Basaveshwar Rathotsav at Shedbal in Athni Taluka in Belgaum District



Basaveshwar Rathotsav at Shedbal annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the important fair and chariot festival at the Basaveshwar Tempe here at Shedbal Athni Taluka in Belgaum District, Karnataka. Basaveshwar, also known as Basavanna or Sri Basaveshwara, is the founder of Lingayatism or Lingayat Sect or Veerashaivism. Shedbal Basaveshwar Rathotsav 2017 date is March 2.

The annual chariot festival attracts hundreds of devotees to the village. It is an important event here. Special offerings and prayers are offered during the period.

Basaveshwar Rathotsav is observed on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.