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The rise of virasaivism in Bombay Karnataka, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of P.G. Diploma in Tourism, Rani Chanamma, University, P G Centre Vijayapur Karnataka, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 1-3, August,27 (2017)


The paper an attempt is made here to delineate the social and religious condition in Bombay Karnataka the days of Basava. The paper emphasis is laid on such features as will help us to appreciate the rise of great reformer who revived Virasaivism in the middle of the twelfth century. The great rival of Virasaivism was Jainism which it overshadowed. It deals the emergence of Virasaivism, principle of Basavanna and important saints in Bombay Karnataka.


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