Question

Who amongst the following was an exponent of Virashaiva?

A

Shankaracharya

B

Basavanna

C

Ramanuja

D

None of these

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

Basavanna

Basavanna belonged to the Virshaiva sect. He belonged to Karnataka. He was a minister of Jaina King who ruled in the middle of the twelfth century. Virshaiva sect stressed equality. This sect rejected the caste system.

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