Lingayatism (Veerashaivism): Lingayat sect in South India

Basaveshwara Founder of Lingayat sect

The lingayat sect is one of the most ancient and celebrated cults of South India based on the faith and worship of Shiva in the form of Lingam. The lingayat sect is also well known as “VeeraShaivism” with its distinct Shaivite tradition. The founder of the lingayat sect was “Basavanna” – a social reformer and […]

Significance of Shaivism

The oldest of the four major sects of Hinduism is Shaivism and the other sects are Smartism, Shaktism and Vaishnavism. The followers of the Shaivism are known as Shiva as the Supreme Being, “Saivites” or “Saivas” or “Shaivas”. According to Hindu religious pundits and scholars, Shaivas strongly believe that Lord Shiva is “All and in […]

Adinath Sampradaya: Significance

“Nath” is a Sanskrit word from Hindu Tradition which means “Protector, Lord or Refuge”. The origin of word “Adinath” is also a Sanskrit word however it refers to the Original Lord. In Hindu Religion, Lord Shiva is considered to be the original Lord. Lord Shiva is also known by other names such as Maheshvara or […]