Sharana Basaveshwara Temple
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Sharana Basaveshwara Temple   |   Gulbarga

The Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a shrine dedicated to a noble saint who lived amidst the commons in the 18th century, but transcended the conventions of the commons in order to make lives better for them. Shree Sharana Basaveshwara, as he was called, was a Lingaith saint who upheld the philosophy that it is every human being’s duty to perform his duties without the expectations of rewards.

The temple is located at Kalburgi in Gulbarga, and the speciality of it is that it houses the tomb of Sharana Basaveshwara at the sanctorum. The major attractions of the temple also include the lake situated near the temple, and the annual fair conducted in the memory of the saint. It attracts a large crowd from around the country and is one of the grandest devotional events in Karnataka.

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