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President Kovind, PM Modi condole death of Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami

Karnataka, which is home to the maximum number of followers in the country, declared a three-day mourning in the state. Swami's body will be cremated on January, 22 at 4.30 pm, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stated.

Karnataka: Lingayat seer, three others held in temple food poisoning case

Fifteen people have died and at least 100 others are undergoing treatment after they consumed tomato rice served as prasad at Kichugutti Maramma temple of Sulavadi village in the district on December 14.


Lingayat community minority tag: Centre says need a fresh request from new govt in Karnataka

Karnataka: The proposals for a separate flag and minority tag for Lingayats were made by the Congress government under Siddaramaiah just weeks before the Karnataka assembly election was announced.

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: How Congress’s Lingayat card failed — Ministers face defeat, party loses seats

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: The Lingayats, who account for about 17 per cent of the state’s population, influence the outcome in at least 90 of Karnataka’s 224 assembly constituencies.

Karnataka election 2018: On Basava turf, Lingayats question Congress move to win them over

In village after village, conversations with Lingayats reveal great resentment at the way the government has “divided” the religion and empowered those at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

Karnataka elections 2018: If we win, will reopen talks on religion status for Lingayats, says Amit Shah

The issue of the recommendation of a separate religion status for the Lingayat community by the Congress government in Karnataka has been a central underlying issue in the Assembly polls, although the political parties themselves never raised it directly in their campaigns.


Karnataka polls: Where BJP denied BS Yeddyurappa son, Lingayats weigh other options

Karnataka Assembly Elections: The stakes were high. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah vacated this seat for his son, Yathindra, and Varuna was a keenly watched seat. Until late April, when Yeddyurappa announced his son would not contest.

Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar interview: ‘All these things (taking Reddys in) happen, in polls, you have to win’

Karnataka Assembly Elections: In Lingayat bastion where the Jan Sangh had stormed to power in the municipal corporation way back in 1976, Shettar, Nalwad and JD(S) candidate Rajanna Koravi all belong to the Lingayat community.

Karnataka Assembly polls: PM Modi starts campaign from BJP’s weak spot

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: PM Modi will address a rally in Santhemarahalli town of Chamarajanagar district, where the party has never been very strong, as local leaders believe the BJP has the opportunity to make gains in the region.

Lingayat sect leader, Basavalinga Pattadevaru interview: ‘Our intention is clear — we want to be recognised as a separate religion’

Pattadevaru, president of Anubhava Mantapa, a spiritual parliament created in 12th century in Basavakalyan region of Bidar by Basavanna, the founder of Lingayat faith, had both BJP president Amit Shah and his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi call upon him recently.