Basavapuanam, Basavapuāṇam: 1 definition

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Basavapuanam means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Basavapuāṇam, written by Pālkuriki Somanātha, is one of those works written during or after the rule of the Kākatīya dynasty (A.D. 1163-1323).—Pālkuriki Somanātha is the most celebrated of the Śaiva poet and his best known works are Śrī Paṇḍitārādhya-caritra and Basavapuāṇam. These works provide us with the glimpses of religious conflicts between the Jains and Śaivites, the attitude of the latter towards the brāhmaṇas and brāhmanism, life and works of the Śaiva devotees and also about Śrīśailam as a centre piligrimage.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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