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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Pranalinga
Pranalinga {Kannada:ಪ್ರಾಣಲಿಂಗ} refers to the experience of all as a form of god. It is a concept in Lingayatism.
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...
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...
D. C. Pavate
Dadappa Chintappa Pavate, M.A (Cantab) (2 August 1899–14 January 1978) was awarded Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1967. He was the vice-chancellor of the Karnatak university Dha...
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...
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...
Basappa Danappa Jatti
Basappa Danappa Jatti  pronunciation  (10 September 1912 – 7 June 2002) was the fifth Vice-President of India. He was Acting President of India from 11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977. The so...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
R. C. Hiremath
R. C. Hiremath (kannada:ಆರ್.ಸಿ.ಹಿರೇಮಠ 15 January 1920 – 3 November 1998) was a professor of Kannada and the Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka University, Dharwar after A. S. Adke. Hiremath was the presiden...
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...
Belawadi Mallamma
Belawadi Mallamma (Kannada ಬೆಳವಡಿ ಮಲ್ಲಮ್ಮ ) known as the brave warrior queen of Belawadi, was from Bailhongal, Belgaum District, North Karnataka, Karnataka, India. Belvadi Mallamma was the first woman...
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...
Kittur Chennamma
Kitturu Rani Chennamma (born 23 October 1778 in Kakati, Belgaum District, Karnataka, India – died 21 February 1829) was the Queen of Kittur, a princely state in South India. She was best known for lea...
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...
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...