What is Virashaiva movement?
The Virashaiva movement began in Karnataka in the mid-twelfth century. It was initiated by Basavanna and his companions like Allama Prabhu and Akkamahadevi.
- This movement strongly argued for the equality of all human beings,
- It was against Brahmanical ideas about caste and the treatment of women.
- They were also against all forms of ritual and idol worship.