PM Modi pay tributes to philosopher Lord Basavanna on Basava Jayanti

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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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