Sharana Basaveshwara Temple
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Sharana Basaveshwara Temple is a shrine at Kalburgi (Gulbarga), an ancient town in the north-eastern part of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to an eminent Hindu religious teacher and philosopher, Shri Sharana Basaveshwara, a Lingayat saint of the 18th century known for his Dasoha (Giving is earning) and Kayaka — an advancement of the Karma doctrine "You have the right to perform the work assigned to you. You have no rights to 'demand' the fruits of your labor" philoshophy.
The temple houses the Samadhi of Sharana Basaveshwara at the center called the garbha gudi. It has a lake adjacent to it which attracts many devotees and tourists. The lake is currently undergoing renovation and Rs. 1 Crore has been allocated for its development.
A chariot festival, Jatra, is held every year in honor of Sharana Basaveshwara; it attracts huge crowds.
This temple has a history of 400 years.