Basavanna’s teachings guiding spirit for human kind: Acharya
Udupi: May 16, , DH News Service
Mahajagadguru Basavanna Charitable Trust in association with Udupi District Administration and Kannada and Culture Department organised ‘Basava Jayanthi Utsav-2010’ at Nutan Raveendra Mantap of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya said that the preachings of Basavanna are forever and guiding sprit to human kind. He propagated societal concerns besides upholding values of equality. He was instrumental in delivering the messages of unique Vedic rituals in a simpler way so that the layman could understand. Dasa Sahitya and Vachana Sahitya had many similarities. Basavanna’s ideologies are like lampposts to the younger generation, he added.
Karnataka is known for its multicultural tradition that has come a long way. Karnataka is a blend of religions, cultures and traditions, he said.
Earlier, speaking after inaugurating the fest, Shivasharana Nuliya Chandayya Sukshetra, Tarikere seer Sri Vrishabha Deshikendra swamiji said that Basavanna, with his intellectual personality, struggled to eradicate untouchability. Basava literature is simpler. He was against following caste system. His ideologies are very much essential today in a global context. He worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden and poorer sections in the society, he added.The seer said that the society is facing the evil of corruption. People should pursue spiritual ideologies in their efforts. Inner voice should be devoid of all sort of dishonesty, he added.
President of Mahajagadguru Basavanna Charitable Trust, Bangalore, Sunandavva Jagnathappa Panasale, Janavada, Secretaryof Mahajagadguru Basavanna Charitable Trust, Mangalore T Puttaraja, Director of MESCOM, Mangalore G K Shadaksharappa, Principal of MGM College, Udupi, Dr P Venkatramana Gowda, District Information Officer Junjanna, Veteran Litterateur Ramadasa and others were present.