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FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE ‘NEW ANUBHAVA MANTAPA’

FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE ‘NEW ANUBHAVA MANTAPA’

Context

Karnataka Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the ‘New Anubhava Mantapa’ in Basavakalyan, the place where 12th-century poet-philosopher Basaveshwara lived for most of his life.

Basaveshwara or Basavanna:

  • He was an Indian 12th-century statesman, philosopher, poet, Lingayat saint in the Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement, and Hindu Shaivite social reformer during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukya/Kalachuri dynasty.

‘New Anubhava Mantapa’:

  • It will showcase the 12th Century Anubhava Mantapa (often referred to as the “first Parliament of the world”) established by him in Basavakalyan, where philosophers and social reformers held debates.

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