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Sangameshwara Temple

Constructed in the 12th century during the Chalukya dynasty in Karnataka is a Hindu shrine known as Sangameshwara Temple. This temple dedicated to a poet/teacher Basaveshwara is situated in the sacred town of Kudalasangama in the Bagalkote district. In addition, this temple is known for its beautiful architecture that includes magnificent stone carvings. Furthermore, the floor of this temple consists of beautiful inscriptions of animals and flowers. It also comprises of idols that includes deities such as Ganesh, Neelamma, and Nandi.

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a. How to reach Sangameshwara Temple

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1. By train:

The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Bagalkote. The Bagalkote Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

2. By road:

If you intend to drive to  Sangameshwara Temple then the starting points located in close proximity would be Mangalore, and Bangalore.

a. How to reach Sangameshwara Temple from Mangalore  : The shortest route to reach Sangameshwara Temple  from Mangalore  is via via NH52 and NH 66 as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

b. How to reach Sangameshwara Temple from Bangalore  : The fastest route from Bangalore to Sangameshwara Temple  is via NH 48 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

 

3. By air:

The closest airport to this temple is located in Hubli. The Hubli Airport is well connected to major city in the state Bangalore via Air India Regional.

b. Religious significance of the Sangameshwara Temple

This temple was built by the Chalukya rulers during the 12th century in reverence of a poet/teacher Basaveshwara. According to legend, there lived a sage called Jathadeva that lived in Kudalasangama. Now it was under the tutelage of Jathadeva that Basaveshwara acquired education. Furthermore, it was much later that this poet became a sage himself, and gained popularity in this region. And so it was in honour of sage Basaveshwara that this temple was eventually constructed.

Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Sangameshwara Temple :

Click on the link here to check out the places to stay near Sangameshwara Temple, Karnataka on Google Maps.

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