Lingayats have sought legal recognition as a religion distinct from Hinduism. Lingayatism and its secular practices. The traditional legends and hagiographic texts state Basava to be the founder of the Lingayats. However, modern scholarship relying on historical evidence such as the Kalachuri inscriptions state that Basava fountainhead book in telugu pdf the poet philosopher who revived, refined and energized an already existing tradition.
The Lingayats likely were a part of the reason why Vijayanagara succeeded in territorial expansion and in withstanding the Deccan Sultanate wars. Anubhava Mantap, and according to Bill Aitken, these were “compiled at the Vijayanagara court during the reign of Praudha Deva Raya”. Mysore, the Lingayats of Karnataka came under Islamic rule in late 18th century. During this period, the followers of Lingayatism were persecuted. Lingayats offensive and ordered the mutilation of Lingayat women not meeting his dress code. A necklace with pendant containing linga symbol of Shiva are worn by Lingayats.
Shiva is one’s Atman, one’s Atman is Shiva. Other scholars state that Lingayatism is more complex than the description of the Virasaiva scholar Sripati. It united diverse spiritual trends during Basava’s era. Karnataka in the time of Basava. Somanatha repeatedly stated that “he was a scholar of the four Vedas”. Lingayatism considers the Vedas as a means, but not the sanctimonious end.
It rejected various forms of ritualism and the uncritical adherence to any text including the Vedas. Daily worship of the individual Ishtalinga icon, one to three times day. Defense of the community and its tenets. Kannada language texts is equated with the Virashaiva concept of the Supreme. It is the described as state of union of one’s soul with the infinite Shiva, the state of blissful moksha.
Vedanta, that is the eternal unchanging metaphysical reality as “personified void”. However, there is some overlap, such as in the works of Bhima Bhoi. It has been a Lingayat institution since the time of Basava, serving as an academy of mystics, saints and poet-philosophers for discussion of spiritual and mundane questions of life, in open. It was the fountainhead of all religious and philosophical thought pertaining to the Lingayata.
Karnataka and other parts of India were participants. This institution also helped propagate Lingayatism religious and philosophical thought. The Istalinga is made up of light gray slate stone coated with fine durable thick black paste of cow dung ashes mixed with some suitable oil to withstand wear and tear. Sometime it is made up of ashes mixed with clarified butter. At birth the mother secures the new ishtalinga to her child.
Guru to know the proper procedure to perform pooja of ishtalinga. From birth to death, the child wears the Linga at all times and it is worshipped as a personal ishtalinga. It is to be worn on the chest, over the seat of the indwelling deity within the heart. Some people wear it on the chest or around the body using a thread. Devout Lingayats do not consume beef, or meat of any kind including fish. The slogan is attributed to Basava, and generally interpreted to signify a work ethic for all social classes. Regardless of one’s vocation, Lingayatism suggests giving and donating a part of one’s time, effort and income to one’s community and to religious mendicants.