Kudala Sangameshwara Temple
Karnataka , Bagalkot
The Sangameshwara Temple is a Shiva temple located at Kudalasangama, Karnataka. It is an important pilgrimage center for the Lingayat community. Kudalasangama is closely associated with Basaveshwara (Basavanna), the 12th century poet and religious leader, The temple has the Samadhi of Basavanna, also known as the Aikya Mantapa.
The temple is associated with Basaveshwara, a poet and relegious leader. As per the legends, an educational institution was set up by Jathaveda, an ascetic. His disciples were Channabasavanna, Akkanagamma and Basaveshwara. It is said that Basaveshwara had spent his childhood here at a later stage of his life he attained saintliness.
The temple consists of a porch, navaranga and the main shrine. The idols of Basaveshvara, Neelamma, Nandi and Ganapathi have been placed in the navaranga. The door frame of the garbhagriha is richly carved with floral designs and animal figures. In the shrine is the Linga famed as Sangameshvara or Sangamanatha. In front of the temple, in the midst of the river, is a small stone mantapa with a Shivalinga in it, and lofty cement concrete dry well h...View more
s been built around it to protect it from submersion.
Timings : The temple is open from 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Devotees are advised to dress appropriately.
Kudalasangama is an important pilgrimage center in Karnataka.
An anuual fair is held during Magha Masa.
During the festival of Mahashivratri, thousands of pilgrims take a dip at Kudalasangama, before going to the Shiva Linga, to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.