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Basava

(c. 1106—1167)

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Allama-Prabhu

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’, his characterization of Śiva)

(12th century ce)

A South Indian poet-saint at the beginning of the Liṅgāyat(a) (Vīraśaiva) tradition. A contemporary of Basava...

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Cennabasava

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(12th century ce)

A Liṅgāyat theologian; the nephew of Basava.

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Liṅgāyat

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A South Indian Śaiva bhakti tradition, founded by Basava, with possible Kālāmukha antecedents. It ignores distinctions of caste (although it is treated as one itself), class, and, to a...

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Mahādēviyakkā

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(12th century)

A South Indian female poet- saint at the beginning of the Liṅgāyat(a) tradition. A younger contemporary of Allama-Prabhu, Basava, and other Vīraśaiva poets composing...

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Śaiva

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A member of one of the main branches of modern Hinduism, devoted to the worship of the god Shiva as the supreme being.

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