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Lingayats

 

adherents of a Shivaist sect in India.

The Lingayat sect apparently arose in the western Deccan in the 12th century. The Lingayat doctrine served as the ideological foundation for a popular movement whose followers were for the most part members of the urban trade and artisan strata of the western Deccan. The founder of the sect, L. Basava, made use of the ideas of Bhakti; he called for simplification of the cult, criticized certain tenets of orthodox Hinduism, and demanded the elimination of Brahman supremacy and, to a certain extent, the equalization of the castes. According to legend, during the Lingayat uprising in the 12th century, the city of Kalyan was destroyed. The Lingayat sect later spread throughout almost all of southern India.

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Shivakumara Swami, a highly revered seer and practitioner of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism, passed away at Tumkur in Karnataka on Monday at the age of 111.
Summary: Tumkur (Karnataka) [India], Jan 22 (ANI): The last rites of highly revered seer and practitioner of Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism, Shivakumara Swami were held here on Tuesday with thousands of his devotees paying their tearful farewell to the great departed soul.
Shivakumara Swami is considered to be one of the most esteemed religious and social practitioners of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism.Ee
Shivakumara SwamiEeis considered to be one of the most esteemed religious and social practitioners of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism.Ee
Summary: Tumkur (Karnataka) [India], Jan 21 (ANI): Shivakumara Swami, a highly revered seer and practitioner of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism, passed away here on Monday at the age of 111.
The religious head is described as the most esteemed adherent of Lingayatism. ( ANI )
The letter further emphasised that if the commission lends its support to the community, the Lingayatism could be recognised as an independent religion after a struggle of 850 years.
Shivakumara Swami is a Lingayat religious figure and humanitarian and head of Sree Siddaganga Matha described as the most esteemed adherent of Lingayatism.( ANI )
Meanwhile, on Saturday, members of Jagatika Lingayata Mahasabha (JLM) launched an indefinite demonstration urging the State government to send its recommendations to the Centre demanding an independent religion status to Lingayatism.