Lingayatism Current Affairs, GK & News

Basava Jayanti

On May 3rd, 2022, Basava Jayanti, the birth anniversary of renowned philosopher Basaveshwara was celebrated. Who is Basavanna? Basavanna was a 12th-century poet, philosopher, and social reformer during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukya/Kalachuri dynasty. When is Basava Jayanthi celebrated? As per the Hindu calendar, the birth of Basavanna falls on the 3rd day of ..




Maate Mahadevi, Head of Basava Dharma Peetha at Kudalasangama passes away

Maate Mahadevi (74), Head of Basava Dharma Peetha at Kudalasangama and a prominent Lingayat leader, has passed away in Bangalore, Karnataka on March 21, 2019. Installed as ‘Jagadguru’ in the 1970s, Maate Mahadevi launched several educational and religious institutions and published several books. She holds the 12th century woman poet Akka Mahadevi, who also wrote ..


Shivakumara Swami, spiritual leader Shaivism, passed away

Shivakumara Swami (111), a revered seer of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith, has passed away in Tumkur, Karnataka on January 21, 2019. He was affectionately referred to as Nadedaduva Devaru (Walking God) in the State. He was also the head of 5-centuries-old Sree Siddaganga Matha, which educated and hosted lakhs of students from economically deprived backgrounds. In ..