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Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 267) Last page : ( 270)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828. Published online : 2020  05.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00043.1

The Practice of Veerashaivism under Pagonde Palegars of Tumakuru District of Karnataka

Prasanna*,1Dr. Associate Professor of History

1Government First Grade College, Koratagere, Tumkur District, Karnataka State.

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Received:  19  ,  2020; :  11  ,  2020; Accepted:  31  ,  2020.


Since time immemorial human life is being controlled by two great forces called Religion and Politics. These act like protection wall of the society. The culture, civilization, science, education and other aspects of society find their development within these two forces1. Politics stands as a backbone to the external progress of man and religion stands for his inner enlightenment. Through the ages, these two forces are interwoven with the Indians life. From the beginning it is believed that Religion is the life-source of Indian society. Mutts and temples are the centers of social life.2 All religions of the world have their own religious centers. Before the rise of the concept of temple and God, nature worship was prominent in India. They worship nature as God through Yajna and Yagas (sacrifices). They imparted Godness to some invisible powers and called it as Lord Shiva during puranic period. We can remember that there are twenty five puranas related to Shiva. First, temples for Lord Shiva were constructed during Gupta period. Totally, one can say that religious practices entered to temples during this period. Since then, these religious practices are taking place inside the temples. Thus religion has developed as an integral part of the society.



Sacrifice, Nayaka, Veerashaivism, Palegar, Religion.


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