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BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU BASAVESHWARA

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU BASAVESHWARA

Context

Recently, the Birth Anniversary of Jagadguru Basaveshwara was celebrated.

Details

  • He was born in Karnataka in 1131 CE.
  • He was Lingayat saint in the Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement, and Hindu Shaivite social reformer during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukya/Kalachuri dynasty.
  • He is also known as Bhakti Bhandari , or Basaveswara (Lord Basava).
  • He spread social awareness through his poetry known as Vachanaas.
  • His include Vachana such as the Shat-sthala-vachana, Kala-jnana-vachana, Mantra-gopya, Ghatna Chakra-vachana and Raja-yoga-vachana.
  • He died in 1167 CE.

About Bhakti Movement

  • It was a religious reform movement during medieval times which emphasized single-minded intense devotion to God.
  • It was initiated by Shaiva Nayanars & Vaishnavite Alwars in south India, later spread to all regions.

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