KUDALA SANGAMA

 

Kudala Sangama (kUDala sangama) (ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ) is an important place of pilgrimage associated with Basaveshvara the saint, poet and reformer of the twelfth century. This is located in the Hunagund talluk of Bagalakote district. This is the meeting place of the rivers Krishna and Malaprabha (Ghataprabha also?). There is a temple of Sangamanatha built in the Chalukya style at Kudalasangama. It is believed that Basavanna, Chennabasavanna and Akkanagamma spent their childhood and early youth at this place and that they studied in the institution set up by jAtavEda muni. The fact that the poems of Basavanna are always tagged with the name of his chosen deity ‘kUDalasangama dEva’ corroborates this belief. Basavanna returned to kUDalasangama after the cataclysmic events in KalyANa and merged with his favorite deity. (Aikya manTapa) An annual fair that takes place at this place draws a number of devotees. 

 

Further readings and Links:

1.      Kudalasangama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Good Photographs)

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