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Basava Jayanthi: Festival, Celebration, Details, Narration, Account

Basava Jayanthi

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We all celebrate the festival, Basava Jayanthi, which is a very sacred and famous Indian carnival, is predominate, observed by the Lingayats, and the celebration; Basava Jayanthi is celebrate and observed as a holiday in the state, Karnataka.

The festival, Karnataka, marks the birthday of Basavanna, he was 12th-century poet-philosopher, and he is also known as the founding saint of the Lingayat sect, and I read this information in the Wikipedia and shares with all of you.

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The festival, Basava Jayanthi, is observed and rejoices in South India, mainly, in the Karnataka, with an immense, pageantry and gaiety, enthusiasm and zeal.

Alongside, Karnataka, the festival, Basava Jayanthi, is celebrated in some other South Indian states, like, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and so on.

The festival, Basava Jayanthi, is all about the person called, Basava.

On the Vaisakha month, Basavanna took birth; it was the third day of Vaisakha month of the Anandanama (Samvatsara). With the birth of the great philosopher Basavanna, a new era started, which has been admired and respected the year as ‘Basava Era’ (Kan:ಬಸವ ಶಕೆ).

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Basava Jayanthi: Festival, Celebration, Details, Narration, Account

According to the Wikipedia, the festival, Bassava Jayanti, is having an objective and main goal of the festival is to pass the messages and the memorandum of ancient wisdom and an age-old concept and the theory, “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (universal brotherhood).

The Government of Maharashtra and Karnataka announced the festival, Basava Jayanthi, as the Government Holiday.

Actually, Basavanna (ಬಸವಣ್ಣ) was a 12th-century philosopher; statesman, Kannada poet, and he spread social awareness with the help of his poetry, which is popularly known as Vachanaas.

Basavanna discarded and proclaimed that he doesn’t believe, in the concept called, gender or social discrimination, superstitions, and several rituals, and he is the one, who is introduced Ishtalinga necklace, with an image of the Shiva Liṅga.

Basava was born in 1105 CE, in the town of Basavan bagewadi in north Karnataka, to Madarasa and Madalambike. He took birth in a Kannada Brahmin family, and they were a great devotee of Lord Shiva.

And he was growing up, in the Kudalasangama (northeast Karnataka), near the banks of the rivers Krishna.

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