Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’

Narendra Modi pays homage
Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’

Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to poet-philosopher Basaveshwara on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Tuesday. The Prime Minister tweeted, “Paying homage to the venerable Bhagwan Basaveshwara on his Jayanti. An iconic thinker and pioneering social reformer, Bhagwan Basaveshwara worked throughout his life to make our society more inclusive. His emphasis on education and serving the poor continues to motivate millions.”

Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’
Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’

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Karnataka Home Minister, M B Patil, also greeted followers of Basavanna in the state. An event was organized in Bengaluru in the honour of the 12th-century saint. While addressing the gathering, he said, “I wish all of Lord Basaveshwara’s followers on his anniversary. He was a great reformer in the 12th century, who formed the world’s first parliament. It had all the people both men and women, belonging to various caste groups especially the oppressed. A nation with equality and a casteless society was his dream, a great thinker indeed.”

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Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’
Narendra Modi pays homage to poet-philosopher ‘Basaveshwara’

Known as the champion of equality, Basavanna introduced the concept of Anubhava Mantapa (hall of spiritual experience). In this, men and women from all socio-economic backgrounds were allowed to discuss spiritual and mundane questions of life without restraint.

-PTC NEWS