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Fl. c.9th–13th centuries, Karnataka)

A South Indian order of celibate ascetics belonging to the Lākula division of the Śaiva atimārga. They worshipped Rudra through various heterodox practices such as bathing in the ash (bhasman) from cremation-grounds. It is likely that by the 14th or 15th century they had been absorbed into the Liṅgāyats.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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