Lingayatism
Lingayatism is a distinct Shaivite denomination practiced in India. It makes several departures from mainstream Hinduism and propounds monotheism through worship centered on Lord Shiva in the form of ...
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Panchachara
In Lingayat theology the Panchacharas denote the five codes of conduct to be followed by the devotee. The Panchacharas include
Ashtavarana
In Lingayat theology, the Ashtavaranas (ಅಷ್ಟಾವರಣ, ಎಂಬಗೆ, ಎಂಟು ಬಗೆ) refer to the eight virtues that act as shields or coverings protecting the devotee from extraneous distractions and influences of May...
Shatsthala
The concept of Shatsthala (ಷಟ್ಸ್ತಲ or ಷಟ್ ಸ್ಥಲ in Kannada language) or six Phases/States/Paths is pivotal to the Lingayat philosophy. Shatsthala is a conflation of Shat and Sthala which means 'six pha...
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Basava Jayanthi
Basava Jayanthi is traditionally observed by the Lingayats and is observed as a holiday in the Indian state of Karnataka. It marks the birthday of Basavanna, 12th-century poet-philosopher, and the fo...
Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivaratri festival, also popularly known as 'S...
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Vachanas
Vachana sahitya (Kannada: ವಚನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ) is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada (see also Kannada poetry) that evolved in the 11th Century C.E. and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the...
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Vachana Sahitya
Vachana sahitya (Kannada: ವಚನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ) is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada (see also Kannada poetry) that evolved in the 11th Century C.E. and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the...
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Hardekar Manjappa
Hardekar Manjappa (Kn:ಹರ್ಡೇಕರ ಮಂಜಪ್ಪ) (1886–1947), Manjappa was born in a poor family of Banavasi, village of Uttara Kannada district. He studied in nearby town of Sirsi and passed the Mulki (current ...
Keladi Chennamma
Keladi Chennamma was the Queen of Keladi Kingdom (1677-1689) in Karnataka. She was the daughter of Siddappa Setti, a native of Kundapur, Karnataka. Keladi Kingdom (also known as Bednur and Ikkeri), w...
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Palkuriki Somanatha
Palkuriki Somanatha was one of the most noted Telugu language writers of the 12th or 13th century. He was also an accomplished writer in the Kannada and Sanskrit languages and penned several classics ...
Basava purana
The Basava Purana is a 13th-century Telugu epic poem. It was written by Palkuriki Somanatha. It is a sacred text of Lingayat. The epic poem narrates the life story of philosopher and social reformer B...
Akka Mahadevi
Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) (c.1130-1160), one of the early female poets in the Kannada language was a prominent figure in the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the 12th century. Her 430 extant Vachan...
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Vachana sahitya
Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada (see also Kannada poetry) that evolved in the 11th century C.E. and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the Lingayatha movement. The w...
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History of Lingayatism
Basava, a native of Bagevadi, was a Brahmin and the son of Madiraja and Madalamba. His maternal uncle Baladeva was a minister in the court of King Bijjala. There are multiple theories attributed to th...
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Puttaraj Gawai
Pandit Puttaraj Gawai (Kannada: ಪುಟ್ಟರಾಜ ಗವಾಯಿ) (3 March 1914 – 17 September 2010) was an Indian musician in the Hindustani classical tradition, a scholar who authored more than 80 books in Kannad...
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Nijaguna Shivayogi
Nijaguna Shivayogi (15th century) was an Indian poet and a prolific writer in the Kannada language. He lived in the 15th century. He was a follower of the Lingayat faith (devotee of the Hindu god Shiv...
Kudalasangama
Kudalasangama (also written as Kudala Sangama) (Kannada: ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮ) in India is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) from ...
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Channabasavanna
Channabasavanna also known as " Guru Channabasaveshwara " was Basava's nephew and one of the foremost Shivasharanas of the 12th century. He, along with Basava, Allama Prabhu and Akka Mahadevi, played...
List of Sharanas
Sharana, meaning "the surrendered one", refers to a person who is surrendered to the deity Lord Shiva. In practice it is a word used to denote a contemporary lingayat, the follower of Basava. Hithert...
Sarvajna
Sarvajña (Sanskrit for "all-knowing", Kannada: ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞ) was a Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher. He is famous for his pithy three-lined poems which are called tripadis, "with three padas, three...
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Basava
Basava (Kannada: ಬಸವ) (also known as Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತಿ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ ) or Basaveshwara (Kannada: ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ), (1134–1196)) was an Indian philosopher, statesman, Kann...
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Ulavi
Ulavi (Kannada: ಉಳವಿ ) is a village in the Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Ulavi is a village about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Karwar (via Kumbarawada) in Karnataka...
Basavakalyan
Basavakalyan is a town in Bidar District of the state of Karnataka, India, and was historically known as Kalyan.
Basavakalyan's history dates back to 3000 years with its name being mentioned in G...
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S. Nijalingappa
Siddavanahalli Nijalingappa (10 December 1902 – 8 August 2000, Chitradurga) was a senior Congress politician and the Chief Minister of Karnataka (then Mysore State) between 1956 and 1958 and onc...
Allama Prabhu
Allama Prabhu (Kannada: ಅಲ್ಲಮ ಪ್ರಭು) is a mystic-saint and Vachana poet (called Vachanakara) of the Kannada language in the 12th century. Prabhu is the patron saint (Prabhu, lit, "Master"), t...
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Prabhulingaleele
Prabhulingaleele is an epic poem written by Indian Virashaiva poet Chamarasa in the shatpadi metre. The book narrates the life story of the Devine incarnation Allama Prabhu.
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