Spiritual and social preachings of 12th century Saint Basavanna are relevant even in this modern world, opined litterateur Dr. C.P. Krishnakumar (CPK).

He was speaking after inaugurating art exhibition and dedication of portraits of Basavanna organised at Suchitra Art Gallery in Kalamandira yesterday.

While many artists were glorifying Basavanna for their love for him, CPK said that sculptor L.Shivalingappa, Founder President of Mysore Art Gallery had drawn portraits of the Saint in an attractive manner and added that there was no need to glorify Basavanna as his principles were known world over.

Stating that Saint Basavanna fought social problems with principles based on dharmic concerns, never aspired for worldly comforts, CPK lauded the Saint for overcoming social evils that prevailed in the society.

He also said that all preachings of Basavanna were aimed at cleansing the society of evil practices and ensure social developments.

All the portraits of Basavanna etched by artist Shivalingappa are on display at the Suchitra Art Gallery till tomorrow.

Special Officer of Fine Arts University Dr. S.C. Patil, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President M. Chandrashekar, President of the Federation of Veerashaiva Associations P. Guruswamy and others were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore