Question of The Day05-08-2022

Who among the following was the founder of the Virashaiva Movement in Karnataka?


Correct Answer : a ) Basavanna

Explanation :

In the middle of the twelfth century, the Virashaiva movement started in Karnataka. Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher, started the movement with his companions, Allama Prabhu and Akkamahadevi. The movement argued strongly for the equality of all human beings, and it was against brahminical ideas about caste and its treatment of women.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

This question was asked in UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam.



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