PM Modi pay tributes to philosopher Lord Basavanna on Basava Jayanti
The Prime Minister paid tributes to Jagadguru Basaveshwara (Basavanna) on the auspicious occasion of Basava Jayanti on 3 May.
According to the Hindu calendar, Basavanna is born on the third day of the month of Vaishakha in the Shukla Paksha.
About Jagadguru Basaveshwara
He was born in Bagewadi (of the undivided Bijapur district of Karnataka) during 1131 AD.
He was a 12th-century Kannada social reformer, poet and philosopher during the rule of King Bijjala I of the Kalachuri-dynasty in Karnataka.
He is the founding saint of the Lingayat sect.
His philosophy was based on the principles of arivu (true knowledge), ethos (right conduct), and anubhava (divine experience), which brought about a social, religious, and economic revolution in the 12th century.
He spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachan.
As a social reformer, he worked towards the upliftment of the underprivileged classes and women and believed that all human beings are equal irrespective of class, caste, creed and gender.
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