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Liṅgāyat(a)s (Vīraśaivas) (‘ wearers of the liṅga’) 

A Dictionary of Hinduism

W. J. Johnson

A South Indian Śaiva bhakti tradition, founded by Basava, with possible Kālāmukha antecedents. It ignores distinctions of caste (although it is treated as one itself), class, and, to a considerable degree, gender, and so rejects the authority of the ... ...

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