Vachanas of Basavanna. Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತಿ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ) .. Descendant of kings, most famous black man in history, Life and Legacy of Nelson. Chennabasavanna was Akkangarnma’s son, a nephew of Basavanna, Sivaswamy (Shivadeva) was his father. He was born at Koodalasangama (some .

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He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava. This path offers nothing less than liberation in this lifetime. Abhinava Pampa himself must have been a very bad person himself to see something good in Ravana. If somebody preaches religion and also teaches to hate other religions then the person has failed to understand the reason of a religion. Unknown 25 October at At those times his education system was poison for brahmins and uppercaste people, so they revolt a fight and kicked him off kalyan.

As a vehement social reformer, Basavanna had to suffer a lot at the hand of traditionalists but with the other reformers of his time, he started one of the greatest religious movements in the history of India questioning the teachings and traditions of Vedas and ancient scriptures. He lost no time to remove the crown of ministership and placed it before Bijjala. Basavanna overruled caste system.

She could get only the lifeless body of Basavanna sitting in meditation mood. Ekam Sat Vipra bahuda vadanti.

Remember this man is dead. Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. Only zealous devotion can lead to the grace of God. He was feeling jealous of his growing popularity. Basavanna comforted his parents and advised them to return to Bagewadi. Since he did not like the distinguished hisyory in the caste he formed new society to educate that no caste is superior or inferior, just all are equal and devotee of god.


He joined Gurukula at Kudala Sangama. The king also married Basava’s sister named Padmavati. Superstitions should be eliminated. One should be cautious about them. It gave rise to a system of ethics and education at once simple and exalted. I am the way, the truth and life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.

Baladev had a daughter, Gamgambike. In some cases it ended up with actual battles. So unless you are dedicating yourself to attaining moksha, you are not of the right mindset to acheive deeksha. He believed in the dignity of man and the belief that a common man was as good as a man of status.

Life and Works of Basava or Basavanna

I have tried to convince about the universal nature of Basava ideology. Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyausing the Vedanta Sutrasuggesting Basava’s Lingayat theology to be a form of qualified nondualism, wherein the individual Atman soul is the body of God, and that there is no difference between Shiva and Atman self, soulShiva is one’s Atman, one’s Atman is Shiva.

Priyanka Rawal 3 December at His Bhakti Doctrine denounces the notion of high born and low born; all are equal enjoying equal religious rights. If Bijjala had cooperated with Basavanna in his brave efforts to reform the society, caste system would have been totally eradicated in Karnataka. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Basava.


Sharanas were preparing to vacate Kalyana, Ghana Lingi Rudramuni Swamiji had built a small army for protection under the leadership of Madiwala Machayya and Channabasavanna. The marriage was quite normal in Sharanas tradition. Listen, O lord of the kwnnada rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving ever shall stay.

Essays About Shaivism

Holding Atmalinga in the palm of hand, is a point of concentration of mind, forgetting momentarily the physical world leading to eternal piece. Nagamma was elder to Basavanna by 12 years. Basava was later conferred the title of Basavanna Basava, the elder brother.

Some Vijayanagar kings were Vaishnavites and some were Shaivites, but they were never fanatics. But Krishna says in BG he divided them into 4 based on their vocation? The thatva that’s ideology of bsssvanna is for leading a ethical life. The Anubhava Mantapa, or the religious parliament, established by Basava laid down the foundation of social democracy. I am a Veerashaiva Lingayata by caste, and nobody taught his vachanas. But it was too late. Or Brahma, versed in Vedas lost his head. His size can not be measured even in terms of light-years.

Many says Lord Basava Which means Basava is a god. Which makes us believe that what the author said about is correct. About Us Profile Feedback. Basavanna founded the religion called lingayata And not veerashiva and our religious script is vachana sahitya. Basavanna was born in the Veerashaiva Brahmin family.

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