Basava Jayanti is a festival in India which is celebrated to honor the life and teachings of Basavanna. all you need to know about the festival.
This is an indian festival that commemorate the renowned philosopher, poet and social reformer. He was considered as founder of lingayat religion. He was known for his teachings on social equality, human rights and rejection of caste system.
This festival is celebrated primarily in state of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Basavana influence is significant. There are different rituals and festivities which includes readings of Basavanna poems, processions and special prayers. This is Celebration is time for honouring Basavana contribution to Indian society in social justice and equality.
Basavana is celebrated on full moon day of Vaisakha. The date of basava Jayanti changes each year according to Hindu lunar calendar.
This festival holds cultural and historical significance in India particularly in southern states. The festival honours life and teachings of Basavana. He was reformer who advocated human rights, social equity, caste system. The teachings are revolutionary and way ahead of its time. His teaching has huge impact on indian society in southern regions.
People from all cities and villages celebrate in grand manner. People do visit temple of Lord Basaveshwar to offer their prayers. This festival is important for farmers. The lingayat communities organise various events and it is common practice among Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The lectures are being organised to spread teachings of Lord Basaveshwar. People exchange greetings and sweets on Basava Jayanti. Many people celebrate festival for 5-6 days and conducts several cultural and spiritual programs.