|| ಓಂ ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರು ಬಸವ ಲಿಂಗಾಯನಮಃ ||

|| Om Shri Guru Basava Lingaya Namaha ||

31st Sharana Mela 2018 at Kudala Sangama

A Great Annual Religious Congregation of Lingayat's

Sharana Mela at Koodala Sangama on the Occasion of Basava Kranthi Day, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of January 2018.

Kudala Sangama is a holy religious centre and a piligrim-place to the followers of lingayath religion at which place the great founder-prophet of this Faith Sri Basaveswara left his devine body through Icchāmarana (death at will by yogic way) and became one with that absolute reality like camphor melting in the fire. As such the followers and lovers of his religious decided to congregate here at Kudala Sangama once in a year on the Makara Sankranti day which normally falls on the 14th January.

The first historical Sharana Mela took place in 1988, on January 15th attracting more than three lakhs of people from different corners of not only Karnataka but from all over India. The second and third Sharana Mela (congregation) arranged on January 14th respectively in the years 1989 and 1990 proved to be more result oriented with greater success

Sharana Mela which resembles the Huz is attracting more and more followers of Basava Philosophy year after year. Without any distinction of caste, creed, class and sex, the followers of Basaveswara gather here, pray the Almighty, glorify with gratitude their prophet-founder, Basava and recite Vachanas scriptures - which form their canonical scripture. the over all spectacular view of the congregration, where the wearing of saffron scarfs on white uniform by the sharanas is a special feature beyond description, is quite inspiring. Shrana Mela which is conducted on the Basava Kranti day (Makara Shankranti) i.e normally on the 14th of January is an annual feature of perennial nature.

Contact for more details

Basava Dharma Peetha

Basava Dharma Peetha
Sharanaloka,
Kudal Sangama 587 115
Tq. Hungund. Dist Bagalkot, Karnataka. India
Phone+91 08351 268140, 268007, 268038

Nearest Airport: Belgaavi (Belgaum), 188 km

Nearest Railway station: Almatti (Dam), 31 km

Road distances: Koodalasangama is well connected by road NH-13 (8 km from NH-13 Road)
Bangalore by NH-4 and NH-13: 450 km
Goa, by Belgaum-Bagalkote Road: 300 km
Solapur by NH-13: 196 km
Bijapur by NH-13: 92 km
Bagalkot by SH-133: 46 km
Hungund by NH-13 and SH-133: 21 km
Ilkal by NH-13 and SH-133: 33 km
Basavana Bagewadi: 30 km

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