Aug 15, 2017
On the way from Anegundi to Dharwad, while passing through Gadag, we decided to see Basaveshwara statue. The statue can be seen from the highway.. I'd seen it several times since 2014 while passing through the city. So, the day finally arrived.
The statue is situated next to Bhishmakere - a 100+ acre lake. It's construction started in 2009 and completed in 2015. This standing Basaveshwara is 116 feet tall, 8 feet taller than the sitting Basaveshwara of Basava Kalyan in Bidar district.
The team behind this creation has done a great job. Basaveshwara seems to quoting the Lingayath maxim.. Kayakave Kailasa. A relatively miniature Aikya Mantapa of Kudala Sangama is a thoughtful addition.
Basaveshwara's life. The colorful scenes are depicted in the form of lifesize statues and paintings.
Basava as seen from street nearby.. i.e. as we drove from Koppal side into the city.
Long live Basaveshwara..