Lord basaveshwara
  • Born : 1131 A.D.,Bagevadi/Ingaleshwar
  • Died : 1196 A.D., Kudalasangama
  • Known as : Philosopher, Social Reformer
  • Famous Vachana : Kayakave Kailasa (Work is worship)
  • To provide spiritual and religious freedom
Lord basaveshwara
  • World's tallest Statue of Basavanna, 108 feet
  • Basavakalyan's history dates back to 3000 years
  • The centre of a great social and religious movement.
  • The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do?
  • My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold.
Lord basaveshwara
  • Dr. B.D. Jatti founded Basava Samithi in the year 1964
  • Basavakalyan's history dates back to 3000 years
  • Objective of propagating the philosophy of Basaveshwara and his contemporaries.
  • Anubhava Mantapa was the first parliment in history of mankind
  • Lord Basava acted as the prime minister.
  • Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving ever shall stay.

What is Mahamane Programs

Lord Basava has explained in this vachana, that the association of non-virtuous people is as poisonous as venom from a cobra. Therefore, the association of people by virtue is very important for the spiritual well-being and stability of an individual. Mahamane programs – ‘Maha’ means great and ‘Mane’ means home. Mahamane program is an attempt to imbibe and inculcate virtues among individuals. ‘Basava philosophy’ recognises that family is the smallest unit of society, and radical changes in society can be achieved by bringing small changes to the family.

 ಸಾರ ಸಜ್ಜನರ ಸಂಗವ ಮಾಡು ದೂರ ದುರ್ಜನರ ಸಂಗ ಬೇಡವಯ್ಯ ಯಾವ ಹಾವಾದಡೇನು ವಿಷವೊಂದೆ ಅಂಥವರ ಸಂಗ ಬೇಡವಯ್ಯ .  ಅಂತರಂಗ  ಶುದ್ಧ ವಿಲ್ಲದವರ ಸಂಗ  ಸಿಂಗಿಕಾಳ ಕೂಟ ವಿಷದ ಸಂಗ  ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮ ದೇವಯ್ಯ

Mahamane Agendas

  • Implement good values and virtues,
  • Advocate them to the younger generation
  • Understand the key concepts of ‘Daasoha’ selfless service to society
  • Promote Basava philosophy
  • Inculcate the need for congregation
  • Contribute to a society in an evolutionary manner.

Key activities

  • Group chanting and meditation
  • Individual vachana recitation by children
  • Understand the key concepts of ‘Daasoha’ selfless service to society
  • “Vachana Chintana” – where one vachana is discussed at length by the assembled groups and its forms
  • Mangala Aarathi
  • Discussion about BSOA chapter activities

More About Event

Brisbane Branch commenced its first Mahamane program in March 2007 at one of the devotee's homes. As part of this program, Lord Basava is worshipped, and ‘prasada’ is distributed at the end. Brisbane Branch has conducted over 40 Mahamane Programs in due course of time and it is great to see young children learn vachanas and sing them in Kannada language. Children look forward to these programs to learn and recite new vachanas to the group as well as to catch up with their peers. At times, Mahamane programs also provide an opportunity to other experts in this field to deliver their message on key topics. One such noted discussion was held in Nov 2011. Mr. G. S. Mahagaonkar from Bangalore, India provided an overview of the relationship between science and vachanas. He discussed the relation between one of the vachanas to the modern Quantum Mechanics Theory. He also provided an overview of the ‘vachanas in science convention’ held in Dec 2008, Dharawad, India.

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