Sharana Basaveshwara Temple Karnataka
About Sharana Basaveshwara Temple
Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a shrine at Kalburgi (Gulbarga), an ancient town in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to an eminent Hindu religious teacher and philosopher, Shri Sharana Basaveshwara, a Lingayat saint of the 18th century known for his Dasoha (Giving is earning) and Kayaka — an advancement of the Karma doctrine "You have the right to perform the work assigned to you. You have no rights to 'demand' the fruits of your labor" philoshophy. The temple houses the Samadhi of Sharana Basaveshwara at the center called the garbha gudi. It has a lake adjacent to it which attracts many devotees and tourists. The lake is currently undergoing renovation and Rs. 1 Crore has been allocated for its development. A chariot festival, Jatra, is held every year in honor of Sharana Basaveshwara; it attracts huge crowds. This temple has a history of 400 years.
You can get to the Sharana Basaveshwara temple from Gulbarga.
There are many private bus operators that operate from Gulbarga.
It is also well connected by railways and roadways.
Bangalore is the closest airport to Gulbarga.
There are passenger trains that operate between Gulbarga, Bangalore, Mysore and Hassan.
- KSTDC hotels.
- Forest homestay.
- Hotel mayura.
- Aditi comforts.
- Mysore Maharaja’s Palace.
- Group of monuments at hampi.
- Badami cave temple.
- Matanga hill.
- The festivals of Sankranti and Vijayadashmi are celebrated with great pomp and splendour. This is an ideal time to visit the temple.
- The Sharana Basaweshwara Mahadasoha fair is held every year and it goes on for a month or so. Devotees flock here in huge numbers to be a part of this wonderful celebration.
- The car festival and the cattle fair are other popular festivals that are held here every year.
- The Sharana Basaweshwara Mahadasoha Peetha spreads education through their Sharana Basaveshwara Vidya Varshak Samsthe institute.