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Who we are

Basava Samithi, has been in the forefront in propagating Basava philosophy of life and the teachings of other contemporary Sharanas of 12th Century across the world. Basavasamithi of Australasia Brisbane Branch Inc came to existence on 18th June 2005. It was inaugurated by Dr P.S.Shankar, Director, Gulburga Medical College, Karnataka, India. Basavasamithi was set up with a view to propagating the Basava philosophy which is all about wishing well of all living beings irrespective of their caste, colour or creed.

Basava Samithi centres are established all over the world in order to bring about communal harmony, inculcate social values among individuals which lay the foundation for a strong social, economic, moral society.

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ಕಳಬೇಡ ,ಕೊಲಬೇಡ, ಹುಸಿಯ ನುಡಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ, ಮುನಿಯ ಬೇಡ ,ಅನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಅಸಹ್ಯ ಪಡಬೇಡ, ತನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸಬೇಡ ಇದಿರ ಹಳಿಯಲುಬೇಡ ಇದೇಅ೦ತರಂಗ ಶುದ್ಧಿ  ಇದೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗ  ಶುದ್ಧಿ ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವನೊಲಿಸುವ ಪರಿ.

Note From The President

Sharanu Sharanarthi

Dear All,

I am honoured to be the president of “Basava Samithi of Australasia, Brisbane Branch Inc.” and I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to take up this great responsibility. I pray God to give me the needed ‘arivu’ to serve the organisation and to make it achieve its mission. Brisbane branch is one of the seven branches in this region of Australasia and we all have the same mission and we work in harmony to achieve our goals.

We here in Brisbane started this ‘Samithi’ in June 2005 and have grown to be a thriving and well-organised community, believing in and practising ‘Basava Dharma’. We have got our organisation registered with the Office Of Fair Trading.

As we all know, our organisation’s mission is to practise, preserve and propagate the knowledge imbibed in us by Lord Basaveshwara and his contemporaries known collectively as ‘Sharanas’. Our rich heritage of universal values exemplified in the vachanas, are the basis of our livelihood and we shall try our best to impart this way of life to our younger generation.

I am very glad to state that, we have many dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic members who are striving hard to make our organisation grow and prosper. I take this opportunity to thank them and congratulate them for their dedicated work. I am immensely pleased to announce that we are hosting “7th International Sharana Samskruti Sammelana.” here in Brisbane, on 2nd April 2016. I would like to invite you all to contribute and to actively participate in this conference. The highlights of this conference will be guest lectures by many scholars from India, panel discussions,’vachana gayana’, ‘vachanabhinaya’ and enactment of dramas related to ‘Sharana Samskruthi’. We invite you all to take this opportunity to visit Brisbane city which is beautiful with balmy weather and is a well-known tourist destination of Australia.


Ashoka Tumkur

President, BSOAA Brisbane Branch Inc.