Kudalanatha Sangamanatha temple is in the Bagalkot District and is the most important temple for those who belong to the Lingayat faith. There is the samadhi of the holy saint Basavanna out here along with a Shiva Linga which is self manifested. It is said that in the ancient times Lord Sarangamath started an educational institution here and Lord Basaveshwara, Channabasavanna and Akkanagamma were the students and later became gods of this place. The rivers Krishna and Malaprabha also merge here to pass through Srisaila Temple and the primary deity of this temple, Sangamanatha is actually a form of Lord Shiva. The other deities placed here are of Lord Basaveshwara with his consort Goddess Neelamma, Lord Ganpathy and nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. The sanctum sanctorum is carved with rich motifs of animals and there is also a huge music room and auditorium in the tem[ple complex only.