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Lingayat and Veerashaivas are same: Karnataka minister protests 'one-sided' decision

We are happy as the government has included Lingayats and Veerashaiva in its recommendation," Mutt's junior pontiff Siddalinga Swami told reporters at Tumakuru. The decision is […]

A (2004) response to Ram Guha: 'Hindu liberalism shouldn't need the crutches of Muslim liberalism'

Guha unfortunately and uncritically buys Dalwai's argument that the lack of a liberal intelligentsia among Muslims will create strong reaction among the Hindus and will produce […]

Hindutva vs Not Hinduism

As the BJP uses aggressive Hindu nationalism to wrest power from Congress in crucial South Indian state of Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah government in a bid to […]

Lingayat minority status: Karnataka government decision may boomerang, warns seer

Let's see what benefits the community will get when the Centre takes a decision on the state's recommendation,” he stated.However, the seer asserted the community's strong […]

A Path to Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

This audio presentation is about practicing self-love and self-acceptance to overcome negativity and critical attitude towards oneself to experience peace and harmony. Self-acceptance does not mean […]

Lingayat move a desperate bid to retain power: BJP

NEW DELHI: Terming the Karnataka government's move to seek a separate religious identity for Lingayats as a desperate bid to retain power by dividing Hindu society, […]

Experience Hinduism at this temple in the heart of Saigon

Mariamman Temple was built by the very first Indians to settle in Saigon. It started life as a humble shed before the Indian community became richer […]

Separate Lingayat religion: An old demand powered by new politics

In his Lingayatism: An Independent Religion, Lingayat scholar and retired professor of philosophy at Karnatak University, Dharwad, N G Mahadevappa, argued the case for looking at […]

Protests greet 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' in Tamil Nadu

The western parts of Tirunelveli district witnessed tense moments on Tuesday, as the Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' entered Tamil Nadu through Puliyarai from […]

UPA govt refused religion tag to Veerashaiva-Lingayat in 2013

The UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh had, in 2013, rejected the demand for granting separate religion status to Veerashaiva-Lingayat, saying it is a sect of […]

Veerashaiva Mahasabha takes a U-turn, opposes Cabinet move

… is to take all the people of Veerashaiva-Lingayat and Lingayat together. And it is good that both Veerashaiva-Lingayats and Lingayats have been recommended for minority […]

Division sums

However, the community is divided over the claim that it constitutes a religious group distinct from Hindus. An influential section, namely the Veerashaiva Lingayats, considers the […]

Divide and rule

The Congress has just ensured, yet again after Shah Bano, by the action of its Government in Karnataka which has recognised the dominant Lingayat/Veerashaiva Lingayat community […]

Khalistan and Hindu rashtra

It is perhaps the only religion where you would find a mere cobbler, the lowly chamar at the bottom of the Hindu caste heap, being revered […]

Lingayat issue: Union home ministry says will examine Karnataka government's proposal

They believe that Veerashaivas are one among the seven sects of Shaivas, which is part of Hinduism. … The BJP and several sections of the Hindu […]

Congress' Shivasahankarappa opposes move to accept Lingayats as separate religion

The Veerashaivas and Lingayats were hitherto considered to be synonymous. However, while the Veerashaivas consider Basavanna as belonging to the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism and follow […]

'Do not play divisive politics in the name of religion'

Calling the opposition to the 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' as an attack on believers of Hinduism, BJP's State president Tamilisai Soundararajan asked the Opposition party leaders, […]

Karnataka minister opposes religious minority tag to 'Basava' Lingayats

Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, who worship Hindu deity Shiva as their universal god, are the largest community (17 per cent) in the state, whose votes could […]

Will take decision on Lingayats after receiving proposal: MHA Sources

"Lingayat is a part of Hinduism. The matter of Lingayat as a separate religion is being brought up to fulfill political goals and divide Hindus," he […]

Karnataka government's decision on Lingayats is an attempt to divide Hindu votes: Union minister

Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of dividing the Hindu community for votes. On Monday, the Karnataka government had accepted […]

चित्त निर्मल पार्न चाहनुहुन्छ भने विपश्यना ध्यानको अभ्यास गर्नुस्

२१ चैत, काठमाडौं। मदन गौतम पौराणिक कालदेखि नेपाल तपोभूमिका रुपमा प्रसिद्ध छ । यस भूमिमा थुप्रै योगी, सिद्ध पुरुष र साधकले चिन्तनमनन गरी ज्ञान लाभ गरेका […]

के तपाईले सुन्नुभएको छ, द्रौपदीबारे यी ५ रोचक प्रसंग ?

– महाभारतकी एक प्रमुख पात्र द्रोपदी महाराजा द्रुपदकी पुत्री थिइन् । तर, उनको जन्म आमाबाट नभएर एक हवन कुन्डबाट भाई धृष्टद्युम्न्रसँग उत्पन्न भएकी थिइन् । द्रोपदीको […]

पाउ छुँदा जब स्त्रीको क्रोध युधिष्ठिरमा सर्यो…

शास्त्रमा महाभारतलाई पाँचौँ वेद भनिएको छ । महाभारतको कथा जति ठूलो छ, उती रोचक पनि छ । यस ग्रन्थमा कुल एक लाख श्लोक छन् । यहाँ, […]

पौराणिक कथा: यसकारण पनि होली मनाइन्छ

होलीलाई लिएर हिरण्यकश्यप र उनकी बहिनी होलिकाको कथा अत्यन्तै प्रचलित छ । प्राचीन कालमा अत्याचारी राक्षसराज हिरण्यकश्यपले ब्रह्माबाट वरदान पाएका थिए । वरदानको कारण उनको अहंकार […]