011-40705070  or  
Call me
Download our Mobile App
Select Board & Class
  • Select Board
  • Select Class
 

what is virashaivism?

Asked by Pragya Dwivedi(student) , on 13/1/12


Become Expert
Score more in Social Science
Start Now with Video Lessons, Sample Papers, Revision Notes & more for Class-VII - CBSE 

EXPERT ANSWER

Hi,

Virashaiva movement was initiated by Basavanna and his companions like Allama Prabhu and Akkamahadevi. It began in Karnataka in the mid-twelfth century. The Virashaivas argued strongly for the equality of all human beings and against Brahmanical ideas about caste and the treatment of women. They were also against all forms of ritual and idol worship.

Posted by Reecha Upadhyaya(MeritNation Expert)on 17/1/12

This conversation is already closed by Expert

More Answers

BASSAVANNA   'S  VIRASHAIVISM  WAS INITIATED BY BASSAVANNA AND HIS COMPANIONS LIKE ALLAMA PRABHU AND AKKAMAHADEVI . THIS MOVEMENT BEGAN IN KARNATKA  IN THE MID TWELFTH CENTURY . IN THIS MOVEMENT VIRASHAIVAS ARGUED STRONGLY FOR THE EQUALITY OF ALL HUMANS  AND AGAINST THE BRAHMANICAL IDEAS ABOUT CASTE AND THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN . THEY WERE ALSO AGAINST ALL FORMS OF RITUALS AND IDOL WORSHIP .

HOPE IT HELPS................PLEASE GIVE ME THUMPS UP....................

Posted by Anjana Anjana(student)on 13/1/12

Ask a QuestionHave a doubt? Ask our expert and get quick answers.
Show me more questions

close