Having visited Jagatjyoti Basaveshwara Aikyastala at Kudala Sangama and Shivasharane Gangambike Aikyastala near MK Hubli, a visit to Shivasharane Neelambike Aikyastala was on my list for a long time. Gangambike and Neelambike were Basaveshwara's first and second wives respectively. Both women had dedicated their lives to propagation of Basaveshwara's teachings and way of life ~ "Kayakave Kailasa" which means "work is worship." Like other Sharanas, Neelambike too composed vachanas...
November 26, 2013
While Basaveshwara Aikyastala is at the confluence of Krishna & Malaprabha, Neelambike Aikyastala is 3.7 kilometers downstream close to the opposite bank just a kilometer away from Tangadgi.
|Neelambike memorial as seen from the bridge across Krishna|
The structure is much smaller when compared to Basaveshwara's and Gangambike's memorials.
|bridge to the temple|
A stone plaque dedicated to Madivala Machidevaru, Nijabakthe Neelambike and Jagatjyoti Basavaeshwara.
|Madiwala Machideva | Neelambike | Basavanna|
|top view of Aikya Mantapa|
|Aikya Mantapa as seen from floor level|
|temple on the left|
|temple on the right|
|left bank to right bank, across Basava Sagara|
|across mighty Krishna, 3.7 kms away is Kudala Sangama|
Another prominent Shivasharane was Akka Nagamma, Basaveshwara's elder sister who attained Aikya at Yennehole near Tarikere.