Koodala Sangama is the most historic place since around 800 years. The famous rivers Krishna and Malaprabha merge here. To improve this historic place, Government has established a Kudala Sangama Development Board and provided nearly Rs. 45 Crores to develop this place has one of the most sought piligrim centre.
Location; Karnataka state, Bagalakote District, Hunugunda Taluk.
Eight hundred years ago, there lived a Hindu Brahmin couple by name’ Madarasa and Madalambike in a village called Bagewadi of Bijapur District, in Karnataka, (South India). They were very pious and deeply religious. There was a temple of Nandeeshwara in that village. The husband and the wife were devotees of Nandeeshwara. In course of time Madalambike gave birth to a son and named as Basava. People called him Anna (Big brother) because he practiced what he preached. So he was named as “Basavanna”.
Basava became the revolutionary who taught that right conduct is heaven. He declared that engaging in work is itself Heaven and taught the ideals of simple living and the equality between men and women. Thus Basavanna accomplished reforms in all fields -religion, morality, social life, economics, language and literature. No man or women in the history of mankind has accomplished what Basava achieved within a few years. He is truly a great man. He preached to the people about the humanity, honesty, simplicity, and the dignity of labour, equality among all human beings, human rights, etc. The Anubhava Mantapa established by Basava laid down the foundation of social democracy. He believed that man becomes great not by his birth but by his conduct in the society. He preached that every one should continue in his professional work while leading a virtuous and spiritual life. He believed in the principle Kayakave Kailasa (Work puts you on the path to heaven, Work is Heaven).
Basavanna wrote many vachanas. Before the birth of Basavanna it was customary to write religious and ethical texts in Sanskrit. But Basavanna began to write them in Kannada, the language of the common people. Kudalasangama was his personal deity. This name appears at the end of every vachana as a mark of identity. He spent His last days and became lingaikya (merged with God) in Koodala Sangama.
Visiting Places in Koodala Sangama
Ikya Mantap Sangameshwara Temple Basava Dharma Peetha Basava Museum
Visiting Places around Koodala Sangama
Bijapur (Gol Gumbaz) Pattadakall Badami Almati Dam
Distance: Sangama is 606 Km’s from Bangalore and 15 Km’s from Almatti (Dam Site) and 45 Km’s from.
Content Courtesy : B.S.Parijatha Mohan