Vachanas of Basavanna. Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತಿ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ) .. Descendant of kings, most famous black man in history, Life and Legacy of Nelson. Chennabasavanna was Akkangarnma’s son, a nephew of Basavanna, Sivaswamy (Shivadeva) was his father. He was born at Koodalasangama (some .

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Basavanna was a 12th century philosopher, social reformer and preacher whose teachings are cherished not only by Karnataka but the whole country.

As a vehement social reformer, Basavanna had to suffer a lot at the hand of traditionalists but with the other reformers of his time, he started one of the greatest religious movements in the history of India questioning the teachings and traditions of Vedas and ancient scriptures. Basavanna was born around years ago in A.


D to a pious couple, Madarasa and Madalambike in a village called Bagewadi in Karnataka. The two were devotees of Nandeeshwara.

Chenna Basavanna (ಚೆನ್ನಬಸವಣ್ಣ)

Madalambike in her desire to have a worshiped Nandeeshwara every day, and one night she dreamt that Shiva had sent his bull Nandi to the mortal world and Basavanna was then born.

Basava in his childhood refused to accept traditions and beliefs and left his home in search of truth and wisdom. He went to the Kudala Sangama, a city in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. He finished his education in a gurukul at an age of 21 and was deeply grieved to find ignorance, casteism, sophistry and untouchability that had penetrated the society.

Basava had married Sharane Neelganaga, the daughter of his maternal uncle, and taken the position of an accountant in the palace of Kannaad Bijjala.

Basava established the Anubhavamandapa, a place that Allamaprabhu and Akka Mahadevi became a part of. Anubhavamandapa was established un a spiritual and socio-religious academy.


Basava was later conferred the title of Basavanna Basava, the elder brother.

There he merged with the Almighty in A. D, Basava had a vision that it was incorrect to sacrifice humans or animals to a formless God. He popularized the concept and base of Ishta-Linga to overcome the discriminations of caste and creed.

Later Ishta-Linga was declared as a symbol of the religion Lingayatism, which is followed all across the state today.

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