorways on four sides named after Gangambike, Nilambike, Channabasavanna and Akka Nagamma, surround the huge grey dome in the centre.
  • The tall Basava Gopura
Slated to house the Basava International Centre, 200 ft high symmetrical tower looks imposing.
  • Museum
The ashrama meant for visitors to stay also has a museum and a collection of sculptures related to Basavanna and history of Karnataka state.

Vishwaguru Basavanna

Lord Basava the great prophet and social reformer. He was born in Bagewadi(Basavana Bagewadi), a small village in Bijapur Districtmarker, in North Karnataka, also called as Ingaleshwara Bagewadi. Agrahara was an important place in town. The house of Madiraja the chief of the township was situated here. Basaveshwara was born to Madarasa and Madalambike on third day of Vyshakha month of Anandanama year in Rohini star. [The year coincides with 1134 A.D.] Basavanna is a great saint, this great soul lived in the 12th century. a true visionary and a revolutionary who gave universal religion to the mankind. Basavanna's ultimate aim was to make this fundamental right available to each and everyone. Basavanna, keeping Welfare as the ultimate aim, he expedited programmes to take religion to the people. By preaching and writing religious literature in his mother tongue (Kannada). His samadhi is at Kudalasangama.

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Some Photos of Kudala Sangama



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