Basava Dharma Peetha Charitable Trust with the intension of reviving Sharana cultural heritage purchased a land of 3 acres on 21-12-2001 by the side of main road nearby the entrance of Basava Kalyana town. Later on the Trust purchased 17.5 acres just adjacent to the previous land and has built a prayer hall and living rooms. Haralayya Tirtha - an attractive water reservoir is formed.
Sri Basaveswara cave and Akkamahadevi cave have been chiselled and carved beautifully in laterite rock-soil. Sharana village formed pictures the concept of 12th Century Sharanas engaged actively in their Kayakas(occupations).
The Trust is running an orphanage. There is a beautiful Hillock which is named as Sharana Shaila. Beautiful rolling land scape is the high light of the place. On Sharana Shaila is erected Lord Basavanna’s statue of 108’ height. It is structured on a pedestal of 24 feet height, 60’ x 80’ size.
|Contribution for 108 ft. Basava Statue|
| 1. Rs.11,000/- Donor's name will be written on the boards to be displayed outside the unit.
2. Rs.25,000/- Donor's name will be inscribed on the granite stone to be displayed outside the unit.
3. Rs.50,000/- Donor's name will be inscribed on the granite stone to be displayed (left, right, and behind the base of the statue).
4. Rs.1,00,000/- Donor's Photo will be Displayed inside the Museum.
Foundation stone was laid on 1-9-2004 on the day of Lord Basavanna’s Karanikotsava. (the day on which Lord Basavanna gave darshan after his death to Madivala Machideva who visited Kudala Sangama.). The project started with an estimation of 1.5 crores. But it has devoured already 4 crores of Rupees. The statue is almost under completion stage.