Jangaon: The 888th birth anniversary of saint poet, philosopher and founder of the Lingayat tradition, Basaveshwara was celebrated at Someshwara Swamy temple at Palakurthy in the district on Friday by following the Covid-19 protocol by the Somanatha Kalapeetham.
Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Archaka employees JAC convener Devagiri Venkata Rajeshwara Sharma said that Basaveshwara, popularly known as Basava, had strived a lot for the equality of mankind and welfare of the society. “He strove a lot to bring about social reforms, and his teachings are still hold relevance in the present society,” he added.
Somanatha Kalapeetham President Dr Rapolu Satyanarayana said that the State government for developing the birthplace of poet Palakurthy Somanath who penned ‘Basva Puranam’ and thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao for their keen interest in developing the village as a tourist place.
Temple Executive Officer (EO) Veeraswamy, DVR Sharma, Veera Shaiva Lingayat Balija Sangam, Jangaon, district president Bakkera Siddaiah, priest Devagiri Lakshmanna and others garlanded the statue of Basava marking his Jayanthi and paid tributes.
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