Basavana Bagewadi also known as Ingaleshwara Bagewadi is a panchayath town situated 42 kilometers from Bijapur district in the state of Karnataka. It is the birth place of saint basavanna and the birth place call as basava smarak. This place now comes under kudala sangama authority department of Basavana Bagewadi. Lord basaveshwar is famous for his religion and became lord of world as he is very good at this new religion veerashiva lingayat dharma and informed peoples to make ‘kayaka’ means work that is kayakave kailasa means work is worship.
In India Basavana Bagewadi is an important center for pilgrimage for people of the lingayath faith. Basavana Bagewadi is also one of the major tourist attractions in Bijapur. Bijapur was the capital of Adil Shahi dynasty of which Basavana Bagewadi is an integral part. Thus this place is extremely rich in culture and heritage. This place is dotted with temples, which are delicately carved and are rich in architecture. Basavana Bagewadi is clustered by devotees throughout the year and they visit the temples and appreciate the scenic beauty that the place offers. The attractions in devotees basavana bagewadi are a must see on your Bijapur tour.
Basaveshwar templeBasaveshwar temple also known as jagadguru basavanna temple, constructed in 11th century ad during the rule of the chalukya dynasty. There are many sculptures in this area more than 2,000 sq ft. This temple is located in Bijapur district of Karnataka.
Vishwaguru BasavannaLord Basava was the great prophet and social reformer, who were born in Basavana Bagewadi in Bijapur District, in North Karnataka. Basaveshwara was born to Madiraja and Madalambike on the third day of Vyshakha month of Anandanama year in Rohini star, according to the Hindu calendar. Madiraja was the chief of an important township called Agrahara situated in Basavana bagewadi. This great soul lived in the 12th century and he is considered as the guru by few and some people considered him as an incarnation of Nandi, because this great saint was a great devotee of lord Shiva. Basvanna, a true visionary and a revolutionary who gave universal religion called Ligayatism or also known as Veershaivism, which literally means 'The brave followers of Shiva' to the mankind. His ultimate aim was to make this fundamental right available to each and everyone. For the accomplishment of his aim he hastened programs to take religion to the people, by preaching and writing religious literature in Kannada. The samadhi of Basavanna was at Kudalasangama.
Attractions at Basavana BagewadiOne of the major attractions of Basavan Bagewadi area is the Alamatti Dam built Across the Krishna River. It has an Imposing height of over 550 metres and the reservoir of this dam filled with water is a breathtaking view for the visitors.
Kudalasangama, an Important Pilgrimage center for Lingayats located 15 kilometers from Alamatti dam. It houses Aikya Mantapa, the holy Samadhi of Basavanna along with Sabha Bhavan. Sabha Bavan is a huge auditorium with a seating capacity for 6,000 people. The beautiful doorways on four sides surround the huge grey dome in the centre. Another most visited place is the Sangamanatha Temple, which attracts visitors owing to its beautiful architecture and Chalukya style of construction.
Aihole is another must visited place nearby Basavan Bagewadi. In Aihole there are more than 125 temples and these popular temples are the Konti Temple Complex, Hutchmalli Temple, the Jain Meguthi Temple, Uma Maheshwari Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple and the two storeyed Buddhist Temple.